Making your course usable

Usability, accessibility and inclusion are two terms we often hear but that are not often fully understood, and it is often presumed they mean the same thing. However, though there is some overlap, as you can see here there is a distinct difference in the aims of each...

How adults learn

Andragogy, also known as Adult Learning Theory, is this theory that underpins how adults learn, as opposed to how children learn (pedagogy). Adults have differing requirements from their learning due to competing responsibilities, demands on their time, the influence...

Keeping learners engaged

In addition to the worry many customers have about how to retain their personality in online materials, engagement is the other main concern up there that can strike fear into the hearts of a new online course creator. Most of us have been blighted in the past with...

Taking face-to-face materials online

If you have been delivering training in face-to-face or in a classroom, chances are you already have some great content to start with such as presentation slides, handouts, activities and discussion questions. And there is no need to abandon these. They will certainly...

Defining your target audience

Defining your target audience is an often skipped phase of development, but as with any marketing or content creation, if you do not understand who your learners are, you will have little chance of having the impact or engagement you need. One significant focus of my...