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Resources

Every now and again I aim to practice what I preach and provide you with free resources to help you create user centred content. Feel free to download, share and provide feedback or suggestions as to what you would like to see here.

Article on ‘Moving you learning online’.

This article was originally published in ISTC Communicator, Summer 2020.

Article on ‘User pain points and overcoming them’

This article was originally published in ISTC Communicator, Spring 2020.

Article on ‘E-learning: How to capture your audience’

This article was originally published in ISTC Communicator, Autumn 2019.

Article on ‘Using Visuals to Support e-learning’

 
This article was originally published in ISTC Communicator, Winter 2019.

What is Rapid Learning?

With the effect of the current global pandemic, many businesses are quickly having to adapt to take many aspects of their business online, training and learning being one of them. In order to do so, there is one aspect of eLearning methodology that is particularly...

My epic week of wins and a reflection on how it’s happened

Freelancer. Self-employed. Contractor. Entrepreneur. All these roles come with a whirlwind of emotions, high and low. Time of tumbleweed followed by avalanches of work. Tear inducing trauma and brilliant big wins.  It is certainly life-changing. And takes some getting...

The importance of a good design brief

Even within the design community, the power of a decent design brief can be hugely unappreciated. In the initial flurry of activity and enthusiasm, it is all too easy to just jump headfirst into developing ideas and cranking the designs out. I have even seen some...

A quick guide to user personas in online learning

Earlier in the week, I was involved in a conversation about user personas and whether they are applicable in online learning. Having seen how effective they are in UX design, I have long thought that they had a place in e-learning. It is so important to understand...

Creating e-learning isn’t just a case of moving your presentation slides online

There is quite a prolific belief that creating e-learning is easy. After all, you have a PowerPoint that has worked well for face-to-face training since 1999, so all you need to do it get that online somehow, right? No no no. Wrong. There is so much more to it. If you...

Tips for nailing phone and video call interviews

Phone and video interviews seem to be something I have become well-practiced in since I started working for myself and out of four interviews I have secured all four of the roles. It was really interesting to get feedback on my latest last week and got me thinking...

Quick tips for using Pinterest to promote your business

This weekend I impulsively started a short course on how to use Pinterest for your business and there were some great insights that I am now putting into action on my account. As a means of providing myself with a checklist of things to do I thought it would be great...

Avoiding feast or famine in your freelance business

Tips on how to ensure you at least have a bit of a buffet and some snacks Feast or famine is a phrase freelancers are all too familiar with and in this time of empty supermarket shelves, loo roll hoarders and loss of jobs it is particularly poignant. There is little...

Tips for moving your face-to-face training online

In the rush for companies to ‘pivot’ and create an online presence during the lockdown, it is evident one industry that is significantly hit are those who normally deliver traditional classroom-led training. Not just schools, but those who deliver first aid training,...

The joy of staying small in business. Just me. A company of one

I am alone. Just me. And I’m happy that way. The traditional interpretation of success in business is that you have to scale up, and do it quickly; increase profits as quickly as you can, expand the size of your team, and throw every penny (probably an investor’s, not...

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