About

Birthday:

March 6


Job role

Learning & Development Adviser


Organisation

Addleshaw Goddard


About me:

L&D professional with siginifcant management and operational experience. Over 6 years L&D experience. Responsible for learning interventions and technology implemention for Business Services and Secretarial staff. Desiggn and delivery of bespoke, strategic projects including management and leadership development Programmes. Implementation of Moodle virtual learning environment, elearning and social media tools to support blended learning methodologies.


Twitter account

ray_oconnor


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, My personal professional development, Social Media and learning


Sector

Other


Ray O'Connor replied to Olusesan Adebanjo's discussion Overcoming the challenge of integrating SoMe in biz in Social Learning Group
"Hi Olusesan, I agree with your point that SoMe is not just for the 'youth of today' and most businesses are waking up to the opportunities it presents - for learning, marketing, networking etc. We've had some successes by showing the power of the…"
Mar 15, 2012
Ray O'Connor replied to Trevor Ratcliffe's discussion Using Social Media To Support Existing Training Initiatives in Social Learning Group
"Hi Trevor
Have experience of using internal Wikis for knowledge sharing via SocialText; also Wordpress blogs. Our approach has been to start small with small groups who will act as 'champions'. We also have Moodle which does act as a 'community' to…"
Jan 12, 2012
Ray O'Connor replied to Mike Collins's discussion Social Media to help collaboration / learning - are you doing anything in this space ? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Mike
We've experimented with a view things which you could class 'social'. For example a Mgt Devel skills programme incorporated e-newslterres, Moodle resources and Twitter feeds of good articles. We've also tried Facebook pages for specific…"
Nov 25, 2011
Ray O'Connor replied to Matt Hart's discussion Moodle training in Moodle users and other open source software
"Hi Matt
From your post I'm not sure if you are referring to training for implementation/configuration; or development of content and how to use the system. It may be both. We have recently implemented a Moodle site. I would certainly recommend…"
Jul 2, 2010
Ray O'Connor left a comment for Mark Berthelemy
"Hi Mark
Just wanted to let you know that we are moving ahead with our Moodle pilot project we discussed a while ago. We are close to installation and have pilot groups and content organised. Kineo have been helping us with set up and we are lloking…"
Sep 2, 2009
Ray O'Connor replied to Jane Hart's discussion Social Media Tips for L&D in Social Learning Group
"I agree Jane. I'd also recommend that people 'get stuck in' to just a couple of tools to begin with and investigate how they work and how they could be applied to benefit the business. Its easy to get swampled by the vast numbers of tools out there.…"
Aug 7, 2009
Ray O'Connor posted a discussion in Legal IT
Dear AllWe are starting a project shortly which will involve implementing, testing and evaluating the use of Moodle. As we know the challenges of finding an LMS for the legal sector that stands up to the 'Ronseal' test is quite difficult. Even…
Jul 23, 2009
Ray O'Connor left a comment on Legal IT
"Dear All
We are starting a project shortly which will involve implementing, testing and evaluating the use of Moodle. As we know the challenges of finding an LMS for the legal sector that stands up to the 'Ronseal' test is quite difficult. Even…"
Jul 23, 2009
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