About

Job role

Consultant


Organisation

More Than Blended


Twitter account

barrysampson


Size of organisation (employees)

<20


Areas of professional interest

Blended learning, Content authoring and design, Instructor-led training, Gaming and simulations for learning, Learning management systems and methods, Measurement methods and technologies, Mobile learning, Organisational learning, Performance support technologies and methods, Skills assessment and competency mapping, Virtual classrooms, Workflow and process-embedded learning, Social Media and learning


Sector

Other


Barry Sampson replied to Emma Hill-Lonergan's discussion MOODLE using Citrix in Moodle users and other open source software
"Ignoring my bias against Citrix, the chances are you'll be able to successfully use Moodle this way :)
The most important thing is to identify all of the different types of resource that you want to make available and test delivery of each one on…"
Mar 30, 2011
Barry Sampson replied to Emma Hill-Lonergan's discussion MOODLE using Citrix in Moodle users and other open source software
"I'm doing some work with a client at the moment who are just setting up Moodle with Citrix. They've had no problems with Moodle itself, but in some cases delivery via Citrix means it doesn't play nicely with some SCORM elearning content.
 
Given the…"
Mar 30, 2011
Barry Sampson replied to Alison Wright's discussion e-competence assessment in Assessment
"Hi Alison,

This is something that we did back when I was at B&Q. Initially we had introduced a very training driven approach, but after about 12 months moved to the kind of assessment driven approach you are talking about.

It got a very positive…"
Sep 24, 2010
Barry Sampson replied to Jane Hart's discussion Social Media Tips for L&D in Social Learning Group
"+1 to Jane's advice.

Go and use [insert name of chosen social media tool here] to find, learn about and discuss things that interest, excite and help you. Then go and show other people how to do the same."
Aug 6, 2009
Barry Sampson replied to Norman Lamont's discussion Need non-OS, non-mySQL, non-SAAS software for trials of social networking related to learning in Social Learning Group
"Hi Norman,

Some ideas;

The first two fail the non-OS test, but are .net/MS SQL apps

Umbraco - http://umbraco.org/

DotNetNuke - http://www.dotnetnuke.com/

The last is a commercial option:

Telligent - http://telligent.com/ - (used to be called…"
Jul 28, 2009
Rob Dunlop replied to Barry Sampson's discussion The role of the L&amp;D Department in Social Media/Learning in Social Learning Group
"I think this where the role of L&D mergers/blurs with Knowledge Management. Within our organisation, the majority of learning happens on the job and not through formal training programs our L&D team may develop and offer. We need to provide the…"
Jul 1, 2009
Lars Hyland replied to Barry Sampson's discussion The role of the L&amp;D Department in Social Media/Learning in Social Learning Group
"L&D departments need to build their own experience in using these social media tools to improve their own productivity and knowledge sharing. From that position they can advise and support their wider use across the organisation. It was noticeable…"
Jun 10, 2009
Guillaume Guigonis replied to Barry Sampson's discussion The role of the L&amp;D Department in Social Media/Learning in Social Learning Group
"The role of the L&D should be to learn/elaborate with the business, the delegates and the instructors how to best use these tools before, during and after learning events.
Dedicated resources should be working on pilotes to progressively establish…"
Jun 10, 2009
Barry Sampson posted a discussion in Social Learning Group
At yesterdays workshop session we considered a number of different tools, and asked ourselves one key question; If we stop thinking about the product (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and start thinking about the platform or purpose (e.g.…
Jun 10, 2009
Barry Sampson replied to Jane Hart's discussion Social Learning: The people issues in Social Learning Group
""The key was in taking existing processes and demonstrating how the selected tools could streamline and improve them."

Keith, I think that's exactly the right way to be considering these tools. The key to getting buy in is offering solutions and…"
Jun 10, 2009
Barry Sampson replied to Jane Hart's discussion Social Learning: The technology choices in Social Learning Group
"Can I chuck in an option 4?

Use a set of stand alone tools, each of which is the most appropriate for your organisation, but integrate them such that your audience doesn't know that they're using different tools. To do this you would most likely be…"
Jun 10, 2009
Barry Sampson replied to Jane Hart's discussion It's all about the terminology! in Social Learning Group
"I do tend bring the term 'social' in from the start of any conversation, just because for me that's the key element of these tools. The risk of dressing them up as something else is that you dilute their effectiveness by straightjacketing them with…"
Jun 10, 2009
Barry Sampson left a comment for Tiffany H.
"That works for me. Can we do 8.00 EST on Friday?

Do you use Skype? If so, I can be found at barry.sampson.uk"
Feb 3, 2009
Barry Sampson left a comment for Tiffany H.
"Thank you. It's always good to know you're striking a cord :)

The change I was talking about was something that we did when I was Learning Technology manager at B&Q (I left last May). It's quite a long story, but I'd be happy to talk about it with…"
Feb 2, 2009
Barry Sampson left a comment on Assessment
"So, you're using e-assesment to measure the immediate knowledge transfer element of your learning activity?

What is the outcome of the assessment? Is it just used for measurement, or does it provide the learner with actionable feedback…"
Jan 23, 2009
Barry Sampson left a comment on Assessment
"What sort of assessment are we talking about? Post course e-assessment? Is it your expereince that this provides a genuine measure of the effectiveness of your learning activity?"
Jan 23, 2009
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