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Peter Hawkins

Peter is one of Australia’s foremost learning technology and data analytics experts. Originally a maths/science teacher and data analysis researcher, Peter’s work in learning technology dates from the early 1990s when he was asked to assist UNESCO to implement remote learning in Africa. He established the first learning technology system for Monash University during his period as an academic in information technology. Peter’s company, Global Vision, was the first to provide LMS services in Australia and now provides a range of learning technologies to organisations nationally, both government and non-government. Peter is a regular contributor to Australia’s xAPI community and is the founder of Australia’s xAPI Trailblazers Group.
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Locking down the lockdown video

Jul 3, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Peter Hawkins posted in Video

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It seems like forever since we were able to bring people together safely to shoot educational videos, yet the number of videos being developed has risen during the crisis as alternative modes of communication became impractical.

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An ethical framework for learning analytics

May 30, 2020 5:20:24 PM / by Peter Hawkins posted in xAPI, Learning Design, Learning Analytics

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Judging from the ATD conference agenda, more people thinking about Learning Data. That's a great thing. As we see from the topics there, we're on the cusp of doing some really exciting things with it. 

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This is going to be fun...

May 23, 2020 9:28:04 PM / by Peter Hawkins posted in Instructional Design, Learning Design, Engagement

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We've all heard the (apocryphal) Chinese curse 'May he live in interesting times.'

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The trainer's duty in a pandemic

May 12, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Peter Hawkins posted in Instructional Design, Learning Culture, Learning Design, Engagement

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The world's never the same after a pandemic. After the black death killed half the population of Europe, peasants learned new skills to allow them to replace deceased workers and escaped serfdom forever. The 1918 "Spanish 'Flu" led to the creation of the WHO - a worldwide coordinated approach to improving health. 

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The lazy training genius

May 5, 2020 8:30:13 PM / by Peter Hawkins

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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." (Thomas Edison)

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Training Evaluation - are you getting it right?

Mar 19, 2020 2:15:21 PM / by Peter Hawkins posted in Training Evaluation

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Most of us devote significant effort to collecting feedback and assessment of our training. We seek to improve our delivery, our materials and the end user experience while measuring the business impact to support future training resources. For now, let's think about the latter.

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Scenario-based learning - a quick guide

Mar 6, 2020 6:04:20 PM / by Peter Hawkins posted in branching, Instructional Design, Learning Design, Engagement

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As a former lecturer, I say this with a degree of sheepishness but I hate being lectured to! I want my learning to be individual and fill me with curiosity. It should allow me to explore, collaborate, discuss.

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Insider advice: eLearning editing tools

Feb 24, 2020 7:13:01 PM / by Peter Hawkins posted in Insider, Tools

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I'm often asked about authoring tools - either for recommendations or I am asked whether we can build courses using them (the answer is yes - we use all of them by the way). However as we do have some expereience with them all, I thought I'd take the opportunity to provide a quick update on where the world's at with authoring tools.

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SCORM 2004 flopped. xAPI won't.

Feb 21, 2020 9:05:04 PM / by Peter Hawkins posted in xAPI

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eLearning courses have multiple standards to choose from for sending results.

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Trust me, I'm a trainer

Feb 12, 2020 8:14:44 PM / by Peter Hawkins posted in Insider

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A recent three-nation survey on Learning Transfer conducted by a consortium led by the University of Sussex made for some salutary reading.

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