WANTED: L&D/OD Managers to Participate in GoodPractice & ILP’s Upcoming Research into Learning Technologies

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By: Sam Russell – 12-05-2017

The Institute for Learning Professionals (ILP) have announced an exciting research collaboration with GoodPractice, an award-winning provider of online learning resources.

Later in 2017 they’ll launch a brand new L&D research paper on the impact and uptake of learning technologies by Australian organisations. They’ll investigate how L&D is getting to grips with social learning technologies, virtual classrooms, e-learning, LMSs, performance support tools, mobile learning, VR, and more. Their goal is to uncover the barriers organisations face as they work with these technologies, and share examples of positive practice and lessons learned.

As an important part of this research, they’re looking for L&D managers working in organisations with more than 200 employees and at least two direct reports to take part and have asked if members of The Australian L&D Network that meet this criteria would be interested. 

All participating interviewees will be sent an advance copy of the final report prior to publication.

If you would like to participate, please contact Kerry Brocks (ILP CEO & Founder) on 1300 768 660 or via email at kerry@ilpworldwide.org

Participation Brief:

This research will be conducted by GoodPractice in partnership with ILP in Australia. Potential research participants have been selected as they are working in a senior L&D role in mid to large organisations in Australia.

This is an opportunity to contribute to a piece of primary L&D research, with an organisation that has a strong track record and reputation for publishing high-quality L&D focused research in the UK.

For the basis of this research, GoodPractice and ILP are interested in discovering the views, opinions and experiences of senior L&D practitioners regarding the current state of learning technologies in Australia.

As L&D leaders, the participants can give us a rich insight into:

  • The impact and uptake of learning technologies in Australia generally.
  • Their specific experience in implementing various learning technologies in their own organisation.

Potential participants will be invited to take part in a semi-structured interview.

The research interviews – key points for interviewees

  • Telephone interviews will be conducted by a member of the GoodPractice research team, or by a representative from our partner in Australia, ILP.
  • Interviews will be scheduled to take place in May and June 2017.
  • Interviews will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour, and will be recorded.
  • A copy of the interview questions will be provided in advance to each interviewee.
  • The technology used to conduct the interview (Skype calls) will be tested in advance with each interviewee.
  • As well as asking the noted questions, interviewers may use additional probing questions to draw out more detail and build on the responses, if required.
  • Once each interview is completed, recordings will be transcribed.
  • Interviewees will be asked to sign a waiver document which allows GoodPractice and ILP to use either direct quotes (attributed using name, role and organisation), or anonymised quotes (using a description of role and industry sector) in the final research report.
  • Interviewers may follow up with interviewees by email to ask for additional information or clarification if required.
  • Interviewees will be sent an advance copy of the final report prior to publication.
  • The final report will be published in May 2017 by GoodPractice and ILP in print and digital formats.

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