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Top Tips for Encouraging Users to Engage with Your Learning

Rob Hubbard

Align your elearning to a wider organisational initiative or strategic objective. Although end-users will have been involved in your design process, this will give you the chance to gain more feedback from the users themselves and to create a bit of excitement around your elearning.

5 Ways to Use Goal-Based Learning

Rob Hubbard

Used in conjunction with another method of training e.g. a face-to-face workshop or elearning courseware, it makes sure that what is learnt isn’t quickly forgotten, but instead is translated into learners working lives and practiced until perfect (or as near as dammit). by Tess Robinson.

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Back to Basics – What is eLearning?

Rob Hubbard

I absolutely loath elearning with all of my being. This is still such a common perception of elearning; dull, mandatory training, done on your own, using technology that doesn’t quite work properly. So what exactly is eLearning? What is eLearning?

Grand designs: How to be inventive with your learning design

Rob Hubbard

For many, electronic learning = the SCORM elearning course – this is their only answer to any learning or performance problem. To have the courage and determination to think beyond the paradigm of the SCORM elearning course to find a real solution to a real problem. The internet.

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

Together We’re Smarter: Tips for Using Digital Learning to Make the Most of Collective Intelligence

Rob Hubbard

Collaboration conference Creativity elearning instructional design Learning approaches Social Learning Whenever I speak at a conference I take the same approach – I look for ways to get people talking to one-another and contributing to the session.

How to Build Agility into your Learning Design

Rob Hubbard

Collaboration Design elearning instructional design Technology Anyone who has attempted some form of learning design project will know that the goalposts have an annoying habit of moving. The objective that you set out initially to meet might evolve or even change co mpletely.

What Makes Effective eLearning?

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There seems more interest than ever in elearning, but I worry that people will charge headlong for an author tool thinking it’s the answer to their prayers. The trouble is there’s more to creating good elearning than just using the author tool. elearningWhatever we build it must be effective. We all know that, but what does ‘effective’ mean? For a piece of learning to be effective it must be: Relevant – it must align to what I, the learner, want to achieve.

How to Harness Informal Learning

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Many of the technologies used in elearning can provide answers as to how to harness informal learning. Picture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development

Breaking Down Barriers Between Learning and Doing

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Blended Learning elearning Experiential Learning instructional design Learning approachesAs humans we understand that we learn skills best by doing, by thinking about what went well and how we could improve, and by trying again, and again, and again. We can take short-cuts to improving our performance by learning what we can before attempting the task. We might read an article, watch some YouTube videos, ask someone’s advice or attend a course online or in person.

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5 Ways to Inject Magic into Digital Learning

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Design elearning By Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions. My favourite teacher from my high school days, Mr ‘Geography’ Jones, died recently. I remember his enthusiastic an d, at times dramatic teaching style as if it were yesterday.

How to be Innovative – 10 Top Tips

Rob Hubbard

Join a body such as the eLearning Network or ASTD where you can attend networking events and get yourself a mentor. Collaboration elearning Innovationby Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions.

How to Choose the Best eLearning Authoring Tool!

eLearning evangelist at Adobe Systems, as she shares some helpful and time saving insights that will enable you to take an informed decision in selecting an appropriate tool for eLearning or mLearning authoring Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr.

7 Ways to Find Inspiration

Rob Hubbard

Collaboration Creativity elearningGuest post from my LearningAge co-director, Tess Robinson… Have the right attitude. Open your mind to all kinds of weird and wonderful possibilities. Don’t discount anything at first.

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What Exactly is Business Agility?

Rob Hubbard

The traditional elearning course is just not enough to address these issues, although it may provide part of the answer. Collaboration elearning by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions. For me it conjures up images of acrobats and contortionists.


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

Rob Hubbard

Design Thinking elearning UncategorizedBy 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.

New Paradigms

Rob Hubbard

But with something like elearning that’s been around for 20 years; that fact that ‘courses’ are still the norm in the industry is just plain lazy. Creativity elearning Goal-based learning Learning approaches Learning Culture Technology

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

It also creates a common language across the organization, and it improves on-the- job performance—all at a cost more reasonable than custom elearning.  foundational content from OTS elearning and additional training that speaks specifically to. Seven Simple Secrets to.

How to Produce Great Screencasts

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elearning Filmmaking Goal-based learning Screencast Technology VideoI’ve been creating a lot of screencasts recently for the goal-based learning systems that we develop, so I thought I’d give you a run through of the equipment I’m using and the workflow I’ve adopted.

6 ways to convince your organisation to embrace digital learning

Rob Hubbard

Don’t allow your organisation to stick to an outdated view of elearning. Make sure you are well-versed in the latest thinking – join a professional association ( eLearning Network , ATD etc.), elearning Strategyby Tess Robinson, Director, LAS.

Begin with the Blend in Mind

Rob Hubbard

I believe that what happens after a learning intervention (be it workshop, webinar, elearning course or whatever) is even more important than what happens during the intervention. So how might you achieve this when designing your workshop / webinar / elearning course? Blended Learning elearning Learning approaches Social LearningYou’ve probably experienced this situation, most of us have. You attend a great instructor-led workshop. You learn loads of useful new stuff.

The BIG Debate: Can Rapid eLearning Ever Be Truly Engaging?

Rob Hubbard

There are now a number of ‘rapid’ elearning authoring tools that enable ‘anyone’ to author elearning content. In an ideal world these tools allow your subject matter experts (SMEs) to create elearning content in a matter of days. Authoring elearning takes time and thought.

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

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

Rob Hubbard

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. This got me thinking about time and its importance in elearning projects and projects in general. Here are some time management tips to try on your next elearning project: Project planning and reflection time. I hope these tips will help you make best use of your time in making your elearning projects a success

How Do You Measure Success?

Rob Hubbard

elearningYou can never be sure of how effective you’ve been in creating a learning intervention unless you measure its impact. This is something that few organisations do. It is often considered enough for something to look ‘cool’ and for people to like it, to brand it a ‘success’. Also, evaluating the success (or failure) of something can be a substantial piece of work – and what if this creation of yours hasn’t made a difference?!

Top 10 Tools for Rapid eLearning

Rob Hubbard

We’ve put our heads together and come up with our favourite (mostly free) tools for aiding rapid elearning development. Storyline – elearning tool that can develop for Flash and html 5. Author Tools elearning eLearning Tools Rapid eLearning

Onboarding the Blended Way

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Blended Learning elearning Induction Learning approaches Learning Culture Social Learning VideoGuest post from my LearningAge Co-Director, Tess Robinson. We’ve all been there – the corporate induction that involves eight hours of PowerPoint, form filling and reading manual after manual of processes and procedures. Did it make us feel engaged, enthused and wanted? Did we come out with a deep understanding of our new organisation’s culture, mission and values? I’ll bet the answer is ‘no’.

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

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The Art of Simple Design

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Design elearning instructional design “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” – Mark Twain. The same is true of design, and for the purposes of this article I’m going to focus on the design of learning experiences, websites and apps.

10 Ways to Encourage Participation in Distance Learning (DL)

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Collaboration Distance Learning elearning Learning approaches By Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions.

Why Use Video for Learning?

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elearning Learning approaches VideoVideo 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.

How to Create an Effective Blend

Rob Hubbard

I don’t hold with the vi ew that: Blended learning = elearning + instructor-led. Some people hold that blended must include an element of classroom but for me it doesn’t. Given the huge range of learning interventions we can now use this is a far too limiting definition. My definition is broad and encompasses both online and offline interventions and may include an instructor-led element. Most of the projects we undertake (at LearningAge) are blended to some extent.

How to Maximize Workforce Growth with Integrated Performance Management and eLearning

Discover how leveraging performance reviews and eLearning empowers you

Smart Art: Using Technology to Bring Art to the Masses

Rob Hubbard

elearning Social Learning TechnologyWe’ve been involved in this great little project recently with Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery. Their aim is to get art and exhibits out into the community to reach people who wouldn’t normally experience them.