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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, 2021

In this episode, we explore one very important factor in inclusive learning design (ILXD) – the learners themselves.

Special guest Martin Bloomfield talks to us about the unspoken norms and assumptions that influence how we conceptualize learning, why assessment fails to capture what all learners can really do, and...

Nov 10, 2021

We reflect on some highlights from the first year of the Adventures in Learning Design podcast and look ahead to what's coming up in Season 2. Plus, Tim has an announcement to make...

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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...