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What’s user testing?

Posted by on November 19, 2014 in Inspiring Insights | Comments Off on What’s user testing?

User testing is a vital part of designing and delivering E-learning but I’m often asked, ‘What’s user testing?’ Instead of answering that question, I often start with what it’s not. What is NOT user testing? User testing is NOT about gathering the wishes and personal preferences of content or technical experts. It’s too late in the development process to make […]

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Business and Blended Learning

The notion of business and blended learning led to the creation of a tool we called the Blended Learning BluePrint. Essentially, in my management role at Learning Solutions balancing issues of time, quality and cost in the E-learning space was a constant struggle. Ultimately the driving force for decisions was based on moving the business in the right direction … […]


What is Mentoring?

Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Inspiring Insights | Comments Off on What is Mentoring?

What is mentoring seems a pretty straightfoward question. In fact, these responses to that question might sound familiar, maybe even traditional:  a one to one relationship, which develops over a period time and is built on shared values  a relationship where a more experienced person supports a less experienced person to fill developmental gaps  where someone imparts wisdom and shares […]

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Blooming Assessment

There has been a real buzz in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) recently about Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. The educational origami site has a wealth of information on Bloom’s Taxonomy. On the site, Andrew Churches says, ‘it’s not about the tools, it’s using the tools to facilitate learning.’ Selecting the right tool for the needs of the learner is spot […]