5 quick ways to build a sense of community in online courses

The benefits of online learning are so often touted that they have almost become a mantra: instant access 24/7, location-independent, self-paced, bigger choice of subjects, […]

Learn to create electronic soundscapes

Synthesizers have come a long way since the Moog and the Fairlight in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s no longer new to hear samples of […]

4 Creative Breakthroughs

Those involved in the creative process know how hard it can be sometimes to open the floodgates of their creativity when required. If they wait […]

Digitizing the sales funnel: online advertising

Online advertising is a zillion-dollar industry. From AdWords to clickbait, it permeates our online lives as it tries to conjure everyone’s credit cards out of […]

Art for art’s sake, money for God’s sake

It’s a cruel fact that the world’s call centres and fast food restaurants are full of workers who have an arts degree but don’t know […]

A comedy course? You must be joking

Stand-up comedy is an interesting instance of the nature vs. nurture debate. Are good comedians just naturally funny people, or have they painstakingly crafted their […]

Making learning sticky: Instructional Design

If you have ever taken an eLearning course, do you remember the essentials of it now? Did it get the knowledge into your head in […]

Fingerprints 2.0: DNA forensics

Have you ever wanted to solve a crime? It seems to be a common fantasy – stepping into the shoes of a flinty-eyed detective, assessing […]

Thinking in yellow: the philosophy of The Simpsons

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, studied philosophy at college. Astute viewers will have noted the many references to philosophy in the show – Homer, […]

Kaboom! Create killer comics

If you are into comic books, it can seem that their creators are so far beyond the rest of us in skill and imagination that […]

Gentlemen, start your game engines: building addictive worlds

Bad games can either make you throw your controller at the screen or inspire you to design better ones. If you think you can do […]

Which course subjects are the most intellectually stimulating?

Which courses are the most intellectually stimulating? If you ask this question to teachers and students of various subjects, you’re bound to get biased answers. […]

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