Steve Follows is an established data researcher in the film industry. Between 1994-2013 he discovered the average top US-grossing Hollywood films had 588 people in the crew. Full details of his research can be found here. Films in the lowest budget bracket (under £150,000) credited an average of just 32 people. The actual number of people who worked on … Continue reading What crew do I need to create a video with my smartphone?
Wow, where did this year disappear to?! Professionally, it's been a great year. Video Walks I started the year on a high and launched the #VideoWalks themes. The aim for this project was to encourage people to create video using their smartphone. It has been inspiring to watch people share their videos via Twitter or … Continue reading What a year 2019 has been!
I have been inspired by Andrew Jacobs who blogs on a daily basis on his site Lost and Desperate. So, on the lead up to L&D Connects first #LnDFieldTrip I aim to share a short post everyday throughout May on the topic learning design. I think learning design is critical to all learning and development … Continue reading Learning Design #BlogEveryDay
What a year 2018 has been! On reflection it's been a very busy year having attended Learning Technologies conference in Feb, a number of #LnDcowork events in Nottingham, World of Learning Conference in October and Learning Tech's Summer Forum in June. I was part of a pilot course in Neuroscience in L&D held at CIPD … Continue reading 2019 for Niki Hobson
I had the pleasure of attending Connie Malamed's session, Instructional Design - Crash Course in Visual Design, at January's Learning Technologies event. Inspired, I ordered her book Visual Design Solutions on the train home and later downloaded the free ebook Writing for Instructional Design, both can be ordered via theelearningcoach.com. Connie explains that; "Writing is one of the most … Continue reading Writing for Instructional Design
During Kineo's week of webinars I attended their webinar Go Gurrilla - how to make memorable and affordable learning videos. The 2 speakers, James and Mark, explained that Kineo have shot a variety of learning videos with a range of budgets. During the webinar they shared lots of practical tips for filming and advised on the … Continue reading Guerrilla video learning
As I write this I am on the train to London to attend the Learning Technologies Conference at Olympia London. I have selected the conference sessions I am attending and gained a seat at Towards Maturity's 2018 Benchmark. It's going to be a busy few days, but I am excited at attending this event for … Continue reading Learning Technologies #LT18uk
Seven skills needed for L&D, Six trends in L&D, Five myths about 70:20:10, Four elements of social learning, Three priorities for L&D to align to customer needs, Two parts of the learner voice, and a shot of curiosity. Every working day morning I will post, The Twelve Days of Learning & Development where I will … Continue reading On the seventh day of Christmas my social network sent to me
Last night I attended a Derbyshire & Notts CIPD branch event. Amy Brann facilitated an intriguing session about the Science of Learning, Amy is extremely passionate about how the brain functions , she has authored 3 books and works for Synaptic Potential. The first company dedicated to bridging the gap between scientists and organizations. Amy … Continue reading Science of Learning event
Now, Discover Your Strengths looks at why most employee development is wrong. Organisations focus on weaknesses and offer training to overcome these. Development should promote and increase natural talents aiming to get the most out of individuals and teams. With the nation's skills shortage being debated is it not vital that we understand our skills … Continue reading Personal strengths