The lessons e-learning can take from how we use social media

The lessons e-learning can take from how we use social media

What’s the one thing we all now do – rather instinctively – when we have the odd couple of minutes here and there to spare? We get our phones…

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Data protection and information security: what's the difference?

Data protection and information security: what's the difference?

As the two terms ‘Data protection’ and ‘Information security’ are often used together, it can create confusion. So, what's the difference?

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read more Dec 23, 2015
Teachers at Christmas – Solutions to an ever growing to-do list

Teachers at Christmas – Solutions to an ever growing to-do list

2015 has seen a high increase of safeguarding responsibilities being placed on teachers such as; FGM reporting, further child protection training…

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Why is health and safety training for managers important?

Why is health and safety training for managers important?

This expectation on managers extends into the realm of health and safety too. There are many, many responsibilities held by managers and directors…

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How to carry out a manual handling risk assessment [Whitepaper]

How to carry out a manual handling risk assessment [Whitepaper]

Injuries caused by poorly managed or incorrect manual handling are usually due to lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling loads. These tasks can…

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read more Dec 16, 2015
Facing an impossible budgetary challenge? 2/3 of schools will be in deficit by 2018; 7% already are.

Facing an impossible budgetary challenge? 2/3 of schools will be in deficit by 2018; 7% already are.

Budgets are being cut and at the same time the Government is making heavier demands in terms of staff training adding for example the prevention…

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Unexpected events could blow your budget off course.  Manage the risk with great, affordable training.

Unexpected events could blow your budget off course. Manage the risk with great, affordable training.

No one knows what’s around the corner. This year alone, the government has brought in new mandatory training for teachers on the prevention of…

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read more Dec 12, 2015
From radicalisation to FGM: you’ve got to get on top of the training. In the face of tough budgetary decisions it can be great and affordable

From radicalisation to FGM: you’ve got to get on top of the training. In the face of tough budgetary decisions it can be great and affordable

The government is demanding you and your staff complete new training. You are now obligated by law to understand what FGM and radicalisation…

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How to make an equality and diversity course engaging

How to make an equality and diversity course engaging

We know that investing in equality and diversity training for your team is beneficial for your organisation but to realise those benefits you…

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Facing tough budgetary choices? Wondering what to cut? TAs or regulatory training. Maybe neither.

Facing tough budgetary choices? Wondering what to cut? TAs or regulatory training. Maybe neither.

Studies suggest that four out of ten teachers leave the profession within a year. Dealing with this type of churn is almost impossible, particularly…

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Why is data protection training important?

Why is data protection training important?

Why is data protection training important? Nowadays, companies have a much greater responsibility to demonstrate compliance when it comes to…

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The onslaught of legislation means your staff need training. How to do more than just tick the box without breaking the budget

The onslaught of legislation means your staff need training. How to do more than just tick the box without breaking the budget

You and your staff are already under pressure with an ever growing workload. How to get on top of all this legislation?

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read more Dec 09, 2015
What to do and who to call if a young person is being radicalised

What to do and who to call if a young person is being radicalised

Radicalisation. If you’ve been reading our blogs this week you’ll now know what it is. You’ll know how it’s done, some of the consequences and…

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What are the signs of radicalisation?

What are the signs of radicalisation?

Radicalisation is happening all around us right now, in schools, after-school clubs, on the internet, in homes. As a teacher you need to know…

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read more Dec 07, 2015
Do you know how young people in your school are being radicalised?

Do you know how young people in your school are being radicalised?

The government is now demanding teachers understand the process of radicalisation by placing a duty on you to help prevent it. Maybe you think…

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What does the Prevent duty expect from you as a teacher?

What does the Prevent duty expect from you as a teacher?

Schools and higher education institutions now have a legal duty to have; ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’,…

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What should a basic health and safety course contain?

What should a basic health and safety course contain?

A clear guide to what you have to do to fulfill your health & safety legal obligations

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What happens to young people who are radicalised?

What happens to young people who are radicalised?

As a teacher, the learning and wellbeing of young people in your care matters to you. The government has placed a duty on you to prevent them…

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read more Dec 04, 2015
How would it affect your team if you were 'that school'?

How would it affect your team if you were 'that school'?

How do you think your staff, govenors, parents and local community would react to finding out that young people from your school had left the…

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read more Dec 03, 2015
What is radicalisation? Why do I need to know?

What is radicalisation? Why do I need to know?

There have been a number of terrifying events: the attacks in Paris, the hostage taking in Mali and the bomb on the Russian plane flying from…

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read more Dec 02, 2015
Patricia Rosas-Naylor: My life as a digital influencer

Patricia Rosas-Naylor: My life as a digital influencer

Meet Patricia, a lifestyle and travel blogger at PatriciaParisienne.com. We asked her how she engages with her audience and what makes for a…

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The neverending teachers to do list: so much work, so little time

The neverending teachers to do list: so much work, so little time

Teachers, you have it easy right? Weekends free, six weeks holiday in the summer, every Christmas off. What could you be stressed about? Could…

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Equality & diversity training: 7 benefits it brings to the workplace

Equality & diversity training: 7 benefits it brings to the workplace

Equality is the idea that people should all be treated fairly (not equally) while diversity is about recognising that there are both individual…

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read more Nov 27, 2015
Manual handling: AARR, MEEP and all the HSE acronyms

Manual handling: AARR, MEEP and all the HSE acronyms

When it comes to health and safety – or in this specific case, manual handling – it can be hard to figure out your responsibilities when it comes…

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What is health and safety?

What is health and safety?

As an employer you are responsible for the health and safety of your employees and even general public. But what are these responsibilities for…

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What can schools do about radicalisation?

What can schools do about radicalisation?

What is radicalisation and what causes it? What obligations are placed on schools and early years childcare providers by the Prevent Duty? Explaining…

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How to reach your goals by taking your knowledge online

How to reach your goals by taking your knowledge online

As a face-to-face trainer or consultant you have a wealth of knowledge, skills and stories that your customers value. It’s why they pay you to…

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What is the value of games in e-learning?

What is the value of games in e-learning?

How to create an engaging learning environment is a big question. Encouraging students and learners is key to a successful learning experience…

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Blended learning for face-to-face trainers

Blended learning for face-to-face trainers

Blended learning is in keeping with the consciousness that we now live in a digital age. The ways in which we work, learn, socialise and carry…

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read more Nov 04, 2015
Reporting cases of FGM (female genital mutilation) among children becomes mandatory

Reporting cases of FGM (female genital mutilation) among children becomes mandatory

A new mandatory reporting duty for FGM is being introduced as part of the Serious Crime Act 2015, which will require health professionals, social…

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How to make money from your knowledge: 6 killer reasons to go online

How to make money from your knowledge: 6 killer reasons to go online

How a freelance or face-to-face trainer can benefit from creating online training or e-learning.

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read more Oct 28, 2015
Why is adult safeguarding training important?

Why is adult safeguarding training important?

There are several misconceptions about what adult abuse is (and isn't. Everybody has a right to live their life free from violent and degrading…

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read more Oct 23, 2015
What BAFTA-award-winning director Julian Farino can teach e-learning

What BAFTA-award-winning director Julian Farino can teach e-learning

Here at flick, we’re passionate about making our e-learning enjoyable and effective, so we decided to get some inspiration from Julian Farino,…

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read more Oct 19, 2015
The power of visuals in e-learning

The power of visuals in e-learning

Imagery is a powerful tool for e-learning – the right image can help to convey your message like nothing else, and can go a long way to engage…

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read more Oct 09, 2015
The path to becoming a successful digital marketeer with 38.9k followers

The path to becoming a successful digital marketeer with 38.9k followers

The path to becoming a successful digital marketeer with 38.9k followers by Anthony Johnson, founder of Digital 4 Trade.

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read more Oct 08, 2015
Ofsted Inspection changes 2015: an overview of the update

Ofsted Inspection changes 2015: an overview of the update

Looking at the 2015 changes in Ofsted inspections.

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Bandage or band aid? What's needed in a first aid kit [plus infographic]

Bandage or band aid? What's needed in a first aid kit [plus infographic]

When it comes to stocking your first aid kit, it can become quite confusing. What does and doesn't actually need to be in there?

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read more Sep 30, 2015
Talking entrepreneurship with Mark Sephton [Guest blog]

Talking entrepreneurship with Mark Sephton [Guest blog]

As we first met Mark at the recent LeamTweetUp, it seems only right that we introduce him to you through the eyes of social media. According…

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NYT's Homegrown:  radicalisation & islamophobia from a teenager’s perspective

NYT's Homegrown:  radicalisation & islamophobia from a teenager’s perspective

Homegrown,  commissioned earlier this year by the National Youth Theatre (NYT) was set to be an immersive play, set in an east London school, …

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How NOT to break the law when marketing

How NOT to break the law when marketing

Before we start looking at how not to break the law, it’s probably best to be clear on what we exactly mean by 'law' as there is some specific…

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read more Sep 11, 2015
Back to school teachers toolkit

Back to school teachers toolkit

With the summer holidays now over, and 2015/16 term looming, we thought it'd be handy for us to pop together a handy 'Back to School Toolkit'…

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How does food become contaminated?

How does food become contaminated?

It’s actually pretty easy for food to become contaminated, so it’s not really that surprising that at least 5 million of us become ill each year…

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Why great workplaces invest in their employees [whitepaper]

Why great workplaces invest in their employees [whitepaper]

OK, so we’ve all heard of the annual rundown of ‘The best places to work in the UK’ – the Telegraph amongst others are quite hot on this topic…

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read more Aug 19, 2015
What causes radicalisation and how to spot the signs?

What causes radicalisation and how to spot the signs?

As yet, there has been no clear link or exact cause identified for someone becoming radicalised. This creates the sense that ‘it could happen…

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read more Aug 13, 2015
Top 5 #GBBO disasters and how to avoid them

Top 5 #GBBO disasters and how to avoid them

With the return of The Great British Bake Off, we thought it would be fun to look back on the past series' for the best fails. If your culinary…

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read more Aug 05, 2015
How to make a responsive YouTube player for Captivate 8

How to make a responsive YouTube player for Captivate 8

Captivate 8 is one of the leading e-learning authoring tools on the market at the moment. Adobe’s package is one of the few that makes it easy…

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read more Jul 31, 2015
Prevent radicalisation - training for schools and colleges

Prevent radicalisation - training for schools and colleges

Although radical groups and figures have long been a part of the world, they have never been more prominent and far-reaching than today, so let's…

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read more Jul 30, 2015
The a-z glossary of learning terms

The a-z glossary of learning terms

With so many learning terms, we thought it was about time someone wrote them all out so that everyone is down with the lingo. So, who better…

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read more Jul 24, 2015
Could the future of e-learning be right under your nose?

Could the future of e-learning be right under your nose?

How do people learn with their noses? Can e-learning become more effective and memorable with the help of smell-o-cation?

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read more Jul 21, 2015
What is HTTPS and why does it keep you safe?

What is HTTPS and why does it keep you safe?

HTTPS is an acronym that stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, ie it’s the secure version of http. But what does it do and do you need…

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read more Jul 17, 2015
How is equality and diversity changing in technology today?

How is equality and diversity changing in technology today?

Trying to represent people using one icon can be a very difficult task, and can sometimes unintentionally cause offence or isolation. Equality…

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read more Jul 17, 2015
#flicklaunch

#flicklaunch

flick have officially launched! So who was there and what did they see?

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read more Jul 10, 2015
Why did Blockbuster fail while Netflix continues to soar?

Why did Blockbuster fail while Netflix continues to soar?

By not paying attention to how their customers’ preferences were shifting Blockbuster failed whilst Netflix soared. We've moved into the Subscription…

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read more Jul 09, 2015
6 ways to screw up your job

6 ways to screw up your job

How often do we really listen to people? Or how many times have you heard the phrase ‘you’re just not listening to me’? For something we rely…

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read more Jul 08, 2015
‘TILE(O)’ your way through manual handling risk assessment

‘TILE(O)’ your way through manual handling risk assessment

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found the most fun – and sometimes most effective - way to remember things is to make a rhyme, acronym…

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read more Jul 03, 2015
How has origami developed technology in New York?

How has origami developed technology in New York?

Earlier this month, an engineer from Binghamton University in New York developed an origami battery, costing only three pence, which uses bacteria…

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read more Jun 30, 2015
E-learning - What is it and is it right for me?

E-learning - What is it and is it right for me?

Let’s look at what e-learning is in a bit more detail and give you the information you need to make an informed decision about whether it’s right…

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read more Jun 25, 2015
I need a learning app - which one do I choose?

I need a learning app - which one do I choose?

These days there’s a learning app for just about everything.Whether it be Medical Apps, Educational Apps or Game Apps with educational elements,…

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read more Jun 25, 2015
Is e-learning environmentally friendly? [Infographic]

Is e-learning environmentally friendly? [Infographic]

Let’s think about this for a minute. If you aren’t using online training, then how are you delivering it? If it’s not e-learning then there aren’t…

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read more Jun 23, 2015
The 70:20:10 rule of learning

The 70:20:10 rule of learning

What is 70:20:10? Like so many of the terms you’ll come across in the learning world, the chances are that you’ll see this referred to in varying…

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read more Jun 17, 2015
Why training is important in preventing radicalisation

Why training is important in preventing radicalisation

Radicalisation, a frequently mentioned word that we’ve all heard with increasing frequency in recent months/years. Understandably, the word strikes…

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Apple release 24-hour radio station

Apple release 24-hour radio station

At flick we're a combination of Apple fans, tech geeks, innovation enthusiasts and music lovers so it would be impossible for us not to talk…

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read more Jun 10, 2015
Top 10 benefits of e-learning [White-Paper]

Top 10 benefits of e-learning [White-Paper]

Top 10 benefits of e-learning with a free White Paper to help you calculate own internal investment when it comes to e-learning.

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read more Jun 05, 2015
Who is Caitlyn Jenner?

Who is Caitlyn Jenner?

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, introduced herself via the cover of Vanity Fair. What did the public have to say?

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read more Jun 05, 2015
What is data protection and how does it relate to cookie law? [White-Paper]

What is data protection and how does it relate to cookie law? [White-Paper]

The term ‘data protection’ probably feels a bit like ‘health & safety’ in that it’s seen quite frequently in a negative light – you don’t do…

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read more May 29, 2015
Dodg-E-learning Part 2: Why are so many e-learning developers so lazy when it comes to imagery?

Dodg-E-learning Part 2: Why are so many e-learning developers so lazy when it comes to imagery?

There are hundreds of suppliers out there each with collections running in to the millions and expanding by the minute, and believe me, if you…

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read more May 27, 2015
10 things to consider when selecting an LMS [White-Paper]

10 things to consider when selecting an LMS [White-Paper]

With all the jargon and people in the marketplace offering you a variety of learning options, it’s important to have a clear idea on what you…

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read more May 20, 2015
What is CPD and why is it so important?

What is CPD and why is it so important?

CPD, or ‘Continuing Professional Development’ as it is fully known, is a system for tracking and recording the learning, skills and knowledge…

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read more May 13, 2015
Workers memorial day 2015

Workers memorial day 2015

Today is #WorkersMemorialDay 2015, help make sure that you and your staff aren't another statistic.

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10 reasons why e-learning should be gamified

10 reasons why e-learning should be gamified

Games are fun – we choose to play games for a simple reason: it’s an amusing way to pass the time. The sheer scale of our appetite for games…

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read more Apr 23, 2015
Food allergens and intolerances

Food allergens and intolerances

We all know about allergies and intolerances, but did you know this?

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read more Apr 21, 2015
Writing the FGM course... a stark reality

Writing the FGM course... a stark reality

When I first heard the term Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, I had little to no real understanding of what this actually meant, what the reality…

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read more Apr 16, 2015
The princess and the PPE

The princess and the PPE

As a lover of a pun, and in the spirit of Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, today's blog post will be all about PPE, as you probable figured…

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read more Apr 02, 2015
Dodg-E-learning: Part 1

Dodg-E-learning: Part 1

‘Our people hated health & safety training,’ an HR and Development manager told me recently, ‘and our trainers hated delivering it.’

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read more Mar 26, 2015
What the MOOC are you talking about?

What the MOOC are you talking about?

When I hear someone use a phrase or an acronym that I haven’t heard before, it brings back the fear of being the last kid picked for PE at school:…

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read more Mar 20, 2015
The golden four

The golden four

Online training. Boring right? Well at flick, we think differently. No one’s saying that everyone should LOVE training, especially online training...

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read more Mar 12, 2015
Women in business - How to be successful at work and have a life

Women in business - How to be successful at work and have a life

Women in business. Is it possible to be successful at work and have a family at home? We spoke to flick learning's company director, Louisa Farino,…

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read more Mar 06, 2015

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