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Don’t get stung by GDPR

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From Fireant Creative How does GDPR affect me and my business? The regulations are getting tighter and the fines are getting larger.

Looking for an LMS – forget faffing, go simple!

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Fireant associate Vicki Rutter is a Learning and Development Manager who specialises in instructional design, eLearning, and blended learning.

Five ways curators can improve user experience

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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

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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.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

UXBristol 2013

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Live sketches by @lizzieeverard during the Valuable Content session at #UXBristol 2013 Read more › blog Event write-ups design design thinking UX UXBristol

Everything you need to know about Design Thinking

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(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

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How do you design the ultimate conference experience?

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Chat2lrn is a regular tweetchat for learning folks.

Why Design Thinking will make you a more valuable business partner

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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.

TinCan Curious

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Here’s my recipe for starting an argument on Twitter: 1. Include the following hashtag: #tincanapi 2. Have an opinion about said hashtag 3. Send You could be enthusiastic, suspicious or apathetic, it really doesn’t matter.

How Customer Education and Support Can Solve Each Other's Biggest Problems

Research shows that 48% of support inquiries at technology companies are “how-to” in nature. Rather than spending time triaging software issues or substantial customer problems, support teams are constantly providing customers with user tutorials. This eBook shares strategies on how you can preempt this problem.

weeLN – wee meet up with eLN colleagues

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We’d like to think that they got the idea from us – the eLearning Network, the long established group for elearning professionals across the UK and further afield, has launched regional meetups for members. Just like weelearning, eLN regional events are … Read more › wee Bristol eLN the Volley weeLN

Crunch Time!

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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.

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What if we ran weeLearning inside a company?

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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.

Thesign Drinking (design thinking in the pub)

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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

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

What’s your Storyline? Articulate users evening

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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

Design thinking – your ticket out of the training ghetto?

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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

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How I learned to stop worrying and love xAPI

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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

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The Ignite LTS line-up

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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

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

What’s on the fringe of learning in 2016?

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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

Join us to talk about elearning visuals

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Wee’ve found new friends so weelearning is back as a monthly get together. In December we’re talking about visuals in elearning. Among those already confirmed as going are developers with years of experience so if you want to ask questions … Read more › events wee Bristol elearning network eLN Famous Royal Navy Volunteer visuals

wee’re welcoming the eLearning Network to Bristol

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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

Hey buddy, what’s the Big Idea?

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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

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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

The Learning Technologies Ignite Challenge

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11pm Monday night – Google chat pops up on my laptop. It’s Dan. Dan – Bad news someone has dropped out of the Ignite session for day 2 of Learning Technologies. Sam – Hmm, I guess one of us could … Read more › blog

Is it good enough for you?

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When it comes to designing eLearning courses you can’t deny that branching scenarios that show the consequences of a learner’s choices or actions are the ultimate and the highest form of elearning content.

Gameover

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OK so I’ve been struggling to write this post for several days now, mostly because I keep learning interesting new things and I’m probably suffering from some sort of information overload, albeit a rather inspiring kind. So instead of the … Read more ›

Making room for Serendipity

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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

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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Why our friends rock!

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You know you've arrived when people send you cool stuff unsolicited. wee regular Gill Chester of Little Man Project created a fantastic infographic to inform people about our little social. Check it out! Read more › cool stuff friends Gill Chester infographics posters promotion

WeeLearning 7 – Play to Learn

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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

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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

WEE3 – Time to Settle Down

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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

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

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.

Stop thinking like a trainer. Start thinking like a designer.

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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

weeLearning – open source blended networking

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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

How to run your own learning social – Part 2

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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

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Ultimate Conference-zilla Part 1: Improving the Networking Experience

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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

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