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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What does “engaging” mean?

Those lovely people at Sparkol asked a few people, (including me…), to explain what we meant by the word “engaging”. We all seem to mean […]

Some more suggestions for a more successful freelance ID business life…

Hi again! Once again a few more thoughts from your friendly Articulate freelance Instructional Designer on how to make your business a little more successful. […]

Getting Instructional Design Closer to the Business

I am constantly amazed by instructional designers that think that “training” is what they do, rather than “help businesses”, and ignore some of the norms […]

Articulate Challenge – Audio Setup and Tips

Quick post - my entry for this weeks Articulate Elearning Challenge – audio tips and tricks. A really GREAT thread appearing on the Challenges page, […]

Learning Technique – from the window of a high street butcher, (warning, contains pork).

I was walking to a client earlier this week, and I passed an old-fashioned high street butchers shop. On the window was an advert which […]

Forget the eLearning authoring tool, remember the audience

Last week I was invited by a Marketing department to review their proposed eLearning. They were concerned at the constant re-education needed for sales people – […]

The perfect formula for eLearning

Here’s a link to a Guest Blog I made earlier today, some thoughts on “perfect” eLearning. If such a thing exists.

The science of Umami, and why Instructional Designers should care.

I cooked a steak for supper yesterday, and finished off the mushroom, onions and red wine sauce with some umami powder. Some what? Umami – […]

Sourcing #freelancers from “…the Crowd”, or “…from individuals IN the Crowd”?

I was recently at an event looking at how to use a “Crowdsourcing model” for #eLearning. Broadly, there seemed to be 2 perspectives. “Crowdsourcing is […]

And now for something completely different…

Apart from the fact that a good Instructional Designer should probably not begin ANY sentence with “and”, this blog post celebrates the triumphant return of […]

#Freelancers – original thoughts anyone?

Like you, I get bombarded by feeds from social media, and frankly, I’m getting bored by most of them. For me – social media is […]

The value of REAL networking in your freelancer community.

There’s an old business saying along the lines of “Never annoy anyone on your way to the top, because you may need their help when […]

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