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/Catherine Sellars Course Evaluations That Make A Difference

Course Evaluations That Make A Difference
Tuesday August 12, 2014

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.

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/Catherine Sellars Making MOOCs Marvellous

Making MOOCs Marvellous
Tuesday July 22, 2014

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.

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/Catherine Sellars Should you insist that your staff are qualified?

Should you insist that your staff are qualified?
Monday July 21, 2014

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?

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/Catherine Sellars Make Cascading Work

Make Cascading Work
Monday July 7, 2014

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.

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/Catherine Sellars Making Learning Lossless

Making Learning Lossless
Monday June 30, 2014

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.

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