September 24, 2020

With South Africa poised to move to Level 1 lockdown, we are pausing to reflect on what has worked well, what we would avoid next time, and what to incorporate into our culture and process longer term.

What worked well:

In the initial confusion and fear of Covid 19 and...

September 24, 2020

Updated: Jul 16

By David Casey & Meg Knight 

Successful leadership in a crisis situation is a matter of both mindset and a specific set of actions. While it is a challenge, it also represents an opportunity to exhibit the values that your company considers important. It’...

May 14, 2018

There are many LMS platforms available and new ones keep coming on to the market.  The question then is which is the best and how to optimise your spend?  It's a vital decision because once you have made your choice, chances are you will be locked in for a good few yea...

May 2, 2018

Michael Allen in his 'Guide to eLearning'  says the purpose of e-learning is 'the development of valued performance skills, including skills in which decision-making and strategy determine success.'

Let's compare his checklist for Serious Learning Games with the charact...

May 1, 2018

Learner Experience designers, merge design-thinking principles with curriculum development and application of emerging technologies to help...tailor content to student behaviors and preferences.' (Whitney Kilgore,

The discipline of instructional design is c...

April 30, 2018

I have been taking much time to deepen my knowledge and skills in the field of learning.  What I've been excited to discover is this distinction between learning science and learning engineering.

Learning science refers to the thorough and complex field of research - di...

April 1, 2018

It's strangely common for clients to notice a problem and decide new training is necessary.  To see the problem is a good first step, but before training is automatically assumed to be the solution, it's better to first assess the business problem. 

There are a lar...

November 14, 2017

It is easy to reach a certain age, with your career and lifestyle mapped out and comfortable, and then settle in for the long haul, content in what you already know.  Once we finish our formal education it’s too easy to think we’re done.  However, the realization that...

November 14, 2017

In the rush to get things done and make an impact, it’s easy to start something.  In a morning you can decide to write a blog, reserve a name and have your blog up and running. 

Starting is the easy part.

The tricky part is carrying on.  Resolving to do something wo...

November 14, 2017

The prevailing mentality now is all about stepping up, putting yourself out there, taking action, going viral and in all ways pushing for more, bigger, better, as soon as possible.

I would like to speak up for restraint. 

How about waiting and seeing before you act? Perh...

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