What can L&D learn from gaming’s open dev approach

I have recently registered to participate in pre-alpha testing of the new Humankind historical strategy game. This is a very interesting experience with many parallels to when we (aka “learning pros”) try and get L&D and other learning products tested in advance. Humankind makes content available to test via the Steam platform but news, community… Continue reading What can L&D learn from gaming’s open dev approach

My top ten tools (2020)

@C4LPT Top Tools for Learning voting 2020 https://t.co/szEX3FVc7b >> Have just completed the form for my picks: @Google, @PodcastAddict, @YouTube, @wordpressdotcom, @Twitter, @MicrosoftTeams, @moodle, @Articulate, @LinkedIn and @zoom_us. — Ian Gardner (@iangardnergb) August 11, 2020 Not sure on the last time I voted in the annual https://www.toptools4learning.com/ vote but I suspect my list this year… Continue reading My top ten tools (2020)

Some of the problems we can anticipate post COVID (for learning and working)

As someone who has long advocated for remote working and has worked on distance learning programmes (in various formats) for a while it feels like a hollow victory that the world has finally come to terms with these concepts only through forced circumstances. So knowing what we know about remote learning and working, what problems… Continue reading Some of the problems we can anticipate post COVID (for learning and working)

MyAnalytics in Microsoft365: first impressions

Jumping on the data bandwagon (where ‘analytics’ seems to be the new ‘big’) Microsoft’s offering – MyAnalytics – was made available to me in my organisation this week (having previously been part of the ‘Delve’ branding).  Here’s Microsoft’s own introduction: This data basically shows what you’ve been up to in Office365 – such as time… Continue reading MyAnalytics in Microsoft365: first impressions