Tag Archive for: engineering

The 1000 mph classroom

14 Nov
November 14, 2014 The classroom has come under pressure of late.  Considered expensive by some and containing poor content by others, the classroom has had its fair share of ups and downs – but if delivered at 1000 mph, classrooms can serve a variety of purposes. Classroom crisis? The Learning Survey 2014 from the Learning and Performance Institute contains a comprehensive range of trends affecting the learning and development arena.  Within the report there was some mixed information regarding the use of classrooms Read more [...]

Why I was wrong about engineers

07 Nov
November 7, 2014 Way back in May 2013 I wrote about “Why engineers should be running L&D’. It seems I was wrong – very wrong – and I’m here to put the record straight. Earlier story In my earlier post I wrote that: “Engineering is a discipline that’s based upon fact and analysis and the clear application of both in order to solve known and agreed problems. Working closely with engineers for many years has taught me the value of their rigorous training and education.  For example: The Read more [...]

Why engineers should be running learning and development

23 May
May 23, 2013 Learning and Development professionals come from a wide variety of backgrounds - teaching, certainly, but also from the humanities - and a number become involved in L&D just because of their love of the subject area.  But I’ve been wondering though if engineers could be the best model for future L&D professionals? Story For the past seven years I’ve worked very closely with the civil nuclear industry in the UK.  This industry contains engineers from every discipline: nuclear – Read more [...]