Online learning can – to quote the founding principles of the BBC – inform, educate and entertain, but it doesn’t often attain such heights as helping create the conditions for young people to feel welcome, celebrated,..
What connects the co-founders of Udemy, altMBA and Socratic? They’ve created a cohort-based learning platform called Maven, with millions of dollars of funding from venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. With several..
The new normal is now becoming a little less new; and many of us are tentatively peeking out from a nearly 2-year hibernation of sorts.
As the world adapts to new ways of working and training, we have seen even more..
This might be a little contentious.
We read a lot in the press right now about "the Great Resignation". A massive rise in the number of people leaving their jobs.
In my last blog I wrote about the medium of instructional videos in learning. There’s another mode that’s caught my ear recently – podcasts.
I have very little memory of a life before easy-access, simple-to-use internet (I was born in the 90s). What memory I do have is fuzzy and certainly rose-tinted; I do not think the dial-up tone could sound like a lullaby to..
There can be many unknowns when embarking on a major new training project and clients will often ask questions like 'What can I get for my budget? How do I know that the final product is going to meet my needs, work on our..
Currently, my computer monitor is teetering upon a very large blue manual called ‘Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Windows Server, 2008-based Servers - Volume 1’ and I feel sorry for whoever had to read it. It reminds..
What is gamification and how can we implement it effectively for talent development? We examine the evidence surrounding gamification techniques as a way to increase learner engagement and performance.
What is mobile learning? Mobile learning (or mlearning) is the use of mobile devices to access learning content, allowing users to learn at their own pace, in their own time. Mlearning should not to be confused with..
If someone in your office were to succumb to cardiac arrest, would you be confident enough to use a life-saving defibrillator, would you know where to find one? Logicearth has created a free guide for you to share with your..
The word ‘objective’, as used to describe an aim or goal, is a 19th century military term, but the field of learning is not a battlefield, so we should tread carefully (i.e. not jackbooted) in this terrain. We want our..
It’s exciting to watch eLearning evolve over time. New tools and trends are blossoming, while others fade into buzzword-infamy. But one design principle remains stalwart and necessary. It reminds me of my favourite Wuthering..
I've recently been involved with a project that had two key animations explaining the key concepts of the course. Of all the elements in the course (text, videos, audio conversations, case studies, etc), it was the animated..
Our Learning Experience Designers (LxDs), Anna Dillon and David Cameron, discuss how learning 'just in time' in the flow of work, and life, puts the human element back into elearning.
Is data-driven learning driving you to distraction? Don't despair, our Learning Experience Designers, Anna Dillon and Kate Middleton, have distilled the dialogue for you – to deftly differentiate between the drivel and the..
This month, two of our learning experience designers (LxDs), Niamh and Anna, chat about our new suite of compliance resources, Comply… Suffice to say, your experience of compliance will never be the same again!
Recently we have been having meaningful conversations with a number of our content development clients about the move away from SCORM content courses, to the development of individual learning assets. Here we look at some..
Our Learning Experience Designers (aka the artists formerly known as ‘Instructional Designers’) have been instant messaging again. This time it’s Niamh and David talking about spaced repetition (aka spaced learning or spaced..
The landscape of learning has changed dramatically, with most workplace learning happening on the job rather than through formal courses. Knowing this, our expert Learning Experience Designers (LxDs) tap into the hidden..
We’ve seen very welcome changes in the last couple of years within the digital learning industry, in particular, the catching up of tools and technology that are now enabling us to better deliver on the theories we’ve spoken..
Experimenting with colours and textures is an innate human ability, as our Neanderthal forefathers used a variety of pigments from coal to red and yellow ochre extracted from plants in order to create animal forms. So saying..
Html5 video is used in most eLearning and digital content production. The big advantage of html5 video is that it is a universal standard for different mobile devices and screen sizes. But just because it is easier to use..
What is the difference between usability design and user experience design? How are both important in elearning? At Logicearth, we pride our selves on great UI and UX and have gathered some tips for getting them right.
Our clients are always asking us about how to get started with creating their own eLearning content. Part of this challenge is choosing a digital learning authoring tool. This blogs explains the benefits and features of a..
Improve learner engagement by using realistic eLearning scenarios that highlight key decision points in challenging situations.
Once upon a time there was a Learning Experience Designer called Niamh. One day, Niamh's boss sent her to visit a client and told her that she must use her magic powers to convince them that a story-based approach was best..
How can you create high quality elearning content that will challenge and stretch your staff as they learn? We specialise in eLearning of the non-patronising kind, so read on if you want to create better digital learning..
I've recently been involved with a project that had two key animations explaining the key concepts of the course. Of all the elements in the course (text, videos, audio conversations, case studies etc), it was the explainer..
Here's how to create responsive elearning - or mobile-ready elearning content. Gone are the days where people were stuck at their desks trying to complete long and tedious elearning courses in one sitting.
Here are 5 visual design techniques to keep your elearning content engaging and impactful. Excellence in design is our thing - we have a design team who are passionate connoisseurs of design excellence.
How can you design eLearning content that provides enough challenge for the learner? We talk to many clients who complain that sometimes eLearning patronises and can be boring. (Not any of our content obviously!)
The process of learning is more complex than most people consider. We're really fascinated by the topic of unlearning. We first wrote about it here - unlearning is the new learning. In our experience, once the baggage of..
High-quality explainer animations help to make complex information more understandable. Our expert in-house team of digital designers explain how they script a video and how to design excellent explainer videos for your..
The science of learning has evolved significantly in the last ten years. If you work in learning and development, understanding the science of learning and new techniques and insights for workplace learning will help you to..
Whether you design your own eLearning content, or you outsource to an eLearning vendor like Logicearth, there are some design sins you should look out for. Here's how to improve the graphical design of eLearning content.
Using a variety of learning techniques can better engage your staff. If you develop your own elearning content, you might want to try these out. There are lots of different ways to learn - from reading, to observation, to..