“What did you learn today?”  Well, quite a lot, actually. That you can please all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time…but not both.  Feedback on our revised three day induction programme tells us that the session on the mental capacity act was too short (or too long, depending on which feedback form you look at), that the facilitator for diversity was excellent (or, well, excellent…..he really is very good!) and it was too hot (or too cold) in the seminar room.

Tomorrow  I’m meeting with key people to plan how we can offer our training courses to carers in the city, and discuss ways of involving service users meaningfully in the design, development and delivery of learning and development. 

And then e-learning.  Is it all smoke and mirrors? Do people really learn effectively this way? Can it replace chalk and talk?  For some, it is the best thing since sliced bread, for others a complete turn off.  I looked yesterday at a sample product sent to me by an e-learning company and I have to say I was bored rigid within 10 minutes.  And the course lasted for 190 hours! I don’t think so.