About

Gender

Male


Job role

Learning Curriculum Design Consultant


Organisation

Large General Insurer


About me:

Just moved into a design roll after 2 years organising training solutions for accident repair centres. I have been involved in training for 9 years, and have delivered, designed and evaluated material throughout that time. I am interested in blended learning solutions and how IT can help deliver training solutions in the most effective way.


Size of organisation (employees)

>5000


Areas of professional interest

Blended learning, Content authoring and design, Instructor-led training, Gaming and simulations for learning, Learning management systems and methods, Mobile learning, Organisational learning, Performance support technologies and methods, Skills assessment and competency mapping, Virtual classrooms, My personal professional development, Social Media and learning


Sector

Banking finance or insurance


Damian Farrell replied to Damian Farrell's discussion Ideal development for learning designers in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Thanks a lot Alex-I think we have this on a 'wish list'as we'll need a subscription-but I've seen an example and it looks good! Thanks again for the reply Alex much appreciated!"
Oct 24, 2011
Alex Watson replied to Damian Farrell's discussion Ideal development for learning designers in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Also Cathy Moore's e-learning blueprint: http://elearningblueprint.com/"
Oct 24, 2011
Damian Farrell replied to Damian Farrell's discussion Ideal development for learning designers in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Alex-thanks for this, will bring up at our next team meeting!"
Jul 7, 2011
Alex Watson replied to Damian Farrell's discussion Ideal development for learning designers in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Damien, 
 
The Rapid -E Learning blog and accompanying handboook are a good place to start. http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/
 
I am part way through reading Engaging Learning (desugning e-learning simulation games), Clark N.…"
May 19, 2011
Damian Farrell posted a discussion in Share & Learn Good Practice
I am currently thinking about the development of my design team and wonder if anyone has any guide as to courses/curriculum that would be suitable for a design team with mixed ability and has not had any design development before.We don't have a…
Mar 27, 2011
Alex Watson replied to Damian Farrell's discussion System Training in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Damien,

How many people is this for? Is there no audio etc because your internal systems cannot cope?

I currently use Camtasia, which has all the features you currently don't have access to. It is very cheap, and can do a great deal for the…"
Jun 21, 2010
Joanna Higginson replied to Damian Farrell's discussion System Training in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Damian

Thanks for posting this. We're considering virtual tours built in captivate for systems training at the moment, you may want to consider look at that and outsource?

Thanks
Jo"
Jun 14, 2010
Damian Farrell posted a discussion in Share & Learn Good Practice
My company is currently in the process of introducing a new claims system and I am involved in designing the new training for the roll out.Some of the training will be outsourced for CBT to create a library of modules that the delegates can access…
Jun 13, 2010
Damian Farrell left a comment on Share & Learn Good Practice
"Could anyone let me know the difference between Adobe Captivate and Presenter? It looks as if the do similar things and both use flash. Has anyone used both of these before? Any info would be helpful - thanks"
Mar 20, 2010
Damian Farrell left a comment for Jill Hodgkiss
"Hi bab - welcome! Hope this will be useful for us!!"
Mar 11, 2010