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Winner of 2017 Learning Champion Award !

It was an absolute privilege to become a finalist in the 2017 Learning Champion Awards in the internationally renowned eLearning! Magazine and an incredible shock to actually win. eLearning ChampionA colleague put me forward for the work I’d recently done on the Core Values rollout …incredibly I received a message a few months later …. Read more »

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Who’s the Diva?

ISD, ADDIE and HPT ?

Instructional design models can be confusing since they seem more like process models and could be simply labelled as instructional design methods as defined by McGriff (2001) “systematic guidelines instructional designers follow in order to create a workshop, a course, a curriculum, an instructional program, or a training session”. These models are more of an adapted development life cycle for e-Learning with a flavour of instructional design involved where educational theories should be applied to ensure learning objectives are met. Read more »

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Is your Organisation ready ?

Baby on elearningAlong with all the practical aspects of creating an enterprise eLearning strategy I’ve come to realise getting an organisation to move forward and adapt is a difficult endeavour especially when the bulk of personnel in Learning and Development are stuck on the old ways.
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Clinical Informatic Project Management

I’m currently working on a cross functional project to improve the OB workflow at a healthcare institute. Once again IT is the enabler and should not be used for its own sake. Business, or in this case clinically driven initiatives define the key objectives and IT should look at ways to enable those – we all know that I hear you say !!! Well sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees so we need to take a step back especially in a healthcare environment where patient care and safety are paramount Read more »

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How to do Leadership !

Leadership and the characteristics of leaders have always intrigued me. What makes a good leader?

Why is one person more able to get people to follow them over another? What did the leader do which helped to overcome adversity and win even though the odds were in favour of the enemy? The same rules apply in business… what are the distinct capabilities of successful leaders which led their organizations to success in commerce? Read more »

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Blended Learning – Interactions

In the corporate e-Learning world engaging interactions are becoming more important since a lot of what is produced is simply tell and test which leaves much to be desired with learners simply becoming less and less engaged.
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The Agile Manifesto

Agile practices – I’ve been doing this since I graduated !!!!! During my work experience year I worked with a very forward thinking company and we used to have daily after lunch meetings !!! These guys were all Cambridge graduates …. – the main thing I like about Agile development is the focus is on action rather than discussion and politics  the results and product at the end of each sprint is what counts…. I think the key is to have an open and trusting culture with the team all aiming for the same goals…..the SCRUM master has his (or her) work cut out. Take a read below  and reflect –

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Blendkit 2016 – The beginnings …

I just started a MOOC – what’s a MOOC you may ask … well its a Massive Open Online Course.

The MOOC I started last week is called Blendkit 2016 and is all about how to create, or convert, courses so they have an online, or offline, element – depending on where you’re starting from
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Using Twitter for PM

Project communication and coordination is vital to project success. Project sponsors and stakeholders have too much communication to wade through. I’m sure they don’t want another eMail from you especially one lacking in concrete actions and looking for suggestions or ideas!  Lack of value added communication creates little confidence that you have everything in control and really wastes the time of those you need to keep up-to-date.
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Evolution of SCORM

Designing and developing eLearning is difficult enough but when it comes to explaining the technology which allows communication between the content and the LMS most eLearning and training professionals fall short of being able to understand it let alone explain the intricacies of the way this happens. Read more »

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