Digital Learning

Why Production Co-ordination is not for the faint-hearted

In late 2015, our Production Co-ordinator resigned to work on the set of ‘Black Sails’ and management asked me to temporarily take over her position, due to my previous experience…

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How to not get your tongue tied when learning

Have you ever wondered why Russian English-speakers are prone to dropping the article in sentences (“I will drive a car” vs “I will drive the car”)? This may seem like…

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Why learning experience designers are so valuable to e‑learning

Ever wondered how your e-learning solution came to be? We all know that design teams are responsible for making solutions function, packaging them in beautiful colours and layouts, and generally…

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ADDIE: the five phases of successful e‑learning projects

Introduction The ADDIE model is an acronym for a five-phase guideline for building effective training and performance tools. Interestingly, it was originally designed for the US Armed Forces* but was…

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How to measure the impact of Training Interventions (ROI)

I often get asked by my clients, “…how will we know if our training intervention was a success?” or "how do we measure training ROI?", and these questions have caused…

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3 Reasons why you should hire Millennials for e‑learning

If you work in e-learning, you will know that the industry is fairly new. Compared to most other jobs out there, e-learning is still fresh, and the term often raises…

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How technology can help boost agricultural training in Africa

The agricultural sector plays a key role in the life of an economy and is considered to be the foundation of our economic system. Not only does the Agricultural sector…

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The E-learner’s guide to super engaging content

Engagement, a word that has garnered a mystical-like status due to its notorious unattainability. From marketing to entertainment, publishing to relationships, almost all areas of human interaction seek it but…

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What is SCORM? [Acronym Aunt]

Welcome to our third Acronym Aunt! This is where we attempt to banish the fog of confusion surrounding the acronyms in our industry to reveal their polished chrome of truth…

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3 Etiquette lessons for digital learning in the Middle East

The world is a very big place – a fact we often forget. Many of us make assumptions about unknown places, and the Middle East is usually not spared from…

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What is UAT and how to use it in e-learning [Acronym Aunt]

Welcome to Acronym Aunt, where we attempt to decipher the agonising acronyms in the digital learning industry. Acronyms buzz around our industry the way bees might buzz around a hive,…

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What is an LMS? [Acronym Aunt]

If you are new to the e-learning industry, you probably feel like people use esoteric acronyms and weird names for software and processes like one would throw around confetti with…

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