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Embracing the digital wave in learning and development

Embracing the digital wave in learning and development
Wednesday September 3, 2014

The Association of Learning Technologies held its annual conference (ALTC) at Warwick University on 1st-3rd of September. The title, 'Riding Giants: How to educate and innovate ahead of the wave', suggests the increased momentum in the development of learning technologies.

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The Power of Personal Learning Networks

The Power of Personal Learning Networks
Friday August 22, 2014

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.

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Top Four Ways to Learn in 2014

Top Four Ways to Learn in 2014
Wednesday August 20, 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.

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Who’s on your L&D Team?

Who’s on your L&D Team?
Friday August 15, 2014

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?

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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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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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