Listening for the real question in class

I really like the main point made in this blog post. It focuses on quality conversations; what to avoid and instead what to focus on. The way it describes people asking questions as detail for themselves reminds me of how students/attendees often take a few moments to work out their question audibly whilst asking it.... Continue Reading →

MOOC participation – annoying or learning?

I'm working through the free Curatr Digital Curation mini MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), put together by Sam Burrough and Martin Couzins. I've been busy with work, as have most others I'm sure, and got to the content later than the goody-two-shoes-geeky-teacher's-pet that I would normally like. I was looking at it on my iPad, whilst relaxing on the sofa... Continue Reading →

Can we cater for kinaesthetic learners online?

I was discussing online learning recently and the topic of catering for kinaesthetic learners came up. This was an interesting topic. Something that has been part of the Twitter conversation in my personal learning network over recent months, and obviously for longer in the wider L&D community, is the research behind learning styles. Or lack... Continue Reading →

Facilitation – an introduction

In a previous blog post I started what I hope to be a discussion with you about instruction and facilitation in Learning and Development. In this post I want to start unpicking what facilitation means more broadly and what it means in a training arena and for online delivery. “Group facilitation”, writes Roger Schwarz, “is... Continue Reading →

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