Can the learner journey be the learning outcome?

I was listening to a Game design podcast in the car this morning, the Game Design Round Table, and something was said that challenged my thinking around learning outcomes. A question was sent in by a podcast listener about victory in games, whether there are no victory or fuzzy victory options. At a certain point in the discussion one of the speakers [...]

Read more

A classification of game thinking in learning design

Reading Andrzej Marczewski's (@daverage) excellent and very engaging book "Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play" has made me analyse more deeply how we try (and succeed or [...]

Can we break free of slide thinking in e-learning modules?

Corporate e-learning is moving along on a changing path. We see instructional designers trying to avoid information dumps, write up scenarios, work with action based models [...]

Inner gamification techniques for elearning. Part 2: Telling a story

In a previous blog post I introduced the term 'Inner gamification' to indicate the use of game development features to enhance elearning that do not use 'outer features' like [...]

Inner gamification techniques for elearning. Part 1: onboarding the learner

'Inner' and 'outer' gamification? Just terms I came up with to describe my thoughts. Other people have probably invented better terminology, but it works for me. Let me [...]

Why Jane Austen would have been a brilliant instructional designer

The art of storytelling is so much part of good instructional design, that it makes a lot of sense to seek brilliant examples across media, even if they are over 2 [...]

Waitemata District Health Board elearning

I am currently employed part-time as a Senior elearning designer and developer at Waitemata District Health Board. First, some bragging: Platinum LearnX Award 2015 for [...]

Boating modules and games for Boating Education NZ

Kayaking Safety module (2009) Scenario-based e-learning module for general public. Aim: Teaching and testing the ten most important safety points for people going on a [...]

Medical – ADHB

As a freelance instructional designer and e-learning developer (custom Flash and Captivate - 2007 - 2009) I assisted ADHB in creating engaging online learning for nurses and [...]

Work @ Kineo Pacific (2011 – 2013)

Laptop on Kitchen Table with Cup of Coffee
From sept 2011 - 2013 was employed as a Senior Instructional Designer at market leading learning solutions company Kineo Pacific. As I am of course bound by confidentiality [...]

Introduction to barcodes – GS1

E-learning course and 10-minute walkthrough for manufacturers needing barcodes (2008). Course created for GS1 New Zealand, and reused by other national GS1 units (UK, [...]