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...
Does Bloom’s Taxonomy Have a Place in Modern Learning?

Does Bloom’s Taxonomy Have a Place in Modern Learning?

Clearly defined learning objectives are crucial to the success of any piece of learning – whether classroom-based, elearning, or a combination of both. Without them, how will you know the training has been a success? Sometimes, however, they are a challenge to write....

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...
System Training, Designing an Engaging Bespoke Solution

System Training, Designing an Engaging Bespoke Solution

System Training, Designing an Engaging Bespoke SolutionSystem training can come across as a dull and tedious chore for both employers and employees. Although it may seem hard to create something that is alive and engaging, it is not impossible. We want to give you the...
Do Learning Styles Exist?

Do Learning Styles Exist?

Do Learning Styles Exist? When I was 12, my school made me fill out a form purporting to be able to tell me my learning styles. The possible outcomes were auditory, visual or kinaesthetic. My teacher said that how you learn and revise should be different, depending on...
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...
2017 and the microlearning trend

2017 and the microlearning trend

The microlearning trendJust like many other companies in the elearning industry, here at GLAD our clients have increasingly been requesting microlearning. Microlearning is a real trend for learning in 2017. So, we thought we would show you how engaging microlearning...
Why Hackers Hate Compliance Training

Why Hackers Hate Compliance Training

Why Hackers Hate Compliance TrainingHere’s some bad news: cyber security threats to businesses of all sizes increased exponentially last year. 2016 was the year that hacking and politics collided spectacularly during the US presidential elections.  It was also the...
Data Protection Training: Are You GDPR Compliant?

Data Protection Training: Are You GDPR Compliant?

Did you know that a new EU data protection framework was adopted in April 2016? Called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it replaces the current Data Protection Act. It will come into force on 25 May 2018. It will have an immediate impact on all...
Microlearning – how to make a long story short

Microlearning – how to make a long story short

Microlearning – how to make a long story shortAs far as elearning trends go, microlearning is one of the biggest for 2017. The term describes the use of elearning in small, bite-sized, managed ways. Essentially the exact same practice as a normal length course...
Images and Visual Storytelling in Elearning

Images and Visual Storytelling in Elearning

Images and Visual Storytelling in ElearningIt’s National Share-A-Story Month, and here at GLAD we’ve been considering how storytelling can be used to create great elearning experiences. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Picture a...
Telling a story with bite-sized learning

Telling a story with bite-sized learning

Telling a story with bite-sized learningUsing stories in learning is a powerful technique, add them to your bite-sized learning to really make a memorable course.Emotional ConnectionStories help you connect emotionally with your learners. Emotional connections mean we...

Stories: A Powerful Elearning Tool

Did you know that it is National Share-A-Story-Month here in the UK? The Federation of Children’s Book Groups dedicates May to introducing children and families to exciting new forms of storytelling. So, it seems like a great time to consider how we can use...
Creating a Blended Learning Solution

Creating a Blended Learning Solution

Creating a Blended Learning Solution Is your organisation considering making a switch from classroom-based training to elearning? Maybe you’re looking to provide both options to your employees? In this blog, I’ll explore how engaging elearning can complement...

Learn more about our Hireserve ATS (Unit4 Recruitment) integration with Unit4 Business World?

Embridge has developed integration between Hireserve ATS (Unit4 Recruitment) and Unit4 Business World.  Like to know more?

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