“You can’t water dead plants”

I’ve heard this phrase before, but never really thought about it until it was put in the context of work, and what an unsupportive work […]

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 […]

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