Podcast 214 — What do learners actually want?

A lot of ink has been spilt over the issue of workplace learning: what it is, when and why it happens, and the impact it has on organizations. But what does it mean to learners themselves?

Written by Ross Dickie
Published 29 September 2020
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Podcast 214 — What do learners actually want?

This week on the Good Practice Podcast,  Ross Dickie is joined by Owen and Emerald Works CEO John Yates to discuss our forthcoming 'Learner Intelligence Report'.

We cover:

  • What/who motivates learners to seek out development opportunities
  • The role L&D can play in facilitating self-directed learning
  • How Covid-19 has amplified or reversed the trends of the past few years.
John Yates

John Yates

CEO, Emerald Works

John joined Emerald Works from the City & Guilds Group, where he was Managing Director of their Corporate Learning businesses, Kineo (specializing in digital learning) and The Oxford Group (experts in leadership and management development). Prior to this he held leadership roles in BPP Learning Media, Cengage, Oxford University Press and Pearson Education, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Emerald Board and the wider business.
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Owen Ferguson

Owen Ferguson

Product and Technology Director, Emerald Works

A self-confessed nerd, Owen is passionate about taking an evidence-led approach to developing digital products that solve real-world problems. He is also a regular on our weekly podcast.
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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.
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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer
Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.

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