OLICE BLOG

Learning Evaluation in the Digital World

April 20, 2017

One of the many benefits of digital learning is its ability to generate and store both qualitative and quantitative data to help evaluate a learning activity.  A survey conducted by the CIPD in 2015 found that half of the participants did not conduct any evaluation on the majority of L&D...

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Creative enterprise learning – thinking outside the LMS

March 6, 2017

This weekend at a family get together, I watched as my 2-year old nephew played the CBeebies Alphablocks game on a tablet device.  For the uninitiated, this simple game helps children arrange letters of the alphabet to spell simple words, and I was impressed by just how absorbed he was...

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Don’t overload your learners

February 1, 2017

Working memory (previously referred to as short term memory) has a very limited capacity and can only hold a few pieces of information at a time. It is therefore important that we help learners process essential facts and avoid cognitive overload. Although only limited amounts of information can be stored, this...

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Our Digital Future

November 28, 2016

As we are constantly reminded, the area of L&D is changing rapidly. As I'm from a digital background I'm bound to say that the future of L&D lies in technology and Andy Lancaster, head of learning at the CIPD agrees. There are several key shifts in L&D, identified by Andy Lancaster, which...

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When to Gamify

September 19, 2016

Gamification is a buzz word that has been around for years, but is still widely misunderstood. Many L&D managers are told that they need to add it to the mix but are unsure how to go about it. Sound familiar? Then read on... What Gamification is where elements and principles of games...

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Why Digital?

July 5, 2016

There’s no doubt in our minds that as a company grows, adding digital learning into the mix is a must. Moving your training to a digital platform not only saves on printing and transport costs, frees up trainers and ensures consistency and quality throughout, it also makes the content updatable, searchable,...

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Engage Your Learner (by Talking to Their Elephant)

July 5, 2016

We've all been there. There's information that we know is important, that we have been told we have to memorise and that we read over and over again whilst our mind drifts to what we should cook for dinner and who's birthday we've forgotten. The problem lies with your elephant. Your...

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Work with your Brain, Learn on the Go

July 5, 2016

As amazing as our brains are, we obviously have limitations. Understanding these limitations and working around them is the best way to improve our capabilities, and technology can help with this in a million ways. Our brains work best at certain times in the day, so rather than forcing a user...

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When to Use Video in e-Learning…

July 5, 2016

From YouTube to Treehouse, explainer videos have boomed in recent years, helped by the increase in broadband speed and mobile device capabilities. However videos can be expensive and difficult to update so when should you favour video content in traditional e-Learning? 1. To Build Trust We are social creatures and a drawback...

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LMSless – A vision for learning in 2020

July 5, 2016

I am the creative director of a company specialising in building bespoke design-led elearning. Much of my day is spent thinking about how best to show a particular bit of information or how to lead a user to a particular place in an intuitive and efficient fashion. I’m an early riser...

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