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Showing posts from August, 2021

[VIDEO] Huddle Up's Derek Luebbe chats with Motivated Learning!

 Our Founder and CEO Derek Luebbe sat down with Buddy Broyles from Motivated Learning to discuss how Huddle Up is bringing solution-focused and feedback-based learning to help teams teach, train, and collaborate better, together.  Check out the full video here! Derek discusses how "it's really difficult to move the needle" on the skills learners need for tomorrow. Better learning takes place through engagement, collaboration, and peer feedback. This mantra is easy to repeat, but how do we incorporate this with our teams and classrooms?  Huddle Up is moving this theory into action. Check it out here at

We're Running Faster, But It's The Wrong Race

It's clear that the pandemic has changed our entire outlook on online learning. Certainly, online learning is an essential part of what we do - but recent experiences shed light on the problems that exist within it. Online learning, as it exists today, has had a rough time of it.  (This article has minor edits since it was published in  Ed Tech Digest .) We found frustrated, isolated students. We found instructors working increased hours in order to maintain a sense of a classroom community and develop the higher-order skills that could be practiced far more often in our face-to-face environments. Throughout the pandemic, the missing pieces in our online learning were far more apparent. Our earlier infatuation soured; it became apparent we needed more.  Initially, we embraced the efficiency of online education. It delivered learning to many. Yet, that efficiency is a two-edged sword. It  simply helped us run the wrong race a whole lot faster. We took learning recall (having stude

Huddle Up with Entrepreneurs

There is a need in the current landscape of Entrepreneurship Education for meaningful, real-world collaboration and problem-solving.  "At this point, it’s clear that entrepreneurship education, as it’s currently practiced, does not work," says Andrew Yang in his article critiquing Entrepreneurship Education.  We need to reimagine the current state of Entrepreneurship Education to be "action-based, not knowledge-based."  Yang continues by relating the study of Entrepreneurship to "an athletic endeavor, like serving a tennis ball.  Telling you how to do it is useless.  You actually get better through a combination of practice, coaching, and repetitions."  Along with the need for hands-on, real-world training, more students than ever are interested in starting their own businesses.  "With student interest in new business creation on the rise, the future for higher education is likely to be far brighter than it seems. Research shows that, in the heart of

Huddle Up's latest experiment!

Huddle Up recently finished a test of our MVP with Western Carolina University!  We want to give a big shout-out to Western Carolina and Professor Yue Hillon. Professor Hillon recently finished a collaborative experience with her 26 students from her Intro to Management course using Huddle Up.  The goal of the course was for students, working in teams, to develop a branding proposal for a local coffee shop, City Lights Cafe.  Some teams used Huddle Up to collaborate, develop, and share solutions with one another - a fantastic real-world application of learning. Huddle Up is a platform focused on feedback, we're grateful to Professor Hillon for taking the time recently to talk with us and share her feedback about Huddle Up's alpha release.  Some of our collective takeaways include: "Huddle Up was a more fun way to learn!" With so much interaction happening between participants, Huddle Up needs to develop a clearer method of notifying users of all the messages and scori