Transfer of Learning: Level One

Among the myriad of factors learning designers need to consider while designing for learning initiatives and experiences, ensuring impactful learning transfer is the key one.

Exploring personas in Educational Enhancement

In May 2022 the Education Enhancement team (formerly TEL) hosted a workshop on Inclusive curricula using digital personas, with guest speakers Katie Stripe and Katie […]

Cognitive Overload

The other day I was just half an hour into an online course on finance (a rather taxing topic for me!) and I felt my […]

Understanding Cognitive Load Theory for better online course design

Have you ever looked at a Moodle course — or any website, really — and felt overwhelmed? Maybe there were so many images that you […]

Interactivity of the mind: Going beyond passive learning

Why You Should Design An Engaging Learning Program Just to be gender-neutral, Aristotle might have put his famous words differently today: humans are interactive animals. […]

Video & Training: A match made in heaven

So, you are looking at new ways to engage your staff with your training content? Well, if you have looked at gamification, quizzes and even […]

Incorporating Spacing within Digital Learning Interventions

I have the archetypical ‘goldfish memory’ when it comes to books and movies. Every time someone quotes a movie dialogue or a line from a […]

From reactive to proactive accessibility in course design

Setting the stage for accessible design Have you ever found yourself scrolling through videos in a location where you couldn’t use audio? You likely used […]

Skills Gap Analysis for the Future of Work

How do we conduct a skills gap analysis for the future of work, when we aren’t sure what the future of work is? It’s a […]

Why Learning Design Should Incorporate Spacing

Spaced Learning For Long-Term Retention When I think back on my time in school and college, some of the most vivid memories are of cramming […]

Gradebook as guide light: A place to start with backward design

As a parent who also happens to be a learning designer, I had a lot of conversations about online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents, […]

What is your problem? Apps that can help problem-based learning exercises

Interested to know more about the practices and theories behind problem-based learning (often shortened to its acronym PBL), the Active Learning Network set up a […]

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