Learning Ecosystems: Creating Innovative, Lean and Tech-Driven Learning Strategies

  • 4h 39m
  • Katja Schipperheijn
  • Kogan Page
  • 2022

Building and sustaining an organization which is nimble, adaptable, resilient and future proof is both complex and urgent. Only those with flexible and innovative Learnscapes will succeed.

Learning Ecosystems explains how organizations evolve into LearnScapes where learning techniques are aligned with continuous interaction with the ecosystem they are part of. It explains how to upskill and reskill a workforce continuously in an increasingly collaborative and tech-enabled world. Full of practical guidance and strategic advice, this book covers how to take a lifelong approach to learning in the organization and the core competencies needed for this. It explains what to do when building a value and data-driven learning strategy and discusses the symbiosis of people and technology.

This book explores lean learning, data analytics, learning technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and the ethics of using these technologies. There is also crucial guidance on how to take a human-centric approach to innovation. Learning Ecosystems demonstrates the value of continuous improvement and offers techniques for a variety of situations including problem analyses, experimentation and algorithmic business thinking. Most importantly, it provides guidance on how to build a learning culture and a learning ecosystem throughout the company. Supported by case studies from companies including Etihad Airways, ING, ESF and FEDEX, this is essential reading from a leading learning innovator who has helped global organizations to rethink their learning strategies to achieve sustained business growth.

About the Author

Katja Schipperheijn is an internationally recognized learning strategist and founder of Habit of Improvement, a consultancy that focuses on learning strategies that foster growth and well-being in a human-machine symbiosis. Besides her work in corporate settings, she is founder of the sCooledu foundation with which she reached over 15,000 children participating in her workshops on digital citizenship. Based in Antwerp, Belgium and Dubai, UAE, she is also an international keynote speaker and guest lecturer.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The World of Human and Machine
  • The Value Driven Organization
  • The Data Driven Organization
  • Lifelong Learning in a World of Change
  • Competences That Make Us Unique as Human Beings
  • Can Learning Strategies Stand the Test of Time?
  • Learning Technologies
  • The Learning Maturity Model—From Data Repositories to LearnScapes
  • Lean Learning
  • The Six Drivers of LearnScapes to Make Learning Central
  • Step 1—Discovery—Analysing the Current Learning Needs for Future Success
  • Step 2—Burning Platform—A Supported Choice for Change
  • Step 3—Path to Improvement—Where Technology, Content and the Learning Culture Come Together
  • Step 4—Joint Execution—No Success Without Cooperation
  • Step 5—Future Growth and Improvement—Never Stop Learning
  • Conclusion—Next Steps