Even if you have never come across the term PLN, you probably still have one. PLN stands for Personal Learning Network. The network is made up of the people and resources you turn to when you need advice or information.Read More
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/Catherine Sellars Top Four Ways to Learn in 2014
Do you know your blended learning from your mobile learning? This handy infographic explains the differences between the top four ways to learn in 2014.Read More
/Catherine Sellars Who’s on your L&D Team?
L&D teams are changing. New roles require new structures and every business seems to adopt a different approach. These are just some L&D team roles. Who’s on your L&D team?Read More
/Catherine Sellars Course Evaluations That Make A Difference
Practitioners in teaching and learning are self-critical by nature. Most L&D departments will reflect on the success of their training programmes, engaging in course evaluations and a self-assessment process but only the best departments can effectively make use of this reflection to create a quality improvement strategy.Read More
/Catherine Sellars Making MOOCs Marvellous
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) make learning accessible to a mass audience. That can never be a bad thing. Business L&D departments are following academia’s lead, beginning to see the potential marketing and PR benefits of sharing their staff training with the world.Read More
/Catherine Sellars Should you insist that your staff are qualified?
How did you get to where you are today? Some professions have a clear career path, requiring specific qualifications and membership of professional associations but a surprising number do not. eLearning design and L&D are two prime examples, with practitioners coming in to the profession from a range of backgrounds from human resource management to media production. So, how important is a clearly defined career path and how do you support those members of staff who have taken a more circuitous route?Read More
/Catherine Sellars The Anatomy of an L&D Professional
Have you got what it takes for a career in L&D? This infographic, The Anatomy of an L&D Professional, illustrates some of the skills you will need to succeed in learning and development.Read More
/Catherine Sellars Will Apprenticeships Mend Our Fractured Economy?
This week saw the publication of the Adonis Review, ‘Mending the Fractured Economy’. The review identified skills shortages as a significant barrier to growth and made recommendations for addressing that shortage.Read More
/Catherine Sellars Make Cascading Work
The knowledge cascade is seen as one of the most cost effective methods of training. You invest in a few members of staff in the hope that they will pass on their new skills to colleagues. A great idea in theory but you can end up with sink holes of knowledge. The learning travels so far, then hits a dead end. This infographic provides some tips on making cascading work.Read More
/Catherine Sellars Making Learning Lossless
The techies out there will have come across the terms ‘lossy’ and ‘lossless’ for saving data. If you save a photo in a lossless format, you won't lose any of the important detail in the image. This week, while attending an edtech conference, I heard the term applied to learning.Read More