I find myself in self-isolation as the pandemic COVID-19 effects the world. Lockdown has given me a great opportunity to review the videos captured during 2019's #VideoWalks and create a highlight reel. It's been reported that Steven Soderbergh, who has released 2 films using smartphones, puts his device rigorously through its paces. I challenged myself … Continue reading 2019 Video Walks Highlights
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