Onlinelearn - Thoughts on Course Design

Began looking at the similarities between close-up magic and Instructional Design (!), but ha now become a little more "mainstream", with tales from the trenches for Instructional Designers, and freelancers in the learning and eLearning industry.

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Sometimes – working for nothing just feels “right”…

Sometimes, someone just leaves a great impression. On the PowToon website, users have a way to request work/consulting from me. Many of the messages I […]

FABULOUS article on Storywriting from Sparkol Videoscribe

I seldom re-use other people’s content here, but this article from Videoscribe is worth quoting. Brilliant. 8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations. #EngageYourAudience […]

Do you ever challenge the “facts”?

Are you interested in the subject matter your clients give you, or just the “training” side of it? I absolutely LOVE the fact that I […]

The potential of Google Glass as an e-learning device (guest blogger – John Laskaris)

A first today – a guest blog from John Laskaris, eLearning Specialist, Instructional Designer, TalentLMS and eFront Evangelist. Many thanks to John for his insightful look […]

Micro eLearning – from Pecha Kucha to Vines

So – people often say that eLearning is “too long”, or “not the same as my real/social media life” – how many people are prepared […]

The seesaw between “100% utilised” and “Yes – I could do that!”

Being a freelancer is hard at first – you take almost anything that comes along. When you are little more established – there’s a balancing […]

Just wanted to say “THANKS!”

Somehow, based on “Social Appeal”, this little blog reached #2 in the rankings at So – I just wanted to say THANK YOU to […]

Focusing on the experience rather than the “product” – so why do IDs focus on “training” all the time?

Steve Jobs focused on the Apple “experience” rather than the product – you can see a GREAT YouTube video here that shows this. In the same vein […]

3 places to use animated video in your online learning

With the release of Articulate Storyline version 2, (with it’s “No compression” video feature…), there’s never been a better time to consider using HD video […]

Storyline v2

I have been privileged to have taken part in the Beta testing for Articulate Storyline v2 over the past few months. It is released today. […]

Trust your network, and your authoring product

In most cases, my eLearning authoring tool of choice (Articulate Storyline), is relatively stable. I know I can depend on it. In most cases, all […]

Using Articulate Storyline branching to break down corporate silos.

I have a 17-year old teenage daughter. She is currently making sure that our family is aware of her new found sense of “independence” :) In […]

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