Our digital lifestyle is changing the way in which we inform ourselves, in which we read and learn. While in the past, we thought in terms of courses, learning processes had to be “organized” and we bought an entire book to gain knowledge about a topic, we are today looking for small learning nuggets that […]

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Blisteringly fast texting and impeccable selfie taking – almost all adolescents today have mastered certain smartphone skills. But having to create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint or having to build staff planning schedules in Microsoft Excel makes many apprentices sweat. How can this be changed? This is the topic of our latest short documentary “Communication […]

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The DEKRA representation in Brussels invited to a highly interesting discussion with renowned political and economic representatives, titled “Digitization, skills, and the labor market – growing potentials, new requirements”, on Nov. 22, 2018. After a short introduction by DEKRA’s Executive Vice President Training, Dietmar Metzger, and hosted by Oliver Deiters, Head of Global External Affairs […]

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Nigel Paine talks to learning & performance consultant and researcher Will Thalheimer about course evaluation and in particular the Kirkpatrick/Katzell model and his own new LTEM model. Links: Will Thalheimer’s Blog www.worklearning.com Video courtesy of Learning Now TV

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Machines that “arrange” their own maintenance, update themselves and order replacement parts. Work pieces that “know“ what they have to do and which final product they belong to. Maintenance engineers who read operations manuals on their smart glasses. All of these are a part of industry 4.0. Many branches – be it in production or […]

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In this video from Germany’s Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training , Peter Littig explains the challenges digitization poses for occupational learning. Changing job profiles and requirements make it increasingly difficult to create curricula that succeed in preparing apprentices for the work life. Could new ways of learning – such as e-learning and cooperative […]

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The Zukunft Personal 2016 was all about work 4.0 – including my own presentation. I addressed the challenges heads of HR and training staff will have to overcome in the future. The leading trade fair took place from 18 to 20 October in Cologne and served as a meeting point for HR professionals, trainers and […]

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