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!
Be aware of your biases when you start to design any learning solution. This maybe an unconscious bias that has stemmed from a positive or negative experience and could be your personal learning style. I find it really helps to get a diverse group of stakeholders together so you can brainstorm ideas to discover the … Continue reading Ideate and design #BlogEveryDay
Julie Dirksen author of Design For How People Learn says: For me, the goal of good learning design is for learners to emerge from the learning experience with new or improved capabilities that they can take back to the real world. I interpret this as helping a learner move on to the next step of … Continue reading Goal of learning design #BlogEveryDay
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
Think with Goggle shared an article in Dec-17 Why you should lean into how-to content in 2018. Their research uncovered YouTube viewers don’t just want to be entertained by cat videos they are hungry for learning content. Viewers aren’t just looking to brush up on skills they already have—they’re also hoping to acquire completely new … Continue reading YouTube and Self Directed Learning
During the Christmas break I read Robin Hoyle's Informal Learning in Organizations. Informal and social learning has taken place since the dawn of time. Humans naturally learn informally, as Robin explains, our prehistoric ancestors didn't learn how to hunt and gather in a classroom, they watched what others did. Now a days we understand learning … Continue reading Informal Learning in Organisations
I discovered an article written for People Management magazine Opinion: Training design is dead(ish). The author, Sheridan Webb discusses how social media is changing the way learning solutions are designed. With 20 years experience Sheridan has watched the industry change through the raise of the internet and social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. … Continue reading People Management – Training design is dead(ish)
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 share articles, found on Twitter alone, that I think would be useful for L&D practitioners. The views and … Continue reading On the third day of Christmas my social network sent to me