iFrames, the power and pain of a good idea

iFrames or “inline Frames” were first introduced in 1997. In over 20 years of use the technology industry used, praised, shunned and ignored iFrames. This article explores this wonderful technology and how it can be used in a very positive sense.   iFrames or multiple screens? Space is a premium for everyone.  From the macro to the micro.  However when …

Languageizer using a browser’s SpeechSynthesis

Languageizer is a tool available on the WhereWeLearn platform. https://wherewelearn.com/forfun/languageizer-options.php Languageizer uses modern browser technology to help in the learning of languages by combining basic word lists with a browser’s SpeechSynthesis. It uses the fundamentals of speaking a language and modern browser technology to provide a free language learning tool.   Current Languageizer and Language Projects on WhereWeLearn N.B. These …

QR Codes or Quick Response Codes and Training

QR Codes or Quick Response Codes bring technology content into the physical world.  Yet how can you use them for training? Having worked in a strict governance environment for years, finding ways of reminding people of governance was always challenging. Navigating through piles of documentation to find the one relevant paragraph in a timely fashion is even harder. QR Codes …

Mindful Writing: Reimagining Role Plays

Mindful Writing is a new approach and tool which addresses a common learning challenge presented to educators when moving role plays to an electronic format. I recently had to address a challenge around Role Plays in an eLearning and distance learning environment. The standard solution was to video tape the interactions and put the entire recording of the video in …

Democratisation of Learning

Democratisation of Learning In a presentation recently a learned scholar dropped the phrase a true “Democratisation of Learning”. I wanted to better understand the expression’s application from an academic perspective and  how it applied to the work I was presenting. Firstly the term it is not the study of Democracy but instead the principles of democracy as applied to learning. …

Building FOTS solutions for your business

Building FOTS solutions which integrate with operations has direct influence on your profits. If you need a quick reminder of what FOTS or Feet on the Street is, you can start here. What solution works best for your business and where to start?   Approaching a build can be challenging but having built numerous solutions here are the major considerations …

Recruitment and the Hire stage of HR

Recruitment is one of the oldest roles in business since the dawn of time.  So how does modern technology and tools help optimise and enhance the process? Looking at each of the separate steps within just the Hire stage alone, this article suggests some tools which could help refine your business approach to recruitment. Business solutions should change to fit …

Empathy and the invisible faceless contact centre people

Empathy is the single most important skill of customer care and the single hardest ability to learn.  How do you imbue your team with empathy? “I understand how you’re feeling.”  “Do you? Do you really?” Defined as the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the …

Pretraining and what eLearning can do for your business

Pretraining is a departure from standard HR practices which greatly enhances the recruitment process.  So how do you implement Pretraining for your business? Usually associated with Psychology, pretraining is training which takes place prior to another activity, specifically in advance of an experiment or test. When used in the context of HR it means to train someone before they are …

Parent-child, one to many and foreign keys in databases

Parent-child relationships, one to many relationships and foreign keys are the basics of databases.  What are they and how are they useful? Technically those names all represent the same thing yet why so many names?   This article looks from a business perspective at the power of this concept and how it can be harnessed. Whilst a very early concept …