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Introducing Guide 2.0: The next evolution in Upskilling

Introducing Guide 2.0: The next evolution in Upskilling

We are proud to announce Guide 2.0, an advanced iteration of our upskilling platform that integrates several new features to make learning journey creation even easier and quicker.

How to get most value from your Subject Matter Experts

How to get most value from your Subject Matter Experts

Simply put, a subject matter expert (SME) is the go-to expert in your organisation about a particular topic. Your SME may be an individual contributor, manager or executive and they are in high demand. Sales, product development, operations and L&D continuously ask SMEs to contribute and advise.

Webinar: Neuroscience for Impactful Learning Design

Webinar: Neuroscience for Impactful Learning Design

The session, titled "Leveraging Neuroscience for Effective Learning," not only provided an overview of the scientific basis of learning but also shared actionable strategies for applying these insights to real-world learning scenarios

How to select and adopt effective learning technology: Insights from Animal Care Group

How to select and adopt effective learning technology: Insights from Animal Care Group

This episode features host Stella Collins, and Cheryl Lawrence-Tarr and Ester Forcada, two Heads of Learning at Animal Care Group, who share their strategies for embedding effective learning within their organisation’s DNA.

How to choose your first digital learning technology

How to choose your first digital learning technology

Consider this blog post your guide, helping you understand what to look out for when choosing the right software for your company.

Stellar Labs vs Chat GPT: How specialists prompts beats DIY design

Stellar Labs vs Chat GPT: How specialists prompts beats DIY design

Tune into the "Mind The Skills Gap" podcast for a focused discussion on the strategic use of artificial intelligence in enhancing workplace learning.

Embedding Synthesia videos into your learning journeys

Embedding Synthesia videos into your learning journeys

Incorporating Synthesia videos into Stellar Labs can significantly elevate your learning journeys.

Meet the experts, the technical minds behind Stellar Labs

Meet the experts, the technical minds behind Stellar Labs

In this episode, Stella Collins talks with two of our favourite colleagues, Jan Pannecoeck and Nik Torfs, who are our technical team behind all kinds of clever wizardry at Stellar Labs.

Why self-directed learning doesn’t really work

Why self-directed learning doesn’t really work

In this blog post, you can read some essential recommendations to consider when you start with self-directed learning.

Product update: What’s new at Stellar Labs (December 2023)

Product update: What’s new at Stellar Labs (December 2023)

In this blog post, you can read about the feature updates we have launched in the month of December, to help you create quality learning journeys faster than ever.

Insights from the World of Learning Report

Insights from the World of Learning Report

In this blog post, you will read about the key points from the recent World Of Learning Report 2023, where Stella Collins, our Chief Learning Officer contributed.

Product update: What’s new at Stellar Labs (November 2023)

Product update: What’s new at Stellar Labs (November 2023)

In Stellar Labs’ November feature update, we've focused on enhancing user experience and streamlined our platform's functionality.We have many exciting feature updates to share that launched in the month of November.

Unlock your potential: Use cases for Stellar Labs

Unlock your potential: Use cases for Stellar Labs

Explore all the different ways you can use Stellar Labs for you and your team

Generative AI creates high quality training - in minutes not months

Generative AI creates high quality training - in minutes not months

Our proposition is ambitious: learning will be transformed by generative AI. A whole range of possibilities have opened up with this new form of AI that doesn’t just generate text but also proactively teaches and delivers learning experiences which have impact in the workplace.

Product update: What’s new at Stellar Labs (September 2023)

Product update: What’s new at Stellar Labs (September 2023)

We have many exciting updates to share about our AI-powered learning design and delivery platform to help you create quality learning journeys faster than ever.

How L&D can use AI to power performance & productivity [Donald Clark Podcast]

How L&D can use AI to power performance & productivity [Donald Clark Podcast]

Donald Clark, the No.1 expert on AI in learning, sheds light on the evolution and future of using artificial intelligence to save L&D teams time, and boost business productivity and performance.

AI course creators: the good, the bad and the ugly

AI course creators: the good, the bad and the ugly

Ready to use AI to generate courses? This guide gives expert advice on what to look for in the best AI course creators and the red flags to watch out for. AI is going to disrupt the learning industry, will you be on the front foot?

5 things L&D can do when AI designs your courses for you.

5 things L&D can do when AI designs your courses for you.

Unlock your potential with AI in L&D. From fear to excitement, explore how AI empowers professionals for growth. Read now!

Product Update: AI-boosted Learning Journey Creation

Product Update: AI-boosted Learning Journey Creation

With Stellar Labs’ latest platform updates, you can now create clear learning objectives faster using AI, use a neuroscience-fuelled learning journey template and auto-generate quiz questions.

How to use learning analytics to improve learning

How to use learning analytics to improve learning

Bart Rienties, an award-winning educational psychologist discusses how learning analytics and data-driven insights revolutionise education.

The GEAR Model for Learning Design

The GEAR Model for Learning Design

Want to help people to quickly apply knowledge and skills in the workplace, and speed up their time to performance? The GEAR model is a framework for learning design that takes people from knowing - to doing.

How to use spaced repetition for learning

How to use spaced repetition for learning

Spaced repetition is a learning technique that helps to shift knowledge from your short to long term memory. It’s critical for effective learning.

Your Guide to Learning Transfer in 2023

Your Guide to Learning Transfer in 2023

Learning transfer is all about getting people to apply new knowledge or skills into the workplace. We look at what it is, and how to measure and improve it.

The DNA of Learning Culture and how to build yours

The DNA of Learning Culture and how to build yours

What’s the DNA of a learning culture and how do you create a strong one? Dive into our ultimate guide for everything you need to know.

3 years of Stellar Labs!

3 years of Stellar Labs!

Pop the champagne! Last week, we celebrated 3 years of Stellar Labs. Here is a fast recap of what we have been up to in the last three years.

Funding round with WinWinner! We are looking for crowdfunding!

Funding round with WinWinner! We are looking for crowdfunding!

Would you like to be an ambassador and grow with Stellar Labs? We are looking for funding to fuel our growth. Join the learning revolution!

Book Review - "How emotions are made: the secret life of the brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett

Book Review - "How emotions are made: the secret life of the brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett

In this book review of "How Emotions are made: the secret life of the brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett, Stella shares her experiences with the book and her favourite neuroscientific insights.

Harnessing Brainwaves at VOV 2022

Harnessing Brainwaves at VOV 2022

Stella, Jaan and Karen were at the 50th anniversary of VOV, the Belgian network for L&D professionals

Learning Technologies 2022

Learning Technologies 2022

Stella and Tina had a great time at the 2022 Learning Technologies Conference. Find out what they got up to...

5 steps to future proof your career

5 steps to future proof your career

Skills for the future, not just for now The idea that your role might be replaced by bots sounds like something from a sci-fi blockbuster. […]

How to get your brain into peak learning mode

How to get your brain into peak learning mode

In our latest edition of “Take 5 with Stella Collins” I’m going to talk to you about ‘peak learning mode’. So, grab a drink, settle […]

Digitising your face-to-face training

Digitising your face-to-face training

Digitising face-to-face training is a challenge we’ve all faced recently. This time last year we were adapting to a new way of working. We’d packed […]

What is learning agility?

What is learning agility?

learning agility is an individual’s ability to learn. It allows us to adapt to change and new things, while also to develop and grow throughout our lives. Learning agility is innate

The skills gap crisis: How to future-proof your business

The skills gap crisis: How to future-proof your business

It is said that by 2030 there will be a global human talent shortage of more than 85 million people. This talent shortage will have a significant impact on your organisation.

What does it mean to future-proof your career?

What does it mean to future-proof your career?

What will your job look like 10 years from now? The truth is, the role you’re doing today may not even exist in 10 years time. So now’s the time to future-proof your career and acquire the skills that will make you resilient to the challenges the future has in store for you and the working world.

What is the skills gap? And why should you be paying attention?

What is the skills gap? And why should you be paying attention?

The world around us is changing and advancements in technology are being rolled out rapidly. Employees are working from home more than ever, the gig economy is growing and automation is no longer a thing of the past.

Building a culture of agility and resilience at work

Building a culture of agility and resilience at work

When we look at the rigorous training that professional athletes have to undergo, we admire the commitment and diligence with which they endure this and we follow them on their journey, seeing their potential develop their skills into mastery.

Learning experiences of the future: A Stellar Labs Webinar

Learning experiences of the future: A Stellar Labs Webinar

What do we mean when we talk about Learning experiences of the future?

Combating the problem of learner motivation

Combating the problem of learner motivation

At the HR Leadership Summit 2020 we were asked about improving and increasing learner motivation, and we want to share our insights on learner motivation with you all.

Measuring learning ROI: Is it worth the hassle?

Measuring learning ROI: Is it worth the hassle?

Measuring ROI can take a long time, and it’s not always easy to do. Paul Kearns, author of ‘Evaluating the ROI from learning’ suggests you don’t need to measure what is business critical or learning because it’s enjoyable.

Is brain-friendly learning worth it?

Is brain-friendly learning worth it?

Brain-friendly learning is paramount in the modern world. The roots of what you’d consider ‘traditional’ training, i.e. in a classroom, lie in the 18th century industrial revolution.

[Free eBook] 6 reasons your training isn’t effective

[Free eBook] 6 reasons your training isn’t effective

Here at Stellar Labs we’re all about designing and delivering effective training that drives behavioural change. To do that, we believe you need to blend evidence-based learning with neuroscience, practical ideas and creativity.

The 6 learning books every leader should read

The 6 learning books every leader should read

Now more than ever, learning should be a top priority for leaders worldwide. However, many business leaders see L&D as a cost-centre, and perhaps do not realise the full potential of learning as a competitive advantage and a driver for business growth.

Bring on the learning revolution

Bring on the learning revolution

You know me, I love the chance to chat about all things L&D. So I was delighted to guest on Jane Daly’s recent Worklife Podcast.

BASIC ideas that ruin learning and what to do about them

BASIC ideas that ruin learning and what to do about them

This week my inaugural ‘Take 5’ video launched. A series of very short videos sharing our top tips on how to support your learners, build your training better and eventually help your organisation too. I start with the BASIC ideas that ruin learning

Why you aren’t getting return on L&D investment

Why you aren’t getting return on L&D investment

I’d originally titled this blog ‘the camouflaged elephant in the room’, but my marketing team vetoed it. But in this blog I’m going to talk about that elephant. The one big problem that L&D seem to avoid discussing; Return on L&D investment.

The neuroscience of engagement for effective learning

The neuroscience of engagement for effective learning

Delivering truly engaging experiences has long been a challenge for training professionals. But the world around us has changed significantly this year alone.

6 questions to ask when you hear ‘neuroscience says…’

6 questions to ask when you hear ‘neuroscience says…’

Questions you should ask yourself when you read the phrase ‘neuroscience says…’

How to train remote workers

How to train remote workers

When it comes to engaging learners in online training and how to train remote workers, Stella Collins has the tried and trusted tips you need.

Today my teacher told me…

Today my teacher told me…

If you’re a parent you may have suffered the experience of your child coming home and excitedly announcing ‘today my teacher told me …..’ when it’s something you’ve been talking about for weeks.

Who are your heroes?

Who are your heroes?

At Stellar Labs our mission is to help fill the skills gaps in technology with highly effective, evidence based training. But what does that mean?