About

Gender

Male


Location

Surrey


Birthday:

November 12


Job role

Technical Author


Organisation

Surrey Police


About me:

PGCert in Online and Distance Education BTEC HNC in Computing Started in the 'New Media' field in 1996. Jack of all trades - One-stop shop - does this mean that I don't specialise? - probably - but who wants to be a one-trick pony ;oP


Twitter account

davebrown2001


Size of organisation (employees)

1000 - 5000


Areas of professional interest

Blended learning, Content authoring and design, Learning management systems and methods, Measurement methods and technologies, Mobile learning, Virtual classrooms, My personal professional development, Social Media and learning


Sector

Local government


Dave Brown replied to nick doyle's discussion Elearning for Microsoft Office in Content creation within organisations
"It was the price that swung it for us too ;o)"
Nov 2, 2011
Dave Brown replied to nick doyle's discussion Elearning for Microsoft Office in Content creation within organisations
"Nick
 
On the back of the reply by Paul we point pre-induction/new joiners to Microsoft's free learning at:  http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/training/ where they can brush up on Microsoft Office.
 
The site covers the main topics (including 2003…"
Nov 2, 2011
Dave Brown replied to Katherine Chapman's discussion Do communities always learn? in Social Learning Group
"I would agree with Jane's argument that the learning is almost an aside. The forums/communities I have been involved in have always been about discussion 'around' a subject or topic, indeed the tangents at which people fly off can be totally…"
Jun 30, 2011
Lesley Price replied to Dave Brown's discussion Good practice regarding accessibility in e-learning in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Dave
Great source of info on any types of accessibility is http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/   Unfortunately, they are only able to provide direct support to HE & FE providers, however, their site contains loads of useful resources  Here is link to…"
May 19, 2011
Richard Butters replied to Dave Brown's discussion Good practice regarding accessibility in e-learning in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Dave,
 
If you are developing in 'Flash', this will support students with minor accessibility needs.  When designing the supplier should provide an accessibility settings panel, which allows students to adjust:

colour and contrast of the…"
May 16, 2011
Dave Brown posted a discussion in Share & Learn Good Practice
Hi All Does anyone have any quick and dirty guidelines to the issues surrounding accessibility? i.e. ideal screen resolution, provision of training 'transcript', etc. I'm thinking particularly of the problems that might occur if Flash content is…
May 16, 2011
Dave Brown replied to Dave Brown's discussion Loading Captivate materials into the NPIA/NCALT MLE in Police and Criminal Justice Sector Learning Group
"Hi Lee
 
Yes, I'll be there tomorrow - sat at the front with pen and paper in hand. Look forward to seeing you.
 
Cheers
Dave"
May 3, 2011
Lee Webber replied to Dave Brown's discussion Loading Captivate materials into the NPIA/NCALT MLE in Police and Criminal Justice Sector Learning Group
"Dave
As Mark states, I have been asked by NCALT to deliver the session at the NCALT SUG tomorrow (4th May) at Ryton so I will be covering some areas like settings etc.
I will be putting together a PDF handout for delivery after the session by email.…"
May 3, 2011
Mark Mannering replied to Dave Brown's discussion Loading Captivate materials into the NPIA/NCALT MLE in Police and Criminal Justice Sector Learning Group
"Hi Dave
Will you be attending the SUG meeting at Ryton tomorrow (040411)? I am part of the L&D section of Project Athena and have been tasked to investigate this issue. NCALT are going to be putting on a workshop where I will be asking those…"
May 3, 2011
Julia Scott replied to Dave Brown's discussion Loading Captivate materials into the NPIA/NCALT MLE in Police and Criminal Justice Sector Learning Group
"Hi
I'm new to this myself - but have you set the options within the Project, Advanced Interaction within Captivate, then within the publishing screen have you gone into the LMS Standard Manifest button and changed the fields on the front page as…"
Apr 27, 2011
Dave Brown posted a discussion in Police and Criminal Justice Sector Learning Group
Does anyone have a foolproof method of loading the published files from Captivate (we use version 4) into the NPIA/NCALT MLE? I have managed to get the MLE to acknowledge activity, to return me to the place I left the training, and to record 'In…
Apr 27, 2011
Dave Brown replied to Kate Hudson's discussion Fixed screen or scrollbar? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Fixed size has always been the rule of thumb where ever I've worked.

If you need to scroll then there is probably too much information on that screen for one 'slide'. As Nina states there is a danger that learners don't know to scroll down even if…"
Jul 28, 2010
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