Sunday Zephyr – Fun at work

by Darren on April 20, 2014

I hope your Easter Weekend is going to plan. Here is something you already know, having fun at work increases productivity. So are you having fun? Something to think about this weekend. If you want to read through the research look at the article below.

Read the article here at Futurity

An article on how to have fun at work

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Trainer Feedback

by Darren on April 18, 2014

Having been on the end of a few ASQA audits now I am still amazed that all they do is look at paperwork and on the odd occasion they interview a trainer, but don’t, actually see them in the training room doing their stuff. I think we all know that paperwork can easily be fixed up to look great but you can’t fix up a lousy trainer. Sorry, you can fix a lousy trainer but you can’t do anything about them unless you know they aren’t performing well. A competency/currency check each year is just more paperwork which is basically not even valid.

Watch Bill Gates taking about teacher feedback below. We need some of this.

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Diversity and Equality and the Fine Line

April 16, 2014

All trainers (I hope) understand the requirements of diversity and equality but it can be very challenging at times with certain groups and certain situations. There is a fine line and you must be careful. Just to demonstrate that watch the advertisement below that Snickers created and understand that it has caused an uproar of […]

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Brain plasticity and your learning capability

April 14, 2014

Watch the video below. I know it is just a dog but this is an excellent example of just how quickly the brain can adjust and how the impossible can become possible. You can learn and achieve whatever you want if you want it. As a trainer remember this as every participant can learn what […]

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Sunday Zephyr – Poetry

April 13, 2014

I read the odd bit of poetry – a hangover of my schooling I guess. I am currently reading a book of the greatest 80 poems and I came accross this poem: THE ORANGE TREE by John Shaw Neilson Have a read by clicking the hyperlink above and see what you think. The last stanza […]

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Using the Cloud

April 11, 2014

Love the Cloud. I can’t tell you how much time the cloud saves me, how easy it makes sharing files and the feeling of security knowing that I have a backup ready if the usb dies. Below is a great article on the benefits of the cloud for education and for me it provided another […]

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Research into Elearning

April 9, 2014

Some of you may like to read some more heavy duty research learning from time to time. If so this is an excellent site/journal that I found a while ago. Unlike many research journals this is free. Read the latest journal from iJet here

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Smart Drugs and Training

April 7, 2014

Apparently there is a growing use of smart drugs. I haven’t noticed it but then I am not in that area where it happens a lot or I am just unaware. But what would happen if it started becoming the norm for my participants to be taking smart drugs while attending training sessions.? Would I […]

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Sunday Zephyr – Jargon

April 6, 2014

Hope your Sunday is going well. How much jargon did you use this week to make yourself feel important and absolutely confuse some learners and business owners? Plain speaking is essential in training and consulting. Watch the funny video below and remind yourself of how you intent to speak in the week coming up. Can’t […]

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What online should be like?

April 4, 2014

Here is a video on effective elearning. It’s good but it is also simple. Future? Can’t see the video – click here

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