Sharing Skills plus 7 Top Tips on Blogging

This blog is about "sharing skills". I'm not talking about the sharing skills of children - "you've got to learn to share" -"be nice to your little sister, give her some as well" - although to be fair my own children did develop a good sharing methodology based around two crude methods: Rock, Paper, Scissors "You divide in... Continue Reading →

Working out loud: does it help?

Last week I blogged on future online courses in the Diplomatic Academy - The brave new world of online courses - and shared the link in two ways: "externally" via a few tweets, and "internally" in my organisation via the intranet (FCO PeopleFinder). This was a very small-scale experiment in "working out loud".  I picked a subject which I thought was... Continue Reading →

The brave new world of online courses

“Glorified correspondence classes”. “All the drawbacks of sage-on-the-stage, Professor-based teaching.. but without the warmth of human contact.” “The latest fad.” "Nobody ever finishes them." “Isn’t it just e-learning with a few more bells and whistles?” All accusations levelled at the new generation of online courses – whether you call them MOOCs, xMOOCs, cMOOCs or guided... Continue Reading →

The future (or not) of the internal L&D provider

I thought I'd flag up two pieces of work that caught my eye last week. Firstly, Jane Hart (@C4LPT) has published some contributions she's gathered for an article entitled: "What if there were no L&D Department?" These include comments from well-known L&D thinkers Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn and Harold Jarche.. and from a couple of colleagues in the... Continue Reading →

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