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Virtual classroom: a new form of live learning

  • Wed 8th Dec 2021
  • Alex
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Employers are making decisions around employees’ training needs post COVID-19 and many are concerned about bringing high numbers of people into a physical classroom. As a result, the pandemic appears to have pushed virtual classroom training to the forefront; it has allowed employees to keep learning during a time when meeting trainers in-person is not necessarily safe. In this blog, Kelly Mansfield, editor at International Workplace, explains the many benefits of virtual classrooms.

Aug 04

NEBOSH certificate programme: the ‘new’ normal

  • Tue 4th Aug 2020
  • Jane
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Changes are underway at NEBOSH – both in the face of growing competition for a slice of the global health and safety qualifications market, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NEBOSH has made changes to make its certificate-level qualifications even more accessible and attractive for training providers and learners alike. International Workplace CEO David Sharp looks at the new opportunities.

Jul 24

Why there isn't an app for that

  • Fri 24th Jul 2020
  • David
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Contact tracing via smartphone usage has brought our reliance on mobile apps into question. International Workplace's CEO David Sharp explains why, when it comes to digital learning, mobile apps are not the best choice.

David Sharp

The DNA of digital learning: it's not magic

  • Mon 18th May 2020
  • David
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The COVID-19 pandemic has driven most organisations to switch to digital channels in the absence of physical meetings and face-to-face communication. Nowhere has that sudden change been more strongly felt than in the training sector, where traditional instructor-led or 'classroom' courses have been magically ditched for webinars, virtual classrooms and eLearning. Can it really be so easy? asks International Workplace CEO, David Sharp.

David Sharp

Coronavirus: remote learning in safe hands?

  • Wed 4th Mar 2020
  • David
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The spread of Coronavirus is forcing us as a society to think differently about the way we interact, including within and without the workplace. With official government warnings that forced isolation could come in the near future, it's time for businesses to start preparing alternative ways of working. As business continuity becomes business as usual, continuing development should not suffer. Asks David Sharp, has digital learning finally found its moment?

David Sharp

Machine learning: you be the judge (for now)

  • Fri 3rd Jan 2020
  • David
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Two recent studies have shown that machine learning solutions can diagnose cancer by processing X-ray images more efficiently and more accurately than trained radiologists. David Sharp considers the implications for learning solutions and for human judgement.

Alex Davies

Are employers keeping up with equality?

  • Mon 11th Feb 2019
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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It seems like a week cannot pass without a report of harassment or inappropriate behaviour by high-profile figures or within well-known businesses and brands. This is despite legislation that has been designed to prevent harassment and discrimination bein

Alex Davies

Digital learning: Here’s what we’ve learned in 2018

  • Wed 19th Dec 2018
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom
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The last 12 months seem to have denoted a marked acceleration in the move to ‘digital’. In the world of learning and development, not everyone welcomes this. We talk to a good number of senior managers responsible for managing people and workplaces and the vast majority are either unaware of just how much of a transformation learning technologies can bring; or else they are fearful of it.