If you’re new to the L&D Lowdown, this is where you’ll find the latest L&D-focused research, stories and practical resources from around the world. Each month our expert team curate the content that matters and we bring it to you!

Isla Helen Bennett UK
The Evolution of 70:20:10 – Will L&D Survive or Thrive?

We are delighted to have launched our L&D research paper The Evolution of 70:20:10 – Will L&D Survive or Thrive? It provides in-depth insights into how leading organisations are using 70:20:10 to drive change. This report goes beyond the numbers and provides evidence for approaches to learning that works.

Media: Article and PDF
Reading time: 1 min + 30 mins report reading

Country The top 10 workplace trends shaping the way we work

Deloitte’s global survey of more than 11,000 business and HR leaders across 124 countries reveals 10 areas for businesses to focus on to better organise, manage, develop and align people at work. It’s an extensive report and our top tip – don’t miss out on the interesting chapter on careers!

Media: Article and PDF
Reading time: 3 mins +report reading time

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Media and communication are two bedrocks of L&D. This report provides insight into consumers’ media use and their views of technology since 2005. It also enables you to benchmark your learning strategy against consumer shifts and preferences in media consumption.

Media: PDF
Reading time: 30 mins

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The Transformation Curve – 2018 Benchmark Research nothing  The Transformation Curve

The Transformation Curve report from Towards Maturity provides L&D teams with data-backed recommendations for progressing a digital learning strategy. This report maps out the destination – and the roadmap of how to get there!

Media: Article and PDF
Reading time: 1 min + report reading time

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Investigating the untapped potential of UK skills  nothing  Untapped Skills in the UK

CIPD research of 3,700 employees shows the current state of UK skills and how well workers’ skills are being used and developed on the job. This article provides some illuminating insights on what training delivery channels are being used and how useful they are.

Media: PDF
Reading time: 7 minutes


Who to follow on Twitter

As the Learning Technologies conference is fast approaching we thought it would be useful to select some speakers who are worth following, as well as the event’s own Twitter profile.

Learning Technologies @LT19uk
The official Twitter profile for the Learning technologies conference 2019.

Karl Kapp @kkapp 
Karl is an expert in games and game-thinking and a professor at Bloomsbury University in the US.

Jane Bozarth @Jane Bozarth
Jane is the director of research at The eLearning Guild and author of Show Your Work.

Mirjam Neelen @MirjamN
Mirjam is the learning advisory Manager at Accenture. She is an advocate for taking an evidence-based approach to learning design.

Donald Taylor @DonaldHTaylor
Donald is the chair of the Learning Technologies Conference and the Learning and Performance Institute.


Something to listen to

The future of work podcast

This podcast boasts more than 200 episodes. Hosted by Jacob Morgan, each episode features a guest who is either an HR related practitioner or an expert in their field. As such it provides some great insights into how organisations are grappling with issues such as collaboration and leadership as well as future challenges such as digital skills development.

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Events and conferences to check out

Our pick of upcoming L&D events around the world:

28 – 29 January – The Training, Learning and Development Conference, USA
29 – 31 January – LearnTec, Germany
30 -31 January – Learning Technologies France, Paris
5-6 February – HRD Summit, Birmingham
7 February – The LPI Learning Awards, London
13 – 14 February – Learning Technologies, London


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