Face to face communication and the virtual classroom

This blog post details research about how our brains react to different types of communication and what this means for how we design and deliver virtual classroom training sessions. Through examining research that highlights the special nature and importance of face to face communication I make recommendations on how to achieve something similar in the... Continue Reading →

What sUX about L&D design? 

As part of the Modern Learning Leader Programme, Barbara Thompson delivered a webinar on UX. UX is "User Design" and encompases so many things, partly the visual elements, but in this case more about how things work, or can work better! History of UX from Wikipedia: The field of user experience design is a conceptual design discipline and has... Continue Reading →

Four classic mistakes made when creating virtual versions from face-to-face learning

In volatile and uncertain economic climates, it’s essential for businesses to leverage the latest technologies to adapt to client demands. For TMSDI, an international provider of psychometric profiling tools, a key component in staying VUCA-proof has been the introduction of webinars and virtual classrooms to cater for train-the-trainer accreditation sessions. Although our traditional “on the... Continue Reading →

Instructional design – reminder notes

As part of the Modern Learning Leader Programme, Ross Garner of Good Practice focused on “What is instructional design”. Right at the beginning Ross made sure that the focus of Instructional Design (ID) is on what the real problem is and making sure that the solutions are related to that. And Ross used Star Wars as... Continue Reading →

Micro learning

On 26th July 2017 I'm delivering a webinar for Bray Leino Learning about microlearning! Defining micro learning is a challenging concept, as different people think of different points. Shannon Tipton at Learning Rebels states that "microlearning is NOT a new term. It’s just new to the buzzword vernacular. Microlearning has been around for as long... Continue Reading →

Learning transfer – the what and the why

Learning Transfer Research 2017 - INSIGHTS FOR IMPACT is a new research report launched this month, from Lentum Ltd and Lever Transfer of Learning. As the title states, it focuses on making an impact around learning transfer and it's the first in a number of years to look at this issue globally. To discuss this... Continue Reading →

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