Rob Hubbard

5 Ways to Use Goal-Based Learning

Rob Hubbard

They argue that this type of learning requires a serious shift in organisational thinking: “The learning is actually a by-product of facing unexpected challenges and ever-increasing performance requirements. by Tess Robinson. Director, L earningAge Solutions).

Virtually there – VR AR World London

Rob Hubbard

They were more interested in sharing their enthusiasm for their products, many of which were at prototype stage, than making a sale. By Rob Hubbard, LAS Director. I took a trip down to London recently for AR VR (Augmented Reality Virtual Reality) World.

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Stop Wasting Time: Designing Effective and Efficient Learning Systems

Rob Hubbard

The production of video, graphics and audio? For example; enter data into a system with zero errors, sell a product more effectively or manage a project to completion on time and within budget. What’s the biggest cost in any elearning or training programme?

How to Build Agility into your Learning Design

Rob Hubbard

An idea that at first might seem too ‘out there’, can trigger another thought process that leads to some truly transformative functionality being designed into the product. Secondly, use collaborative tools like Google Drive, Basecamp and Mockflow to document, manage and design the product.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning.

6 ways to convince your organisation to embrace digital learning

Rob Hubbard

by Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. The latest Towards Maturity benchmark report makes rather depressing reading.

Onboarding the Blended Way

Rob Hubbard

Onboarding is an awful term, it’s so ‘business-speak’ that it makes me cringe, but the principles behind it are very sound and done right it can improve the time it takes new employees to get up to speed, increase productivity and have a very positive effect on morale and retention. Like anything new, you will invariably need to put time and money but it will reap rewards in terms of an enthused, productive and committed workforce.

The Art of Simple Design

Rob Hubbard

The trouble is that this will lead to a sub-standard, over-complicated product. “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” – Mark Twain.

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

Rob Hubbard

This single action will hugely improve your personal productivity and give you time to focus on the important project tasks. Time: it marches relentlessly on – we can’t stop it, change it or rewind it (yet!). We squander it on the wrong things, complain when it goes too slowly and when it goes too fast. 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.

State of the Front-Line Manager

how individual contributors perform, increases that show up in engagement, retention, and productivity. success and well-being; Be productive and results-oriented; Be a good communicator and listen. productivity, engagement, and. State of the.

Why Use Video for Learning?

Rob Hubbard

Here are a few ideas on how video could be used for learning purposes: Guided tours of new products , equipment or facilities. Video 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).

The Ingredients of Innovation

Rob Hubbard

Some of these I do nothing with, some I integrate into current projects or products, others hold my interest and I come back and refine them. We were recently recognised with an award for innovation. This meant a huge amount to us as a company and to me in particular. I’m a designer.

You’re a What?

Rob Hubbard

As well as being a songwriter and musician, he is now also a writer, film director, choreographer, product designer, visual artist and more. David Byrne is a bit of a hero of mine. He was the lead singer of the art-school punk band Talking Heads, which he founded in 1976.

Coactivism – A Learning Model

Rob Hubbard

Spoon feeding such learners, as most elearning packages and training courses do, is counter-productive. For many years now I’ve been dissatisfied with how training is delivered and in particular the concepts of ‘classroom’ and ‘elearning’.

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

retention, productivity, and employee engagement. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience.

Get Creative!

Rob Hubbard

in the production of an artistic work: “ creative writing” We don’t all have the luxury of working in large creative teams where we can spend hours bouncing ideas around. cre·a·tive /kr???tiv/. Noun: A person who is creative , esp. in a professional context. Adjective: Relating to, or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp.

The importance of learning in uncertain times

Rob Hubbard

Engaged employees have been found to be up to 43%* more productive and 87%** less likely to leave their organisation. Greater productivity, agility, a positive, goal-driven attitude and being able to hold on to your best people is exactly what is needed when it all gets VUCAed up.

How does responsive design impact learning culture?

Rob Hubbard

By Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. Lately I have been spending a lot of time on Webflow, a responsive site builder, redesigning our company website.

ReD is Dead

Rob Hubbard

ReD will eventually have two children; Digital Learning Design (DLD) and Digital Learning Production (DLP). This month we bid a fond farewell to our much cherished and long-running Rapid eLearning Development (ReD) course.

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

Rob Hubbard

With the introduction of the Kindle as a product range, there was a need to train booksellers on how to operate and sell these new devices, so that they could offer the best possible service to customers.

The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

Rob Hubbard

Production Processes – Making it Happen! 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.

5 Reasons to Use Transmedia for Learning

Rob Hubbard

5. We are immersed in media and technology that is trying to sell us stuff by finding new and innovative ways to ram products down our collective subconscious. As you may have guessed from other postings on this blog, transmedia is something I’m very interested in. Because it bridges two of my great passions; learning technologies and film. But why should you consider it? 1. Many people now have smartphones.

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

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And then there’s the really bad surprise when you’re a product manager and you find out your company’s sales reps are misrepresenting the product you so carefully developed! So how do you avoid bad surprises when you’re planning your next product launch?

Social Production

Kapp Notes

Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Today, social production is being leveraged much less by the traditional enterprise than it is by the entrepreneurial start up.

Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation

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We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups.

From Three Phases to Four: The Toolkit Approach to Product Launch Training

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For a long time, product launch training has been conducted with an event-based model. They are planned and run by marketing folks who need reps to effectively position the new product but don’t have a realistic plan to make it happen. Product Launch Training

Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered

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A few weeks ago, several hundred people joined Leanne Batchelder and myself for a webinar on product launch training. Hosted through Training Magazine Network, the session is called Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success.

Product Review: Totara

eLearning 24-7

Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial. While that makes sense, what hurts the product is the overkill of information. the product as a whole is of great value.

3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night

Knowledge Guru

Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize.

Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

eLearning 24-7

If you are a fan of Adobe products and love Captivate the authoring tool or Connect, then having the LMS wouldn’t be out of the question. If you do not have those Adobe e-learning offerings, but have Adobe products, again, it is not out of the realm to see you purchasing the solution.

Turn Your Product Knowledge Training into a “Hero’s Journey”

Knowledge Guru

Teaching call center employees how to follow a critical procedure or pushing product information to sales reps in an exciting way is not a simple task. The post Turn Your Product Knowledge Training into a “Hero’s Journey” appeared first on.

Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)

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If you have spent much time developing training to support product launches, you know that the need extends far beyond a single launch meeting. This is why we frequently design product launch curriculums using a three-phased approach.

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Productivity

Learning Rebels

Time for a productivity smack down! Well, not exactly Christmas in the traditional “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Christmas, but that other Christmas…Productivity Christmas! How is this productive? By allowing this we self-sabotage our productivity efforts.

Can Elearning Improve Productivity?

Origin Learning

One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity.

Top 5 Moodle Plugins to Enhance Productivity

Lambda Solutions

Here is our tried and true list of Moodle plugins to enhance productivity. As an official Moodle partner, our Moodle experts regularly review plugins and advise our clients on which plugins to select based on their learning and training requirements.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most.

Designing a Product Launch Curriculum

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This is an excerpt from Nancy Harkness’ new white paper, Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success. Here is a section on designing product launch curriculums: Designing the curriculum. Product Launch Training White Paper curriculum design product launch

How a Time Management eLearning Course Can Boost Productivity

eLearning Brothers

People who manage their time effectively are productivity ninjas. Productivity. Be sure to schedule some breaks throughout so you can stay productive and not force hard work when your body or mind isn’t up to it.

Want Efficiency and Productivity? Eliminate Drag

CLO Magazine

Similarly, the word productivity is about doing more than just the average day’s work. To avoid organizational drag and release a company’s true productive potential, leaders need to manage human capital with the same rigor they use to manage their financial capital.