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Personalisation in blended learning

Part 1: Making contact In the next instalments of this series on blended learning, Dr. Mark Spokes explores the most essential elements of personalisation in education. There are precarious false paths that must be avoided in the pursuit of this “holy grail” of learning, particularly the propensity to favour technological advances over the thoughtful integration…

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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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The Craft of Blending Learning. Part 4: Complementing the Blend

In this blog series, Dr. Mark Spokes, Education Consultant and Pedagogy Specialist, explains why blending learning is the right option for many online learning service providers. He describes what features of blended learning are needed for successful online learning and how to best implement them. Complementing the Blend “A person cannot teach another person directly;…

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The Craft of Blending Learning. Part 3: Balancing the Blend

In this blog series, Dr. Mark Spokes, Education Consultant and Pedagogy Specialist, explains why blending learning is the right option for many online learning service providers. Mark describes what features of blended learning are needed for successful online learning and how to best implement them. Balancing the Blend “Education either functions as an instrument to…

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The Craft of Blending Learning. Part 2: The Blend Base

In this blog series, Dr. Mark Spokes, Education Consultant and Pedagogy Specialist, explains why blended learning is the right option for many online learning service providers. He describes what features of blended learning are needed for successful online learning and how to best implement them. The Blend Base “If we teach today’s students as we…

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The Craft of Blending Learning. Part 1: The Perfect Blend

In this blog series, Dr Mark Spokes, Education Consultant and Pedagogy Specialist, explains why blended learning is the right option for many online learning service providers. He describes what features of blended learning are needed for successful online learning and how to best implement them. The Perfect Blend “Flipping the classroom is more about a…

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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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