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Sold – but needs immediate updates?

Over the Christmas break thousands of people will have been opening Christmas presents and seeing a computer or laptop or a mobile phone. Amongst all of those people how many of them will know how to use them? I helped buy a laptop for a family member this year. As a computer user since I […]

The 10 rules of painless procurement – from both sides

The 10 rules of painless procurement – from both side A few weeks ago I picked up on a tweet about the tender process from @kevinmulryne and added a few comments along with @innerquest As we had all been involved in the procurement process (from both sides) we decided to come up with a few […]

Game Based Learning – What does this mean to you?

First blog post for a while… I started working in e-learning and games in the 90’s. During this time we have seen some amazing technical advantages and also seen some interesting advances within e-learning. In recent years games based learning or GBL has been a trend subject. Game Based Learning does not only mean using […]

40 applications in 40 minutes

40 apps in 40 minutes For the latest Norfolk e-learning forum I decided that we should run a session on open source and free software tools. There are so many well known open source and free tools in use such as Moodle and WordPress that setting up the session was a challenge. I settled on […]

How do you build the perfect Learning Management System?

You get together practitioners, vendors, suppliers, buyers and users to ask them what they want! It was at the elearning network event on Friday 25th September that this took place. New Models for Learning Management had a number of interesting speakers with the highlight being an interactive session led by Barry Sampson and Matt Brewer. […]

Instructional designers – the times they are achanging.

Before the internet explosion and during the birth of CBT and e-learning roles were much easier to define. I worked in several e-learning development teams that consisted of Researcher, Programmer/Author, graphic design, technical person, intstructional designer over time the roles began to blur, the number of people required for each skill changed, programmers learnt photoshop […]

creating an e-learning strategy – a few things to think about

Over the past few weeks I’ve answered questions about e-learning strategies. I have been involved in the creation of e-learning strategy documents and projects for the public and private sector in the UK and thought that I would share a few of my thoughts. This isnt’ an exhaustive list but it will provide you with […]