A few months ago, I read an article that really resonated with me. I didn't get a chance to share it then (since I last posted, I've relocated back to the UK from Bulgaria, and just weeks later I gave birth to my second daughter - so there's been a lot going on!) but it's … Continue reading Markers of success.
Video isn't as 'hot' a topic as it once was in learning circles (according to Don Taylor's Global Sentiment Survey) in large part because it's become business as usual. In some form, it's surely part of the repertoire of every L&D team, provider, professional, by now? But while it may be dropping down the rankings … Continue reading Useful content fast with smartphones and Twitter.
I learnt a few things about memory during Learning Technologies last week. I also picked up some new tips for designing content to make it 'sticky' as well as having other strategies reconfirmed by both Stella Collins and Dr Julia Shaw. Julia is a 'memory hacker' who specialises in the creation of false memories. She … Continue reading Memory.
A few years ago, my then-boss Nick Shackleton-Jones arranged for the team to spend two personal development days at RADA. It was mortifying. I can vividly remember how uncomfortable I felt lying on the floor doing breathing exercises amongst colleagues, how awkward I felt as we were asked to move around the room using a … Continue reading Discomfort.
Each year Donald Taylor asks L&D professionals worldwide what they think will be hot the following year. The Global Sentiment Survey has been running since 2014 and, with the numbers of participants and votes growing year on year, I worked with Don on producing a report showing the results and looking at the trends. That … Continue reading L&D Global Sentiment Survey.