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Learning Pool Appoints Sharon Claffey Kaliouby to Help Guide North American Expansion

Learning Pool is delighted to announce the immediate appointment of learning leader and #WomenInLearning co-founder, Sharon Claffey Kaliouby as VP, North America.

Alter Domus Invests in Data Protection Suite to Protect Growing Global Business

Learning Pool is thrilled to announce that Alter Domus, the fully integrated fund and corporate services provider has implemented our data protection suite for a three-year period in order to protect their business and remain compliant with the prevailing financial sector regulations.

Learning Pool Announced as Finalist in the 2020 Stevie® Awards

Learning Pool is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as a finalist for the Customer Service Success Award in the 14th annual Sales and Customer Services program at the 2020 Stevie® Awards.

New Modules for Learning Pool’s Financial Services Catalogue Following Changes to Regulation

We've released three new modules to their Financial Services catalogue, following recent changes to regulations in the Financial Sector.

‘World Leader’ Status for Learning Pool Following Gold Win at International CSR Excellence Awards

The company is thrilled to have achieved ‘World Leader’ status for Corporate Social Responsibility for both Gold and Silver Wins at the International CSR Excellence Awards 2019.

Zest Implement Learning Pool’s Totara Learn Ahead of Planned Organizational Growth Phase

Learning Pool is thrilled to announce that Zest, the UK insurer of household appliances and provider of appliance repairs and aftercare protection across the UK have invested in a new online learning platform to support their plan for company expansion.

Silver Win for Learning Pool’s Marketing Team at the 2019 Business Brilliance Awards

Learning Pool is delighted to announce that its in-house marketing team, based across offices in Derry, Nottingham, and Oxford, were awarded Silver for ‘Innovative Team of the Year’ at the Business Brilliance Awards 2019.

Learning Pool Selected as Online Training Partner for Expanding Workforce at Global Shares

Learning Pool is pleased to announce that Global Shares, a principal global provider of equity compensation management solutions, has invested in an integrated learning platform to support the development needs of their growing staff numbers.

Learning Pool Scoop Silver for ‘Best Advance in Emerging Tech’ at the 2019 Brandon Hall Awards

Learning Pool is delighted to have achieved Silver in the 'Best Advance in Emerging Tech' category at the Brandon Hall Awards 2019 for their 'Learnbot' project with partners, the multinational travel and tourism company, TUI.

Double Win for Learning Pool in Learning Technologies Awards 2019

We have secured another two major awards, winning Gold for Most Innovative New Product with partners, TUI as well as receiving a Silver accolade for Ryan O’Hara for Learning Designer of the Year.

Learning Pool Partners with The Institute to Offer Strategy Implementation Training

Learning Pool is thrilled to have secured business with the Strategy Implementation Institute, with them implementing the LXP, Stream as their main platform to offer Strategy Implementation training to individuals.

Lord-Lieutenant to Visit Learning Pool’s Oxfordshire Office Following the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Win for Learning Locker®

Following Learning Locker®’s recognition in the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019, the Duke of Gloucester will visit Learning Pool’s Oxfordshire-based office at the end of the month.

Understanding Not Just Another Elearning Course: Part Three

Not Just Another Elearning Course is a 3-part Open Learning Experience (OLX) designed to help you craft more engaging learning experiences for less.

Understanding Not Just Another Elearning Course: Part Two

Not Just Another Elearning Course is a 3-part Open Learning Experience (OLX) designed to help you craft more engaging learning experiences for less.

Understanding Not Just Another Elearning Course: Part One

Not Just Another Elearning Course is a 3-part Open Learning Experience (OLX) designed to help you craft more engaging learning experiences for less.

Learning Pool Joins ‘Learning While Working’ Virtual Conference with Sprout Labs

Ben Betts and Lindsey Coode of Learning Pool join panel for Learning While Working virtual conference

A Guide to Enhancing Engagement: Part Three

The final instalment of our OLX, Data & Business Benefits, takes a look at how the xAPI can be used to determine the ROI of your training investment, as well as the value in collecting different data types.

Challenging Trends: Data, Learning and the LRS

In the third instalment of the Challenging Trends webinar series, Ben Betts and Deborah Limb discuss the growing importance of data in learning.

Welcoming HT2 to the Family

Ben Betts and Learning Pool's CEO, Paul McElvaney discuss the acquisition of HT2 Labs one month on and their plans for products, customers and services moving forward.

A Guide to Enhancing Engagement: Part Two

Data & Course Design, the second instalment in our 3-part OLX, explores how your learning data can be utilized to inform decisions about future learning design in order to create learning experiences that have an impact.

Learning Pool Acquires HT2 Labs to Create Unique Learning Experience and Analytics Solutions

Leading online learning company, Learning Pool, announces the acquisition of HT2 Labs, the Oxfordshire-based learning innovation company best known for its market-leading Learning Locker and Curatr products.

Simplifying the Road to Insight

Learning Locker Product Manager, Ian, walks us through the latest updates for the platform and the decision-making behind each of them.

Changing Behaviors: Using Nudge Theory to Engage Your Learners

Implement principles of Nudge Theory to warn your learners if they fall off track or alert them to an important deadline.

A Guide to Enhancing Engagement: Part One

Exploring Nudge Theory, part-one of the OLX discusses and demonstrates how its principles can be applied in digital L&D initiatives to provide more personal, compelling learning experiences.


Sparks is a platform that uses data to power adaptive and personalized nudges for learners, employees, managers and instructors as and when they need it.

Social Intelligence Dashboard

HT2 Labs has a proprietary method for judging the efficacy of online social learning interactions - we call it Social Learning Intelligence.

Doing Stuff with Your Data

Too many organizations are failing to implement the analytics tools necessary to help them understand the rich learning data produced by their employees.

HT2 Labs ‘Astonished and Humbled’ to Win Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

HT2 Labs are among 60 other organizations nationwide to have received the award for Innovation in the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2019.

6 Essential Skills Every Leader Needs to Develop

Whether you're a marketer, accountant or engineer by trade, when it comes to successfully leading a team there is a specific set of skills required.

HT2 Labs Announced as Finalist for Innovation Award at the WOBAs

HT2 Labs were announced as a finalist for the Owen Mumford Innovation Award in the 9th Annual West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBAs) 2019.

HT2 Labs Announce 3-Part Open Learning Experience: ‘Data, Nudges & Learning: A Guide to Enhancing Engagement’

HT2 Labs announce 3-part Open Learning Experience (OLX) exploring how to use data to create engaging learning experiences that boost retention and help drive ROI.

Meet OLX: 2019’s Answer to the MOOC

Following suit of the LXP, Open Learning Experiences (OLX) will take on many of the elements of the new platform, including personalized recommended content and smart nudges.

Sparks Messaging Channels

If you're using Sparks to automate personalized messaging for learners, there are five channels currently available: Email, SMS, Push (via…

Driving Automation in Learning Campaigns with Data and Analytics

Delivering a learning campaign moves away from the 'one and done' learning event, to a learning experience that is spaced…

Closing the Leadership Gap in Your Organization

The need for effective leadership is obvious, yet it seems training and development programs focused on cultivating new generations of…

How HT2 Labs is Becoming a Machine Learning Trailblazer

HT2s Machine Learning Engineer, Dan Stein, shares the magic behind the Social Intelligence Dashboard, released earlier this year.

What’s New in Sparks?

Throughout January, we rolled out a few enhancements for the new 'Sparks' app, including a new feedback loop, additional persona building options and a dedicated analytics dashboard.

Sparks: Meet the Data-Driven Automation App for Learning Locker®

A practical look at how Sparks, the latest Learning Locker® app, can help L&D professionals overcome the struggles they face in motivating learners to engage (and stay engaged) with their learning platform.

Understanding the Value of Social Interaction: The Social Intelligence Dashboard

Our research into ways to effectively analyze the learning value generated from social learning experiences has culminated in the Social Intelligence Dashboard.

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

Meet the winning organizations from the first annual Learning Locker® Open Source Awards, recognizing innovation & creativity in the global xAPI community.

HT2 Labs Announce 2019 Learning Locker® Open Source Awards Winners

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs reveal the winners of the first Learning Locker® Open Source Awards following presentations from all shortlisted organizations.

Finding Influences in Unexpected Places: Top Design Trends for 2019

In this guest post, Kineo's Lead Solutions Designer, Liz Smith, shares where she finds design influences in unexpected places.

Introducing Sparks

HT2 Labs introduces Sparks; a tool that uses learning data to enhance the learning experience through the delivery of recommended actions, support and content.

HT2 Labs Listed as ‘Solid Performer’ in the 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs celebrate their third consecutive inclusion in the annual Fosway 9-Grid™ Learning Systems Market analysis report

HT2 Labs Release ‘The HT2 Labs Guide to Learning Experience Platforms’

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs release 'The HT2 Labs Guide to Learning Experience Platforms'

HT2 Labs Announce Shortlist for the Learning Locker® Awards for Innovation

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs reveal the shortlist for applications across 7 categories in the Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019.

Creating a Learning ‘Vision’ Using a Learning Experience Platform

Organizations far and wide are now implementing a Learning Experience Platform, such as Curatr LXP, within their organization, but they all have a different issue to resolve or objective to achieve.

HT2 Labs to Partner with Kineo for Learning Technologies 2019

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs are set to partner with Kineo with a combined stand at the Learning Technologies 2019 Exhibition in London.

Speech Recognition: Transforming the Way We Learn?

Voice Activation technology is rapidly transforming our daily lives, but when it comes to L&D where do the possibilities lie?

Why is a Social Learning Platform so Important?

Social Learning has been at the forefront of Curatr's story since its conception in 2010. Here we explain why a Social Learning Platform is so important for workplace training.

HT2 Labs Shortlisted for the WOBA Award for Innovation

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the West Oxfordshire Business Awards for the Owen Mumford Innovation Award.

Your Predictions for Elearning in 2019

We asked, you told us! We look at some of your predictions for rising technologies and trends in elearning for the coming year.

The Digital Transformation of Elearning

From chatbots and AI-driven recommendations, to virtual and augmented reality the digital transformation is changing the way we learn dramatically.

HT2 Labs Achieve Triple Win at the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards 2018

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs are thrilled to have achieved a triple award win at the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards 2018

HT2 Labs Announce Learning Locker Open Source Awards for Innovation

[PRESS RELEASE] Introducing the Learning Locker Open Source Awards for Innovation, celebrating success stories within the global Learning Locker® Community.

HT2 Labs and eThink Education Partner to Bring Next-Generation Learning Software to the Workplace

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs partner with eThink Education to bring next-generation learning software to the workplace

HT2 Labs Take Home Bronze at Learning Technologies Awards

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs celebrate a Bronze Award Win for Best Online Learning Program at the Learning Technologies Awards 2018

Is Micro Learning the Secret to Ensuring Workplace Learning Happens in the Workplace?

How do we motivate our employees to engage in personal and professional development whilst performing as expected in their job roles?

Learning & Development Opportunities in the Workplace: A Benefit for a Growing Workforce

With the global workforce demanding more of their employers, organizations stand to benefit from implementing the right attractive learning and development opportunities.

Experience Matters: MOOC Round Up

Our #LXPMOOC explored the challenges of creating meaningful learning experiences. Here, we summarize the key conversations, topics, and content pieces from across the 4 weeks.

7 Habits of Highly Effective LXPs

We consider the outcome focused benefits that LXPs are starting to bring to organizations and the end users who use them.

Experience Matters MOOC for Learning Experience Design: Making Sense of Week 4

Recapping on the key learning points of the fourth week of the Experience Matters MOOC for Learning Experience Design.

Improving Visibility in Learning Locker: Visualizations Update

Learning Locker Product Manager Ian talks us through the latest updates for visualizations within Learning Locker.

Experience Matters MOOC for Learning Experience Design: Making Sense of Week 3

Recapping on the key learning points of the third week of the Experience Matters MOOC for Learning Experience Design.

Outputs-Based & Inputs-Based CPD: How Does the LXP Do Both?

No longer reserved for accountants and lawyers, CPD is here and ready to enhance the way you learn at work. Here, we examine how the Learning Experience Platform combines 2 previously separate forms of CPD.

Experience Matters MOOC for Learning Experience Design: Making Sense of Week 2

Recapping on the key learning points of the second week of the Experience Matters MOOC for Learning Experience Design.

HT2 Labs Acquires Riptide Elements Digital Training Software Platform

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs has acquired Riptide Software Inc’s Learning Record Store (LRS) product through a combined partnership between the two companies.

Too Busy to Learn?

In the workplace, learning is happening all the time; developing projects, participating in meetings, making decisions. Yet, organizations don't give credit for the on-the-job learning employees are already doing.

Experience Matters MOOC for Learning Experience Design: Making Sense of Week 1

Recapping on the key learning points of the first week of the Experience Matters MOOC for Learning Experience Design.

HT2 Labs Present Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) LXP at ‘An Evening with HT2 Labs’

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs present Curatr LXP, the Learning Experience Platform during 'An Evening with HT2 Labs' event

HT2 Labs Recruiting for Boston Based Sales Role

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs are currently recruiting for an Internal Sales Representative to work alongside US-based Sales Executives.

HT2 Labs to Unveil Learning Experience Platform at Natural History Museum

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs unveil Curatr LXP, the Learning Experience Platform, to friends in the L&D industry at London's Natural History Museum.

Building a Community with Improvement Fundamentals by NHS England’s Accessible Learning Team

A guest contribution from NHS England's Accessible Learning Team who discuss how they have used Curatr to create engaging learning experiences.

An eLearning Evolution: LMS to Learning Experience Platform

The Learning Experience Platform [LXP] is a fast-growing trend that looks to curate and aggregate content,creating learning/career pathways, skills development, and providing the user with personalised recommended content.

Investing in Your Workforce: Continuing Professional Development Explained

For an organisation to truly see the benefit of workplace learning, it should work on enhancing the performance of the employee

HT2 Labs Win Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2018 International

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs’ Learning Locker® has been named the silver winner for the Most Innovative Product of the Year in the Best in Biz Awards 2018 International.

Why ‘Reflection’ Encourages a Better Learning Experience

In a professional context, ‘reflection’ often means critically assessing the ways in which we can improve upon a certain task or performance, how we cope with certain situations or even, how we interact with people we meet.

HT2 Labs Announce ‘Experience Matters: A Crash Course in Learning Experience Design’ MOOC – Coming September 2018

Oxford, UK: HT2 Labs announce their 3rd Massive Online Open Course [MOOC] of the year with ‘Experience Matters: A Crash…

Personalised Learning: Your Questions Answered

All the need to know about 'Personalised Learning'

Is Your Organisation Ready to Support Self-Directed Learning?

With workplace tech enabling modern organisations to shift closer to more autonomous methods of working, workplace L&D has required a similar evolution

Keeping Your Shareable Dashboards Secure

Join Learning Locker Product Manager, Ian, as he discusses some important updates for the LRS, namely how to keep your data secure when sharing between sites

5 Top Tips for Securing an Internship in a Software Company

Some top tips from one of HT2s recent interns on how to secure to an internship with a company that is the right fit for you and your interests

Creating Effective Learning Experiences: Problem-Based Learning

Problem-Based Learning and its learner-centric approach helps reduce gaps in skills and knowledge

Directed to Self-Directed Learning: The Transition

Why is Self-Directed Learning becoming a more compelling option for many organisations?

Setting Goals: How You Can Enhance Your Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development [CPD] is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that aid learners in managing their own learning journey and growth.

Developing Content: Curate, Don’t Create!

Informal Learning Theory suggests that most learning experienced by individuals in the workplace accumulates naturally with time, practice and experience.…

HT2 Labs Listed as a Vendor of the G-Cloud Framework Within the Digital Marketplace

Organisations in the public sector now able to purchase HT2 Labs products and software

Understanding Impact MOOC For xAPI Beginners: Making Sense of the Final Week

Recap on the important learning points across all 4 weeks of our Understand Impact MOOC

One Size Fits One: What Managers Need VS What Users Want

In L&D, Personalised Learning offers a more concise experience for learners, enabling users to access readily available recommended content without first having to sift through a load of wholly irrelevant content

Understanding Impact MOOC For xAPI Beginners: Making Sense Of Week 3

In Week 3 of our Understanding Impact MOOC, our experts guide us through using Journeys in your LRS

A History of Gamification in Stream LXP (formerly Curatr)

Gamification plays a significant role in our Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) platform and, research has indicated that the application of…

xAPI: 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Using It

SCORM or xAPI? Which should we be using? Join us in recounting the benefits of using the xAPI over the previously adopted SCORM.

Understanding Impact MOOC For xAPI Beginners: Making Sense Of Week 2

Personas are detailed profiles which outline the goals and interests of the individual learner

Understanding Impact MOOC For xAPI Beginners: Making Sense Of Week 1

Monday 11th June saw the first installment of our 'Understanding Impact: The Final xAPI Frontier' MOOC. Join the team at HT2 in discussing the practical side of proving impact with the xAPI.

HT2 Labs Confirm Product Integration with Filtered’s magpie API launching this September

Oxford, UK: HT2 Labs to confirm integration with Filtered’s magpie API, to deliver personalised learning recommendations through HT2 Labs products…

Ben Betts Teams Up with The eLearning Guild to co-write Harnessing the Power of Informal Learning

[Press Release] HT2 Labs CEO Ben Betts co-writes 'Harnessing the Power of Informal Learning'

HT2 Labs Named As Official Sponsor of 2018’s L&D Data Pulse

Oxford, UK: HT2 Labs are pleased to announce that they have joined forces with Kineo and Filtered in sponsoring Towards Maturity's…

Leveraging xAPI for Long-Lasting Learning Impact

xAPI goes beyond basic insights and pushes your Learning Data further - proving impact & positive change

5 Tips for Running a Successful MOOC

Ensure you run a successful MOOC with these 5 great tips.

Enhancing Visibility of xAPI Insights With Shareable Dashboards

Learning Locker Product Manager Ian explains how to use the Shareable Dashboards feature, helping to better distribute learning analytics & xAPI insights

Ben Betts to join TLDCast as a Guest April 4

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs CEO Ben Betts is joining the hosts of TLDCast as the main guest on April 4. Betts will discuss "Learning Firsts," xAPI and much more

How xAPI Helps Solve For GDPR Requirements

Ben Betts explains how xAPI can be leveraged to meet the core requirements of GDPR compliance, avoiding the potentially significant financial penalties

Anna Lloyd Joins HT2 Labs Leadership

HT2 Labs have boosted their senior leadership with new VP Product Management Anna Lloyd, who joins from her previous role at Cambridge English Assessment

3 Reasons Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) is our Social learning platform and it specializes in getting people talking.   Using content curated…

How Can We Use The xAPI To Personalise A Learning Experience?

HT2 Labs CEO Ben explains the benefits of using xAPI to 'become smarter over time' & improve both our benchmarking and our feedback mechanisms

Why We Should Be Talking About Learning Journeys, Not Pathways

What do we mean by 'journeys'?

Security Matters – Keeping Your Data Safe In A Post GDPR World

The upcoming implementation of GDPR legislation in Europe puts additional pressure on internet data processors and controllers to ensure that…

Powering Performance with Progressive Personas

HT2 Labs Learning Locker Product Manager Ian explains the benefits of using personas in your LRS, along with some advice on how to get started

HT2 Labs To Offer 10 Free Places on Velocity Programme for Women in the Workplace

[PRESS RELEASE] To celebrate International Women's Day, HT2 Labs are teaming up with Consultancy firm Green Onyx and giving away 10 free places on their Velocity Programme

HT2 Labs Set to Be Panelists at 2018’s Financial Services L&D Innovations Conference

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs CEO Ben Betts is preparing to be a panelist at the 2018 Financial Services L&D Innovations Conference, discussing strategy for 'Developing The Millennial Workforce' with industry peers

What Learners Want From Personalisation Will Surprise You…

HT2 Labs CEO Ben Betts explores the connection between spending too long browsing Netflix (we've all been there) and Personalised Learning recommendations

HT2 Labs to Discuss Gold Win at eLN’s Learning Technologies Awards Winners Showcase

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs are preparing to share details of their Gold Learning Technologies Award at the eLN's annual Award Winners Showcase Event in Central London

HT2 Labs To Deliver Two Conference Sessions At 2018’s Learning Solutions Conference

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs are preparing to deliver two conference sessions at this year's LScon, with Customer Success Manager Craig and Data Scientist Janet exploring how Data and Analytics can drive success in the workplace

HT2 Labs Celebrate at the 2018 Learning Awards

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs celebrated inclusion in 3 categories at LPI's 2018 Learning Awards, with individual and client contributions recognised with finalist status.

HT2 Labs Identified As Best Value Next Generation Learning System in the Fosway 9-Grid™

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs celebrate their second consecutive inclusion in the annual Fosway 9-Grid™ Learning Systems Market analysis report

Exploring The Personalisation of Workplace Learning

In a world where we receive personalised and targeted interactions on a constant basis - what does it mean for L&D?

HT2 Labs to Inspire a Year of ‘Learning Firsts’ at Learning Technologies Show

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs announce plans to support organisations looking to to achieve new things in learning

Reflections on an Exceptional Year

Highlights from our unprecedented year of success for us at HT2 Labs, plus we set our #LearningFirsts challenge for 2018

Is Your Learning Data Being Held Hostage?

How to identify if you're at risk, why you should care, and what you can do about it

HT2 Labs Take Home A Record Six Learning Technologies Awards

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs celebrate picking up awards in six categories in the annual learning technologies awards

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content

How Customers are Using Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) To Deliver Real Organisational Change

Earlier this month we invited a number of friends and clients to the latest of our new Experience Day events:…

Everyone’s Talking About It, But Just What is ‘Personalised Learning’?

The increased used of of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) within L&D has coincided with the popularity in the use of the term personal/personalised being used more across different technologies

Digital Content Curation for Workplace Learning & Development

Adopting a curation-first strategy for your talent organisation can begin to create a significant competitive edge.

What DevLearn Taught Us About The xAPI Adoption Curve

We take a look at how xAPI adoption is gaining momentum and what needs to happen for it to reach the late majority

3 Key Takeaways from Elliott Masie’s #Learning2017

Digital disruption, the need for collaboration, and a right-here-right-now mentality: our take on Learning2017s key themes

Introducing our new AMI Installer for Learning Locker LRS

Our new install scripts take care of setting up your LRS, with the flexibility to install only the bits you need

HT2 Labs Amongst 2018 Learning Awards Finalists

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs staff & clients shortlisted in 3 categories categories at the LPI's annual Learning Awards

5 Steps to Successful LRS Implementation

We share our process and the questions you need to answer to ensure your first LRS Implementation is a success

HT2 Experience Day Round-Up

We hosted the very first HT2 Experience Day in our new office, discussing all things Learning Analytics and catching up with clients, partners and friends

Learning Locker Open Source v2 is Here!

The Open Source Edition of Learning Locker gets a number of key feature updates as we roll out version 2

HT2 Labs & Clients Shortlisted for 6 Learning Technologies Awards

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs shortlisted for a record 6 categories at the annual Learning Technologies Awards

Defining and Measuring the ROI of Learning

When was the last time you properly defined your learning outcomes and ROI measures when designing a course? Here's why you should...

20 Elearning Terms Everyone Should Know

Have you recently accepted a job in or related to the Learning Technology industry? Or perhaps you’re researching your next…

L&D: It’s Time to Rethink Compliance Training

With compliance training largely reported to be ineffective, is it time organisations rethink their approach?

Getting Started with MOOCs: Advice From A First-Time Facilitator

Considering adding MOOCs to your learning blend? Here's some insight & advice from a new Curatr user

Beyond Reporting: Gaining Actionable Insight from Learning Data Logs

Deriving useful insight from Learning Data logs for accurate trends and predictions

3 Reasons to Use Social Learning for Sales Training

The desire to *learn* is undoubtedly there, so what does the ideal sales training look like..?

Using Social Learning to Address Workplace Gender Inequality – An Interview with Green Onyx

We caught up with Green Onyx to find out about how organisations can use social learning to combat workplace inequality

What’s New in Learning Locker v2.3 (Enterprise)

A look at the new features and fixes in the latest Enterprise version of Learning Locker

Investing in Future Talent at HT2 Labs

We're investing in future talent, offering apprenticeships to those who want to change the world through innovative learning

HT2 Labs Closes Series A Investment From City & Guilds Group’s New Venture Fund

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs receives new investment from fund supporting companies impacting global skills & workforce development

Curating Content for Learning: Is it Legal?

We spend so much money creating content, wouldn’t we be better to just curate?

Introducing: Abstracts – Research Updates from The Lab

At HT2 Labs we consider ourselves the R&D company for Learning & Performance - and we invest heavily in researching…

3 Things You Need To Know About xAPI Data (Before You Get Started)

To design both for and from xAPI data, L&D professionals don’t need to be developers or statisticians, but there are a few things that you do need to know.

Learn How To Investigate Performance Using Data at LSCon

PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs to share insights into organizations using learning analytics to better understand performance

How Do You Design A Corporate MOOC?

A look at what our data says about how Instructional Designers approach MOOC design in Curatr.

How To Make The Most of Webinars For Personal Learning & Development

Jo Cook shares her expert advice on how to ensure your time as a webinar attendee is well spent.

Owners of Learning Locker LRS, HT2 Labs, Become DISC Partner

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs have become the latest organisation to join the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC)

Why SaaS No Longer Stands For ‘Software-As-A-Service’ at HT2 Labs

Putting a different spin on SaaS with our new Customer Success Manager and 'Success as a Service' offering...

HT2 Labs’ Identified As New ‘Potential Challenger’ by 2017 Fosway 9-Grid™

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs named as a new 'Potential' Challenger in 2017 Learning Systems 9-Grid from Fosway Group

xAPI: Where It’s Come From, and Where It’s Going Next (in 2017)

Is there anything quite so unoriginal as a blog written in January about the year that was?  Fortunately I never…

HT2 Labs Expand US Presence With New Office, New Team Members

[PRESS RELEASE] Announcing the opening of our new US office and the addition of four new members to our global team

5 Ways to Personalise Learning with Curated Content

Stephen Walsh shares his expert advice on personalising learning and how to become a content curation hero.

HT2 Labs & Friends to Share Key Insights in Series of Free Talks at LT17

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs to be joined by industry experts to deliver free talks Learning Technologies 2017

Big Data: The Key To Increasing the Value of Your Human Capital

A look at how Big Data, the xAPI and connected ecosystems can increase the value of Human Capital

What We Learned From 12 Months of MOOCs (in 2016)

Some of the things our data suggests about MOOC design, and how you can apply the findings

For Exceptional People, You Need a Next Gen Learning Ecosystem

In today's interconnected world, you don’t need to make one magical platform that does it all; you need an ecosystem

HT2 Labs & Clients Celebrate Awards Success for Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) Projects

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 and clients named among the winners at the annual Learning Technologies Awards

The PLAY Project Autism Intervention Certification Course Wins at DevLearn 2016

[PRESS RELEASE] The PLAY project wins DemoFest 'Best Blended Learning Solution - Non-Vendor' at DevLearn 2016

Showcasing Our Next-Gen Learning Ecosystem at DevLearn16

Meet the Team, get hands-on with our new learning ecosystem, take in a seminar and pick up a copy of our new xAPI Guide

8 Hours in the World of Elliott Masie’s Learning 2016

Elliott Masie’s Learning conference is quite unlike any other learning conference you’re likely to attend. Home to 1,700 learning leaders,…

3 Ways to Measure the Value of Social Learning in Your Business

Measuring the value and return on investment (ROI) of training and development is consistently one of the most common challenges…

HT2 Labs to Share Social Learning Case Study at World of Learning Conference

[PRESS RELEASE] CEO Ben Betts to share the award-nominated IHG Social Learning success story on Conference Day 1

HT2 Labs & Clients Shortlisted for 2 Learning Technologies Awards

HT2 and clients are named amongst the finalists in the 2016 #LTAwards

NGOs Encouraged to Join the “Social Learning Revolution” at LINGOs’ Global Learning Forum

CLO Alan Betts to lead workshop on the Social Learning Revolution at the LINGOs Global Learning Forum in September.

Understanding the xAPI Specification: Activity Profile API

A quick look at what can you learn from the Activity Profile API and how to run a simple query.

Understanding the xAPI Specification: Agent Profile API

A quick look at what can you learn from the Agent Profile API and how to run a simple query.

Understanding the xAPI Specification: State API

A short look at what can you learn from the State API and how to run a simple query.

How to Void an xAPI Statement

What is a Voided Statement and how is it different to deletion? How and why you might want to void an xAPI statement

How to Query an LRS to get xAPI Statements

A quick look at ways in which you can query xAPI statements - or more specifically the Statement API.

Learning Locker Wins MongoDB Open Source Innovation Award

[PRESS RELEASE] Learning Locker picks up the MongoDB 2016 Open Source Innovation Award.

Bringing Social Learning to Retailers: An Interview with First Friday

We caught up with Curatr Partner First Friday to find out more about their social learning platform for retailers, Kaboodle.

xAPI Statement 101: Result Element

An overview of the Result element of an xAPI statement: what it is, how it's used, and an example statement for those who are just getting started.

xAPI Statement 101: Context Element

An overview of the Context element of an xAPI statement: what it is, how it's used, and an example statement for those who are just getting started.

xAPI Statement 101: Beyond The Basic Elements

Going beyond the basic elements of an xAPI statement: what they are, how they're used, and example statements for those who are just getting started.

xAPI Statement 101: Actor Element

An overview of the Actor element of an xAPI statement: what it is, how it's used, and an example statement for those who are just getting started.

Kineo Pacific & HT2 Announce New Learning Locker Partnership

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 Labs and Kineo Pacific announce new Learning Locker Partnership.

Authoring Tools and the xAPI: The Current State of Play

A summary and session recording from our #LearnxAPI week 2 hangout with Sean Putman.

xAPI for Non-xAPI People: What Everyone Should Know About the xAPI

It's not just learning technology managers that need to get to grips with the xAPI. Here's what EVERYONE needs to know.

Conducting an LRS Needs Analysis

To get started with xAPI, you're going to need an LRS, so what questions do you need to be asking potential vendors?

How to Successfully Implement Stream LXP (formerly Curatr): Advice from a Project Manager

Ensure your Curatr Social Learning Platform and MOOCs are a success with these 6 top tips

Why Are We Doing This? Asking the Right Questions of Your Learning Data

No matter where your data is coming from, you need to start with the basic question: What are we doing this for anyway?

Future Tech: Proximity Beacons in Learning

As part of #LTMOOC16, we ask: What does the future hold for proximity beacons in learning?

HT2’s Popular ‘Introduction to the xAPI’ MOOC Returns

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 announce the return of popular free '#LearnxAPI' MOOC to their free course line-up.

Be More Google: Using Big Data to Shape the Learner Experience

Realistically, what can your organisation hope to do to exploit Big Data like Google exploits Big Data?

HT2 Retains ISO9001 Certified Status Following Annual Review

Award-winning learning technology R&D Company, HT2 has achieved the internationally recognised ISO9001 Certification for the second year running - following…

Gamification, Wearables and Wellbeing: The HT2 Steps Challenge

Results of our steps challenge to see if L&D could potentially adopt gamification tactics used by fitness tracker companies.

HT2 and LINGOs Announce New Partnership, Courses for NGOs

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 announce new partnership with the world’s largest network of NGOs dedicated to learning and technology.

xAPI in Focus: An Interview with Connections Forum’s Aaron Silvers and Megan Bowe

We caught up with our friends at Connections Forum to get their view on what’s going on in the xAPI Community

How to Gamify Your MOOCs

How to allocate 'rewards' when first getting started with gamification

Think Virtual and Augmented Reality Only Have a Place in the Gaming World? Think Again….

Exploring the use of virtual & augmented reality in learning: who is already using it, and how?

Taking Control of your Learning Ecosystem (Part 2)

A look at how to manage your xAPI learning data through the use of a Learning Record Store (LRS)

Taking Control of your Learning Ecosystem (Part 1)

Stop thinking about learning systems in silos, and start embracing the ecosystem. But first: get control of your data!

The Simple Way to Getting Started With Learning Data

If you’re someone who’s stumbled into, or new to a ‘data’ role, here’s our advice on how to get started.

L&D Pros: It’s Time You Broke Out Of Your Bubble

It's easy to get trapped inside the "Bubble". In this post, Craig Taylor shares his experience of "breaking out", and how you can too.

Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) Project Wins ‘Social & Collaborative Learning’ Gold at 2016 Learning Awards

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 and clients Villeroy & Boch celebrate after picking up the LPI Social Learning project 2016 Gold Award.

Announcing Learning Locker v2.0

2015 was a heck of a year for Learning Locker, but we've been working behind the scenes on some major updates for 2016

Develop Yourself for Free with HT2’s Accredited Social Courses for L&D Professionals

[PRESS RELEASE] A new suite of free-to-access, social learning courses for L&D professionals are announced for 2016.

What Does Elearning Look Like, Beyond the ‘Next’ Button?

Technology-enabled learning isn't a new thing, but just what other options are there, beyond elearning?

Content Curation: Your New Learning Superpower

Online learning is very much mainstream, but it's also expensive. How do you combat this? Content curation.

Supporting Social Learning Through Page Design

An insight into how you can utilise your learning data, to understand how your page design can influence learner engagement

Stream LXP (formerly Curatr) Scoops Silver at Brandon Hall Excellence In Technology Awards

[PRESS RELEASE] Curatr announced as silver winner of coveted Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards for 2015.

What Netflix Can Teach Us About Learning Design

Does Netflix's definition of “hooked” (the episode where 70% who watch go on to complete the whole series) apply to learning?

MOOC Content or Conversation: What’s Your Focus?

A look at how and where you should promote and facilitate the conversation around your learning content.

Making MOOCs Work For You

We’ve designed and facilitated hundreds of MOOCs, learning lots along the way. These are our top 3 tips for success.

20 Free Sources of Learning Content for Your Curation

Stuck for content to curate for your learning? Here's our starter for 10 (or should that be 20?)

Say Hello to Our Little (Moodle) Plugin…

We've developed a Moodle plugin for the xAPI created with help from our partners the Charity Learning Consortium

How to Get Control of your Learning Locker LRS

A look at how to create and modify Scopes, Scopes currently in use, and what the future holds

Jisc Selects Learning Locker to Power Open Learning Analytics Service

[PRESS RELEASE] Learning Locker selected as the foundation of the Open Learning Analytics service for the UK education sector.

Load Balancing Learning Locker

Loan Balancing in Learning Locker explained by one of HT2s Software Engineers

Learning Locker and xAPI: The First Year and Looking Forward

A look back over the past few months and what the future holds for Learning Locker and the xAPI

Introducing Our New xAPI Statement Factory

Our new Statement Factory suite allows you to validate your xAPI statements outside of Learning Locker

xAPI Conformance Testing and Some Thanks

After working hard testing Learning Locker to prove (and improve) xAPI compliance, we've reached 100%!

Learning Locker xAPI Reports and Exports – Part 3

The third in a three part series, in which we'll be talking about what you can do with data exports

Using Storyline 2 with Learning Locker

How to use Storyline 2 without an LMS - great for quick demos and understanding what an LMS actually does to your course

Learning Locker xAPI Reports and Exports – Part 2

The second in a 3-part series, this post looks at Exports - getting data out of Learning Locker into external applications

Learning Locker xAPI Reports and Exports – Part 1

The first in a 3-part series, this post looks at something that has been a feature of learning Locker for some time: Reports

An Initial Experience of the xAPI

Does the xAPIs current lack of separation and adoption could see it fail to become an accepted 'standard'?

Learning Locker LRS: What You Missed in 100 Commits

We recently released a new version of Learning Locker - so here's what you may have missed in the last 100 commits

7 Recent Updates to Learning Locker

Recent developments have focused on creating more efficient contribution & testing processes

Continuous Improvement Means You Gotta Measure

Aaron Silvers shares his thoughts on continuous improvement and the questions of "Who *owns* the LMS?

Learning Locker LRS: Changing the Way We Handle Data

A video interview around the background and future intent behind HT2's new Learning Record Store, Learning Locker

Learning Locker Reaches v1 and We Launch the Cloud LRS

Announcing the release of Learning Locker v1.0 and the official release of our new Cloud LRS turnkey offering

Announcing Learning Locker v1.0rc1

The ‘Release Candidate’ for version 1.0 of Learning Locker available, we're almost ready to deliver a full v1 release

How Open Source Can Reframe a Market

Open Source is about altruism and the people coming together to create something that generate values for others

Learning Locker: A New Direction

Learning Locker has changed. But we haven't lost sight of our original ideas: it's just our approach that's a little bit different...