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Helen Hodges

Learning Design and Development Manager, BSc (Hons), PGCE, PGCODE* Helen has over 16 years’ experience in the field of education, from primary school teaching to further and higher education, and adult learning. Helen’s specialist area is using technology to support and enhance the learning experience, and as such she has worked with Astutis for 3 years designing their suite of e-learning courses. Working with a team of multimedia developers Helen has ensured our range of e-learning courses provide an engaging, flexible, quality learning experience for our wide range of Astutis e-learners. *PGCODE – Post Graduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education

Recent Posts

Compliance Learning Isn’t Just a Box Ticking Exercise

Written by Helen Hodges on 07 February 2017 14:21:04 GMT

We all appreciate that there's some training that your staff just have to do, so that you can tick the 'compliance' box that says they have been trained in a particular topic. Hopefully your staff will actually learn something new or pick up practical tips to improve their working practices … but this is not always the case.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

70-20-10: Learning for Work

Written by Helen Hodges on 17 August 2016 11:00:04 BST

How do You Learn for Work?

If you are asked if you have undertaken any staff development or training for your job, what do you think about?

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Online Learning - What's Stopping You?

Written by Helen Hodges on 19 July 2016 13:54:35 BST

Many of you may have heard the drums beating about online learning, virtual or distance learning and how more people are participating in online training courses.

You might be wondering whether it could work for you, but you are worried about whether you or your employees have the expertise to make use of the technology, especially if you are sat on your own with no-one on hand to guide you.

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Tags: Advice for learners

Exams, Revision, Tomatoes, Flashcards and Voices

Written by Helen Hodges on 03 June 2014 10:59:51 BST

Exams are in the air at the moment ... especially if you know someone sitting GCSE's, A' levels or even the NEBOSH National Diploma. But how do we prepare for exams? 'Revision' is the word that springs to mind ... the stuff that you do once you have completed the course. This may seem obvious if you are a classroom learner ... but definite study (learning) and revision periods are probably less obvious when you are a distance learner or an online learner.

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Tags: Advice for learners