Learning Design


Digital literacy is no longer a nice to have but an essential life skill. Computers have been commonplace for 30 years and the Internet for 20 years. They are used in all areas of life from business to leisure and I’m betting they’re here to stay. The FMCG sector has been fairly quick to adopt technology in manufacturing and back office processes to drive efficiencies but many companies still operate at the coalface like it’s the dark ages. There are still a lot of merchandisers who are clearly not digitally literate. Many......

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A lot can be said about using PowerPoint as a teaching tool. Click on the links below to read more. PowerPoint Rule #1: “… all PowerPoint presentation rules, principles, and guidelines are secondary to doing what is right for your audience.”  Online conversion: Tom takes Cathy Moore’s ‘Dump the Drone’ presentation and turns it into an online course. Wow Templates! Be inspired by Presenation Magazine. Ezine: The PowerPoint Ezine is a fab resource that covers a wide range of topics. Rock with your own design. Cool tools and tricks for the innovative. Pedagoggles explains how to......

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In a recent eLearning Guild research paper, ‘Informal Learning Takes Off’, 53.9% of respondents indicated ‘video’ as the top ‘informal learning activity with L&D intervention‘. I guess it’s because people love “short chunks of information that can be easily absorbed, be more memorable than a text and emphasize on all the key points.” Paul Clothier, ‘The next big thing in mobile’ , confirms this: “Do you know which search engine is the second most popular today? No, it’s not Bing or Yahoo… it’s YouTube. Why? Because people like to get their information in short video......

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I recently attended a webinar where Dr Carmen Simon (www.reximedia.com) discussed how you could ‘apply brain science’ to control the 10% of what audiences remember of presentations (they will forget 90% of what you present). From a learning design point of view, are you clear about the key messages you want your participants to remember? Is the information presented in a memorable way? Dr Simon provided the example of breaking a pattern the audience learned to expect. Is there enough context to ensure memory traces? Less is not always more. Did you......

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Hi there! My name is Madelize and my background is in the areas of learning & development and education & training. I am passionate about e-learning and very excited about the new product soon to be launched by the intuto crowd, which is why you’ll see me blogging here. I’m not a seasoned blogger – perhaps because I don’t believe in blogging for the sake of blogging. So, I’ve set myself a challenge – 150 words max. What I can’t say in 150 words, I probably don’t need to say and you......

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When most people think about training it’s with something akin to dread, that or the stoic acceptance that it’s one of life’s necessary evils. Some of us associate training with sitting in a stuffy meeting room while someone drones on and attendees sit with blank uncomprehending faces, wondering how painful their evening commute is going to be. Others might think about swanky offsite training venues with post-training canapés, free booze and a whole lot of work to come back to at the office the next morning. Then again, perhaps you’re business has......

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