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Gender equality and the design dilemma

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If you work in learning media and do not believe in gender equality then this article is not for you. It may be you’re quite happy with how women and girls are generally portrayed in adverts, video games and films.

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In the soup

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Ten suggestions for interaction-rich virtual classroom sessions

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Amazingly, web conferencing has been with us now for close to 20 years. As a tool for virtual meetings it is well established and widely used; as a means for live, online group learning experiences it has never evolved much beyond being ‘one for the future’.

The changing skill set of the learning professional

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Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride.

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3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Talking about skills and change in L&D

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Six common micro-learning myths

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Micro-learning can justifiably be accused of being the latest digital learning bandwagon, here today, gone tomorrow.

Using sport to tackle gender equalities

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This short video introduces a project called Sport Egal , which looks at the ways in which sport can be used to tackle gender inequalities. The project, with contributors from the UK, France, Romania and Italy, has developed a number of learning resources which can be used by sports instructors to help ensure their activities promote gender equality

Fresh faces

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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.

Three paths to personalised learning

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A computer is much more than a slide projector or a video player. Yes, it can do the work of those devices without breaking sweat but this is hardly what they were designed for.

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Adding the human touch to digital learning content

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Learning is a very human experience. To learn successfully, it requires us as human beings to exchange information, give and receive feedback, share perspectives, engage together in practical activities, support each other through the bad times and get together to celebrate our successes.

Why micro-learning works for me

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Over the past twelve months, micro-learning has quietly worked itself into my daily routine. Absolutely every day (I’m on a 360-day streak), I practise my French using the Duolingo app. Not quite so often (because it takes a lot of concentration), but still regularly, I do brain training using Peak.

Five things to remember before you press record

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Video has fast become the medium of choice for digital learning, maybe not yet for every employer but certainly for the overwhelming majority of learners. Want to find out how to do something? Watch a video. Want to explore technical subject matter? Watch a video.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

E-learning ain't what it used to be

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The interactive self-study lesson that we commonly refer to as an e-learning module has a very long history, going back to the late 1970s and the very first micro-computers.

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Skills: The last frontier for digital learning

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I’ll cut straight to the point. To most learners and most learning professionals, digital learning is a way to meet requirements for knowledge.

Towards Maturity 2015 benchmark shows just how much we've got stuck

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Last week I attended a preview of this year’s Towards Maturity benchmark results, due for public release on November 5th (you can register for the launch webinar on this page ).

Let’s face it, compliance is not the same as learning

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A while back I did something quite unusual. I completed a self-study e-learning programme, as a student, not as a consultant running their eye over someone else's work. Some time later, having had the chance to reflect on the experience, I can't resist making a few comments.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Compelling content hooks you in and won't let go

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We are told that learners are no longer able to concentrate on content that's more than four or five minutes long. And there's no doubt that, when it comes to consuming information, we'd prefer it concise.

Compelling content requires a cunning plan

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Second in the series: Six characteristics of compelling content First you need a compelling concept Yes, you probably got it - they’re talking about the same subject. One person’s boring compliance course is another person’s hot topic.

Twenty questions to ask when taking a brief

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As a learning professional, it’s absolutely vital when you’re taking a brief from a project sponsor that you ask the right questions and are persistent in making sure you get a clear and satisfactory answer. Here’s my list of essential questions: About the need 1.

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Engaging your learner - four dos and four don'ts

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Whether you’re teaching in a classroom, developing some e-learning or producing a video, you’ll be concerned about engaging your learners. Because, if learners aren’t engaged they’ll pay little attention to what you’re offering and they’re very unlikely to retain anything.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

The four responsibilities of the learning professional

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I have been lucky in my job to spend time with many hundreds of learning and development practitioners over the past ten years or so, in all sectors of the economy and in all parts of the world.

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Compelling content requires some media chemistry

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Media chemists know less is usually more Media consumers, especially learners, want the easy life. They're interested in the content, not the container. The technology and the interface with which they interact should be invisible. Your design decisions should be invisible.

Six characteristics of compelling content: an introduction

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Compelling is not the same as compulsory Meet Meili. She has been working for three months on a 4-hour e-learning programme that teaches employees how to use her organisation’s new CRM system. So far the only people who have used the programme are those for whom it was made mandatory.

The teacher as storyteller

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A few days ago, I sat down to write a post explaining why I thought stories were such a powerful tool for learning. In my research, I came across a post I originally published in 2005.

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Time for a clearout of urban myths

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At the time of writing, I am on my to speak at the eLearning Network’s annual conference in London.

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E-learning: what is it good for?

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First of all, before we get started, let me just clarify that I am not talking about e-learning in the broadest sense, encompassing live online sessions and all sorts of online collaboration. I prefer to refer to these as learning technologies, perhaps even ''digital learning''.

Seven ways in which stories power learning

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I’d never written a film script before. The nearest I’d got to so-called creative writing was penning the dialogue for interactive scenarios, so this was a brave move.

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Do no harm - the duty of the learning professional

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One of the key differences between professions and other forms of occupation is the fact that professionals are bound by ethical codes. If they contravene these codes they are liable to be disbarred from the profession.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

The new age of exploration

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The rise of instruction From the earliest days of computer-assisted learning, way back in the mid 1970s, the dominant teaching strategy has been instruction.

TV very much alive for learning professionals

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On Wednesday, on his Plan B blog , my old mate Donald Clark told us that TV is dying, and I believe him. But in some ways it is just changing form. Last night I tuned in to a live stream of the second episode of LearningNow TV , a monthly one-hour news magazine for learning professionals.

Fighting back

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OK, but the standing desk's a start

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Every learner is different but not because of their learning styles

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I've been reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown and Henry Roediger (Harvard University Press, 2014). What a great book! It provides a whole load of useful tips for learners, teachers and trainers based on solid research.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.