Training Thoughts

Here in Australia, we recognise training at work in a thing called the VET sector. VET (Vocational Education Training) plays a major role in the provision of training to many parts of the workforce. From what I understand, VET includes the concept of education and pedagogy, which has often been interpreted as having a wider reach than training. When I talk about training, I think of a broad range of learning and development activities that lead to better performance.

So, in my opinion, if us Aussies are to take their place in the world, the people that offer learning, education and training should agree to some common themes. Training is not just about work. Yes it is an essential and key activity in the workplace, but learning and development applies to all aspects of human development, like relationship building and communication etc. And as we all know, organisations need to learn and adapt quickly in response to market needs and wants.

This means that training needs to be available easily and quickly. Hence, this means that a lot of e-Learning should be created in small chunks not massive long winded courses etc. Some people call it Just In Time Training or JIT. With this in mind, I am working on a framework for a customisable Induction e-Learning Pack to possibly sell at a later stage.

Published by theirishduck

I love the ability where I can plan, prioritise, design, develop and deliver blended learning solutions for a variety of markets. I love to consult and advise about the best use of digital learning and improve design standards in line with evolving ways of working. I also enjoy to keep up to date with, understand and regularly recommend emerging technologies and practice to improve individuals, teams and organisational capabilities. With over 12 years digital learning experience and demonstrated experience in both instructional design and eLearning development, I have also a lot of experience conducting training needs analysis including how to leverage principles such as design thinking and root cause analysis to understand and address performance gaps. I also have led many facilitation workshops and even presented at iDesignX and Game Developers Conferences both here in Australia, Wales and in the United States. I bring loads of coding experience in Java, ASM, C++, HTML, JavaScript, SCORM and xAPI, as well as proven capability using Adobe Captivate, Trivantis Lectora and Articulate Storyline 360 Studio authoring programs. Of course, Adobe Creative Cloud is also part of my toolbox which I also use daily. Being taught traditional and advanced 3D animation techniques, I love hand drawing and polymer clay sculpture, but can also use the Blender, 3D Studio Max, Maya and Softimage applications. With strong multimedia, training and programming backgrounds, I understand modern learner behaviour including micro and social learning, I am very familiar with most LMSes and app-based (XCode and Android Studio), adult learning models and e-solutions. I also possess the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, whilst being pro-active in delivering work independently with minimal supervision, but enjoy working in teams. I've been told I am a resilient, relationship focused guy which can manage and navigate conflicting views and stakeholders/subject matter experts.

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