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Open eLearning Event

Open eLearning Event

Open Elearning Event Sometimes we have a tendency to get stuck in our own ways and get very focused on what are doing. We have been thinking about this recently and realised that we don’t even know what some of the other business in our building do! So we want to...
Has Gamification Gone Too Far?

Has Gamification Gone Too Far?

Has Gamification Gone Too Far?This is something we have been discussing in the office. KFC caused a storm on social media with their new way to train employees – and it’s straight out of a horror movie. Announcing that it would be training employees with a...
GDPR: What is it and why is it important?

GDPR: What is it and why is it important?

GDPR: What is it and why is it important? Reference to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is everywhere now. In some cases, it is already regarded as a buzzword. Buzzwords usually exist for a reason. The reason GDPR is such a hot topic of conversation is...

Implementing modern UI Design into elearning

Creating an app or web interface is a complex task which requires a variety of skilled people, business analysts, programmers and graphic designers. When it comes to designers, UX and UI work alongside each other in the first phase of development. User Experience (UX)...
Four Courses and an LMS

Four Courses and an LMS

Four Courses and an LMS Time to implement: Two months. The client The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) represents nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice and shapes of health policies. The Challenge RCN were developing a new Member Communication Centre, an...

Learning Technologies 2018

As always is has been great to see what is happening in the world of learning technologies at the yearly conference and exhibition at Olympia, London. And WOW! what a lot is happening. Our first impression was it was a busy 2 days, a lot of people and very crowded...

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

After years of greens and previously soft pastel colours, this year’s 2018 announcement of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet shows Pantone leading us into the future with a bang. The impact of this colour announcement plays a vital role in the creative industry. A role...

Looking Forward to 2018 – the Year Ahead

As we move into 2018 we know that the hot topics in learning are, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality). These may not be accessible to all yet, so what else is out there? Gamification continues to grow as we motivate learners with leader boards and badges...
Five Tips for Elearning Storyboards

Five Tips for Elearning Storyboards

Five Tips for Elearning Storyboards In the 1930s, a Disney animator called Webb Smith did something which has a surprising impact on the world of educational technology today. He started to doodle sequential scenes for a new cartoon and pin them up on the walls of his...
Mystery Meat Navigation Design in Elearning

Mystery Meat Navigation Design in Elearning

Mystery Meat NavigationIn 1998, Vincent Flanders, author of the perennially amusing Web Pages that Suck, coined the phrase Mystery Meat Navigation (or MMN) for web pages which didn’t make clear the destination of a link before it was clicked on. As you’ll already know...

Would you leave ADDIE for SAM?

Throughout all educational experiences there will always be a need for instructional design models and, a variety of processes have been introduced as a solid instructional design format over the years. All to assist with the creation of client content, these make...

Press Release

Embridge Consulting UK Limited today announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire the business and assets of GLAD Solutions. Embridge Consulting is a leading UK Business Systems and Digital Transformation Consultancy with its headquarters in...

Instructional Design Models: An Introduction

What is an instructional design model?Simply providing learners with a manual packed with information, which may or may not relate directly to their specific job, won’t help them learn. The information must be necessary, relevant and organised in a way that aids...
The Gif is 30 Years Old!

The Gif is 30 Years Old!

Firstly, Happy Birthday to the Gif! A millennial that needs to be celebrated.The term Gif came into play on June 15, 1987, and has since become one of the most beloved and well-known image file extension on the internet. Although it may now be in its 30s’, it is now...
5 tips for engaging software simulation

5 tips for engaging software simulation

5 tips for engaging software simulationElearning is a great technique to introduce new software to large groups of learners. It provides a safe environment for learners to discover and practice. Here are my 5 top tips to make sure software simulation keeps users...
Bite-Sized Systems Training

Bite-Sized Systems Training

Whether you are undertaking a system upgrade, rolling out new software or just inducting new staff, it is important to provide training to make sure that everyone is up to speed on how to use specialist software and systems to their full potential. The key is to do...
What’s in it for Me? Motivating Your Learners

What’s in it for Me? Motivating Your Learners

People have talked about the WIIFM (“What’s in it for me?”) factor in educational theory for decades. It’s the idea that is if people know what benefits training has for them personally, they’ll be more invested. It’s easy to simply insert a sales pitch at the...