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Moving from workshops to blended learning

Many, many of our clients are looking to re-purpose workshop based learning programmes to a blended learning approach. There are numerous drivers. Cost of delivery is the most common one, closely foll…
Technology
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ATD 2015 Panellists’ thoughts on ROI

Some thoughts from a panel on ROI at the ATD2015 conference comprising Rick de Rijk, James Kirkpatrick, Laura Paramoure and Shaun Riley… #1 We tend to frame programmes around curricula – the objec…
Conference notes
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Improving your development processes

For many organisations, a development process includes just the core of the product development cycle – the initial concepts or storyboards through to final deployment. But there are wider consi…
Strategy,Technology
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Measuring the success of your initiatives

Whether you’re developing and delivering a learning initiative, or improving your L&D processes, we all know we should measure the success of what we’re doing. Clear benchmarks, clear goals, c…
Technology
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Inspirational Keynote from Sugata Mitra at ATD2015

Keynote speakers have a rare opportunity to shift thinking on a large scale. 10,000 registered for ATD2015, it looked like well over half attended Sugata’s session. He well and truly took his ch…
Conference notes
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Will LRSs replace LMSs?

Learning Records Stores are gaining traction because of their ability to track and report on informal or unstructured activity. Working with Experience API (also known as Tin Can and xAPI), LRSs provi…
Technology
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Global Human Capital Trends 2015; Deloitte University Press

This report from Deloitte puts Learning and Development as the third highest talent challenge facing organisations (from a survey pool of 3300 business in 106 countries). Sitting only behind culture a…
Report
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Connection Culture by Michael L Stallard

Michael Stallard argues in Connection Culture that growing a ‘connection culture’ in your organisation gives competitive advantage. He argues that it helps productivity, innovation and staff reten…
Book reviews
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Mastering Mobile Learning by Chad Udell & Gary Woodill

We all struggle to figure out how to fold new technologies into our learning experiences. It seems human nature to try and shoehorn the new tool into our existing paradigm, rather than ask how our par…
Book reviews,Strategy,Technology
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The New Social Learning, Tony Bingham & Marcia Conner

If you’re interested in understanding what Social Learning really is, and what it’s rationale might be, Chapter One gives you plenty to think about. There aren’t many recent trends the authors d…
Book reviews
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