So thanks to everyone for coming to this blog post today. Please make sure you’ve signed in so I have a record of who’s here and who was late. I won’t use this information for anything other than to count the number of attendees and latecomers.
Before this post starts, I think it’s a good idea that we agree the ground rules for today’s post. Firstly, what’s said on the blog stays on the blog. This, of course, limits your chances of talking to each other about specifics after the event but it protects me from information being shared outside the blog which I can’t control. It is important I control the push of information to evaluate any increase in performance as a result of the training.
Second rule, no mobile devices. I know you might be using them to make notes but they’re distracting (for me mostly) as I think you’re playing games and not listening to me so please put them away.
So, what other rules are there? Get into pairs and agree what else you want to constrain the post with and I’ll put on some mood music.
I’ll now ignore your rules as they don’t fit with my script for the day. I should, of course, have revealed that the objectives for this post are to:
- Give you an understanding of this post
- Give me more tally numbers to people presented to
- Create evaluation data
I’ll now ask you to tell me what you want to get from this post, why you’re here, and who nominated you to read this post. I will record that information next to the blank space below, taking care to ignore your comments until we get to the end of the post.
I hope you all completed the mandatory elearning course beforehand. If you didn’t you’ll find the 50 question test now a bit difficult. Obviously, the quiz will be easier second time round at the end of the post as I’ll be diverting the content to meet the needs of the multiple choice questions where the answer is:
a) obviously the right answer due to its length compared to the others
b) not this answer as its blatantly wrong
c) the most likely answer
d) like b).
Obviously if your score increases I’ll claim that as learning evaluation. If your score goes down, I’ll blame the elearning.
We’ll now have some fun with an icebreaker that bears little relation to the rest of the day. I will refer to it a little if I can shoe-horn a convoluted link in.
After that we’ll break for a coffee and when you come back in I’ll hand out an evaluation sheet with little smiley faces on it. You’re meant to score these as day goes on to ‘reflect your learning’. They will, of course, be hurriedly completed at the end of the post as you’ll be desperate to get out ; don’t worry, they’re a simple 1-4 scale.
If you have any comments, leave them in the box below and I’ll most likely ignore* them.
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