Jun 09 2015

Buzzsumo – a way to find out what’s being shared on social media

Recently we came across Buzzsumo which is a mobile app aimed at helping you find which topics are popular in your sector.  In their own words it  “offers data driven insights for content marketing strategy and influencer outreach”. With Buzzsumo you search a topic area or domain name within a specified timeframe or choose from the …

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Jun 02 2015

The Psychologist interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn on Mindfulness

In May’s online version of ‘The Psychologist’ from the British Psychological Society there is an interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn on the growing popularity of mindfulness.  Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and there are many great YouTube clips of him talking about his approach for those who would like more detail. In this …

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Jun 01 2015

June’s Recommendation – How to Read your Boss from FutureLearn

FutureLearn is running a free online course developed by the University of Nottingham. The course title is ‘How to Read your Boss’  and it runs for two weeks starting on 7 September 2015. The overview states that it requires a commitment of three hours per week. The content covers  a number of linguistic techniques that can be …

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May 26 2015

Useful resources for internal coaches

Many organisations are recognising the importance of developing coaching talent in-house and today’s post signposts some useful materials to support your internal coaches. Our first link is to the Ready to Manage post giving examples of coaching questions which can be added to a coach’s toolkit. Continuing with the theme of developing internal coaches, this …

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May 20 2015

Recommended free online learning for coping with stress

EdX are starting a course on 2 June for eight weeks with a two to three hour commitment. It is run by the University of Washington and the instructor is Dr Clay Cook who has published numerous articles on promoting social, emotional and behavioural well-being. The course title is ‘Becoming a Resilient Person -The Science of …

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May 06 2015

Infographic on e-learning statistics

Continuing with our theme of sharing useful infographics, this infographic from Aurion Learning covers some key data regarding the growth and impact of e-learning.     Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

Apr 27 2015

Infographic – How neuroscience can inform and improve learning

This infographic from the CIPD explores how neuroscience can inform and improve learning. They state that sleep is important for learning and we have published a post previously on the benefits of napping.       Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

Apr 22 2015

Infographic from Towards Maturity on what top L&D teams are doing differently

  This infographic links to the Towards Maturity 2014-2015 Benchmark Report ‘Modernising Learning:Delivering Results’ and summarises some of the things the ‘Top Deck’ organisations are doing differently from average organisations in terms of their learning and development.   Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics Image credit: Towards Maturity

Apr 21 2015

Infographic on LMS

For the next few days we are going to share infographics that we found interesting.  This one from Matrix explores the features needed for Learning Management Systems. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

Apr 15 2015

Recommended video – Chris Berka TEDxSan Diego

Today’s recommendation is from a TEDx talk from Chris Berka in 2013 where she talks about her company’s research into neuroscience, learning and expert performance. She provides examples of how, by understanding neural pathways, they were able to move novices to expert status much quicker than they would have done on their own. This is definitely …

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