Heading into 2021’s world of online working/learning (plus UEFA’s “Academy Online” as an example online resource)

As we hit the grim milestone of the first anniversary of the first confirmed Covid fatality the news remains full of stories about global lockdowns. These stories are currently very focused on online learning, not least in my media channels as the latest UK measures have seen schools close (again). During this year’s restrictions, I… Continue reading Heading into 2021’s world of online working/learning (plus UEFA’s “Academy Online” as an example online resource)

Taking a look at Articulate Rise 360’s “Course templates”

If, like me, you usually use Rise to build courses from scratch, or by copying a house template course, you may never have looked at the option to build new courses from the Rise 360 “Course templates”. What are the templates? Well as one describes itself: “This template was designed to give you a head… Continue reading Taking a look at Articulate Rise 360’s “Course templates”

Valid learning eXperiences

Following on from my designing “valid learning experiences” being instructional design, and vice versa, summary in the below post: https://whoseeducationisitanyway.me/2020/05/27/8-years-on-reflecting-on-my-msc-dissertation/ It was interesting to read through Learning Pool’s eXperience white paper: First things first, it is probably worth saying that there is a lot in this paper. Also, it is written somewhat differently to many… Continue reading Valid learning eXperiences

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)