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L&D Professional Development Events AU/NZ December 2017 & January 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, the events circuit quietens down, but the good news is that every event listed here is free to attend! There are a few opportunities to reflect on this year's [...]

Learning & Development Events AU/NZ October 2017

Here’s the low down on L&D industry educational events for October. For November events & beyond, please view the calendar on our website. Remember, you can keep up to date with event listings by following us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. [...]

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Learning & Development Events AU/NZ July 2017

Author: Karen Moloney Here's the scoop on L&D industry educational events for July. For August events & beyond, please view the calendar on our website. Remember, you can keep up to date with event listings by following [...]

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3 Ways to Keep Up with Professional Development Reading

Copyright: auremar / 123RF Stock Photo Author: Karen Moloney I love, love, love the internet. It has changed my life in so many ways. As a Gen X-er who played PacMan, had pen-pals, [...]

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Learning & Development Events AU/NZ June 2017

Author: Karen Moloney Here's the latest roundup of L&D professional development events happening in Australia, New Zealand and online in June. There's only 4 weeks left now until end of financial year so make sure you [...]

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How Atlassian is transforming L&D to become more strategic

The role and function of Learning and Development (L&D) has evolved dramatically over the past couple of years. And as today’s workforce continues to demand learning that is engaging, personalised, mobile and immersive, L&D is [...]

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Realising the Strategic Value of Learning & Capability Building in the Future of Work

Author: Karen Moloney A  little while back I had the pleasure of chatting with Simon Terry of Change Agents Worldwide for our webinar series "Immersion". Everywhere you look in discussions of the future of work, the [...]

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31 Ways to Boost Your Learning Career – Part 2

Author: Karen Moloney Following on from Part 1 of this 2 part series, here’s the remaining 15 ways you can give your learning career a boost. Give your learning career a boost with these [...]

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Learning Events Australia & New Zealand April/May 2017

Author: Karen Moloney It's that time of the month again when we give you a roundup of professional development events happening in our region over the next two months. If you're looking for events in [...]

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31 Ways to Boost Your Learning Career – Part 1

Image copyright https://www.123rf.com/profile_deviyanthi79 Author: Karen Moloney If you’re reading this post, I’m taking a guess that you are likely to be one of the following: Someone looking to switch careers and get into [...]

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4 Disturbing Results From the LinkedIn 2017 Workplace Learning Report

Author: Karen Moloney This week I (finally) got time to sit down, grab some chocolate and have a read of the LinkedIn 2017 Workplace Learning Report. The report was based on survey results of “500 [...]

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Looking for New Ways to Engage Learners? Try Kahooting.

Author: Karen Moloney Yes, it’s true. According to the New York Times, Kahooting is actually a word! But what does it mean? I found out a few weeks ago when I attended a presentation on BYODD [...]

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The 10 Biggest Problems With eLearning and How to Solve Them

Author: Karen Moloney We all know that in the world at large, eLearning gets a bad rap. And that’s not really fair because there are some fantastic online programs out there that not only win [...]

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How to Use Email Autoresponders for Microlearning

Author: Karen Moloney I’m finding it more and more interesting how much the disciplines of marketing and learning are starting to intersect. This is especially so now that we are working more with digital media [...]

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11 Ways to Use Curation as Part of a Learning Strategy

Copyright: annaleni / 123RF Stock Photo Author: Karen Moloney As part of my preparation for the latest Immersion virtual summit, I have been researching content curation. While my experience with curation in [...]

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The Risky Relationship Between Curation and Copyright

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the Australian Copyright Council's Executive Director, Fiona Phillips, for our next Immersion virtual summit: Curation Debunked. With the sea of content freely available online, just waiting to be [...]

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Social Collaboration & Learning: An Interview with Clark Quinn

For this month's Immersion event I had the pleasure of interviewing Clark Quinn Ph.D. of Quinnovation. Last week we released a snippet of Clark's interview and have now decided to release the full video to [...]

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6 things I learned from the #OzLearn Twitter chat

Early in March I was lucky enough to be a guest on OzLearn Twitter Chat (#OzLearn, @OzLearn). While I have been Tweeting for a few years now and have lurked on some chat sessions, this was [...]

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Ozlearn Tweet Chat March 2016: Why it’s good to lose control – revisited

On 12th February 2013 I published a blog post - the first on this blog in fact - about Why It's Good To Lose Control . The main message in the post is that the way people learn [...]

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How to write assessment questions that don’t suck

GUEST POST BY NATASHA REDDROP Everyone knows that writing interactive eLearning questions, and especially assessment questions, can be a bit of a strain. It’s difficult to come up with questions that can easily be answered [...]

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Where is eLearning going in 2016?

So, the big question… What’s next for eLearning in 2016? I’ve had the opportunity recently to interview some well-respected voices in the Australian learning industry, so rather than just rant on about my views (for [...]

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How to avoid chaos and manage live online discussions smoothly

I began my career as a technology trainer in the 90’s, so the idea of using technology to teach, rather than teaching about technology felt like a natural progression for me. I know it’s not [...]

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The secret to stakeholder management

It’s one of the hardest things to manage. And it can be the difference between success and failure on a project. Whether you’re dealing with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), steering committees, exec boards, investors or [...]

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The top 5 instructional design blogs you need to follow in 2016

http://www.iddblog.org/   http://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/ http://bonlinelearning.com.au/blog/ http://info.alleninteractions.com/ http://www.studentguide.org/37-great-resources-on-instructional-design/ http://blog.cathy-moore.com/ http://theelearningcoach.com/   If you enjoyed this post and would like to join our free community, you can sign up here.

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eLearning project management: rocket science or common sense?

I was lucky enough to be exposed to some military precision project management in one of my very early jobs and it has served me well throughout my career.  Seeing even the most time critical, [...]

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Need help getting started with gamification?

Recently I received a very excited phone call from my good friend and colleague Dr Melissa Bordogna, squealing with delight about a really cool resource she had just found online.  Fast forward a few weeks and [...]

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6 steps to creating award-winning eLearning programs

A couple of weeks ago we were thrilled to get the news that The eLearning eXperts have won the “Best Instructional Designer” award for the fourth consecutive year at the LearnX Asia Pacific Technology Impact [...]

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A quick reference guide to creating quick reference guides

I'm working on a little project at the moment which involves converting a face-to-face course into elearning. Rather than convert all of the course content into elearning we decided to keep the elearning duration to [...]

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