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5 Ways to Use Goal-Based Learning

Rob Hubbard

They argue that this type of learning requires a serious shift in organisational thinking: “The learning is actually a by-product of facing unexpected challenges and ever-increasing performance requirements. by Tess Robinson. Director, L earningAge Solutions). So goal-based learning sounds great but what can you use it for? And how can technology augment this way of learning? Pull’ learning.

Stop Wasting Time: Designing Effective and Efficient Learning Systems

Rob Hubbard

The production of video, graphics and audio? For example; enter data into a system with zero errors, sell a product more effectively or manage a project to completion on time and within budget. What’s the biggest cost in any elearning or training programme? The instructional design time? The subject matter expert’s time? This would be a huge saving.

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How to Build Agility into your Learning Design

Rob Hubbard

An idea that at first might seem too ‘out there’, can trigger another thought process that leads to some truly transformative functionality being designed into the product. Secondly, use collaborative tools like Google Drive, Basecamp and Mockflow to document, manage and design the product. The objective that you set out initially to meet might evolve or even change co mpletely.

10 lessons from Design Thinking that can be applied to digital learning

Rob Hubbard

They use the design thinking methodology to design products, services, environments, and digital experiences. By Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. A few weeks ago I attended a fabulous workshop by Sally Spinks from Ideo. If you haven’t heard of them before, they are a design consultancy headquartered in California but with offices throughout the world. Prototype – this one is really important.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. You’re.

Onboarding the Blended Way

Rob Hubbard

Onboarding is an awful term, it’s so ‘business-speak’ that it makes me cringe, but the principles behind it are very sound and done right it can improve the time it takes new employees to get up to speed, increase productivity and have a very positive effect on morale and retention. Like anything new, you will invariably need to put time and money but it will reap rewards in terms of an enthused, productive and committed workforce. Guest post from my LearningAge Co-Director, Tess Robinson. Did it make us feel engaged, enthused and wanted? I’ll bet the answer is ‘no’.

Time Machine: Tips for Harnessing Time to Ensure Success in your eLearning Projects

Rob Hubbard

This single action will hugely improve your personal productivity and give you time to focus on the important project tasks. Time: it marches relentlessly on – we can’t stop it, change it or rewind it (yet!). We squander it on the wrong things, complain when it goes too slowly and when it goes too fast. In this posting I’ll share three tips for making the most of the time you have, so you can maximise the success of your elearning projects. There is a pub that I often walk past, which for years had a fairly bad reputation. Plan the project tasks well in advance. Be realistic.

Why Use Video for Learning?

Rob Hubbard

Here are a few ideas on how video could be used for learning purposes: Guided tours of new products , equipment or facilities. Video has been a passion of mine for a number of years. Because when it’s done well it’s so engaging. We know from research that our brains are hard-wired to take notice of moving images – it might be prey or predator (or even a potential mate). We all now watch tonnes of online video – if I want to know how to do something I’ll generally search YouTube before I search Google. I find it frustrating, therefore, that we don’t use it more for learning purposes.

The Ingredients of Innovation

Rob Hubbard

Some of these I do nothing with, some I integrate into current projects or products, others hold my interest and I come back and refine them. We were recently recognised with an award for innovation. This meant a huge amount to us as a company and to me in particular. I’m a designer. I love design in all its forms and I’m passionate about making things work better. It is tough.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

new product, how to use it and how. be more productively spent researching. drive productivity, growth and innovation. Learning Insights 2017 1 Learning Insights 2017 Progress with purpose Learning Insights 2017 2 “WE’RE LOOKING TO CLOSE THE. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN. KNOWING AND DOING. IT’S ABOUT. THE TOOLS THAT’LL HELP PEOPLE. learning to. be thought.

You’re a What?

Rob Hubbard

As well as being a songwriter and musician, he is now also a writer, film director, choreographer, product designer, visual artist and more. David Byrne is a bit of a hero of mine. He was the lead singer of the art-school punk band Talking Heads, which he founded in 1976. Ideas seemingly explode from his mind and manifest themselves in different physical or digital forms.

Coactivism – A Learning Model

Rob Hubbard

Spoon feeding such learners, as most elearning packages and training courses do, is counter-productive. For many years now I’ve been dissatisfied with how training is delivered and in particular the concepts of ‘classroom’ and ‘elearning’. In 2009 I developed a new learning model that addresses the issues as I see them. It gives a quick overview of the learning model. Featured on EcoPressed.

Get Creative!

Rob Hubbard

in the production of an artistic work: “ creative writing” We don’t all have the luxury of working in large creative teams where we can spend hours bouncing ideas around. cre·a·tive /kr???tiv/. Noun: A person who is creative , esp. in a professional context. Adjective: Relating to, or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. For many of us, we need to be highly creative when working on our own. Over the years, I’ve thought a lot about my creativity and how to enhance it. Different people are more creative at different times of the day and night.

The importance of learning in uncertain times

Rob Hubbard

Engaged employees have been found to be up to 43%* more productive and 87%** less likely to leave their organisation. Greater productivity, agility, a positive, goal-driven attitude and being able to hold on to your best people is exactly what is needed when it all gets VUCAed up. by Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. This is not to say, however, that all is lost. Lockwood, Nancy R.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

retention, productivity, and employee engagement. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience. and research led us to identify that one. audience organizations consistently. managers. What’s. skills.

How does responsive design impact learning culture?

Rob Hubbard

When a client asks us to create a responsive site for them, for example, a job aid or a resources hub, they are not simply asking for a well-designed product that will look nice wherever it is accessed, they are asking us to help them embed learning more thoroughly into workflow and into the everyday life of the organisation. By Tess Robinson, Director, LAS.

ReD is Dead

Rob Hubbard

ReD will eventually have two children; Digital Learning Design (DLD) and Digital Learning Production (DLP). This month we bid a fond farewell to our much cherished and long-running Rapid eLearning Development (ReD) course. Bac k in mid-2009 the concept of a fictional Ministry of Instructional Design with a secret mission became an itch that I had to scratch. It consumed me and I loved it.

Case Study: Waterstones Academy – Goal-Based Learning for Booksellers

Rob Hubbard

With the introduction of the Kindle as a product range, there was a need to train booksellers on how to operate and sell these new devices, so that they could offer the best possible service to customers. Waterstones needed to introduce their booksellers to their new Kindle product range, however, the booksellers had a range of technical abilities. Here’s their story …. The Challenge.

The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

Rob Hubbard

Production Processes – Making it Happen! This year, I had the great privilege, in my position as Chair of the eLN, to have edited and co-authored the eLN’s first ever book, The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual, published by Wiley. We wanted the book to be practical, useful and to contribute to the advancement of our industry through best practice. and social learning. Jane Bozarth.

How to be Innovative – 10 Top Tips

Rob Hubbard

Think about what kind of learning you’d like to see, be it products, theories or something completely different. by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions. Being innovative doesn’t mean that you have to come up with big radical new ideas all the time. Sometimes the very best learning innovations are quite simple and subtle or are just improvements or diversions from existing ideas.

5 Reasons to Use Transmedia for Learning

Rob Hubbard

5. We are immersed in media and technology that is trying to sell us stuff by finding new and innovative ways to ram products down our collective subconscious. As you may have guessed from other postings on this blog, transmedia is something I’m very interested in. Because it bridges two of my great passions; learning technologies and film. But why should you consider it? 1. Many people now have smartphones. In two years time, almost everyone will have a phone that can run apps, access the web, view and shoot video, play and record audio, run games and more.

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

And then there’s the really bad surprise when you’re a product manager and you find out your company’s sales reps are misrepresenting the product you so carefully developed! When sales reps don’t have the knowledge and skills they need to sell your new products, all the time and money you spent goes down the drain. Product Launch Training Template.

Social Production

Kapp Notes

Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Today, social production is being leveraged much less by the traditional enterprise than it is by the entrepreneurial start up. They might even work together to develop some code. definition

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most. Some organizations choose to implement BYOD solely for the purpose of augmenting productivity. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. in 2014.

3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night

Knowledge Guru

Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize. If you are a product manager yourself, you know what I am talking about. See how.

Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation

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We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups. For product launch training to drive desired knowledge and skills acquisition, it must be carefully designed and implemented.

Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered

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A few weeks ago, several hundred people joined Leanne Batchelder and myself for a webinar on product launch training. Hosted through Training Magazine Network, the session is called Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success. Clearly, product launch training is a high-priority issue in many organizations. What about customer training?

A Trainer's Perspective on Making Corporate Training More Productive


So these were some interesting strategies that Miss T employs for making training a little less boring and a lot more productive. For quite some time now, we have been focusing on how to make corporate training better. In a recent blog post , we spoke about making compliance training fun. Continuing on the same lines, today we are going to explore how to make compliance, and rather, all internal training more interesting for employees. We would explore the first-hand experience of a customer (Name Confidential) on how she made training more interesting for her organization’s employees.

Top 5 Moodle Plugins to Enhance Productivity

Lambda Solutions

Here is our tried and true list of Moodle plugins to enhance productivity. As an official Moodle partner, our Moodle experts regularly review plugins and advise our clients on which plugins to select based on their learning and training requirements. We’re able to test and recertify all new standard plugins to make sure we can troubleshoot any potential errors. Moodle plugins

How to Outline a Video Production Plan

eLearning Brothers

Thanks to my video production plan, I am now aware of some issues I’m going to have with the “choose your own adventure” format. I wouldn’t have thought of that if I had not outlined my production. This blog is the first in a series documenting the production process in producing a company video for eLearning Brothers. Here, this video will explain what I mean.

Instructional Designers and Product Managers – Traversing The Common Trail


I have been working as a Product Manager with Raptivity for the last 5 years. My favourite moments of this journey have been whenever I have talked to any of our customers and seen how they used Raptivity, how they visualized the product to be used, how they mapped hundreds of Raptivity interactions into various phases of eLearning course development and so on.

Can Elearning Improve Productivity?

Origin Learning

One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. A few reasons are common to the results of all these studies: low employee motivation and poor management. Let us find out. First name.

Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)

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If you have spent much time developing training to support product launches, you know that the need extends far beyond a single launch meeting. This is why we frequently design product launch curriculums using a three-phased approach. We have created a simple worksheet that allows you to go through the process of planning a product launch curriculum using the three phases.

Designing a Product Launch Curriculum

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This is an excerpt from Nancy Harkness’ new white paper, Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success. Here is a section on designing product launch curriculums: Designing the curriculum. Every launch curriculum is different, and has different needs based on what learners currently know, what the product is, etc. Prelaunch training. Launch meeting. Tools.

Think like a product manager

Spark Your Interest

Instructional designers create instructional or training products. Whether we like it or not, product design and product management is our industrial cousin. So, if you agree, here five lessons we could learn from our product cousins: Your instructional product should solve a problem. Build a minimum viable instructional product. How so? Does it?

Product Review: Totara

eLearning 24-7

Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial. While that makes sense, what hurts the product is the overkill of information. I know Totara is going to say that the product is built on open source and the folks who are buying it know the technical aspects/Moodle and thus this isn’t an issue. What I Loved.