Five ways curators can improve user experience
JANUARY 10, 2014
Most people curate for the benefit of themselves or their organisations. What if we considered content curation from a user centered design perspective? What would audience centered curation look like? Here are some ideas 1. Focus on quality, not quantity. … Read more › blog
5 Ways Content Marketing Supports Instructional Design
MAY 14, 2013
When we talk about marketing, by default we talk about marketing campaigns. That suggests using a variety of media, spread out over a period of time, coordinated in a way that serves a specific goal. Traditionally that would consist of … Read more › blog content marketing curation elearning elearning network instructional design
Everything you need to know about Design Thinking
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
(to get the most from The Big Idea) In April we are running an exciting design jam for learning professionals call The Big Idea. If you’ve seen the schedule you already know that the jam will be based on ‘Design … Read more › big idea blog cool stuff
Why Design Thinking will make you a more valuable business partner
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Do you design learning solutions or business solutions? As learning (or training) designers we’re rarely involved in a project as early as we’d like. By the time we get involved the problem has been defined, often incorrectly, and so has … Read more › big idea blog events design thinking
Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible
Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.
wee’re welcoming the eLearning Network to Bristol
JUNE 12, 2015
Our friends at the eLearning Network are returning to Bristol with the first of their new look events on 16 July at the Bristol & Bath Science Park. Join other weelearners at the event to discuss where elearning is going. If you’ve … Read more › other community conferences technology
Thesign Drinking (design thinking in the pub)
APRIL 6, 2013
What do you get if you take 9 people, a box of lego, 6 pots of play dough, some pipe cleaners, a load of post its and then add beer? Er – this… As I said in the video we … Read more › blog Event write-ups events wee Bristol conferences design thinking
How do you design the ultimate conference experience?
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Chat2lrn is a regular tweetchat for learning folks. The topic this week was “Choosing the right conference” If you’re spending up to a £1000 on a ticket then it’s important you pick the right one and get a lot out … Read more › blog The Big Idea wee Bristol chat2lrn community conferences design thinking
weeLearning – open source blended networking
JANUARY 27, 2013
If you’re lucky enough to be heading to this week’s Learning Technologies Conference or Exhibition, one thing is guaranteed, you’re going to meet a lot of cool, interesting people. You may even end up down the pub with one or … Read more › events free stuff get involved
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.
All about the fail – wee Bath 2
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
We’re going to have to start with an apology – if you tried to join us for weelearning this week in Bath, we let you down. Someone suggested the Raven of Bath as a possible venue and we took it … Read more › Event write-ups wee Bath ADDIE community building compliance contracts fail fest instructional design networking Tom Kuhlmann
Hey buddy, what’s the Big Idea?
JANUARY 28, 2013
Most events we go to are about listening to other people talk about the great things they’ve done. Or, listening to industry gurus talk about the best way to do one thing or another. That’s fine and dandy, but it … Read more › big idea events Uncategorized
Ultimate Conference-zilla Part 1: Improving the Networking Experience
APRIL 16, 2013
Last month we asked “How do you design the Ultimate Conference Experience?” ” We posed the question here on our website, on our Google Plus community, on the DPG community, at the last weeLearning meetup and in various LinkedIn groups (nobody … Read more › blog cool stuff Event write-ups community conferences design thinking gamification
MARCH 4, 2013
Tickets to The Big Idea have been on sale for just over a month. We’ve had some great feedback about the idea and it seemed like people were really excited about the event. We’ve even got a highly respected Learning … Read more › blog The Big Idea community conferences design thinking
Storyboarding for eLearning
Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.
What you need to know about game design if…
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
You are considering creating a game or using gamification in some way (and you know as little as I did a week ago) “Games are really powerful learning tools, but that’s not how we tend to build them, we tend … Read more ›
weeLearning 6 – Roundup
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
weeLearning 6 was all about video in learning, here's what people were saying about it Read more › events annotag jisc video
Curation is about marketing (marketing is not a dirty word)
OCTOBER 10, 2012
Three things that are probably true at least some of the time: 1 – Online curation began as a marketing technique. It’s a way to build a brand and a relationship with customers/ audiences without trying to directly sell them … Read more › blog curation
Stop thinking like a trainer. Start thinking like a designer.
MARCH 7, 2013
Let’s pretend you are a classroom trainer… The business has told you to deliver training to all 150 Customer Service Assistants to explain some new changes to some of your core processes and procedures. This is your bread and butter. … Read more › blog The Big Idea design thinking
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
WeeLearning 7 – Play to Learn
NOVEMBER 25, 2012
The last weeLearning event for 2012 was called Play to Learn. We were delighted to be joined by Tomas and Debbie Rawlings from Auroch Digital and John Curran from Designed for Learning. Tomas kicked things off by talking about the … Read more › blog cool stuff events games
Ultimate Conference-zilla part 2: Better content by design
APRIL 24, 2013
This is part 2 in our series rounding up the “research” we carried out into Redesigning the Conference Experience. Part one focused on ways to make networking more effective and inclusive. Next we’re going to look at ways to improve … Read more › blog Event write-ups community conferences design thinking
How to run your own learning social – Part 2
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
A few weeks back we decided we would share what we have learned about getting a local learning social going in the hope of giving other poeple the opportunity for social learning in the most social of senses – chatting … Read more › get involved how to run your own
The Ignite LTS line-up
JANUARY 6, 2014
Before Christmas we asked for people to “Enlighten us, but make it quick” at Ignite LTS as part of the Learning Technologies / Learning & Skills exhibition at Olympia 29-30 January. Without further ado, let me introduce the people who … Read more › blog events conferences Ignite L&D Connect LSG
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.
WEE3 – Time to Settle Down
FEBRUARY 25, 2012
We’ve fixed a date for the next WEELearning event.! And we’ve gone back to being free entry again! And we’ve moved the start time to 6.30pm, so there’s no need to go home after work just head straight down the … Read more › events get involved
What if we ran weeLearning inside a company?
MARCH 20, 2013
After reading this post by Clark Quinn today something clicked. In my day job I’ve been working hard on an alternative approach to workplace learning. We call it Love Learning. The aim is to promote and support independent learning throughout … Read more › blog community design thinking ideas social learning
Curation – Piste Bashing the Internet
SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
We’ve been asking people to post their thoughts on this Google Doc around curation in learning ahead of our next event Curate? Create Debate! Craig Taylor left a comment and he got me thinking (he has a habit of doing that)… Most … Read more › blog
Design thinking – your ticket out of the training ghetto?
AUGUST 31, 2013
If your organisation is changing faster than your L&D team can adapt you risk becoming irrelevant. Don Don Taylor called this the “Training Ghetto” in his excellent post. believe design thinking can help Learning and Development teams lead rapid change in any … Read more › blog The Big Idea wee Glos design thinking learning live webinar
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.
Making room for Serendipity
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
I’m on the train heading to London to my first ever unconference LnD Connect. Why am I going to an unconference? think it’s about the unexpected. think it’s about serendipity. think that by choosing to take a … Read more › blog
Big Ideas for 2013
JANUARY 24, 2013
The first weeLearning of 2013 was big on ideas, here's what you missed. Read more › blog cool stuff events
When potential comes to fruition
OCTOBER 27, 2012
This post is part of the L&D Connect HR Blog Carnival, which this year is going under the seasonal theme of “When potential comes to fruition.” When L&D people talk about “potential” it’s usually in conjunction with the idea of … Read more › blog HR Blog Carnival L&D Connect Sukh Pabial
a wee victory
JULY 31, 2012
weelearning in July 2012 was a biggest yet, and featured two great talks from some friends of ours. Find out what went on with this brief summary of the evening. Read more › events
What's New In Adobe Captivate 9!
Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she showcases the latest features & enhancements in the all-new Adobe Captivate 9. You will learn about the stellar features of this release along with Captivate Draft –the new storyboarding app.
Bristol (and the West)’s Got Talent
MAY 6, 2012
I’ve been thinking a lot about what weeLearning is and I’d like to tell you how I see it. weeLearning is an attempt to recreate our favourite bit about conferences and seminars. The bit where you head down the pub afterwards … Read more › events get involved history introductions
What’s your Storyline? Articulate users evening
MARCH 24, 2016
In the years since it’s release, Articulate’s Storyline has quite quickly become the foremost elearning authoring tool. And not without good reason. It’s ease of use is rarely matched, making the most, as it does, of everyone’s familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint. … Read more › wee Bristol Articulate Storyline elearning network eLN instructional design
How I learned to stop worrying and love xAPI
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
The L&D community, like its HR parent, loves a good buzzword. And few have buzzed louder over the last few years than “Tin Can”, the mysterious successor to the ubiquitous SCORM. But wee think that unlike most of the other words … Read more › wee Bristol elearning network eLN technology Tin Can API x xAPI
What’s on the fringe of learning in 2016?
JANUARY 7, 2016
weelearning’s hookup with Bristol eLearning Meetup continues in 2016 when we get together to talk about fringe technologies – those sorts of things that you really want to use for your next project, but your manager just rolls their eyes … Read more › wee Bristol community eLN xAPI
Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?
The future of the formal performance review is sparking lively debates. No matter what side you fall on, everyone agrees that effective managers make managing performance part of their daily routine. In this infographic quickly learn “5 Critical Skills for Managing Performance” every day.