Created by Ray Dalio this easy to follow 30 minute, animated video answers the question, “How does the economy really work?”
Founded in 2001, Moodle is a leading light in the opensource movement. By relying on partners (there’s currently 84 of them) to pay royalties for using the software, end-users get the software for free (but paying for support and services) whilst funds are generated for the central project.
But now, Martin Dougiamas, founder and CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd, has succumbed to an outside investor, with France based Education for the Many, injecting $6m dollars into the company.
LTG have today issued a trading update up to the end of June, where they say first half revenue is up 62.5%. Their plan to build an international business with revenues in excess of £50 million appears to be on track. Continue reading Integration of NetDimensions going to plan with full benefit of synergies expected in 2018
We have billions of £s being spent in IT projects, but an Axelos report suggests that 40% of these are on course to fail – so what do we need to do to improve the odds of success.
They’ve identified the main issues as:
- significant changes to the project brief (45 per cent);
- unrealistic timeframes (41 per cent);
- an incomplete understanding of the risks (48 per cent);
- projects not resourced with the right people (42 per cent);
- lack of a clearly defined goals (49 per cent), and
- overrun budgets (32 per cent)
But note, Axelos was set up to develop, manage and operate qualifications in project management methodology – so maybe a bit of vested interest in pushing for greater structure to project management.
A list of 17 rules for the new world of work from Seth Godins altMBA: Continue reading 17 Ideas for the modern world of work
eLearning for many years offered the tantalising prospect of opening up the world of learning & development to the population at large.
Whether you have a job or not, have the funds available or not, or come from a background where learning is not encouraged, technology solutions give us the chance to open up learning opportunities to a wide population.
A quick question, when was the last time you sat down, and asked your learners what they thought of your eLearning, and I don’t mean a quick smile sheet exercise, but some digging – identifying the opinions and feelings about what they experienced.
Well, Queen’s University Belfast have done just that with a group of students who are increasingly using eLearning during their 5 years of study.
Continue reading Lost in a Sea of eLearning
Scottish Rugby Coach Development will host their annual National Coaching Conference at BT Murrayfield on Sunday 15 May.
Scottish Rugby Coach Development will host their annual National Coaching Conference at BT Murrayfield on Sunday 15 May to provide School, Youth & Adult Coaches with an update on technical and tactical themes.
Continue reading SRU National Coaching Conference 2016
From Towards Maturity, whilst subtly pushing their Benchmark Surveys, I do like the idea of essentialism, where you balance out the “trivial many”, so you can focus on the “vital few”.
The challenge is to identify the vital few – Towards Maturity have some ideas here, again, based on their Benchmark Survey.
Multimedia Developer required by eLearning specialists in Central Glasgow.
You’ll be responsible for developing a host of different eLearning and training tools.
The role includes gathering information from subject matter experts, designing interactive tasks and programming learning objects.
In terms of organisational structure, they offer a small, niche team within a stable, global organisation.
The team work with a range of technologies. Their remit is to build multimedia e-learning and training tools for a large industry – with global reach.
Your skills and experience:
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
- Strong understanding of eLearning standards/SCORM.
If this role is of interest, and you feel you have the relevant experience, please apply and/or call Rhona Kennedy on 0131 510 1500, or see more at Cathcart Associates.
Salary: £20K – £35K per annum