Communication

Precise vs Imprecise – Why study this in school?

Precise vs Imprecise. I was privileged recently to be invited to deliver some tutorials in Secondary School Physics. Bracing for the inevitable statement of “I’ll never use this in real life.” I wanted to have something prepared. In this article, I try to explain to my teenage self why I would study precise and imprecise subjects.   Some people really hate …

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 …

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 …

Autopostbacks and the challenges of saving in real time

Autopostbacks are a great idea for ensuring information saves in real time until you get poor Internet connectivity.  How, why and where should they be used? The Internet is a blessing and a curse for programmers.  Autopostbacks address an operational challenge faced by web developers. However the reality of poor global connectivity and mobile connectivity introduces further challenges. This article …

IP addresses, white listing, blacklisting, locking and blocking

IP addresses are your phone number on the Internet.  Like phone calls you get good calls and bad calls.  So how do you manage your number online? This backbone concept of the Internet of having unique phone numbers has been around since the dawn of the Internet. Security management relies a lot on these numbers and this article looks at …

RSS feeds and how you feed your information out

RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication) are a very powerful tool available to numerous businesses but often overlooked.  How does your business handle RSS? Whilst many business understand that social media provides a way to contact the masses, not all businesses recognise the power of tools which led to the birth of social media. RSS feeds are numerous and very much …