About

Gender

Male


Location

Chesterfield


Job role

Director


Organisation

Optimum Learning Ltd


About me:

I'm a training and performance consultant. Current role is Managing Director of Chesterfield-based Optimum Learning Ltd, and I am recent Past Chairman of the E-Learning Network. I've spent many years working within some of Europe’s major organisations as analyst and instructional designer. I am a tutor and co-designer of The CIPD's Certificate in Blended Leanring, and I manage online tutoring for many of the CIPD’s Advanced Certificate courses. I frequently forget to keep my head below the parapet, and so I have been much published, often present face-to-face and online, and am track chair at LT 2009. Married 32 years (will it last, I wonder?) with 2 big, grown-up kids. I live in a pleasant Derbyshire village, adore Lancashire CCC and worship Man United!


Size of organisation (employees)

<20


Areas of professional interest

Blended learning, Content authoring and design, Human capital and talent management, Instructor-led training, Knowledge management, 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, My personal professional development, Social Media and learning


Sector

Other


Karen Ver replied to Phil Green's discussion Virtual Classrooms in Blended Learning
"Hi Phil, we've certainly increased the usage of VC's in our learning and development programmes as another tool in the blend. For many students this is their first 'learning' intervention delivered in this way and for the most it is a positive…"
Nov 6, 2009
Ismail Bhad replied to Phil Green's discussion Virtual Classrooms in Blended Learning
"Some of these comments which seem to suggest bad experience or lack of experience in this area which is probably posing some of the concerns. Its very possible to create very good and effective learning interventions using VC provided you are well…"
Aug 6, 2009
Phil Green left a comment on Assessment
"Personally I never (well seldom) conduct tests of immediate recall except as a means to build the confidence of learners. I doubt that they are much use as indicators of the likelihood of applying leanring to some future task. I like Bob Mager and…"
May 29, 2009
Phil Green left a comment on Assessment
"Well I am heartened to see how this discussion has moved on. Being a bear of very little brain I like to simplify, so - in the matter of assessment I believe the first question is are we trying to learn about ..... or are we learning how to.....? In…"
May 28, 2009
William Rice replied to Phil Green's discussion Virtual Classrooms in Blended Learning
"I agree with Alan. One key factor I have found is student dynamics and interaction with other students, these would to a large degree be lost in the virtual classroom enviornment."
May 13, 2009
Dr. Dragos Ciobanu replied to Phil Green's discussion Virtual Classrooms in Blended Learning
"I know that Kineo have implemented a free Virtual Classroom (DimDim) into Moodle - but then again, these guys can do the most amazing things! I've also had the chance to play with the Wimba Live Classroom at the Uiversity of Leeds.

However, for me…"
Mar 31, 2009
Mike Collins replied to Phil Green's discussion Virtual Classrooms in Blended Learning
"I have attended both web conferences and virtual classrooms in the past but have only really bought in to the concept of virtual classrooms adding real value after attending a recent session. The session was both interactive and engaging and used…"
Feb 27, 2009
Karyn Romeis replied to Phil Green's discussion Virtual Classrooms in Blended Learning
"I'm not sure I know the difference between a virtual classroom and an online conference. I have attended several of the latter, but not the former. It certainly extends the options when it comes to potential audience catchment."
Jan 27, 2009
Alan Bellinger replied to Phil Green's discussion Virtual Classrooms in Blended Learning
"I'd put them somewhere below the peak of inflated expectations and the trough of disillusionment; to my mind it'll never reach the plateau of productivity as it's fatally flawed. The issue is how do you transfer skills using technology? By…"
Jan 27, 2009
Phil Green posted a discussion in Blended Learning
In his predictions for 2009, Tony Karrer says:#5 - Virtual Classroom Tipping PointBased on a few different conversations and experiences, I believe that we've reached a point where virtual classroom training is no longer seen as inherently inferior…
Jan 27, 2009
Phil Green left a comment on Blended Learning
"I can find nothing new from a theoretical point of view in the notion of eclecticism in teaching and learning. Much has been written on it for generations. Rousseau, Piaget, Montessori, Matthew Arnold knew about this stuff. Alan mentioned the "we…"
Jan 27, 2009
Phil Green replied to Tiffany H.'s discussion Online Ice-breakers in Blended Learning
"One of the great things about the synchronous session is that it is a bridge between the very familiar (someone talks, someone listens, someone responds), and the unfamiliar - (someone posts a comment, waits for the rest of their cohort of learners…"
Jan 27, 2009
Phil Green replied to Tiffany H.'s discussion Online Ice-breakers in Blended Learning
"In a live session I'd do something that made student interaction seem simple and also had a wow effect for those unfamiliar with the environment. Using mark-up tools to locate yourself on a map is usually well-received. You can also play noughts and…"
Jan 26, 2009
Phil Green left a comment for Stuart Edwards
"Just thought I'd say "hello" to you, Stuart."
Jan 26, 2009
Phil Green left a comment on Assessment
"I just knew this was going to be a great discussion. I do hope others will come along and contribute too."
Jan 26, 2009
Phil Green left a comment on Assessment
"I applaud your approach Casson, but I'd try to cast off the shackles of assuming that because e-learning was an element of the "performance solution strategy", it must be the channel for assessment. I believe that E-learning, in its many forms, can…"
Jan 26, 2009
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