Great post Craig, this is the kind of thing I want to kick off over next few months (L&L). Will also take a look at costs of the Powtoon software tool. What sort of number of people do you have at the L&L sessions?
The numbers have varied between 6 and about 12. I place lots of emphasis on individuals 'going online' and conducting their own research so as to alleviate any probs associated with large numbers so if we had a greater number it will hardly impact on the session.
I also advertise the fact that I will facilitate each session twice so as to cater for large numbers and reduce any operational impact.
Our internal SoMe platform plays a significant part in the run up to each event and particularly as a post-event, reflective space for everybody to continue the conversation afterwards and even more formal stuff such as submitting some 'homework' that they are set.
Sounds good, which platform are you utilising for your SoMe? Do you have any good, bad or indifferent thoughts on any in particular?
I have set up Yammer internally to our network but I am hoping to utilise the Totara platform when we get it set up as they demo'd a really good, branded version that will incorporate chat as well as video sharing if needed. Although little way off just yet.
@Paulfgill @pfgill69 we use Jive as our internal collab platform. Be wary about trying to shoehorn a collab platfom into an LMS (and vice versa). In my experience it rarely works and the LMS is best left to 'tick the boxes' and 'report' on the statutory training with the collab platform being much more in peoples workflows.
Happy to discuss when we next chat.