The Learning Coach Expands its Capability Matrix

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The Capability Matrix already covers instructional design, assessments and media and provides the knowledge, skills and the ability to transform theory into practice efficiently and effectively. The programme has now been enhanced with the inclusion of two new modules – Learning Screen Design and More than an Authoring Tool. http://www.thelearningcoach.co.uk

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... we at The Learning Coach, believe there is a need for the learning community to re-orient the emphasis of solid learning design using technology, rather than the other way round!

The Learning Coach - previously Trainer1 – an independent ‘training and advisory’ company, offers services designed to build capability and improve performance in the design and development of effective learning.

The Capability Matrix is a comprehensive and progressive programme of seminars and workshops that enable learning professionals design and build their own learning solutions.

The programme already covers instructional design, assessments and media and provides the knowledge, skills and the ability to transform theory into practice efficiently and effectively. The programme has now been enhanced with the inclusion of two new modules – Learning Screen Design and More than an Authoring Tool.

Speaking about the new courses, Managing Partner, Neil Lasher says, “With the increased adoption and use of authoring tools we are seeing a resurgence of a technology led dependency where learning is being designed by the functionality and features of the technology. Recognising this, we at The Learning Coach, believe there is a need for the learning community to re-orient the emphasis of solid learning design using technology, rather than the other way round!”

Neil Lasher himself will deliver the first Learning Screen design course on The 9th September and Suzy Cooper, also a partner at The Learning Coach, will run the first More than an Authoring Tool (for Lectora) on the 23rd August.

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About The Learning Coach (http://www.thelearningcoach.co.uk)

The Learning Coach is a company specialising in building capability for their clients. They achieve this with a programme of specialised and customisable modules including seminars, class based modules and one-on-one coaching sessions. The outcomes are teams able to create world-class learning for the most demanding of professionals.

The Team:

Neil Lasher, The Learning Coach’s managing partner is a leading consultant and instructional designer in the learning world. A regular and recognised speaker and facilitator at International and UK conferences,Neil is passionate about learning, learning technology and in building the skills and capability to use them together to make a difference.

Alan Samuel has spent the last 10 years in learning and learning technologies as Vice President of Tata Interactive Systems in the UK. As the partner responsible for Client Solutions, he manages the ‘advisory’ side of The Learning Coach, working with companies to identify their Learning Technology skill and knowledge requirements and customising solutions to meet the client’s requirements.

Suzy Cooper has been head of development and lead instructional designer for Trainer1 for over 10 years. As a partner in The Learning Coach, Suzy coaches and instructs companies in-house development teams in the practical use of authoring tools. Her expertise covers a suite of tools including Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia, Lectora and Toolbook.

Delia Walton-Kennedy, has spent the last 18 years in L&D and is a highly experienced trainer and coach. With The Learning Coach, Delia leads projects using her L&D experience to advise, support and coach companies in-house L&D development teams.

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