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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...
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...
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...