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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.
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
How do you design the ultimate conference experience?
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Chat2lrn is a regular tweetchat for learning folks.
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.
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.
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
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
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
[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development
Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.
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.
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
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? I think it’s about the unexpected. I think it’s about serendipity. I think that by choosing to take a … Read more › blog
The complete eLearning journey
As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?
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 Taylor called this the “Training Ghetto” in his excellent post. I 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
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
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.
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