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.Read More
Recent Posts & Articles
The Power of Personal Learning Networks
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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