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Time2Grow – Time2Intern

Recently we decided to take an intern on through the University of Northampton Time2Grow programme. As well as providing a wide range of opportunities for recent graduates, it’s a great scheme for small companies like us as the cost of the intern is subsidised by 60%! We were lucky enough to find Emmanuel who has…

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Merged Futures

Spokes Education will be exhibiting at Merged Futures on Friday 14th June 2019 (10am-6pm). Merged Futures will showcase the digital talent on offer in Northampton and how it can be harnessed to unlock the potential of the local digital economy in the county. The event will connect digital companies and educators with those interested in…

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Desire, Fear and E-Learning

Desire and fear drive every decision we make in life. Desire is evident from early in life. The decision to climb a tree was easy for me as a child. The desires to conquer new challenges and impress friends were high. There was no fear to make me hesitate. Skip ahead a few years and…

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The story of our re-brand. What makes a brand?

Although we consider ourselves an “Educational” and online learning company first and foremost, we also wanted to show that we can make things look great too – so recently decided that a re-brand was in order. As Mark is not only a super smart academic, but an excellent graphic designer (no hint of jealousy, honest),…

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Outsourcing LMS Administration v Hiring

More organisations are outsourcing support services than ever before, but how do you decide if it’s beneficial to your organisation? Before we look at some of the key areas of outsourcing LMS administration, ask yourself the following questions: How much support will your users need? How critical is the learning and/or service provided? When will…

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Our new Learning Technologist – Welcome Rachel Murray!

We are delighted to welcome Rachel Murray to the Spokes Education team! Rachel Murray is a former teacher, who also happens to be an amazing designer – we couldn’t have asked for much more. She is joining us as a Learning Technologist and will initially be working on a range of projects, from e-learning course…

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Which LMS? Part 3: Researching

There are over 600 LMSs (Learning Management Systems) on the market (you may also know them as VLEs or Learning Platforms just to add even more confusion). In this series of blogs, I’ll be taking you through the process of finding the right LMS for you. I’ll look at seeking recommendations, defining your requirements and…

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Which Learning Management System? Part 2: Defining Your Requirements

There are over 600 Learning Management System products (LMSs) on the market (you may also know them as VLEs or Learning Platforms just to add even more confusion). In this series of blogs, I’ll be taking you through the process of finding the right one for you. I’ll look at seeking recommendations, defining your requirements…

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Which Learning Management System? Part 1: Recommendations

There are over 600 LMSs (Learning Management System) on the market. You may also know them as VLEs or Learning Platforms – just to add even more confusion. In this series of blogs, I’ll be taking you through the process of finding the right one for you. I’ll talk about seeking recommendations, help you define…

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Our free online learning consultation – What, where, why?

If someone tells you that something is free, you’ll be forgiven for asking what the catch is. As we offer a no catch, no obligation free online learning/e-learning consultation, I thought I better explain exactly what that means and why we do it. What can you expect from an online learning consultation? It sounds obvious…

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