Learning Technologies

Mobile Learning in 2021 – The Complete Guide to mLearning

If you want to deliver online education or training in a manner that’s easy and convenient for your learners to access on the go, then good mobile learning design is essential. Here’s our complete guide to mlearning in 2021, including the latest content design and strategy best practices.

Best Learning Management System

We profile and review top learning management software for delivering content across various sectors and for a range of needs.

e-Learning Websites We Like

Here are intros to some of the best e-learning websites, currently listed in alphabetical order. Click on the title to read our review and visit the site. If you would like to recommend an e-learning or learning technologies website, please get in touch with us. We may well be tempted to review and list it!

Review of School Jotter

Our review of SchoolJotter from Webanywhere - a great school website builder with useful e-learning and communication features. School Jotter is an innovative tool from Webanywhere which enables schools to create personal, functional, user-friendly websites and much...

DSE (Display Screen Equipment)

Course Overview This training course covers various important topics regarding display screen equipment (DSE) and how to adjust your workstation to suit you. At the end of the course, trainees will be able to: » Recognise the hazards and risks of poorly used DSE »...

Raptivity

Product review: New version of Raptivity Harbinger Group’s Raptivity is among the most well-known of the wizard-led interactivity building software tools for the professional learning designer/ developer. It comes with a library of pre-built templates, including over...

The Rise and Rise of Video, and why it works……

I was taken by a recent newsletter from Elliot Masie discussing the phenomenal rise in the use of video for learning in many organisations. Masie reported rises of over 1000% in some organisations. Video for learning really has blindsided many of the industries...

How Can You Use Game Based Learning?

A guest blog piece from Scott Hewitt of Real Projects, a true exponent of Game Based learning. Are you using Game Based Learning in your elearning projects? Have you thought about how you could use it in your organisation? Are you an instructional designer who is...

e-learning: India, Europe and the USA

This post on e-learning in India, Europe and the USA was prompted by the publication of interesting research by WizIQ. It was titled e-learning trends in India, Facts, Figures and the Future **, which is well worth reading. India is a powerful player in the global...

Learning Technologies 2013

A review and our 5 picks of the show……. Busy busy busy was the common consensus of those exhibiting in the Learning Technologies area, a slightly less busy area in our view was the Learning and Skills area, as it was in its new located area adjacent to LTs. I missed...

BETT or Learning Technologies Show

With Learning Technologies (LTs) and BETT overlapping for the first time in 2013, we took the opportunity to visit both in quick succession and offer some very real time comparisons. Location, location and organisation Why the  overlap, well LTs and its sister show...

What we will see at Learning Technologies 2013

As my inbox fills up with invites to visit stands at Learning Technologies, and Training Press releases gets busier and busier with announcements of launches and seminars, we know Learning Technologies is fully upon us. As well as our usual review based on visiting...

The Rapid eLearning Blog

This blog has loads of incredibly practical and helpful tips on developing your own e-learning courses using Articulate powerpoint and other easy tools. I've used some of the tips over and over again. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomkuhlmann

E-Learning 24/7 blog

A very informative blog from Craig Weiss who offers his opinions around the wide range of e-learning and learning technology products but with an excellent focus on the LMS market and authoring tools. Not much gets past Craig's eagle eye in the LMS world, and he is...

The Top 20 LMS – Infographic by Capterra

The 20 most popular LMS solutions   I was taken with the infographic produced by Capterra listing the 20 most popular LMS solutions. The Inforgraphic looks at the numbers of customers, numbers of users and gives an on-line score….a measure of the number of social...

How to evaluate e-learning content

Or how do you know if a piece of e-learning content is any good?....... The “bad rap” that e-learning gets from many learners and organisational leaders is often around the poor nature of the e-learning content that is offered. The memories of the dark days of CBT –...

The rise and rise of open content

One of the biggest opportunities and issues for all of us in the e-learning industry – practitioners and developers is the rise and rise of open content. We have blogged about the FLATMAGS……Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple, Twitter, Microsoft, Amazon and Google all providing...

When will the tipping point come for mobile learning?

There is an ever growing conviction, and no shortage of investment in mobile learning technologies by the e-learning industry at present, indicating a firm belief that this is the "now" or "next" big thing! In an industry given over to a little too much hype and...

Has e-learning progressed in the last 6 years?

It is very informative to read the excellent publication from UfI Charitable trust:  Scaling Up – Achieving a Breakthrough in Adult Learning with Technology where a team of researchers have interviewed a great number of influential individuals in this world of...

FLATMAGS the new world of learning

The FLATMAGS: that’s Facebook, Linked-in, Apple, Twitter, Microsoft, Amazon (and) Google, who are changing the way the world learns. Does this term work for you….it does for us as a shorthand for the companies that are in some way coming to dominate how and where we...

So…You want to set up your own e-learning business.

With a difficult economic background and many individuals looking at working for themselves by setting up their own businesses, is it wise to consider setting up an e-learning business? With students leaving university finding it difficult to get work, but full of...

How big a problem is piracy and copying to e-learning?

How significant is the danger of piracy and illegal copying of e-learning software? I had a very interesting conversation with a company based in Russia the other day that has developed protection solutions to combat this problem. They provided me with statistics of...

Is e-learning becoming more popular in the UK?

The e-learning market has long been predicted to grow, indeed it is over a decade since Andy Grove of  Intel fame predicted that  e-learning will be the next big thing….and somehow the promise, in the eyes of many, has never quite materialised. Yet quietly and perhaps...

Themes from Learning Technologies 2012

So what were the themes we saw at Learning Technologies 2012: Content still key, but of an ever widening genre…… Content developers were still very much in demand by delegates, with Kineo, Brightwave and LINE – with its Learning Architecture and PTK’s excellent game...