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Learning Styles – Boom and we’re live… a podcast with Raf Dolanowski

Last month Raf Dolanowski (Raf Dolanowski Consulting) and I finally got together to record a podcast about Learning Styles. We’d had several exchanges on LinkedIn […]

Constructive feedback and criticism

Do you want some constructive feedback? Er, ... no thanks. Why not? Well it's not feedback, and I'm not sure what you mean by constructive. […]


We've been busy over the summer making our products more affordable to different groups of users by increasing the number of ways you can now […]

Go Ahead – Embed

For us, embedding video is the way to go. Uploading a video into your elearning and running it from a normal server just isn’t the […]

Explainer videos – what do I need to know?

Videos for training have become very popular. They’re liked by the people who watch them, they’re effective and needn’t be expensive. But if you’re considering […]

User Engagement (an old story)

I love this story about Mrs Goldburg. I first came across it in 1989 when I attended a workshop given by Richard Andersen at S.I.T. […]

Adult Literacy and Elearning

"The average reading age in the UK is nine years old and so we should write in a way that is easy to understand for […]

People buy benefits

‘People don’t buy features, they buy benefits’ is a marketing term. If you want to sell something, highlight the benefits, not the features. Perhaps the […]

5 Great Reasons to Use Captions on Your Videos – updated

A while back we wrote a short blog about why it’s important to add captions to videos. Here are the five reasons we gave then with […]

What to look for in training videos

Videos are a popular medium for training, but not videos are equal.  Here’s our quick overview of what we consider important when thinking of using […]

Learning Objectives – the next big thing?

People always seem to be looking for the next big thing which is going to turn learning around and make everyone fall in love with […]

Little and often learning

One of the things we like about videos is that you can use them in all sorts of different ways. You can embed them in […]

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