Designing learning solutions

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Forms

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Coaching feedback form

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Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016
This form asks questions on the employee's coaching experience to gather feedback.
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Costing learning

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Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016
Every learning intervention is different, and carries different costs, so it is difficult to offer a blueprint for costing learning. However, this document suggests one standard scheme for assessing the costs of a learning intervention before it is undertaken.

Policies

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Approaches to assessment and evaluation

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Last Published: 01 Mar 2016
This document provides guidance on the assessing and evaluating learning and development programmes, covering the benefits, planning assessment and evaluation and the role of assessment.
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Examples of blended learning programmes

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Last Published: 01 Mar 2016
Blended learning is the practice of combining a number of different learning methods and modes into a single programme. This document provides examples of different blended learning programmes that can be adapted to suit the needs of your organisation.
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Guide to setting up a mentoring scheme

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Last Published: 01 Mar 2016
This document provides guidance on how to set up a mentoring scheme, covering how to clarify the purpose of a mentoring scheme, considering the resources required, ways to match mentors and mentees and how to provide support.
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Learning methods grid

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Last Published: 02 Feb 2016
This grid outlines different learning methods and describes what methods to use depending on the type of learning that is required. The grid also contains tips on relevant assessment methods for each type of learning.
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Practical suggestions for improving the transfer of learning into performance in the workplace

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Last Published: 01 Mar 2016
This document provides guidance on how to improve learning transfer following training and learning opportunities to improve performance in the workplace.
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Step by step guide to planning a learning event

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Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015
This document covers the stages involved in planning a learning event, including learners, learning objectives, the event, timings, briefing, preparation, monitoring, and evaluation.
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Tips for effective face to face learning sessions

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Last Published: 01 Mar 2016
This document provides practical tips on how to design and deliver effective face to face training or learning sessions.

Templates

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An introduction to blended learning

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Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015
This document looks at the following blended learning models: the Sandwich, the Milestone, Knowledge and skill, and complementary resources.
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Belbin team roles

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Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015
One of the most common tools used to assess the contribution of individuals to teams is Dr Meredith Belbin’s Team Role Inventory. Originally eight roles, these were expanded to nine, with the inclusion of ‘specialist’ in 1993. This document summarises their strengths and weaknesses.
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Classification of e-learning technologies

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Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015
This document includes information on virtual learning environments, authoring tools, collaborative tools, assessment tools and specialist software.
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Coaching top 10 pitfalls

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Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015
This list can be used by an employer or coach to avoid common errors in designing and delivering coaching.
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Criteria for choosing a learning approach

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Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015
When choosing a learning approach, there are five criteria to measure each possible approach against. This documents explains the approaches.
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Different forms of e-learning

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Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015
This document provides information on the five models of e-learning including online courses, integrated online and offline learning, self-managed e-learning, live e-learning and Electronic Performance Support (EPS).
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E-learning design - the five dimensions

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Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015
This document provides information on the general rules governing the development, organisation and presentation of e-learning, from how to ensure your e-learning design is a managed programme and effective learning experience to taking advantage of the strengths of the web.
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Identifying organisational learning needs

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Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015
Organisational learning needs may be identified by conducting an organisation-wide learning needs review. Use this as a step-by-step approach to conducting an organisation-wide learning needs review.
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The three component parts of e-learning

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Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016
This document breaks e-learning down into its three component parts, technology, content and design, in order to give a better understanding of the topic.
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Using the training cycle to plan learning interventions

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Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016
This document covers identifying and analysing learning needs; and the planning, preparation and delivery of the learning. There are also guidelines on assessing, evaluating and reviewing the training activities.