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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.

Nov 23, 2020

In this episode we talk to Martin Bloomfield. Martin is a trainer at York Associates where he helps individuals develop skills to improve communication across cultures. He has visiting lecturer positions in colleges and Higher Education institutions across Europe and is the author of Dyslexia Bytes, which won a special...


Nov 4, 2020

In this episode we unpack the stages we go through in our Learning Design process, we confront our lack of building expertise, and Laurie coins the phrase "cathedral of learning".

Hosted by Laurie Harrison and Tim Gifford - cofounders of LearnJam, a digital learning agency and consultancy. 


Oct 21, 2020

In this episode, we chat to LearnJam's Learning Designer, Katy Asbury. Katy tells us the story of a particularly horrendous hike that she did in New Zealand and how, subsequently, she was able to reframe that from a really negative experience to one of the absolute highlights of her year. She shares her thinking...


Oct 14, 2020

In this short shoutout Laurie and Tim invite you to get in touch with questions or observations about your own Learning Design practice. 

Maybe you currently don't identify as a Learning Designer but have a unique perspective that you'd like to share.  

Maybe you'd even like to join us on an upcoming episode to...


Oct 7, 2020

In this episode, we talk about design thinking; what it is, how it works, and how we use it in our own projects, including how we applied it to develop a prototype of a chatbot that the world wasn't ready for. We also talk about how Tim had to go back to school to learn empathy and how mirrors can solve the problem of...