Tag Archives: Effectiveness

Creating the space to think

We can’t take the value of our thinking for granted: it doesn’t just happen. It’s like growing tomatoes. You have to plant them in the right compost, you need the right amount of sunshine, you have to water and feed … Continue reading

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Communication: harder than you might think

It would be nice to think that ‘message sent’ is always ‘message received’, but it is, of course, not the case. Our ability to miscommunicate is only matched by our certainty that our communication skills are superb. Finding our what’s … Continue reading

Posted in Attention to Detail, Broadcast, Communication, Difference, Journalism, Language, Learning Design, Words, Writing | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Exploring Learning Styles: does an understanding of them make us better able to design learning?

The notion of learning styles is interesting: that we can identify different ways that people learn and, through this understanding, design materials and experiences that best suit each of these styles. It’s appealing: an engineering approach that tells us we … Continue reading

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Words about Learning: intent

Sometimes we have an idea: let’s do something better! The idea is good. It gives us intent. But how do we actually do the thing better? What, when push comes to shove, are we not doing well already? Aspiration is … Continue reading

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How to measure the success of social learning. Challenges and ideas.

There’s been some discussion this week about creating parameters for the measurement of the effectiveness of social learning. It’s a good call to arms, because it’s all too easy to be busy creating solutions without stopping to think of the … Continue reading

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Designing e-learning solutions. Questions of cost and quality and preconceptions.

Lots of people assume that e-learning is expensive to produce, that it’s not as effective as classroom based training, or that it’s good for knowledge training, but not for skills training. None of these things are true if the e-learning … Continue reading

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Leave me alone! How much contact should we have with people using Blended Learning solutions?

A great many of our solutions today are being built as ‘blended’. This means that learners will use e-learning elements before they attend a course, and that there will be follow up materials. Effectively, we are extending the learning experience, … Continue reading

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Say it once, say it well. Using the right media for the right message.

You can tell a story in many different ways, but it’s important to adapt what you say to fit the media you’ve chosen to tell it in. Printed workbooks or downloads suit text and tables, illustrative graphics and so forth. … Continue reading

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