Articles in 'Blog'
Little Book of Big Tips for Online Learning
This book is packed with advice and ideas, myths and facts!
Coracle and the art of testing
Unlike other fields, testing content is more of an art than a science. That's likely to remain true until the distant day when we devise a science of testing that can be used to give real empirical results.
In-jokes. Funny if you get them…
If your company has a blind spot, and that blind spot is training, then we’re here to help
It's time for business to go to university
University researchers collaborate with business in a great many areas, but online learning and training isn't one of them. Is it time for business to do something about it?
Learning. It’s all in the mind.
Learning exercises and improves the brain. Blending learning styles uses more of the brain, leading to the learner remembering more.
What's the cost of compliance these days?
A lack of data makes it hard for businesses to argue against compliance creep.
How can online learning meet the needs of the adult learner?
Theories of adult learning suggest that adults see themselves differently. They have richer life experience, different needs, and face distinct problems. All this needs to be taken into account in how courses and teaching are designed, but there are many ways in which online learning can help.
More bullseyes and less bull. Some fundamental tips on getting to a successful e-learning programme
It is a fact of life that despite best efforts and good intentions, some e-learning programmes fail to live up to their promise; they fall short in terms of outcomes, or don’t get used, or they overspend in relation to results. Planning, budgeting and evaluation all play a part in making sure that an e-learning programme is successful.
Compliance Creep and Coracle's Clues to Success
Keeping track of who has done the training relevant to their role is one of our specialities.
10 ways to motivate online learners
Ten tips to encourage motivation in online learning.
Results from the 6th Maritime Employee Survey from Coracle and Halcyon
For the 6th consecutive year, this maritime employee survey reveals trends in the market for people.
Marking: Pain or Privilege?
Marking essays and other work is sometimes considered a chore. We want marking to be seen as a privilege!
What Online Educators Need to Know About Social Media Marketing
Guest Post - SchoolKeep
Social media is a great first step of any marketing plan, especially for educators.
Company Induction. Can it be effective, efficient and engaging? And what about personal and productive to ensure no-one gets left out.
One of the challenges with company induction schemes is keeping employees engaged and motivated to absorb the wealth of information being given.
Myths, mistakes and motives regarding e-learning
A look at a few of the popular myths, mistakes and motives regarding e-learning
Assessing the effectiveness of your online training - what to do next
In this final part, we’ll tie up some loose ends by providing ideas about what, specifically, you might choose to change once you’ve evaluated your programme.
Assessing the effectiveness of your training
Last week, we looked at some of the theory of evaluating your training programmes and learning courses. This week, we'll examine the practical ways to dig into the first level of evaluation – getting feedback from online course participants.
Assessing the effectiveness of your training – what to evaluate?
Once you've decided why you want to evaluate your training or learning programme, it's important to decide what to evaluate. Kirkpatrick's four levels offers a useful framework.
A guide to evaluating your online training
Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on
The truth about e-learning
The 'e' of e-learning conjures up many emotions, begging questions about the truth about e-learning.
Calling Port Agents! Meet Dylan…
In an era of increasing regulation, how can technology help an Agent with their relationships?