Sara Jane Warrillow
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Sara Jane Warrillow's Discussions

Quality Instructional Design training for producers of learning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme Youngs Jul 17, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi,Can anyone recommend any good instructional design training for producers of learning? I am supporting a team that can produce traditional learning and are able to use captivate however there is…Continue

Using podcasts for learning - Any experience?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sara Jane Warrillow Jan 6, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi, I'm currently working on a project to pilot the use of podcasts for learning within a retail environment.  The training could include stock management practice, product, induction and a whole…Continue

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Profile Information

Job role
L&D Consultant
Organisation
Contractor
Twitter account
@sarawoz
Size of organisation (employees)
>5000
Areas of professional interest
Blended learning, Content authoring and design, Knowledge management, Gaming and simulations for learning, Learning management systems and methods, Measurement methods and technologies, Mobile learning, Skills assessment and competency mapping, Virtual classrooms, Workflow and process-embedded learning, My personal professional development, Social Media and learning
Sector
Retail
After 18 months of managing the Boots LMS I have returned from a 9 month maternity leave into the role of eLearning Development. This is something that I have several years experience of, prior to my LMS role. After nearly two years out of development it's amazing how quickly I settled back into doing something which I'd almost forgotten that I loved so much.

I am very passionate about design and have completed a number of modules towards an MSc in Computer Interaction Design. One area of special interest that I have is Designing for mobile devices. The considerations that have to be made for mobile design are so specific that the design process almost has to be approached from a slightly different angle to that of PC screen size design.

I'm extremely interested in assessment techniques. I have evaluated and used numerous assessment tools. The most frequently used being Questionmark but definitely not my favourite! I'm a firm believer that assessments need credibility and relevance. I don't believe in testing for testing sake.

I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of Business Process Re-engineering and have designed and implemented a number of process improvements into the Boots LMS. My favourite one included a trip from Stoke on Trent to London to present my process to a panel for accreditation. It doesn't sound too unusual apart from the fact that I was nine months pregnant and the panel were extremely concerned I might go pop.

I have numerous other areas of interest and have used many tools over the years (ViewletBuilder, Lectora, Content Point to name a few). I have also experienced the soft skllis side of working within an L&D team.

Anyway, enough about me for now. Hopefully I'll be seeing you in the forums.

Sara Jane Warrillow's Blog

Catching the out of hours learner

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 14:36 0 Comments

Over the past 24 hours I've heard lots of great stories about how we can really engage with our learners and tips and techniques to keep their ingest. However the one thing that I really want to know is about the out of hours learner with no technology. In a retail world where colleagues work all hours, how do we know that our messages are landing with impact for the customer assistant who works 8-11pm Saturday night? This is constantly a challenge and whilst I'd like to think that I tick the… Continue

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