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The Learning Challenge

The Learning Challenge

Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development

Nigel Paine


Provides a comprehensive overview of the rapidly changing workplace learning landscape and the challenges L&D managers face today.

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About the book

The landscape of workplace learning is transforming. Organizations today understand that formal training is not always the best solution in the fast changing world of innovation and new technology. The rise of social and informal learning, gamification of training, dealing with big data and working with extended enterprise are just some challenges L&D professionals face in their work today.

The Learning Challenge helps practitioners to make sense of the latest developments in this area and the impact they have on the learning function in their organization. With the help of case studies and interviews from a range of high profile practitioners, The Learning Challenge defines the role of the new learning leader and illuminates the practical implications for creating and implementing a learning strategy for the 21st century.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: The Manifesto for Change;
    • Chapter - 01: The changing context for learning;
    • Chapter - 02: Work is changing;
    • Chapter - 03: The learning leader role is changing;
  • Section - TWO: New Ideas for Learning;
    • Chapter - 04: What 70:20:10 is and why it is important;
    • Chapter - 05: Measuring impact;
    • Chapter - 06: Performance support;
    • Chapter - 07: Instructional design;
  • Section - THREE: The Game Changers;
    • Chapter - 08: Coming to terms with big data and learning analytics;
    • Chapter - 09: The lessons from neuroscience;
    • Chapter - 10: The importance of technology for learning


This book checks all the boxes for me. A great summary of the challenges and opportunities for learning in organizations all over the world.
Elliott Masie, Head, The MASIE Center

Superb and paradigm-shifting. I will require my staff to do a deep read of the book.
Diane Adams, Director, Division of Training & Ed./OD, Department of HR, The Mount Sinai Health System

The Learning Challenge is full of strong, supportive messages for both the new and established talent development professional. Great read for talent development professionals in the trenches, facing new challenges head-on.
TD Magazine

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749471255
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd August 2014
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 192 pages

About the Author

Nigel Paine is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and extensive experience in leadership and consultancy with public service broadcasters, SMEs, global industry players, government and education institutions.

As the Head of Training and Development at BBC, he built one of the most successful learning and development operations in the UK. He now runs his own consultancy, which focuses on leadership, creativity, innovation and e-learning, working with companies in Europe, Brazil, Australia and the US.
He is an academic director and member of the international advisory board at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, board member of Management Issues and a Masie Learning Fellow. Frequent conference speaker, Nigel has also written many articles for Training Zone and contributed and edited two books for the internationally respected Masie Centre think tank.

In recognition of his contribution to learning, he received a Global Learning Leader Award at the 2006 Masie Learning Conference in Orlando, and the Colin Corder Award at the Learning Awards in London in February 2012 (The Learning and Performance Institute).

Nigel Paine

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