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Camilla – and ‘Splash!’ – benefit from the Waste King treatment

Any impending visitor is enough to make anyone want to ‘tidy up a bit’ but, when that visitor is a member of the Royal Family, it’s an even more impelling reason to get rid of unsightly waste.   So, when HRH the Duchess of Cornwall was about to visit Medical Detection Dogs, a Milton Keynes-based [...]

Doing the right things at the right time

There’s a tendency to do ‘just-in-case’ training rather than ‘just-in-time’ training. In other words, people are given access to learning materials in case they ever need to know what they’re being taught.   Key issues in today’s workplace are the pace of change; the appearance of broader and more complex job tasks, and the question [...]

By | February 18th, 2013|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Key issues in mobile learning

The drivers for adopting new technologies in learning include not only the suppliers and customers (buyers) but also the consumers (users) – in other words, everyone. Decide, design, develop and deploy is the standard four-step process relating to technology. Increasingly – since about 2006 - consumers want to use mobile devices for learning and for [...]

Waste King supplies waste pods for its ‘greener’ customers

With increasingly stringent regulations governing the disposal of such things as waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), plasterboard and hazardous waste, Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, is seeing increasing numbers of its corporate and care sector customers opting for ‘waste pods’ as a means of storing and disposing of their waste. [...]

By | February 8th, 2013|Categories: Business, Environment|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

New APMG qualification recognizes Facilitation skills

APMG-International, the provider of specialist qualifications for knowledge-based workers, including PRINCE2® and ITIL®, has launched a new certification scheme in Facilitation skills. Based on methodology written and developed by Tony Mann, director of Strategic Resource Change, the scheme will teach candidates how to design, apply and use specific processes and tools in order to increase [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Review (number 5) : Learning a Living

Valerie Hannon, Sarah Gillinson and Leonie Shanks Published by: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing ISBN: 978-99921-95-55-0   ‘Learning’ is not a topic that has attracted many ‘coffee table books’ but Learning a Living fits the category perfectly. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Reza Deghati, the book explores ways to rebuild the relationship between education and the [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The challenges of change

There’s always change but the corporate learning sector has been experiencing more than its usual share recently.   On a strategic level, there’s a growing trend towards learning technology suppliers moving away from control by learning technologists. A recent 101-page IBIS Capital report on the e-learning sector, with market information and analysis from Learning Light, [...]

By | February 5th, 2013|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Tom Kuhlmann’s ‘take’ on interactivity

  Tom Kuhlmann, one of the world’s best known e-learning designers and currently number three in the ‘World’ list of the Top Ten Movers and Shakers in corporate online learning, discussed the ‘what, when and how of interactivity’ with an invited audience at The Cellar at Vinopolis, on London’s south bank, at the [...]