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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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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

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.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

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

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

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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All about the fail – wee Bath 2

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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

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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.

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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How do you design the ultimate conference experience?

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Chat2lrn is a regular tweetchat for learning folks.

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

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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Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

What you need to know about game design if…

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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

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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)

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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.

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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

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

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

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

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

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

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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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.

Curation – Piste Bashing the Internet

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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

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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

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.

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

Big Ideas for 2013

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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

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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

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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

[eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.