Industry news | Something new | from the desk of the CEO

It’s not every day that you get to write your very first blog post. Especially in 2015, when it seems the whole world is thinking out-loud, online. And, to be honest, I’ve been sitting on this to-do for a good seven years now. So here I am, having given myself since 2007 to do this, Read More

Events | Colonel Mustard, in the conservatory, with the candlestick!

Colonel Mustard, in the conservatory, with the candlestick!

Accusations abounded at the Hubble Studios end-of-year party, which took place in the south of France. The year was 1949, and Hubble high rollers had gathered at an underground poker game hosted by the infamous Hans Dressler. Unfortunately, what was meant as an evening of revelry quickly turned sour as a shot rang out, and Read More

Industry news | M-learning: the present and future of e-learning

Our hands clutch at it and our eyes fixate on its screen. We have to check up on it before our heads fall onto our pillows at night, and it’s the first thing we look for when we wake up in the morning. We simply cannot live without our smartphones. To ensure that our learners Read More

Industry news | How to provoke, engage and awaken through e-learning

Storytelling is the oldest known form of human communication. Before we were WhatsApping and Facebooking, we were telling tales around the campfire, at the dinner table with our families, or even on the magical carpet in the kindergarten classroom. We relied on gestures, voice and facial expressions to describe the event or ideas of the Read More

Industry news | UX is here, and it’s here to stay

Drag and drop. Two clicks instead of seven. Responsive iconography. Simple navigation. It’s all about turning your attention from making things pretty to a more user-friendly space. What’s the point of spending hours on creating a visually pleasing user interface for learners when basic functionality is forgotten and users are lost within minutes of induction? Read More

Industry news | To Game or Not to Game

To Game or Not to Game

The latest trend in learning design, ‘gamification’, has spawned a multitude of offerings, from new game templates to alternative theories of pedagogy, all in an attempt to make e-learning more fun and motivating. In reality, adding gaming elements to online courses is a complicated process that requires analysis of the students’ needed skills and of Read More

Industry news | The 5 Moments of Need – Making Learning Relevant

The 5 Moments of Need – Making Learning Relevant

When you think of traditional training, you will most likely envision a student painstakingly working through course notes, sweating through an exam and eagerly awaiting their results to prove their competency in the subject. However, when we look at the efficacy of this model in terms of a student’s time-to-competency in the work environment, we Read More

Events | A Hubble Halloween

A Hubble Halloween

Twas two months before Christmas, and throughout Hubble Studios People were rushing around, wearing tuxedos (Well, really, that was just one person, the rest took the slightly less classy route) Two boxers, a cowboy, a collegiate Ken-doll, A rapper, a diver, and a douchebaggy fellow, A pirate, an actor, and Hannah Montana, A bestman, and Read More

Events | Hubble Studios celebrates Heritage Day

Hubble Studios celebrates Heritage Day

If there’s one thing that Hubble Studios is known for (other than all the great service and e-learning stuff) its our ability to turn anything into a reason to celebrate. Project launches, birthdays, leaving parties, month-aversaries they all present us with the opportunity to do what we do best – shut down our computers after Read More

Events | Hubble Studios launch

Hubble Studios launch

After months of brainstorming, building and brand colours, Hubble Studios launched with a flourish on the 31 July 2014, at our new offices in Pinelands. At just over a year and a half since our humble beginnings (with only one employee sitting all alone in a corner of GetSmarter’s Observatory offices), we welcomed clients, business partners Read More