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.

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Three ways GDPR changes life for L&D managers

GDPR is one of e-learning’s hot topics in 2018. Here’s a blog that I co-wrote with Brightwave’s Head of QA on how it will affect […]

Learning objectives are like metadata – useful but best left unseen

An update on a post about learning objectives which attracted a healthy amount of support and debate: refinements to that position and what it means in practice […]

Three essential charts about learners for L&D business partners to show their stakeholders

As noted before, many factors have made it harder for L&D professionals to know their learners really well. This means that L&D initiatives are more exposed […]

Why the time is right for self-managed learning

In 1990 Peter Senge published “The Fifth Discipline” , giving a compelling vision of how companies could transform into learning organisations. The ideas chime with […]

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 […]

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