How Windows 10 will change the way we use our devices, webinar

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Learning technology experts from Commelius Solutions share first preview of what’s new in Windows 10 in a live webinar 4th of March.Windows 10 banner

The online event will offer all those interested in the latest technology a chance to have a first look at Windows 10, see how it’s different from Windows 7 and Windows 8, and get tips and hints on how to use it. But that’s not all. Continue reading

What does Google’s mission statement have to do with every L&D strategy?

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searchI only recently had a chance to review some of the results from Towards Maturity benchmark study 2014. What grabbed my attention the most was what learners think about the role of technology in learning  and what prevents them from learning online (you can find the fast facts from the study in Modernising Learning: Delivering Results).

According to that study, 70% of employees learn what they need to do their job from web searches, which I must admit, is a bit surprising Continue reading

Experiencing live online learning – the virtual classroom in practice

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rbrs_0288Live online learning (or in other words – virtual classroom) seem to be a very popular topic, especially among L&D and education enthusiasts. This method of delivery for learning is slowly entering schools, universities and workplaces. Just recently I’ve read an article where a primary school in America introduced a live online learning solution on a trial basis, and after a week it already proved to be very effective. They’ve found that it engages students in discussions which, at this school, turned into blogging; encourages sharing of ideas and sparks collaboration.

Training for work

Virtual classrooms also referred to as live online instructor-led learning have similar effects on adults training for work. Continue reading

Satisfying different learner styles: 7 basic styles L&D pros need to know about

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Different peopleIn the recent weeks we’ve been exploring different ways in which learning technology can support staff’s development at work. We’ve mentioned social learning and how to build learning communities, emphasized the importance of instant access to knowledge for learners, contemplated on the growing popularity of m-learning, and now we’ve decided to share a few insights into satisfying demands of different learners.

Our expert on e-Learning and Instructional Design – Peter Dean – has nicely laid out and summed up the different learner styles he comes across while working at Commelius.  It’s very informative and an easy to take in read. So give it a go!  Maybe you’ll learn a thing or two about your learners, or discover what type of a learner you are… Continue reading

Harnessing social learning experience – new technology has launched

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Social learning technology connecting people

The new social learning platform – altoconnect – from the learning technology provider Commelius Solutions, has launched.

For the occasion, the learning and development experts from Commelius are organising a live webinar, during which they will discuss how to use social learning technology to inspire, connect and engage learners, and make the informal learning a better experience for them.  Continue reading

Supporting learners on the go with m-learning

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Part 2

m-learning on the go

Recently we’ve been exploring different ways in which learning technologies can help you support your global workforce. So far we’ve covered social learning, shared tips on how to build global learning communities, discussed the importance of supporting self-initiated learning, and touched upon rising fondness of mobile technology among learners.

This week, we’re contemplating on m-Learning and its growing popularity. If you missed our first blog, you can read it here: Supporting workforce on the move with mobile technology part 1. For now, keep on reading to learn more about m-learning and how it can aid learning at your organisation.

Mobile devices and their big implications for learning at work Continue reading

Why the future of social learning is within learning communities

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Harnessing social learning 

Social learning: learning communities on social media

I don’t know about you, but every morning on my way to work I open my Facebook on my smartphone to browse for news, articles, updates from people I’m either friends with or groups that I follow. I no longer go to news sites for updates on what’s happening in the world – I have these on my social networking sites, and they are so much more engaging than the news websites.

The people, groups and pages I follow, I select carefully. They have to have something interesting or useful to offer. They are either suggested to me by my friends, or sometimes I stumble across them by accident when browsing for information I need, or when someone else shares an interesting post they find and publish on their wall. I could argue that this is basically the essence of social behaviour that takes place on the net. And this is how I ultimately become a member of a learning community without really thinking about it. I’m pretty sure this is how it works for other people as well.

What are learning communities? Continue reading

Social learning revolution: new platform to harness informal learning  

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A revolutionary social learning platform from Commelius Solutions, is launching next month.

social learning platform to harness informal learning

The training and learning technology provider has created a social learning platform, altoconnect, which will help organisations bring their dispersed learners together and measure the social side of learning.

“It’s all about connecting people and capturing their knowledge share. When we started developing our altoconnect we focused very much on learning communities because we believe this is where the future of learning lies”, say Vicky Jones, MD at Commelius. Continue reading

Learning technology proves essential for CME accreditation

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e-learning Innovative learning technology helps gain European Continuing Medical Education accreditation for a new wound care education module.

The new e-learning programme, sponsored by Systagenix, the global wound care company, has been awarded a CME credit by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) after meeting all essential and desirable criteria set by the European Union of Medical Specialists.

The programme designed for healthcare professionals is organised by Continue reading

Where learning and the World Cup meet

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This blog is definitely inspired by World Cup! But it has a lot to do with learning and development. One of the most faithful football enthusiasts in Commelius, our very own CEO Carl Smith, decided to share his thoughts and insights into this World Cup, and seek connection between the big game and learning and development; and there’s a lot that links the two together.

Read on to find out where World Cup and learning meet! Continue reading

Learning as a Game? What would happen if we added game elements to learning

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In the peak of World Cup…Game field - football stadion

The news and the internet are filled with World Cup announcements; you can’t scroll through your Facebook or browse posts on Twitter without coming across someone’s status update about the team they support this year. Football fans are buzzing about it on social media and even if you’re not a fan, you can’t help it but once every four years get into this football craze and join the World Cup excitement.

It happens to me every World Cup. Though I’m not regularly following football events, every four years I find myself supporting a team that I know very little about. It starts very innocently, I speak to a friend who’s a supporter, or overhear conversations of colleagues at work about their favourite teams, and suddenly I find myself interested in performance of this team or that team. I transform into an enthusiastic football fan for that competition. How does that work? Continue reading

Sales performance – what’s the key to achieving real competitive advantage?

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If you’ve missed the webinar, don’t fret

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Recently we’ve published an insightful whitepaper focusing very much on sales training and how innovation in learning technologies can influence it and the overall sales performance in an organisation. It’s an interesting read, with many facts and stats based on the study conducted by some of the top performing sales organisations, and also on our observations and experiences with some of our clients. Some of you might have already heard about it and read it, but for those of you who Continue reading

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