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Some simple ideas on how to redesign the conference experience

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yourlpi Run an online session a wk or 2 *after* the event to provide a reflective Q&A session for attendees. Yesterday I got caught up in (or to be more accurate, butted my way into) a Twitter conversation that Sam Burrough was engaged in that was part of the great work he’s involved in around ‘ rethinking/redesigning’ the conference experience. Did they work?

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Resources… are you building them?

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The checklistwas a single, doubled sided, sheet of A4 paper provided in both PDF and Word format (in case people wanted to modify it) during the face-to-face / online training that new starters undertook as well as being available for download from our intranet pages. Again, the checklistwas a single sheet of A4 paper provided in both PDF and Word format. I recently noticed this tweet from Nick Shackleton-Jones. Google search result for ‘how to have a difficult conversation’ is a checklist. So why aren’t we building those? resourcesnotcourses. participate in.

Let the numbers do the talking…

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide you with a range of ideas, research, suggestions etc that I have found useful in helping to underpin my rationale for ‘acting differently’ I’ve found that by showing the research, figures, hard data etc that I’ve received less ‘push back’ than previously from stakeholders – I’ve even seen / heard of examples of those same stakeholders repeat the data/research to others! The figures below are born out a number of ‘approximates’ i.e. Approximately 1200 employees. 1200 employees (approx).

#LearningLive Inspire session – Mobile Learning

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This Inspire session will answer all of the above questions whilst providing you with some ‘quick wins’ to enable you to go straight back to your organisation and start implementing some solutions. Provide help. Earlier this week I was fortunate to speak at the Learning Live conference in London. My session was part of an ‘Inspire’ series that had been running throughout the 2-day event. Each speaker was asked to speak for 15 minutes on a small stage at the side of the exhibition/refreshment area during the various networking breaks that took place.

6 Tips for Providing Value to the Modern Corporate Learner

6 Tips for Providing Value to the Modern Corporate Learner Enable Continuous. know and learn – whether it be internally, on the job, or via other experiences. 1 3 2 Meet Them Where They Are (Social) A great advantage provided. Learning Think outside the box. and expand training. options beyond formal. learning. anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Fully Embrace. for L&D holds that.

What no ‘elearning’?

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Hosted the multimedia elements mentioned above on a Vimeo Pro account which provided immediate access coupled with an element of security. Used Jive to create an activity that mirrored a real life customer interaction which created strong intrinsic motivators to utilise the provided performance support tool to resolve the ‘situation’ Used Adobe XI Pro to create a range of FAQs documents and checklists. This tweet from David Hopkins. ‘Click next’ eLearning resources … haven’t we got beyond that yet? David Hopkins (@hopkinsdavid) August 7, 2013.

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Research? Science? or something more wooly?

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Very, very few of the 21 bullet points actually provide any evidence that video is the most ‘effective’ tool for learning. Although I’ve been publishing video for some time now, both for myself personally and for Orgs I’ve been working in, it’s always been somewhat ‘quick and dirty’ using phones, flip cams, webcams etc. link]. million words – invodo.

Challenge One – #LearningLive Inspire session #mlearning

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve recently spoken at Learning Live on the subject of ‘mobile learning’ Whilst I appreciate that many people attend conferences to gain an insight into the ‘ethereal’, strategic thinking of others, I’m a big fan of providing people with I call ‘ Monday morning quick wins’ , ideas and activities that can be put into effect the Monday morning after a conference with no need for businesses cases, project charters, sign offs or IT involvement. Challenge One. Any YouTube videos? Blog posts? Podcasts?

Book Review: The Checklist Manifesto

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A few weeks ago I was reading this excellent post from Clark Quinn , when I noticed that he referenced the book ‘The Checklist Manifesto’ by Atul Gawande. Concepts and examples that were lost on me a couple of years ago, all of a sudden started to make sense, to take shape, to add value! The book hadn’t changed – I had! So stop reading this and order this. Image source.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.

Virtual Learning Show 2013 – Day 1

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The major web conferencing services all provide feature rich Apps for mobile use. You can be forgiven for thinking these are limited to providing a second class way of just attending a session. The truth is very different – these Apps provide a feature rich experience including access to chat, slides, polls, audio, video and whiteboards. Keynote: Virtual Learning in Europe.

My review of the #Encore #mlearning app

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Hopefully other LMS/VLE providers will latch onto the idea though?? The plugin is configured with certain content reminders / frequency etc and then pushes those to the app allowing a steady drip-drip-drip of ‘tasks’ directly to the employees / students mobile device. Encore showing an alert on an iPhone. ‘Tasks’ showing within the Encore app. What do you think?

My review of #LearningLive 2013 Day 2

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How can we group or information, do we even need to group information if we ‘tag’ it well enough, provide a good search functionality and allow related results (as Amazon does). As mentioned in a  previous blog post , I’m participating in Learning Live 2013. Whilst I was directly involved as a speaker on Day 2, I also attended as a participant throughout the 2 day event.

What Learners Want – Part 1

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In my next blog post in this series I’ll go into a little detail about the construction of the survey and how we worked together to provide a bespoke survey that would still allow multiple surveys to feed accurately into a wider-benchmark. how they access content that supports them. from what devices. from what locations. what methods and media they find most effective.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. incurred.

Get your foot in the door – Delay Repay

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Let’s be honest, people would rather have their hard earned salary in their pockets than in the pockets of a service provider who has failed to meet their service level agreements! Do you travel by train? Do any of your work colleagues travel by train? Commuting has it’s downsides: Long days. Not seeing my kids Mon-Friday (they’re in bed when I leave / get home).

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Designing #mlearning Book Review – Chapter 5

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As I mentioned in a previous blog post , I intend to provide a brief synopsis of each chapter of ‘ Designing mlearning ‘, but more importantly I intend to answer the questions that Clark poses at the end of each chapter and then pose those same questions back to you ‘ Dear Reader ‘ Chapter 5 – Getting Contextual. mobile Clark Quinn review

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Designing #mlearning Book Review – Chapter 5

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As I mentioned in a previous blog post , I intend to provide a brief synopsis of each chapter of ‘ Designing mlearning ‘, but more importantly I intend to answer the questions that Clark poses at the end of each chapter and then pose those same questions back to you ‘ Dear Reader ‘ Chapter 5 – Getting Contextual.

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My day playing at marketing at #AMC13

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How do we develop products, services and websites that provide customers with a rich, immersive and satisfying experience? Earlier today I attended Another Marketing Conference in order to try and ( as I said in this previous post ) gain a different perspective on ‘changing behaviours’ from outside the L&D bubble that I’ve found myself living in. 09:30. or can you?

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.

Challenge Two – #LearningLive Inspire session #mlearning

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As mentioned in my previous post I’ve recently spoken at Learning Live on the subject of ‘mobile learning’ Whilst I appreciate that many people attend conferences to gain an insight into the ‘ethereal’ and strategic thinking of others, I’m a big fan of providing people with what I call Monday morning quick wins, ideas and activities that can be put into effect the Monday morning after a conference with no need for business cases, project charters, sign offs, or IT involvement. In order to help achieve this I offered two challenges to the attendees.

An open letter to those organisations who block Social Media sites….

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Only, I hasten to add to provide some solitude not for any concurrent reason! Are you serious? Seriously, are you serious? Many of you will cite the reasons for blocking such sites as: commercial sensitivity. security restrictions. But many of you (you know who you are) will be concerned over their employees wasting time! Do you really think that if an employees ‘moral compass’ is sufficiently skewed to allow them to waste time at work that your blocking of social media sites will put them back on the ‘straight and narrow’? didn’t think you did! Proof?

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Week 1 recap of #GoogleMedia #MOOC

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For those people who were unable to access the books, a selection of online resources were also provided to help ‘plug the gap’ I’ve bookmarked those resources in case you’d like to view them. (I’ll add more each week as I progress). We’ve just come to the end of Week 1 so I thought it would be a logical time to post my reflections from the past week.

#ContentStrategy #MOOC – Expanding Your Contents Impact & Reach – Wk 1

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It was great to read this approach to the structure and availability of the resources, We know that some people like a traditional classroom structure but others do not want to be confined to a six week framework where some material is provided each week so we have provided all of the materials from day one to let you make your own choice about how you want to participate.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?

#ContentStrategy #MOOC – Project Assignment

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great deal of background narrative was provided including their business plan, values, the CEOs vision and positioning statement. Moneyger will even provide you with hints and tips to help you meet those goals. By providing our audience with a modern way of being able to track their financial activities and allowing them to set themselves savings goals and targets, the Moneyger tool is helping them to deal with a very personal challenge – their finances. If Over the past few months, Ive been undertaking a MOOC on the subject of Content Strategy. YouTube channel. 2.

Overthinking Slideshare

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It seems to be that time of the year when every platform provider under the Sun is emailing me to tell me about my 2013 statistics. How many views my slides have had. How long people watched my videos for. How many bowel movements I’ve made. then noticed that my average number of words per slide was significantly lower than the average. What did your annual stats look like?

What happened in Vegas, won’t stay in Vegas – thanks to #Devlearn

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I’ve spent the best part of last week in Las Vegas attending DevLearn 2012, so as is customary , I thought I’d provide you with a run-down of the sessions I attended but more importantly, the actions and key points of each session that stuck in my head that I feel are of benefit to the work I am doing now and anticipate being involved in in the future. Day 1. Day 2.

How do we know it’s time for ‘Just In Time’ training?

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The YouTube vid below provides an example as to information being provided at point of ‘assumed need’ to a specified individual. For those of you who plan to dismiss the idea off the back of it being ‘just’ a sci-fi film, remember the virtual info screen that John Anderton (Tom Cruise)operates with his hands…… ? … Microsoft Kinect anybody.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?

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For those people who were unable to access the books, a selection of online resources were also provided to help ‘plug the gap’ I’ve bookmarked those resources in case you’d like to view them. (I’ll add more each week as I progress). If you read my last post in this #GoogleMedia series, you’ll know that I’ve recently started a MOOC entitled Understanding Media by Understanding Google. We’ve just come to the end of Week so I thought it would be a logical time to post my reflections from the past week. Topics covered. Random fact.

Oh no, not another ‘getting started with mobile’ blog post…

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Most of the slides used in the screencast below were inspired by the JISC Mobile infokit by Doug Belshaw – so thanks to Doug and JISC for providing the inspiration for this. … well… Yes and No. foot in the door mobile

Oh no, not another ‘getting started with mobile’ blog post…

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Most of the slides used in the screencast below were inspired by the JISC Mobile infokit by Doug Belshaw – so thanks to Doug and JISC for providing the inspiration for this. … well… Yes and No. Share/Bookmark

Intranet scoping

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The time being when an organisation needs to tick a box and cover their asses to prove that ‘training’ was provided to a learner, the place being (alas) most organisations. (I’ve just re-read the text above and realised I’m going off on one again, so I’ll get back on track…). Close up of a Zeiss scope. They could also be a poster, a handout, a leaflet etc.

Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?

GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I effectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.

Intranet scoping

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The time being when an organisation needs to tick a box and cover their asses to prove that ‘training’ was provided to a learner, the place being (alas) most organisations. (I’ve just re-read the text above and realised I’m going off on one again, so I’ll get back on track…). Close up of a Zeiss scope. They could also be a poster, a handout, a leaflet etc.

Never assume…. that the idea you have had (that you think is ‘obvious’) is obvious to everybody!

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Provide netbooks/laptops to each learner attending events. Just contacted L&D team to suggest they 'lose' the ICT suite when the new building is built and provide laptop/netbooks to learners + WiFi. RT @ CraigTaylor74 : Just contacted L&D team to suggest they 'lose' the ICT suite & provide laptop/netbooks to learners + WiFi. By providing 15-20 laptops/netbooks per room with a WiFi connection (stored in one of those storage/charging trolleys) every room could be quickly repurposed into an ICT suite whenever needed. Lose the ICT suite. No classroom?

What Learners Want – Part 3 – The ‘marketing’

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In order to maximise the ‘keenness’ demonstrated by the Focus Group participants we decided to provide them with immediate access to the online survey as opposed to making them wait for the ‘official’ launch date some 2-3 weeks later. If you haven’t read  this series to date,  it may be worthwhile doing so in order to set some context.

#ContentStrategy #MOOC – Scores On The Doors

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Screenshot of Coursera link to Linkedin. I was also pleased to see them provide a ‘Back to Work’ toolkit containing arange of resources that people could download to help support them long after the MOOC has finished – definitely something I’d like to see included in other MOOCs. Blog Content Strategy MOOC Slider

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

performance at the point of need: • 4x more likely to provide staff with. 23% agree that managers provide active support in application of learning in the. The Top Deck provide more evidence on how to actively support learning in the workflow: 90% expect managers to take responsibility for. Does it provide tips, tools and checklists at the moment of need? In-Focus.