Learning Styles – Boom and we’re live… a podcast with Raf Dolanowski

Last month Raf Dolanowski (Raf Dolanowski Consulting) and I finally got together to record a podcast about Learning Styles. We’d had several exchanges on LinkedIn threads and decided to talk it out.

Raf was in Melbourne and I was in Christchurch in the UK.

The podcast is available on Anchor here […]

Learning Styles – Boom and we’re live… a podcast with Raf Dolanowski2020-11-09T09:53:49+00:00

Constructive feedback and criticism

Do you want some constructive feedback?

Er, … no thanks.

Why not?

Well it’s not feedback, and I’m not sure what you mean by constructive.

People often talk in terms of feedback when it isn’t really feedback. It’s just criticism. So do you want some constructive criticism is still no thanks.

The idea is that if you put constructive […]

Constructive feedback and criticism2020-09-22T10:44:56+00:00

Trainer/Presenter

We’ve been busy over the summer making our products more affordable to different groups of users by increasing the number of ways you can now access our videos.

One of these is what we call Trainer/Presenter.

We noticed that some of our customers use our videos in presentations, either within an organisation or as freelance trainers. […]

Trainer/Presenter2020-09-01T08:22:12+00:00

Go Ahead – Embed

For us, embedding video is the way to go. Uploading a video into your elearning and running it from a normal server just isn’t the best option anymore.

I know it’s a popular way of doing things, but for us it’s the difference between an old Nokia phone and a smartphone. Yes, the Nokia had a […]

Go Ahead – Embed2020-08-24T10:17:18+00:00

Explainer videos – what do I need to know?

Videos for training have become very popular. They’re liked by the people who watch them, they’re effective and needn’t be expensive. But if you’re considering using training videos for employees, what should you be looking out for?

In this blog we’ll look at what are sometimes called explainer videos. These are a far cry from […]

Explainer videos – what do I need to know?2020-08-25T13:59:22+00:00

User Engagement (an old story)

I love this story about Mrs Goldburg. I first came across it in 1989 when I attended a workshop given by Richard Andersen at S.I.T. in Brattleboro, Vermont.

For me, it says so much about user engagement, and so much about what is misunderstood about engagement. The technique he describes won’t apply to every situation, but […]

User Engagement (an old story)2020-07-06T10:10:09+00:00

Adaptive Streaming – It’s the way YouTube works

We made a video explaining how adaptive streaming works which you can watch here, or read about it below.

People often worry about using video as part of their elearning as they are mindful that video files can be very big, consume bandwidth and sometimes deliver jerky results. All of this can be […]

Adaptive Streaming – It’s the way YouTube works2020-08-25T13:55:28+00:00

Good things can be used for bad purposes

Why is it that when there’s something that’s relatively new, and the motivation behind it is to make things better, it’s often turned around and used in a pernicious way?

We all have unconscious biases. Ideas that we have formed from the world around us, stored in our unconscious mind, where they are put into […]

Good things can be used for bad purposes2020-08-25T14:30:07+00:00
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