What is digital body language?

I'm interested in how people communicate and connect when they aren't face to face or even communicating in real time, perhaps through an asynchronous forum or community such as Slack or Yammer. Lori Niles-Hoffman, who is a Data Driven Learning Strategist, has experienced "the seismic shift from classroom to digital" in her career and this... Continue Reading →

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Facilitator Guide for live online classroom

This is a free Lightbulb Moment resource - a blank facilitator guide, session plan, lesson plan (or whatever name you want to use!) that you may wish to use as a starting point for your live online sessions, virtual classrooms and webinars. Click here for the Word document. Main facilitation section What you can see... Continue Reading →

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Live online reflections

For the third year running I've hosted the live online presentations as part of the Learning Technologies Awards. It's 60 presentations over two weeks, so that's about 180 sessions I've hosted over the years. As I come to the end of the hosting for this year, there are a few small but interesting observations I... Continue Reading →

Virtual classrooms in numbers

How long should a virtual classroom session be? Half an hour, all day? How many people, six? 15? It's a challenge to know what is right. Often people ask me how many people should be in a virtual classroom. I recommend as few people as possible and the Lightbulb Moment virtual classroom courses I run... Continue Reading →

L&D Podcasts

I love listening to podcasts and often people ask me what I recommend. In no particular order, here they are. If I've missed yours or one you like, let us know in the comments. The GoodPractice Podcast How to Fail 5 Moments of Need from Bob Mosher Learning Decisions from Elliott Masie The Three Good Podcast... Continue Reading →

That webinar software is rubbish!

I was speaking with someone a while ago about live online learning. They were commenting on a webinar they had attended: there were some positives, which I love hearing, and some criticism, which is annoying as I want live online sessions to be received well. One point especially made me think. They said "the webinar... Continue Reading →

What makes you passionate about L&D?

This is a great question posed to me ahead of the launch of Jolt's Business Education Steering Committee panel I'm speaking on. I asked on Twitter and LinkedIn for people's thoughts, and got over 30 amazing responses. I read through all of the comments and put them into categories (some had multiple points and therefore... Continue Reading →

Digital body language and social media

In this post I'm going to focus on social media communication with regards our modern communications. I look at some free Twitter analysis and what changes this insight can help us with, as well as look at some other resources to help us with our approach to what we do on social media, either professionally... Continue Reading →

How not to sell a webinar platform

For reasons I won't bore you with, a client needed a Cisco WebEx Training Centre licence really quickly, within a couple of days, so that I could deliver some training for them. I always joke that there's no such thing as a training emergency... well this was more like training urgency! No problem, I thought,... Continue Reading →

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