Reflections on a year of new faces

‘nimblets’ - you won’t find this collective noun in the dictionary! It’s the term we use for the dedicated, hard-working and creative folk who work for nimble®. Rather like bunnies, they’re multiplying as well. In 2015 we’ve been joined by:

Rory and Luke, who were introduced back in July as new members of our coding team. You can read more about their experience and what they do now by clicking here.

Reflections on a year of innovation

nimble® by name, nimble by nature - that’s us!

We pride ourselves on responding to new developments and to requests from our customers. We think listening and responding to feedback is important, whether it’s on the phone, via email or even from our newsletters! That’s what keeps us nimble!

So here are some of the improvements we’ve introduced in 2015 to nimble®Author, thanks to your suggestions and requests:

Top tips to get the best out of nimble®: How to look professional

You’re busy creating courses, the clock is against you, your mind is focused on the content and assessment; it’s easy to compromise on the professionalism of your work. We recommend a few simple tips to ensure your material is professional and your learners experience courses which look good in every way.

Here are 5 tips to get you started:

1. Have you branded your learner login area?
(If not, navigate to Settings, then Site, choose a background, logo and colour and finally click Save).

Data Mining for Analytical Nuggets

To prove anything in education you need data. Furthermore, when so much of education is subjective rather an objective, more qualitative than quantitative, data needs to be carefully explored, sifted, refined and analysed. Once done, you have those nuggets of evidence that can justify actions, policy decisions and students’ futures.

The Power of Collaboration

We’re still buzzing with excitement after the success of our nimble® Community Day. The number of delegates doubled compared to last year, a reminder of how many organisations are joining our community. Yet size isn’t everything! The greatest thrill came from the positivity generated by everyone, as shown in the comments from our evaluation sheets:

How Digital Technology informs ‘Mantle of the Expert’

What is Mantle of the Expert?
Drama teaching offers all sorts of pedagogical possibilities that empower students; none more so than Dorothy Heathcote’s ‘Mantle of the Expert’. The idea is simple, the students are the ones who use knowledge to construct an appropriate learning environment, rather than the teacher. Heathcote defined the teacher’s role as an ‘enabler’ rather than the traditional ‘transmitter’ role.

nimble® Community Day 2015

nimble® Community Day 2015

A big thank you to everyone who joined us for this year's nimble® Community Day.

It was great to see you all and you made the day a big success. Twice as big in fact as last year's event, with double the customers joining us for the day, including plenty of 'returning veterans' from last year.

It was lovely to see so many of you face-to-face and your feedback has been extremely encouraging. Here's just a few of your comments:

"We've enjoyed it as always. It's given us ideas, and that's what we came for."


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