Author name: Jo Cook (@lightbulbjo)

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Presenting live online – 5 areas you must get right!

Lightbulb Moment are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Learning Technologies for the 7th year running to offer live online support for the Awards virtual presentations! Every year hundreds of people submit their learning technologies entries and hope to end up with a gold award at the gala dinner in London. We are …

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How we learn (spoiler: it’s not learning styles)

This quick blog is to give some resources about how we learn. This will hopefully help with your learning intervention design and delivery. Lack of evidence for learning styles I know learning styles (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and others) feels really intuitive. I used learning styles at one time too, as I know how much I …

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Recreating the face-to-face experience in virtual training

I’ve been delivering virtual training for over a decade (yes, even before Covid), and over that time, and particularly since technology really took off around 2015, I’ve learnt a lot about how to use IT to present an engaging training course online. My top advice which I give to people trying to get to grips …

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Virtual classrooms – it’s all about the human connection!

In the last year and a half, pretty much the whole working world went virtual during the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether it was meetings or conferences, the use of Zoom, Teams and so on sky rocketed, “Zoom fatigue” became a thing and we often felt the disconnect when were previously used to so much face-to-face contact. …

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Facilitation in the virtual world – 5 key changes and what they mean for you

By anyone’s measure, 2020 was quite the year for digital learning! In early 2020, as lockdowns started, more and more of us went live online. The eLearning Guild survey in March 2020 found that 86% of respondents had at least one or more events moving to an online format. We’ve all seen the stats about …

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