Implementing Learning Technologies Masterclass – Alpha outline

This outline describes the free, alpha version of the Implementing Learning Technologies Masterclass.

Course summary

The Implementing Learning Technologies masterclass is designed to help make your next learning technologies implementation a success. It is based on research into 16 years of learning technology roll outs by Donald H Taylor, author of ‘Learning Technologies in the Workplace’ (Kogan Page, 2017). In the course of this research, Donald uncovered some common factors shared by successful implementations, and also identified many of the predictable errors frequently made during unsuccessful implementations. This course is all about reducing your chances of making those predictable mistakes and improving your chances of making your implementation a success.

The full version of this course will last 6 weeks and is currently priced at £600 per person. This Alpha version of the course will last 4 weeks and cost nothing to attend, although delegates are expected to purchase a copy of Learning Technologies in the Workplace. All Alpha course delegates will have the right to attend the full course in the future at no cost.

Course structure

The course will cover:

  • Pre-work to be done before the first session
  • Unit 1 – Fundamentals
  • Unit 2 – Exploration & Influence
  • Unit 3 – Planning
  • Unit 4 – Implementation

Each unit consists of the following:

  • A class
  • An assignment to be taken before the next class
  • A surgery
  • Content for the next class
Class Date (Tuesday) Class Times
(UK Time)
Date (Friday)
Surgery Times
(UK Time)
Unit 1 12 Sep 08:00 – 09:30 15 Sep 08:00 – 09:00
Unit 2 19 Sep 08:00 – 09:30 22 Sep 08:00 – 09:00
Unit 3 3 Oct 08:00 – 09:30 6 Oct 08:00 – 09:00
Unit 4 10 Oct 08:00 – 09:30 13 Oct 08:00 – 09:00


Classes meet online on Tuesdays at 08:00 – 09:30 UK time. They consist of a recap of previous work, some new content and then discussion and short exercises. Classes are delivered on successive weeks, apart from the extra week between Unit 2 and Unit 3. This is designed to allow students to catch up (if necessary) during the course.


Assignments are designed to allow delegates to put into practice the content of the unit. They include some form of feedback for the course leader (for example a sheet for reflections on what went well and what could be improved). It is important to carry out the assignment before the next class to consolidate the content.


Surgeries take place on Friday mornings, and are an unstructured conversation between everyone involved in the course, where delegates discuss how they are using they content, their issues with this week’s assignment, or observations about the course and subject as a whole. It is not obligatory to attend, but it is usually very useful to hear others’ reactions and thoughts.

Content for the next class

Prior to each class there will be content to be watched/read/listened to. It is important to engage with the content, or the next class can be hard work.

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