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10 top tips and essential resources for newcomers to elearning

Rob Hubbard

The elearning industry is a very supportive one and you won’t be short of help. Read the blogs of the best in elearning. eLearning Network (UK and Europe) – supportive professional networking through events. by Tess Robinson, Director, LAS.

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?

Keeping potential locked up

Rob Hubbard

59% of L&D lack the skills to implement and manage eLearning. The eLearning Network (eLN) has a fabulous mentoring programme for those starting out in learning technologies. behaviour change Budget Collaboration elearning Learning Culture Learning Objectives Strategy Technology

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A Decade in eLearning – Then, Now and Next

Rob Hubbard

When I started LearningAge Solutions, it was as a jobbing contractor, working for a number of elearning development houses. As LAS celebrate 10 years in business I find myself thinking back to what has changed over that time, what hasn’t, and what the future may hold.

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

1 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. eLearning has a bad. eLearning and supporting. responsive eLearning framework, Sue.

5 Ways to Inject Magic into Digital Learning

Rob Hubbard

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 interactive should your elearning be?

Rob Hubbard

Is there a place for click-to-continue elearning? by Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. These days it’s widely accepted that learners don’t really learn much from just sitting passively in front of a screen.

How to be an elearning visionary

Rob Hubbard

Our MD recently won an Outstanding Contribution award and was named as one of the Top 10 eLearning Movers and Shakers in the UK for 2016. Take an active part in the elearning community and aim to really raise the bar – rewarding in so many ways. by Tess Robinson, Director, LAS.

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Who owns learning? 5 reasons to give your learners more control

Rob Hubbard

behaviour change elearning Performance SupportBy Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. If we’re honest, no one really likes just being told stuff. Cast your mind back to the last conference you attended.

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The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

Rob Hubbard

This year, I had the great privilege, in my position as Chair of the eLN, to have edited and co-authored the eLN’s first ever book, The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual, published by Wiley. And here’s a summary of the chapters: So What is eLearning?

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

devices) but has many uses in eLearning. Should be Instant @gomolearning 12 1 1 12Content Updates Should be Instant @gomolearning When you need to get your eLearning. you to create, host, update, distribute and track beautiful multi–device 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.

The Art of Simple Design

Rob Hubbard

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.

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.

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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

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

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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.

ReD is Dead

Rob Hubbard

This month we bid a fond farewell to our much cherished and long-running Rapid eLearning Development (ReD) course. We offer courses for free as a way to get our name out there and to upskill and enthuse the elearning community for the greater good, particularly those who are new to it.

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How to make best use of your training budget in 3 steps

Rob Hubbard

Budget Change elearningIn uncertain times, L&D budgets have a tendency to get slashed. Th is doesn’t need to herald doom and gloom.

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.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

1 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. eLearning has a bad. eLearning and supporting. responsive eLearning framework, Sue.

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.


10 Ways to Encourage Participation in Distance Learning (DL)

Rob Hubbard

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

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.

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Learning Design : What can we learn from creativity in the arts

Rob Hubbard

Creativity Design elearning Learning approachesby Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. I am trying to teach myself to paint with acrylics at the moment.

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4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

She finds some great articles and even some free elearning to help her gain a deeper understanding of SMART and get exposure to a number of cases and examples. DIAGNOSE Go through learning activities, classroom, elearning, etc. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR.

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.

A recipe for learning new skills

Rob Hubbard

70-20-10 Action Mapping Blended Learning Creativity Design elearning Experiential Learning Goal-based learning instructional design Learning approaches Learning Practice Social LearningAfter a 20-year break I’m getting back into skiing.

What is goal-based learning?

Rob Hubbard

You then need to identify the knowledge that people would need to complete the practice activities and include this in the goal, you could do this as text, a video, a link to an existing piece of elearning or links to other relevant resources – but keep it short.

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.

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The Best Learning Methodologies for Developing Elite Sales Leaders

Speaker: Steven Rosen MBA, Author, Executive Coach, Speaker and Top 50 Sales Influencer

In this webinar, Sales Executive Coach and Trainer, Steven Rosen, MBA will discuss the challenges in developing your sales managers, as well as how to employ innovative eLearning approaches that will lead to skill mastery and have a major impact on sales results.

Case Study: Waterstones Academy – Goal-Based Learning for Booksellers

Rob Hubbard

We were thrilled this month to win Silver at the 2013 eLearning Awards in the ‘Best eLearning Project (Private Sector) for a project that we did with bookseller, Waterstones. Collaboration Design elearning Goal-based learning

What Makes Effective eLearning?

Rob Hubbard

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 Produce Great Screencasts

Rob Hubbard

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.

Designing distance learning courses

Rob Hubbard

I’m not talking about elearning tutorials or online webinars, though these may form a part of a distance learning course. In our free Rapid eLearning Development (ReD) course we see the following approximate ratio: 100 people – enrol and are sent joining instructions.

Maximizing Sales Training ROI with eLearning

Speaker: Ray Makela, CEO Sales Readiness Group

Join us for this complimentary webinar as Ray Makela, CEO at the Sales Readiness Group, discusses five essential factors to achieve sustainable success from your sales training investment, and how to leverage eLearning to maximize results. Leverage eLearning to maximize sales training results.

You (Probably) Have the Technology

Rob Hubbard

As well as our free online Rapid eLearning Development (ReD) course we also deliver a one-day workshop covering some of the same material. The self-paced elearning course has been a staple of the industry for many years and yes, they have their place.

Game-on! How to gamify your learning

Rob Hubbard

Ben Betts in the Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual identifies 5 types of games for learning: Drill and Practice. elearning Gamification Gaming Learning approaches by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions.

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Don’t use the G-word!

Rob Hubbard

elearning Gamification Gaming There are some words that it is not good to use in polite conversation; the F-word and the S-word for example, are generally best avoided. In Learning and Development we also have the G-word, by which I mean “gamification”.

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Reflections on the eLearning Network

Rob Hubbard

I have now officially stepped down as the Chair of the eLearning Network. My four years on the Board are up and I will be handing on the mantle to another dedicated soul. It has been a privilege and pleasure to have worked with so many lovely, talented and committed people over my term. I can’t deny that it’s been a lot of work, but when I look back on what the Board has achieved I feel very proud.