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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.

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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#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.

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).

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.

My review of #LearningLive 2013 Day 1

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Very few people can tell an effective story ‘first time’ Consider providing structured questions to the person telling the story. 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. Here are my key takeaways from Day 1.

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.

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.

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.

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Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.

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 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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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?

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.

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?

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).

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.

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.

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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Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.

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?

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.

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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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.

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?

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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.

#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.

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

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

of respondents are looking to leave their current LMS platform and move to a new provider. do not provide the data and analytics the companies need.” When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. The LMS is running out of gas.3 The LMS doesn’t have enough horse power.4 expectations.

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

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?

Do you ever provide a take-away resource and…

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The desktop calendars had been designed to provide the attendees with a very ‘loose’ roadmap to assist them in implementing Learning Technologies into their role/workplace and were placed on the tables as a ‘freebie’ take away. … wonder it is destined for anywhere other than the bin? You will be pleased to hear that your desk calendar is being put to good use. 

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.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing stream. Skills Gap 3% 38% 59% 5% 61% 33% 6% 46% 48% 9% 62% 29% 1000 Providing career. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. provide the system and environment. provide coaching and accountability to. An improved solution for developing front- line managers should provide a scorecard. The e-learning provides an. in the e-learning program, providing fertile ground. Extend the Learning Activities within each module provide. tools are provided to help the manager. Moving.

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.

Designing #mlearning Book Review – Chapter 2

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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 2 – The Details. 43 of ‘em, making about 30% distribution.

Week 3 recap of #GoogleMedia #MOOC

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As I mentioned last week, I’m not a fan of the weekly ‘quizzes’ as in my opinion they don’t really add any deep value to the course and only test short term recall, however I was pleased to see this in relation to the quizzes: Coursera screenshot providing advice on how to check outside sources whilst within an assessment. Suggested reading. Random fact. Image source.

Podcast #15: The Learner’s Voice

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The earlier posts will provide you with the context behind this post. 2. The purpose of this specific post is to provide a brief audio summary of the actions that the attendees committed to, on leaving my session. Well for 2 reasons really: 1. By viewing the earlier posts in this series there is more likelihood that the attendees actions will make sense. listening time 4 mins).

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

development, provides better data on. and providing the resources and support. effectively, monitor performance on a day- to-day basis, and provide timely feedback. Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing. ManagementPlus portal We provide detailed reporting on results and. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. moving from traditional performance. it happen.