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Adventures in Learning Design

A series of conversations about ideas, principles, research and practice. Join the LearnJam team as they explore how to make learning more effective and enjoyable, whether it's in the workplace, in school, university or at home.

Jun 11, 2021

In this episode we have a scintillating conversation with Rachel Nemeth, CEO of New York-based startup Opus. Opus is a digital platform that delivers text message courses to deskless workers, and LearnJam has been working with them recently to develop the learning design and content for some of those courses.

We talked...


Mar 23, 2021

One of the key tools we use to design online courses is storyboarding. It involves getting all of the people who are involved in the development of the online course together to create a visual map of the flow of a course. We use this storyboard to identify gaps, opportunities to do interesting things, and to make sure...


Mar 9, 2021

Tim and Laurie talk to fellow LearnJammers Laura Patsko and Lucy Williams about an Innovate UK project we are working on to develop and share best practices in inclusive online learning.

In our conversation, we covered:

  • how the rush to online learning in response to the pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing exclusion...


Feb 9, 2021

In this episode, Tim and Laurie speak to Jo Sayers, fellow co-founder of LearnJam, about how (and why) he uses Agile product development methodologies to develop digital learning products and solutions.

We thought it'd be great to have a chat with Jo to find out a bit more about his approach and to see what advice he...


Jan 22, 2021

In this episode Tim and Laurie talk to Laura Patsko about how she carried out the research that led to the creation of our evidence-informed learning design principles.

Laura is a language and pedagogy consultant and an exceptional researcher. In our conversation, we covered:

  • Laura's circuitous route to became a...