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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do before an event

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If you want to improve the contribution you make a conference or event backchannel , to both get value from it yourself and add value for others, your job begins before the event itself.

How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool | Good To Great

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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do after an event

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A conference can be a fairly exhausting experience, and if you’ve been preparing for days and then tweeting throughout it’s perfectly understandable that, on leaving the venue, you want to switch off and spend some time away from the backchannel.

Five great resources for presenters

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Does presenting come naturally to you? It definitely doesn’t to me. I’m a bit of a wallflower by nature and don’t usually enjoy being centre of attention. I think that’s why I enjoy writing: I can put a bit of me across without actually having anyone look at me.

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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do during an event

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Previously I’ve suggested some reasons why you might want to improve your backchannel contributions , and some things you can do before an event to set yourself up for success.

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Changes in language learning for busy adults

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I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school. I started with an after-school French club, added German and Spanish at GCSE and A-Level, studied French and Spanish at university and last year took up Greek.

Five days to better e-learning: recap

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If you were following last week’s series of blog posts about refreshing and improving an old e-learning course in five days , there was a lot to take in. If you were putting it into practice as you went, it will have been even more intense! So here is a quick recap of the key things we focused on.

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

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Since I joined Twitter in 2010, I’ve attended and tweeted from quite a few conferences and events, from half-day single-session events to multi-track conferences over a few days.

Quick links and resources from BP’s Future of Learning

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

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Five days to better e-learning

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There’s no shortage of information and advice out there about designing fantastic e-learning – and lots of it is very good advice. But it strikes me that most of that advice relies on you having a blank canvas, as well as (more often than not) plenty of time, money and manpower.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 1)

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The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology. Where last week looked at past accounts of our existing relationship with technology, the films this week explore ideas of the future of digital culture.

Assumptions about attentiveness: is eye contact engagement?

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At BP’s Future of Learning event in November, we were lucky enough to have the fabulous Crystal Washington as our guest speaker at dinner (follow her on Twitter @CrysWashington ). Crystal delivered one of the most dynamic, engaging and passionate presentations I’ve seen for some time. Keeping the attention of a room full of people when you’ve got the after-dinner slot and everyone’s been at a conference all day isn’t easy!

Day 4: Tone of voice, style and character

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After two long days focusing exclusively on interactions, it’s time for something a little different. Today we’re going to look at how we can bring your e-learning course to life and inject some personality into it.

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Agile Microlearning Explained

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Day 1: Learning outcomes and structure

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Today we’re going to make sure that your e-learning course will have a positive impact on the business. We’re going to do this by looking at the learning outcomes and making sure that the course content aligns with those learning outcomes and flows well. Review and improve the learning outcomes.

15 tips for energising your e-learning | Good To Great

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Every so often I come across something I wish I'd written or been involved in. Don't be tone deaf! Creating tone of voice in eLearning', a webinar run by Cammy Bean and Kirstie Greany of Kineo, is one such thing

Day 2: The right interactions at the right time

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Today we’re going to take a look at the interactions in your e-learning course. We’ll review what you’ve got, where they are (or where they should be, if there aren’t currently any interactions), and what they are focused on. Take a big picture view.

#EDCMOOC week 1: utopias and dystopias

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Last week, I enrolled on Edinburgh University’s Coursera MOOC called E-learning and Digital Cultures. I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Day 3: The Goldilocks rule and good feedback

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Yesterday we worked on where we could include some interactions in your e-learning course for maximum learning impact. Sticking with interactions, today we’re going to zoom in and focus on the options and feedback in those interactions.

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

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Since I joined Twitter in 2010, I’ve attended and tweeted from quite a few conferences and events, from half-day single-session events to multi-track conferences over a few days.

#EDCMOOC: being human – reasserting the human

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I’m horrendously behind with E-learning and Digital Cultures – I’ve not yet looked at the fourth week’s material, but I’m still hoping to get my ‘digital artifact’ in by tonight’s submission deadline.

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Five tips for e-learning they'll fall in love with

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Willing and able learner (computer-literate, time-poor), fed up of meaningless encounters with outdated 'CBT', seeks a refreshingly different e-learning course offering that 'special something' for a fulfilling and enjoyable

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 2)

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In addition to the two ad films depicting visions of technology in the future, last week’s E-learning and Digital Cultures content (I’m a bit behind!)

Three benefits of entering for an award

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This Thursday is the IT Training Awards evening, always a glamorous and enjoyable affair organised by the IITT. This time a year ago I was named Instructional Designer of the Year 2010, and based on my experience I’d encourage everyone to put their best work forward for an award.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

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Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on how I use Twitter, observing how others use it and actively trying to improve my use of it.

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Three steps to compliance greatness | Good To Great

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the past (part 1)

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Last week, I enrolled on Edinburgh University’s Coursera MOOC called E-learning and Digital Cultures. I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting.

Lessons from Jamie's Dream School

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The jury is still out on whether Jamie Oliver will achieve his aim of inspiring former students back into education through his Dream School. But last night's episode brilliantly illustrated three important lessons for workplace

Looking at things the right way

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An email headed ‘Looking at things the right way’ recently landed in my inbox. It was a series of photographs about shifting perspectives: things that look perfectly normal from one view but a little odd (or wonderful) when looked at in another way.

Excellent instructional design: a 10-tip beginners' guide | Good.

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These days, not every e-learning course is designed by an instructional designer. In-house DIY e-learning and rapid development mean that training managers and subject matter experts (among others) have to put on an e-learning design

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Front garden stories, back garden stories and highlight reels

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A message came through at Dare last week that was reinforced on Tuesday by The Writer ‘s storytelling event. It’s about the version of your story that you present to the world, and how that compares to your real story or the way you see your story yourself. Karen McGrane , whose brilliant keynote you can watch on the Dare website, believes that insecurity comes from comparing your own behind-the-scenes with other people’s highlight reels.