Category Archives: Tools

The best learning design – simple, effective and a call to take action.

Screen Shot 2013-04-23 at 20.14.05This is a great example showing how a complex subject can be simplified in way that can ‘make sense’ and call the audience to action. It’s nicely paced and animated; well worth checking out Newsbound to see more examples.

Thank you to and

The importance of sound design

To illustrate here are a couple of videos. Try watching them without sound, then with. The difference is surprising.

Poor sound design can undo hard work in an instant. Get it right and it can do wonderful things to enhance, re-enforce or even change a message.

To help I’ve taken the info found here and made a printable .ppt audio production checklist to help get it right. Audio Checklist.

This post continues the general theme of visual voice. Please comment with your thoughts.

Thank you to Richard W. ScottParamotion Films and Knowledge One.

Social recognition for learning – Mozilla’s Open Badge

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Interesting idea from Mozilla – a new online standard for verifying and recognising learning. The community section of the website links to a diverse selection of organisations – Click Here.

The counterpoint is an article featured on Wired that discusses the dark side of social recognition and ‘gamification’ in call centres – Click Here.

This learning design process clearly has a way to go. I like the Mozilla approach. It will be interesting to see where it goes.

1970’s New York City Transport Authority Graphics Standards Manual

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The best design is ageless and simple. Plus the way this 1970’s manual is presented for viewing in 2013 is so slick. Beautiful.

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Posted online by New York City-based designers Niko SkourtisJesse Reed, and Hamish Smythe.

Thank you. Click Here.

iPhone eLearning


Here’s an example of learning delivery through iPhones. The learner receives 2 emails a week containing the learning content. Followed by a weekly challenge to practice the skills. I’m interested in how this approach might work in a workplace setting. Thank you Photojojo. Click Here.

It’s the 70:20:10 principal of learning in the workplace that makes this appealing.

Thank you Charles Jennings. Click Here. And Fusion Universal. Click Here.

Present Like a Boss – Spicy Learning Blog Article

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Interesting article on the use of Haiku Deck. From the Spicy Learning Blog. Thank you Royan Lee. Click Here.

Useful Colour Blindness Check Tool


Easy way to check eLearning works for people with colour blindness. Upload an image and it shows you how it will look. Thank you Etre. Click Here.