With this blog article, we want to inform you about the latest developments and results of the DEVELOP project. In this article, you will learn about the DEVELOP Personalised Learning Environment, Competency Management System, Social Network Analysis, Game-based Assessment, and Social Learning Tool. You will also get informed about the upcoming developments and events in 2018.
The DEVELOP project is creating new tools to assess and train work place competencies and aid the career development of an employee in large organisations. The project team has completed a first prototype of the DEVELOP Personalized Learning Environment, the project’s major solution to offer career guidance to employees. With this article, we want to invite you to join us for a brief walk-through of the DEVELOP environment, showcasing important features and expected benefits for users of the DEVELOP system.
DEVELOP offers a personalised learning environment for employees seeking to redirect, design, or further build their career path. This environment allows you to set your own career goals and find out whether you should change jobs based on your competencies, or deal with more responsibility in your current job role. In this article you will learn about the transversal competency clusters in DEVELOP and about the leadership game assisting you in developing this particular competency.
Nowadays, developing an agile mindset is crucial for all organizations longing to sustain their presence in the market and boost their profitability. This article provides some ideas on how to create an organizational learning culture, where learning happens for everyone, every day, leading to increased job satisfaction and confidence in handling oncoming challenges.
How do you prevent the recommendations from the system (about career goal, or suitable learning interventions) and its assessments (for example about a user’s management style) becoming self-fulfilling prophecies? How can you mitigate the risk of limiting human agency and autonomy, if using such recommendation system? This article provides some first ideas.
One of the aims of DEVELOP is to apply artificial intelligence (AI) planning techniques to recommend learning opportunities for career development. More specifically, DEVELOP aims to identify potential sequences of learning interventions (e.g. eLearning courses, mentorship, changing teams) that will enable an individual to make progress towards the position(s) to which they aspire. This article presents DEVELOP's approach to make plan recommendations scrutable to the individual, which means the recommendations themselves and the reasons for the recommendations should be understandable to human users.
In our previous articles, we highlighted the benefits of social technologies adoption in the “Enterprise 2.0” era and discussed the potentials that workplace social interactions data has to offer as a result of social technologies. In this article, we look into the benefits of social capital from employee perspective and discuss an integrative model of social capital sources, definitions, measures and values.
The DEVELOP PLE is an online software tool which provides integrated services to support a person’s lifelong career development. The environment offers services such as the assessment of transversal competencies, the analysis of social capital based on an employee’s virtual social network, career path propositions and related learning activities. Personalised visualisations of potential career paths inform and guide learners towards realistic and attainable careers.