Tag Archives: Assessment

Assessment: we’re spoilt for (multi) choice

Long term blog readers will know of my dislike of multi-choice assessments: the last ditch bid of the desperate in the final fifteen minutes of learning design. In an idle five minutes, i’ve sketched out some other approaches to assessment, … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 6 – Assessment

In this series of articles, i’m exploring my Learning Methodology in more detail. We started by examining Context, the contract for the learning, and moving onto Demonstration, where we illustrate our points. Then into Exploration, with a chance to play … Continue reading

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How to solve a problem. Investigating how we can apply native problem solving methodologies to learning scenarios.

We are all expert problem solvers. Be it mending a puncture or working out the best way to build a raft to support a team of executives on a retro leadership training day across a polluted river, we are experienced … Continue reading

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Building a Business Case: Five reasons to use e-learning and why they work

Anyone who knows me well will know that i’m not one for lists, but a number of people have asked me what the main reasons are for using e-learning. In no particular order, here are five reasons and some thoughts … Continue reading

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Taking bold steps: how we have to create disturbance to change behaviour

You can’t change behaviours without creating disturbance. If people are happy with how they do things now, they are unlikely to change. Part of training is the process of disturbing them from their current perspective and helping them to chart … Continue reading

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The Census: Uses of measurement in e-learning and why we feel the need to measure at all.

This week, in the UK, we’re completing the census. Every ten years, we record the details of everyone living in every household in the UK, a giant count of who is here and what they are up to. In other … Continue reading

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Who says i’m incompetent? Questioning the relevance of performance review in an interconnected age

Businesses face a challenge of determining what makes a person ‘competent’ in role. They often do this through a process of Performance Review. Very much in vogue are competency frameworks, a reductionist approach that effectively produces a series of measures … Continue reading

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