Author Archives: Jane Hart

About Jane Hart

Jane Hart is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. She helps organisations and learning professionals modernise their approaches to workplace learning - through public workshops and bespoke consultancy. Jane is the Editor of the <Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, and is the author of a number of books including Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017 and How to become a Modern Professional Learner. You can contact Jane at

Honda community grows rapidly on brand blog network

I received this interesting press release yesterday about Honda’s blogging community: "Honda’s controversial decision to sponsor a blog community for its brand through independent network, appears to have been vindicated. In less than two months since the blog was launched, a vibrant Community of Honda owners and other car buyers has come together to […]

BBC revamps Web site

When I heard the news that the BBC was revamping its website because "it is in danger of losing the interest of the young generation unless it develops a new breed of personalised and on-demand programming", it made me think how learning departments should be thinking the same thing about their learning solutions available through […]


Just spotted this new tool on Robin Good’s website, which he calls " an innovative communication, promotion, community-building and content distribution service which has lots of potential going for it".  Stickam – "the all-in-one communication tool" Check it out

Here’s a useful little tool: – the Internet clipboard With you can copy and paste between computers. Just enter in any URL that starts with (example: and post. Then from any other computer enter the same URL and copy.

Michigan to require “online courses” for high school graduation

A number of sources are reporting that the State of Michigan in the US is requiring students to spend some time learning online.  "Schools and teachers have two general options to meet this requirements: develop entire online courses, or add online components to all of the state’s required high school coursework. With the bill signed […]

Video to Flash tools

In response to my post about (on 19 April) I was asked to post some other tools that convert video to the Flash format, so here are a few: Flash Professional 8 – the most control for creating and customizing Flash Video – from Macromedia Flash Video Studio – this is a very easy […]

Rapid e-learnng at Malvern

I am often asked what rapid e-learning is and what it means to an organisation. This case study in this month’s Learning Circuits e-zine is a good example of how it works – for sales force training  – or rather keeping the sales up to date with new products – requires a much quicker and […]


I’m in San Francisco at the moment – where they have just commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Great Shake of 1906 – so was intrigued by this online educational resource at the Exploratorium about earthquakes. Faultline Seismic Center at the Epicenter

Future Directions in eLearning Research Report 2006

This is the second annual report on the subject of future directions in e-Learning. As they did last year, the eLearning Guild Research Committee asked Guild members to take a close look at the e-Learning programs and initiatives in their organizations and report on what they expect to see in these activities in the next […]

Fifty ways to take notes

Brian Benzinger, at Solution Watch, started thinking about all the services he’d used for taking notes and thought it would be a good idea to share them. Fifty ways to take notes His comprehensive list is categorised as follows: Quick Public Pages BAsic Note taking Development Online documents Voice recording Start Pages Online Databases There […]