Category Archives: e-learning

The future of work-based training

Many will agree that the work-based training industry is set to dramatically change over the coming years.  We are already seeing consolidation and cuts in funding streams as well as more challenging criteria for signing off learners. Funded training providers … Continue reading

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Almost 1m young people not in education, employment or training | Society | The Guardian

Almost 1 million young people are not in school, work or training, according to official figures which underline the extent to which the economic slowdown is hurting school-leavers. One in six 16- to 24-year-olds was a "neet" (not in education, … Continue reading

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Flipping out? What you need to know about the Flipped Classroom | Inside Higher Ed

The traditional model of the lecture and learning cycle has long been to deliver the lecture during class and to send students home to do homework and perhaps engage in a discussion or two afterwards. The flipped classroom flips this … Continue reading

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Using Google Plus Hangouts

  Some good thoughts on using Google in training/eduction. As more people join Google’s new social network, Google , they’re figuring out how to take advantage of some of the innovative uses for the site. One obvious use for educators … Continue reading

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Google Moderator in training and e-learning

We’ve recently started using Google Moderator in conjunction with e-learning courses as well as in a classroom setting.  Students can add and vote on ideas/suggestions/comments via a very simple site created by Google.  You can also create a ‘series’ of related items for feedback. … Continue reading

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Scrap boring IT lessons

Wow, what a week it has been for IT related announcements for UK education: Michael Gove to scrap “boring” IT lessons Schools to be given mobile casino freedom to run cutting-edge computer classes under plans for open source curriculum via Michael Gove … Continue reading

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A wiki curriculum

Gove proposes ‘wiki curriculum’ Education secretary, inspired by book on military, calls for collaborative approach to developing new curriculum A “wiki” approach to designing the curriculum that would allow teachers and experts to collaborate in tailoring lessons for schools is … Continue reading

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Let’s use video to reinvent education

This is a truly inspirational video looking at how the Khan Academy is using video to transform education.  This is relevant to anyone in the training or education sector. Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education | Video on … Continue reading

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Using Google Plus with your learners

Here’s a great set of blog posts for the more adventurous amongst us who want to explore using Google+ with learners.  I have linked to Michelle Stephen’s Google category on her blog so you can explore all the articles. I’m … Continue reading

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Free e-learning resources

I’m pleased to share two new free resources.  After working hard over the weekend (no rest for the wicked!) we’ve made available an e-learning strategy guide and template along with an e-learning roi calculator.  Please let me know what you … Continue reading

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