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Modern learning environments: Nigel Paine

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Nigel Paine discusses the differences between traditional and modern learning environments and the common challenges learning and development finds in building them.

Nigel Paine, broadcaster and author on leadership, learning and technology, in discussion with Learning News
Nigel Paine, broadcaster and author on leadership, learning and technology, in discussion with Learning News 

In an interview with Learning News Nigel Paine talks about the challenges felt by learning and development teams in building moodern learning environments, a subject he a written about and presented on for many years.

Nigel starts by outlining the differences from learning environments of the past: “Traditional learning environment is hermetic, sealed and focusing only on the learning, to produce really great learning, focusing on learning, focusing on how much learning, the metrics of learning. A modern learning environment is to get down and dirty with the business, the problems and challenges of the business and your frame of reference is how well the business is doing, not how well learning is.”

We asked Nigel about where learning and development struggles most with adapting to the modern learning environment. Nigel offers four important areas for L&D to turn its attention to: 1) listening and learning about what their business does, 2) agility in their team and agility in the organisation, 3) ‘moving on’ from focussing on only building good learning and 4) getting away from L&D’s often seen as role as an order taker to a team that challenges the status quo and consults.

Nigel Paine's interview with Learning News was recorded at LT2020 just before the Coronavirus restrictions. Watch all of the Learning News interviews from LT2020.