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Sprout Labs builds digital learning platforms that enable organisations to author, deliver and measure high-impact digital learning ecosystems.

 

The current state of workplace learning as we see it 

Workplace learning is broken. Most organisations are not getting the results they need from their learning programs.

Some of the reasons for this are:

  • our workplaces are rapidly becoming more complex and most people are not learning fast enough
  • the complexity of the decisions that need to be made in the workplace is increasing
  • eLearning has not fully realised its potential for transforming learning.

Experiential learning concepts like the 70:20:10 framework are beginning to make a difference. Learning at work needs to reflect the natural way we learn; it needs to restore our curiosity; and it needs to support our desire to learn with others.

We need new technologies and different ways of thinking. Sprout Labs is using a combination of learning ecosystems, next-generation learning technologies and design thinking methods to change how people learn at work.

 

Read more in the Learning while working manifesto

Team

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Dr Robin Petterd

Learning and Performance Consultant

Robin has a PhD in creative interactive digital media and has worked in that field since 1993, training people since 1995.  He has been involved in all parts of the education sector, including as the main teacher of digital media/multimedia at TAFE Tasmania in Hobart (2003-7) and as Team Leader of Art, Craft and Design (South).

In 2007 he established Sprout Labs; since then he has worked with a wide range of clients including IP Australia, the University of Sydney, the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services, The University of Melbourne, Skills Tasmania, the Local Government Association of Tasmania and the Hobart City Council. 

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (New Media), University of Tasmania, 2002

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (Video), University of Tasmania, 1993

 

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Brendan Halley

Full stack developer

Brendan looks after the development of our platforms and the servers that run them. He is an experienced PHP and JavaScript developer and a certified Totara administrator.

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Iona Dierich

Visual designer

Iona is a designer, illustrator and artist based in Melbourne. She studied visual arts and graphic design, and interned and worked with Melbourne design agency Le Sphinx. She has previously worked with cartoonist and artist Michael Leunig, and teaches sessionally with the Latrobe College of Art and Design. She is passionate about beautiful, simple design, and her work and illustration are informed and influenced by her fine arts practice.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Graphic Design, Latrobe College of Art and Design, Melbourne
  • Diploma of Visual Arts, Latrobe College of Art and Design, Melbourne

The work we do for clients wins awards

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