Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Dirty Dozen – 12 hot tips to guarantee your webinar will fail

Since retiring from full-time employment, I have found more time to watch and reflect on practices that previously formed much of my own working life. It is all too easy to slip into hypercritical mode when you observe the work … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Dirty Dozen – 12 hot tips to guarantee your webinar will fail

Plain English questions for analysis

In Part One of this posting I referred to Robin Hoyle’s 6 A’s and Clive Shepherd’s 20 areas of enquiry, Here I offer a selection of some of the questions I have typically asked of a client. I don’t always … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Plain English is just as important in Analysis as it is in the Design and Development of learning solutions.

In the past few days two things crossed my desk and set me thinking.The first was a blog by my good friend and colleague Clive Shepherd. He wrote: “As a learning professional, it’s absolutely vital when you’re taking a brief … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Plain English is just as important in Analysis as it is in the Design and Development of learning solutions.

Instructional objectives have some practical use and come from a process known as “needs analysis”.

Instructional objectives have some practical use and come from a process known as “needs analysis”. That is the last of 12 truisms that have influenced how I have been doing my work as a learning and performance consultant over a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Instructional objectives have some practical use and come from a process known as “needs analysis”.

You can lead a horse to water and you can make it drink

It is possible to interest people in taking up new methods and media in learning. That is the eleventh of 12 truisms that have influenced how I have been doing my work as a learning and performance consultant over a number … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on You can lead a horse to water and you can make it drink

There’s no effin’ white cabbage at Tesco

The decline in basic standards of literacy and numeracy has been much mourned by employers. This morning I went to my local Tesco to buy the missing ingredient for my Minestrone. “Do you have any hard white cabbage?” I enquired of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on There’s no effin’ white cabbage at Tesco

This StreetLife is full of noises

In days gone by, when neighbours met by the parish pump, by the school gate, in the pub or at the local community centre it was the custom to exchange information on items of common interest.  It might be to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This StreetLife is full of noises

Learners who work together and help one another learn more than those who learn in isolation.

Learners who work together and help one another learn more than those who learn in isolation. That’s number 10 of 12 truisms that have influenced how I have been doing my work as a learning and performance consultant over a number … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Learners who work together and help one another learn more than those who learn in isolation.

Assessment is a really crucial part of learning – Part 2

Assessment is a really crucial part of learning and should be as performance-based as possible. That was number 9 or 12 truisms I cited as having influenced how I have been doing my work as a learning and performance consultant over … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Assessment is a really crucial part of learning – Part 2

Most recent additions to my blog

I’ve moved my blog and you’ll find the most up to date posting here: https://pgstips.wordpress.com/

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Most recent additions to my blog