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Tim Drewitt
Learning technologies professional with 15 years' experience in implementing corporate learning solutions involving the use of technology.
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A few days ago I was asked what the latest development was in the world of learning technologies. I quickly answered "mobile learning" and then went on to qualify that by saying that we were still grappling with what that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2012 at Tech4learning
I was excited to receive "50 Digital Team-building Games", as here is a book that combines some of my business-world passions - learning technologies, social media and leadership and management development. This is probably the first book that considers not... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at Tech4learning
Over the last year or so, we've all been reminded about the extent to which informal learning in our organisations dwarfs our formal training activity. And I've always been concerned that on the basis that if informal learning is so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Tech4learning
One of the most thought-provoking events I've had over the last 12 months occurred when I was first piloting mobile learning. Taking on board prototype feedback, I shaved one third off the length of the exemplar module. Quite a challenge,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Tech4learning
It's Learning Technologies week in the UK and amongst the flurry of press releases that have popped into my inbox, I spotted an announcement from iSpring Solutions promoting their new lite (and free) online quiz creation tool, Free Quizmaker by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at Tech4learning
It occured to me, as I was preparing this posting, that even if you're a small enterprise or just a sole practitioner, the explosion of Web 2.0 tools and apps has really opened up the range of opportunities to take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Tech4learning
Over four years ago, I reviewed the first volume of The Online Learning Idea Book. Then I expressed my disappointment that most of the content was biased towards academic applications of online learning. Of course, things have moved on and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2011 at Tech4learning
Noticed a banner add for yaM and thought I'd share this web-based service with you. Their short promo video is probably the best way to kick things off. The highlights for me are: The realtime abilty to collectively create and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Tech4learning
I can't recall publishing two postings on my blog in one day before and certainly not in such quick successsion, but literally a minute or two after I blogged about Idea Flight, the folks at Float Mobile Learning got in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Tech4learning
Professional Manager magazine has a section reviewing business-targeted apps and I was particularly interested to see the one for Idea Flight, as I've long pondered how iPads could be used more in face-to-face training. Idea Flight is an iPad app... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Tech4learning
Cross cultural awareness is a big topic now within international organisations, as employees seek to better understand their overseas clients and colleagues in order to improve communications, operating efficiencies and customer service. But it's a minefield and a thorough study... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Tech4learning
A few weeks ago, I decided to search the iTunes App Store to see what might be available to support leadership and management development training. I found half a dozen or so serious contenders for mobile learning content in this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Tech4learning
I discovered this book - the latest addition to the growing library of books aimed at new virtual classroom facilitators - by accident. In fact, I can't even remember how. But "The Learning Explosion" [Kindle-only version in the UK] caught... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2011 at Tech4learning
A long, long, long time ago - so long, I think it's fallen off my blog - I remember reviewing a learning platform that was based around asynchronous discussions, but where group members would leave short voicemail messages, that would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Tech4learning
I was reading about the ten best iPhone productivity apps and noticed that one of them was the app for FuzeMeeting. I don't recall encountering FuzeMeeting before and it's one of a long line - and seemingly ever-increasing - range... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at Tech4learning
My own plans in the mobile learning space will kick off with DIY rapid content development, but I'm already looking for early entrants into the generic m-learning market. There's not much out there yet - not surprising given the still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Tech4learning
I've added quite a few new books on virtual classrooms to my collection lately and have often commented that each has started off well, providing a good grounding in the theory and practice of facilitating a live virtual training session,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2010 at Tech4learning
Let's think....passing fads that became persisting features: e-learning, blended learning, virtual worlds for learning (oh wait...rewind....actually, the jury is still very much out on this one - don't get me started!) and mobile learning (nudging towards a tipping point). So... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Tech4learning
This is a first for me....a review based on a version of a new book that I bought for my Kindle. And appropriately for an e-book reader, it's a book about mobile learning. The Mobile Learning Edge is probably the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at Tech4learning
I've just finished another book aimed at supporting the new virtual classroom trainer. Webinars with Wow Factor is really two books in one. In the first part, you are given a snappy introduction to the various critical success factors for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Tech4learning
I was browsing in my local computing/electrical shop over the weekend and noticed a boxed software package called SocialGo that offered the ability to create your own social network and host it free-of-charge for six months. Intrigued, I Googled on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Tech4learning
Years ago, the trend was for publishers to leap on the e-learning bandwagon with a race to release book after book on e-learning. That flood has now turned into a trickle it has to be said. I'd always wondered when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Tech4learning
A while ago I reviewed a 900-plus page mega-work from Patti Shank that provided an extremely thorough guide to using the top-rating Articulate Studio '09 rapid e-learning authoring tool. I commented at the time that having a book independently written... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2010 at Tech4learning
Whether you're an individual practitioner, a business corporation or an academic institution, QuickLessons offers an online rapid e-learning content development platform. Content creation is made easier with a wide range of templates and the results of your labours are exported... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2010 at Tech4learning
The traditional learning management system has never faced more competition from alternative learning platforms. Even the VLE variants have to keep an eye on the increasing range of free or low-cost new entrants. WizIQ - in their own words -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2010 at Tech4learning