Skills Journey

CPD for modern learning professionals

Do we still need e-learning?

'E-learning', by which I mean interactive, self-paced instruction, has had a role in workplace learning, under one name or another, for about 40 years. In this video, I ask whether e-learning has delivered on its promise - how efficient is it, how effective, how popular and how commercially...

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Effective persuasion through ethos, pathos and logos

As learning professionals, it is our lot to try our best to be persuasive, whether we’re trying to convince stakeholders to go with what we believe will be the best solution to their problem, persuade learners and their managers to engage with our interventions, or sell learners on a new way of...

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Sherlock Holmes and the Three Ls

This video provides a light-hearted introduction to the process of needs analysis. It also represents Clive Shepherd's one and only acting credit (there will be no more). The video tells how Sherlock Holmes uses the three Ls (knowledge of the Learning, the Learner and the Logistics) to solve a...

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In the classroom - one toolkit, three different roles

A classroom is a space that can be used in many different ways. And there isn't just one way to make the best use of this space. In this Skills Journey animation, we explore the ways that classrooms can be used for presentations, group instruction and facilitated group learning. Each of these...

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Exploring the seven Cs

Your alliterative guide to high-level learning design!

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Learning and Development's two customers

Imagine if you had to satisfy not one set of customers but two. Both were demanding, and each was looking for quite different things. Well, such is the lot of the learning professional. Not only do you have to provide a great service to your clients, business sponsors and key stakeholders, you...

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Coaching for learning

In their book Transfer of Training, Mary Broad and John Newstrom estimated that merely 10% of the dollars spent on training resulted in actual and lasting behavioural change. And that’s obviously not enough. They did some research into who it was that made the biggest impact on transfer of...

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Show me the data: the case for learning analytics

Data is the fuel that drives effective decision making. Without the right data, you’re relying on guesswork and hoping for the best. Data allows you to accurately assess needs, compare alternative approaches, assess progress and determine results. We look at the arguments for data analytics for...

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Communicating with sound

Sound is a medium that matters. Your audience can listen to a podcast or a radio programme while they’re busy doing other things like walking, driving or keeping fit. You can add narration and sound effects to your animations and videos or leave it to music to set the mood. Sound is a medium...

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Learning is a human experience

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