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Clive Shepherd
Works at The More Than Blended Learning Company
Attended Lancaster University
Lived in Brighton, UK
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The four responsibilities of the learning professional
I have been lucky in my job to spend time with many hundreds of learning and development practitioners over the past ten years or so, in all sectors of the economy and in all parts of the world. Almost without exception I find them to be enthusiastic, frien...
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Time for a clearout of urban myths
At the time of writing, I am on my to speak at the  eLearning Network’s annual conference   in London. While I am looking forward to sharing my views on how learning and development professionals need to skill up to meet new challenges and to take advantage...
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Compelling content hooks you in and won't let go
We are told that learners are no longer able to concentrate on content that's more than four or five minutes long. And there's no doubt that, when it comes to consuming information, we'd prefer it concise. After all, we want that information to help us achi...
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Compelling content requires a cunning plan
Second in the series: Six characteristics of compelling content First you need a compelling concept Yes, you probably got it - they’re talking about the same subject. One person’s boring compliance course is another person’s hot topic. If you approach the d...
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Twenty questions to ask when taking a brief
As a learning professional, it’s absolutely vital when you’re taking a brief from a project sponsor that you ask the right questions and are persistent in making sure you get a clear and satisfactory answer.  Here’s my list of essential questions:  About th...
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Every learner is different but not because of their learning styles
I've been reading  Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning  by Peter Brown and Henry Roediger (Harvard University Press, 2014). What a great book! It provides a whole load of useful tips for learners, teachers and trainers based on solid research....
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Today, with my colleagues at The More Than Blended Learning Co, we launch The Four Responsibilities of the Learning Professional, a not-for-profit initiative designed to up the status and credibility of learning specialists around the world. Check it out at http://goo.gl/oomGvc.
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Towards Maturity 2015 benchmark shows just how much we've got stuck
Last week I attended a preview of this year’s Towards Maturity benchmark results, due for public release on November 5th (you can register for the launch webinar on this page ). In case you don’t know Towards Maturity, they were established in 2003 as a gov...
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Compelling content requires some media chemistry
Media chemists know less is usually more Media consumers, especially learners, want the easy life. They're interested in the content, not the container. The technology and the interface with which they interact should be invisible. Your design decisions sho...
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Six characteristics of compelling content: an introduction
Compelling is not the same as compulsory Meet Meili. She has been working for three months on a 4-hour e-learning programme that teaches employees how to use her organisation’s new CRM system. So far the only people who have used the programme are those for...
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These are the twenty questions I used at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum to diagnose a learning need. What else would you add?
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My contribution to Debunk Learning Styles Month!
I've been reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown and Henry Roediger (Harvard University Press, 2014). What a great book! It provides a whole load of useful tips for learners, teachers and trainers based on solid research. Although, believe it or not, I do have a romantic side, primarily I'm a rationalist and I'm drawn to new evidence relating to learning and teaching, even if this confounds my current thinking.Fi...
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Clive is a learning and development consultant, writer and speaker, with a long-standing fascination for the applications of media and technology to learning at work.
Employment
  • The More Than Blended Learning Company
    Founding Director, 2015 - present
    We work alongside our clients as trusted partners, building their capability to design, develop and deliver effective and efficient learning solutions.
  • Onlignment
    Director, 2008 - 2015
  • Fastrak Consulting Ltd
    Managing Director, 1997 - 2015
  • eLearning Network
    Chair, 2007 - 2011
  • American Express
    Director, Training and Creative Services, 1975 - 1983
  • Epic
    Co-founder, 1988 - 1997
  • VPS Interactive
    Director, 1983 - 1988
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Brighton, UK - Haywards Heath, UK - Lindfield, UK
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I'm a consultant specialising in workplace learning
Introduction

Clive is a learning and development consultant, with a long-standing fascination for the applications of media and technology to learning at work. In a career spanning more than 35 years, Clive has headed up a corporate training function, co-founded a leading multimedia development business and operated as an independent consultant operating worldwide. In recent years, Clive has devoted his attention to design of next generation workplace learning solutions. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, has been recognised with two lifetime achievement awards, has written five books and more than 200 articles, and contributes regularly to his blog, Clive on Learning. For four years he was Chair of the eLearning Network. His new book, More Than Blended Learning, was launched in January 2015. He now provides his consulting services through The More Than Blended Learning Company.

Education
  • Lancaster University
    Management Learning, 1982 - 1984
  • Haywards Heath Grammar School
    1964 - 1971
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