Posts by Melanie Worrall

Excited about Articulate 360

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Articulate 360 was released a week ago and this is big news… Why am I excited about Articulate 360? There are a few reasons I think we should all be excited about Articulate 360 and explore it further. Responsive authoring While Storyline is good for lots of things, it hasn’t been able to author responsive… Continue reading Excited about Articulate 360

#SimTect2015 #SimHealth2015 Wrap-up

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Selfie board from the SimTect 2015 conference

Simulation Australasia really pulls out all the stops to make an amazing conference! Another SimTect and SimHealth conference is finished and we are left with a USB full of brilliant papers and a buzzing mind full of ideas – and if you were Garth from Thales, a selphie printer he won in our lucky draw… Continue reading #SimTect2015 #SimHealth2015 Wrap-up

Thinking about Instructional design

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I’ve been working with a client doing some heavy duty instructional design work (three courses to be developed in a short period of time). This is working with a writers over different disciplines and has me thinking about instructional design… and why I love it! So for our monthly webinar, I took the opportunity to reflect… Continue reading Thinking about Instructional design

Top 10 tips to build confidence with online facilitation

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Online Facilitation

In June, I wrote my first top 10 list and I’m following up with another one. This time, the top 10 tips for building confidence with online facilitation. I ran an introduction to online facilitation in September and in preparation, I reflected on my first experiences in lecturing. I was newly qualified and nervous. Gee,… Continue reading Top 10 tips to build confidence with online facilitation

Let’s talk experience, not technology

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Let's talk experience, not technology

In May, I was asked to be on a panel with Professor Gilly Salmon and Andrew Douch for the IBSA VET Practitioners of the future conference. There’s always been technology in education, we know students want technology in their learning, so let’s focus on student experience. When I was at school, we had a stationary… Continue reading Let’s talk experience, not technology

Top 10 tips for taking control of your professional development

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Top 10 tips for taking control of your professional development

Knowledge is power – but how do you plug into new ideas when budget-conscious organisations are flipping the switch on professional development (PD)? The free webinar I delivered in May focused on the wealth of opportunities available online. Based on the research, learning and development theories and my own experiences that went into that presentation,… Continue reading Top 10 tips for taking control of your professional development

What type of simulation to use? Thinking about taxonomy…

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What type of simulation to use? Thinking about taxonomy

Deanna Hutchinson and I have been working on a research project about simulations and we have been chatting about the underpinning concepts that we are working with. On one hand, we have worked with a set of definitions and assumptions. On the other, we also reflected… what is the perception of our readers. For example,… Continue reading What type of simulation to use? Thinking about taxonomy…

Building a business case for e-learning

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Building a business case for e-learning

Running a business, watching every cent you spend becomes second nature. Ensuring you get a ROI (or ROA) is critical. Building a business case is about the reality of making hard decisions about where to invest your resources. There are a lot of resources out there to support the development of a business case, so… Continue reading Building a business case for e-learning