Visitors from Training Zone

If you’re visiting from Training Zone and would like to set up your own blog, click the link ‘wordpress’ on my sidebar under ‘blogroll’.  This will take you to the wordpress site, just click the blue box ‘Start your wordpress blog’ It’s easy to do and it’s free.

Once you’ve done this or if you have a blog already, I’d really like to visit and share ideas. Just leave a link in the comments box.

Blogging is a great vehicle for networking,  learning and CPD.

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New Virtual Classroom

 Due out on 2nd May a new publication looking at evidence-based guidelines for synchronous e-learning in the virtual classroom.

“Organizations involved in workforce learning have embraced the virtual classroom, a synchronous form of e-learning, which offers powerful instructional environments while saving travel time and costs associated with face-to-face classroom training. However, virtual classroom technology must be leveraged in ways that promote learning or the cost savings are merely an illusion. The New Virtual Classroom draws on current research in multimedia learning as well as practitioner experience to show how to effectively harness the power of the virtual classroom.”

http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Virtual-Classroom-Evidence-based-Synchronous/dp/0787986526/ref=sr_1_1/026-4227118-6201232?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1177422919&sr=8-1

EMCC Coach Mentoring Standards

EMCC’s Coach Mentoring standards can be downloaded here.

“The growth and development of coaching and mentoring in Europe is dynamic and evolving and these standards provide the start point. The standards are operating inthe UK and are now being piloted across Europe.The competence framework and competence standards element of these standards are part of a two year consultation process in the UK during which time feedback will be welcomed and invited from all coach mentoring organisations, purchasers of coaching and mentoring services, developers of coach mentoring programmes and individuals practising coaching and mentoring. A similar two year consultation process is due to start in Europe.”

http://www.mentfor.co.uk/downloads/articles/748/EMCC_UK_Consultation_Standards_pack_130307.pdf