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Goldfish

Posted: 15 June 2017 by: Rob Hubbard

I took a trip down to London recently for AR VR (Augmented Reality Virtual Reality) World. It was a small
affair with geeks rather than sales people manning most of the stands. They were more interested in sharing their enthusiasm for their products, many of which were at prototype stage, than making a sale.

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10 top tips and essential resources for newcomers to elearning

Goldfish

Posted: 15 June 2017 by: Tess Robinson

Being immersed in the digital learning world, it’s easy to forget that there are an awful lot of people out there who are just exploring using technology for learning for the first time and boy can it be overwhelming…heres our guide to newcomers to elearners.

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Keeping potential locked up: How to find the key

Goldfish

Posted: 19 January 2017 by: Tess Robinson

Why oh why is The TM benchmark report – Unlocking Potential - such depressing reading each year? So many good intentions and a stack of really, really compelling evidence on the benefits of implementing learning innovation just don’t seem to be enough for many organisations to secure the support and funding needed to propel them forwards.

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Mind Games - 5 ways that mindfulness can enhance learning

Goldfish

Posted: 28 November 2016 by: Tess Robinson

We live in a world full of noise. So many things are competing for our attention. How do you get past that noise to create a space for learning?

It’s easy to dismiss mindfulness as just a trendy concept, just the latest thing, another distraction - but is there something in it that us learning and performance professionals should take note of?

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

Goldfish

Posted: 12 October 2016 by: Tess Robinson

If we’re honest, no one really likes just being told stuff. Learning cannot just be about transfer of information, that sort of learning just doesn’t stick.  When your learners are given the chance to ‘own’ their learning, to ask questions and to apply their thinking, that’s when they really become engaged.

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

Goldfish

Posted: 18 July 2016 by: Rob Hubbard

In uncertain times, L&D budgets have a tendency to get slashed. This doesn’t need to herald doom and gloom. It’s an ideal time for L&D to reposition yourselves as integral to the business, as consultative partners who help to support wider organisational strategy and goals, rather than as a training shop.

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The importance of learning in uncertain times

Goldfish

Posted: 11 July 2016 by: Tess Robinson

The real key to successful change, of course, is people. In uncertain times, learning takes on new significance in terms of helping people to adapt to new roles or new ways of working and giving them the skills they need to be successful. 

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A quick guide to behavioural economics And 7 ways to apply it to learning design

Goldfish

Posted: 7 June 2016 by: Tess Robinson

Traditional economics is based on the assumption that humans are rational beings. Behavioural economics turn this on it's head, suggesting that decisions are loaded with emotions and bias. We look at the implications for learning design.

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Grand Designs: how to be inventive with your learning design

Goldfish

Posted: 11 May 2016 by: Rob Hubbard

The internet, television, the telephone, the bagless vacuum cleaner, the chocolate bar, the lightbulb. We British are a nation of inventors but what traits do we need to be truly inventive?

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The risky business of learning design

Goldfish

Posted: 12 April 2016 by: Rob Hubbard

At a party recently I had a flash of insight. A number of disparate ideas suddenly aligned in my head with an almost audible ‘clunk’, lubricated by prosecco and stimulating conversation.

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Microlearning - what the devil is it? and 5 things it's good for

Goldfish

Posted: 31 March 2016 by: Tess Robinson

The limitations of human memory are an eternal conundrum for learning designers - how exactly do you create meaningful learning experiences for learners who have a shorter attention span than a goldfish? Or who are only able to retain 7 items in their short term memory? Perhaps microlearning is the answer?

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

Design Thinking jigsaw

Posted: 1 March 2016 by: Tess Robinson

I am trying to teach myself to paint with acrylics at the moment. Whilst going through You Tube tutorials, it got me thinking about how some artistic techniques can be equally applied to designing learning in order to help us see creative solutions and formulate a ‘well-composed’ intervention.

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Virtually there

15 June 2017

10 top tips and essential resources for newcomers to elearning

15 June 2017

Keeping potential locked up: how to find the key

19 January 2017

mind Games - 5 ways that mindfulness can enhance learning

28 November 2016

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

12 October 2016

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

18 July 2016

The importance of Learning in uncertain times

11 July 2016

A quick guide to behavioural economics and 7 ways to apply it to learning design

7 June 2016

Grand Designs: How to be inventive with your learning design

11 May 2016

The risky business of learning design

12 April 2016

Microlearning - what the devil is it? and 5 things it's good for

31 March 2016

Learning design: what can we learn from creativity in the arts?

1 March 2016

How to be an elearning visionary

28 January 2016

10 lessons from design thinking that can be applied to digital learning

13 January 2016

6 ways to convince your organisation to embrace digital learning

10 December 2015

A decade in elearning - Then, Now and Next

12 November 2015

The Advantages of building curiosity into learning and 7 ways to do it

24 September 2015

How does responsive design impact learning culture?

10 August 2015

How Interactive Should Your Elearning be?

10 July 2015

Learning Technologies Summer Forum Takeaways

18 June 2015

Don’t use the ’G-word’

10 May 2015

How to gamify your learning

10 April 2015

The art of simple design

10 March 2015

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