From the Coleface

The antidote to information overload for L&D specialists working in professional services firms. Comment and thought leadership on e-learning and training, relevant to anyone with an interest in L&D. Viv Cole is an independent consultant and instructional designer. He chairs the Professional Services e-learning Forum and is an e-learning awards judge.

From the Coleface ranking

This blog ranks #721 in our Top E-Learning Blogs.

Copy and paste this code into any part of your blog to get a dynamic badge that automatically updates your rank every day.

Posts by From the Coleface

I don’t want “to understand” in my learning objectives

Learning objectives are core tools of the trade in learning design. If you can state “By the end of this course/e-learning/other, a learner will be […]

Five more ingredients for compliance e-learning excellence

Once again I had the privilege to judge the e-learning awards (now called the Learning Technology Awards). When I last judged the compliance category two […]

Let’s focus on the learning (with a little help from Cynefin)

I enjoyed a day out at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum yesterday. Like many conferences, there was no shortage of vendors trying to broadcast how their […]

Professional Services e-learning Forum (PSEF) welcomes CLO of the year

Fresh from being awarded CLO of the year by the LPI, forum member Sarah Lindsell, Global & UK Director of Digital Learning and Learning Strategies […]

Viv on Learning Now TV on 31 March

As an experienced blended learning designer and judge of the e-learning Awards (recently rebranded as the Learning Technologies Awards), I was invited to appear on […]

Escaping from the compliance e-learning cul-de-sac

Much of the e-learning that professional firms offer is compliance-based. The risk is that poor compliance e-learning ends up tainting learners’ expectations of e-learning (this is […]

The pitfalls of selling content online – five questions that training companies should ask

Imagine you are running a training company that has successfully carved out a niche. You’re selling lots of training courses and it’s only capacity that […]

Research says that whatever I say next will be a whopping lie

Over 15 years of working in L&D (and a dose of studying philosophy of science at university) makes me very alert to the phrase “research […]

e-learning professionals “the cobbler’s children with no shoes”

At a recent Professional Services e-learning Forum, L&D teams were likened to “cobbler’s children with no shoes”. This allegory describes the phenomenon where professionals are […]

How well do you really know your learners?

It is a truth universally acknowledged in any presentation skills or business writing course that you need to get to know your audience – that […]

Are confidentiality concerns holding back the e-learning industry?

If e-learning has a creation myth, it is that the e-learning industry was born out of the dotcom crash at the turn of the century […]

Five ingredients for compliance e-learning excellence

Last week I had the privilege of judging the e-learning awards (obviously my lips are sealed as to who the winners are until the awards […]

LOAD MORE