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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.

Wee’re back!

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After a brief hiatus, we’re back with more from the L&D sector to share with you. To kick things off, the usual suspects Dan Roddy and Sam Burroughs have joined forces with local eLearning agency Fireant Creative, and HR guru Gina Childs to answer your questions about compliance, eLearning solutions and what works within the […].

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

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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Why Every Tech Company Needs a Customer Enablement Program

Want to increase your customer lifetime value? Join Skilljar's next webinar on 4/19! Learn why the subscription economy matters, and how you can set your customers up for success from day one. Register now.

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

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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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

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.

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.

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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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

How do you design the ultimate conference experience?

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Chat2lrn is a regular tweetchat for learning folks.

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.

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

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.

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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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 to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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 Time for Innovation

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Innovation is a bit of a buzz word these days, by which of course we mean it’s become pretty meaningless. Lots of people talk about it very few actually do it. MOOC Pro and Curatr have teamed up again to … Read more › cool stuff events design thinking innovation mooc

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

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.

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.

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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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

wee thank you 2

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A big thanks to the small but hardy group of dedicated learning technology professionals who braved the damp, dark of a bleak mid-winter evening for the second weelearning, again sponsored by Packt Publishing. The value of conversation at the speed … Read more › events

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

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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.

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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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

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

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

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.

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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