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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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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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The Anatomy of an L&D Professional

The Anatomy of an L&D Professional
Monday July 14, 2014

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.

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Will Apprenticeships Mend Our Fractured Economy?

Will Apprenticeships Mend Our Fractured Economy?
Thursday July 10, 2014

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.

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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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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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The World Cup and the Workplace

The World Cup and the Workplace
Thursday June 26, 2014

How much of an impact does the FIFA World Cup have on the economy? How does it affect the well-being of your staff? This infographic illustrates the World Cup effect.

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Making Virtual Teams Work

Making Virtual Teams Work
Monday June 23, 2014

The availability of broadband is having a significant impact on the way we work. According to Virgin Media Business 60% of office-based employees will regularly work from home by 2022. Research proves that remote workers are more productive but not all employers are convinced. In fact, Yahoo recently banned homeworking, claiming that staff creativity suffered as a result of teleworking.

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Core Skills for Business in 2014

Core Skills for Business in 2014
Friday June 13, 2014

Each year brings new challenges for managers with developments in working patterns, technology and business practices, creating a need for continual professional development. This infographic illustrates the essential skills for the modern manager but as you will see, some skills will always be in demand.

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