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Ian Gibbs
The Learnability Man

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Exam Tip #1: What’s The Point?

You’re going to sit an exam or two. So what? I’m not being facetious. So what? Are your exams important? And if so, why? It’s all too...

Student Tip 3: Get It Yourself

Back in the dark ages, your teacher would have been the only source of knowledge you had. If you were lucky, there might have been a...

Student Tip 1: Own It

I used to have a classmate who could have won the Olympics at inventing excuses. Every single problem he had was somebody else’s fault....

7 Common Mistakes Trainers Make

As a learning specialist, every time I attend a training event, I spend half my time analysing the structure of the course itself and how...

An Alternative To Knowledge vs Skills?

What do you see in the photo? • A standard LEGO brick? • 2.5 grams of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene? • A painful experience for bare...

7 Ways To Ruin A Learning Club

It was Denis Waitley who said “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour,...

3 Examples of Learning Clubs

If you’re not familiar with Learning Clubs, the concept can seem a bit nebulous. In an attempt to rectify this, here are 3 examples that...

8 Tips For Starting A Learning Club

I wouldn’t say that all companies should have a learning club. But I would say that everyone should be a member of one. A learning club...

7 Benefits of Learning Clubs

You know there are things you could do better. But there never seems to be the opportunity, the motivation or the pressure to do...

Which Is The Odd One Out?

Which of the following activities is the odd one out? Tell Learn Ask Show I’m sure you’re creative enough to think up a perfectly good...