Skills Journey

CPD for modern learning professionals

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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Compliance or competence - ten years on

I was looking through some old presentations the other day and found this one. I was amazed to find that it was 10 years old and that there wasn't really anything about it I'd change. For the learning professional, compliance training continues to provide lots of work but I'm not so sure it's...

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A House by the Sea - Musings on Learning

This animation has been rescued from the archives. It was produced back in 2013 for a client project and then filed away but we think it deserves a wider airing. It uses storytelling to explore some of the most fundamental issues of teaching and learning.

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