Something old, something new…

I have just come back from New York, where, for the fifth year running, I attended the International Conference on E-learning in the Workplace (ICELW). As well as taking place in one of my favourite cities, ICELW offers an interesting mix of attendees from 34...

A recipe for success

I love watching MasterChef, especially the amateurs’ competition. Since I have a strong interest in ‘learning by doing’, I am fascinated as we see the way in which the contestants learn and develop over the weeks. I was fortunate to attend a recent...

Care for skills?

Recently I have been working on the development of some training modules specifically for the social care sector. Not having been involved with this area before, I found it quite challenging on a personal level. I have been both appalled and inspired by stories that I...

Disruptive impact of new learning technologies

In almost every meeting I have attended over the last few weeks, the conversation has at some point turned to MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses). There have generally been two main points of view expressed in these discussions. One group tends to express enthusiasm...