Technology and the future – out of control?

by Darren on October 24, 2014

This is an interesting video because to really does challenge your thinking. Watch it and see what you think. Does this guy go too far. Is this really what we want? I like technology but some of the concepts here are out there and not for me.

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Language

by Darren on October 22, 2014

Great video below, with Steven Pinker discussing the absurdity of complex language. I have been writing flat out for a few weeks now, with more writing to go, and I know how difficult it is to explain a complex concept in simple terms. But that is the job. As trainers we should be constantly trying to keep it simple so that the audience, who generally knows less, can understand and learn.

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Lifelong Learning

October 20, 2014

Here is an excellent article on lifelong learning. 25 great tips at the end which are quite useful. Love learning! Read the article at inFormEd

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Copyright Information

October 13, 2014

      A good copyright for educators program starts on the 27th October. I have completed this program and it is worthwhile if you are still confused about what is copyrighted and what is not. The enrollments open on the 20th October and you can get further information from this website. Copyright 4 Educators […]

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The signature

October 10, 2014

Why do I need to sign assessments about 3 to 5 times. Really, what is so special about my signature that it appears to be required every time I do something in relation to training and more so when I am assessing. I should be bale to just mark the assessment, put a c or […]

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How’s your week going?

October 8, 2014

I know that a lot of trainers have been on holidays and this is their first week back. How’s it going? If you are having a tough time getting back into the swing of things here are some motivational quotes. 30 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Get Through Your Work Day from Bernard Marr

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Change – we don’t like it but it is going to happen

October 6, 2014

The video below is about climate change but it is also about change we don’t want to have but it is going to happen anyway. It reminds me of the last couple of weeks of assessment. But isn’t there away I can get around this and do very little but still get a certificate. Answer: […]

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Sunday Zephyr – Signs

October 5, 2014

Below are two signs. One more education based than the other but both educational. I like both because they tell the truth. Be creative – what sort of signs regarding education or training would you like to see. Here are some of mine: We don’t give qualifications away so bring your brain to each session […]

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Educational Stats

October 3, 2014

For those who like a few stats on education here are some interesting stats and trends in regard to higher ed. Education at a Glance 2014 – Key Findings from OECD Education

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Development of language

October 1, 2014

An interesting video on language development. Is globalisation bringing us back to a few core languages? I am working with Nikon at the moment and they use English as there common language. Of course this doesn’t mean everyone speaks English but it is becoming a global language. Can’t see the video – click here

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