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Five great resources for presenters

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I’ve just completed this course, provided by the Institute of IT Training. Sam Burrough has also had the great idea of creating some kind of get-what-you-give image sharing community, so that could well provide another option before too long. Does presenting come naturally to you?

Three benefits of entering for an award

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Last but not least, don’t underestimate the importance of the confidence boost that winning an award provides. This Thursday is the IT Training Awards evening, always a glamorous and enjoyable affair organised by the IITT.

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An e-learning chemistry lesson: how to mix text and audio

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But even these three results provide interesting food for thoughts. Providing text with verbatim audio is not detrimental to learning; providing there is an option to switch the audio off (and perhaps also an option to hide the text), it only offers the benefit of giving learners a little more control over their learning experience.

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Lessons from Jamie's Dream School

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but David Starkey provided the most wonderful illustration of the big and important difference between a subject matter expert and a learning expert, or indeed between a professor and a teacher.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Day 2: The right interactions at the right time

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With this in mind, I might take the interaction a step further and ask the learner about the consequences of certain things (like not knowing the job title of the person you are meeting, or failing to provide an out-of-office contact).

Nine tips for writing excellent RFPs

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Or, if you’re a provider, how many times have you laboured over a proposal only to find – on rejection – that it all hinged on a vital piece of information you didn’t have? If suppliers have to not only provide reams of background information (as well as the more valuable solution-specific information) but also manipulate that information to your template, you risk receiving vast quantities of mediocre content.

10 ways to improve learner experience: webinar summary

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Provide users with different entry points into a range of mixed-media resources, whether that’s by format, story, character or topic. Last week I posted some reflections on innovation , prompted by an LSG webinar presented by James Cory-Wright from Brightwave. James illustrated 10 examples of incremental innovation (or ‘butterfly moments’) in e-learning, which I think are well worth sharing. Reflect your users.

How to write an award-winning submission

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According to Laura Overton at Towards Maturity , ‘award winners will have made every attempt to provide solid evidence that they have met each of the judging criteria set down for the category…Make sure that your submission clearly addresses each of the areas that the judges are considering, preferably in the order suggested!’

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Two personal development resolutions for 2012

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So the pictures I upload to Project 365 this year may not be the most technically-accomplished, but they will provide a record of my year and something for me to look back on. Towards the end of last year, a couple of people inspired me in various ways and I started making a mental list of the things I wanted to do in 2012. I’m not the best at keeping to my new year resolutions – it took me about 20 years to finally tick ‘stop biting my nails’ off the list.

What you should look for when doing a QA

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Subscribe via email on the right to make sure you don’t miss my next post, providing three simple tips for efficient, effective QA.). Last week I set out the benefits of QA. But what does ‘QA’ actually mean? To many people, it is synonymous with ‘proof-reading’, but that’s a very simplistic view. QA stands for quality assurance, and that means quality in every respect.

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

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It provides novel entertainment, useful information (such as nutritional values of available food), and convenient assistance (during cooking, for instance).

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

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It provides novel entertainment, useful information (such as nutritional values of available food), and convenient assistance (during cooking, for instance).

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. Seven Simple Secrets to.

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

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The prompt questions provided by the course were around visualisations of education, learning and teaching in these films. The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology.

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

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The prompt questions provided by the course were around visualisations of education, learning and teaching in these films. The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do during an event

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Provide an introduction and some context. Provide the title of the session, the Twitter handle of the speaker if possible, and a very brief summary of what to expect (if the title doesn’t provide that itself). Take advantage of any visuals provided.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do before an event

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Yes, it makes sticking to the 140 character limit a bit more challenging, but it provides useful context for anyone dipping into the backchannel mid-session.

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

Broad ning ur persp ctive 5The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think We work hard to provide learning. skills and provide opportunities to practice; we build exceptional self-paced online. Training Model (shown below) provides a framework for.

Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience

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Anyone at the conference – provided they were over 30 – could turn up to do some speed mentoring with us under-30s.

Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience

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Anyone at the conference – provided they were over 30 – could turn up to do some speed mentoring with us under-30s.

Changes in language learning for busy adults

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This could provide a simple and accurate way to convey your language abilities – something which may well be far more useful for employers than a traditional language qualification. I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school.

Changes in language learning for busy adults

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This could provide a simple and accurate way to convey your language abilities – something which may well be far more useful for employers than a traditional language qualification. I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school.

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

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Took photos of key diagrams or slides provided by the speaker, rather than trying to copy down lots of text or describe graphics in a 140-character tweet!

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

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Took photos of key diagrams or slides provided by the speaker, rather than trying to copy down lots of text or describe graphics in a 140-character tweet!

Three tips for effective, efficient quality assurance

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This last point is vitally important, whether you or someone else will be making the changes – it’ll help speed up the turnaround of the next iteration without misinterpretation or error, and it also provides you with a detailed audit trail of changes requested.

Archetypes – worth looking into? (Find 15: 30 January – 3 February)

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Yes, this perhaps provides a structured framework through which I can articulate that knowledge, but I’m not sure that a list of recognisable archetypes will really help me develop my understanding of myself.

Day 5: Sanity check!

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Where possible provide a 1-4 scale (this way they can’t always simply select the middle number) as well as space for free text. It’s Friday morning and you’ll be glad to know that the intensive hands-on stuff is over. But today is crucially important!

Three steps to compliance greatness | Good To Great

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Design an ongoing experience, including links to other reference points or learning resources and providing a well-designed crib sheet with key ‘dos and don’ts’ and contact points.

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

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

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This beginners’ guide provides some basic building blocks to help training managers or subject matter experts wear their new instructional design hats with confidence!

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

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Don’t assume that all the ‘must have’ information provided by subject matter experts and stakeholders really is ‘must have’ Flex your editor’s elbow and be firm: if it doesn’t directly contribute to the learning outcomes, put it somewhere else.

Learning 2012: what worked, what didn’t, even better if…?

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The size is much more convenient than the A4 programmes often provided, and the glossy finish meant it was durable and survived in tact despite being shoved in and out of my bag dozens of times every day. I’m a thorough note-taker so used a separate notebook rather than the pages provided in the guide, but this was another nice touch. Learning 2012, held in late October in Florida, was my first experience of a non-UK conference (in fact my first trip to the USA!),

Learning 2012: what worked, what didn’t, even better if…?

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The size is much more convenient than the A4 programmes often provided, and the glossy finish meant it was durable and survived in tact despite being shoved in and out of my bag dozens of times every day. I’m a thorough note-taker so used a separate notebook rather than the pages provided in the guide, but this was another nice touch. Learning 2012, held in late October in Florida, was my first experience of a non-UK conference (in fact my first trip to the USA!),

Three tips for effective quality assurance

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This last point is vitally important, whether you or someone else will be making the changes – it’ll help speed up the turnaround of the next iteration without misinterpretation or error, and it also provides you with a detailed audit trail of changes requested. I hope by now I’ve convinced you of the benefits of quality assurance – although I may not have convinced you that QA is a fun task!