Three Active Learning Strategies You Can Do in 10 Minutes of Less

Is my teaching learner-centered

Example online assessment activity

Things to consider when building an online course

4 Killer Examples of Learning Portals for Corporate Training

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Semiotics of Graphics – Visual Attention

Instructor Engagement online

5 tips for moving from f2f to eLearning


Key Areas of Learning from 4150

Quality Guidelines


10 Best Practices for eLearning

Learning Theories and Online Learning

The Challenges of Online Learning 

The Provincial Instructor Diploma

Teaching in Teams – a reflection of Brookfield

Lifelong Learning

Lecturing Creatively

Program Accreditation

Understanding Students’ Resistance to Learning – a reflection of Brookfield

Professional Ethics

Exercising Teacher Power Responsibly

My Career path

Technology May be the Future of Adult Education

The Core Assumptions of Skillful Teaching – a reflection of Brookfield

What Makes a Good Teacher?

Experiencing Teaching – a reflection of Brookfield

How Technology is Changing Adult Education

After some research into technology and adult education, I have reflected on two articles that show how the instructor’s role is changing and the impact of technology on adult education.

Lesson Planning: Rationale

A collection of resources for 5 of the lesson planning components and a rationale for how each can improve lesson plans.

Mobile Learning

My thoughts on mobile learning and some great articles to get you started.

Using Social Media in Learning

My thoughts on the use of social media in learning and some tips on how to use it to increase engagement.

The Flipped Classroom

Things to consider when using the flipped classroom approach.

Using Technology to Instruct

In this post I talk about ensure you are using technology correctly in the classroom.

Using Games in your Teaching

In this post I talk about the advantages of using games to teach, in particular “Team Jeopardy”.

Self Reflection

In this post I discuss the practice of self reflection.

Just-in-time Learning

In this post I talk about what just-in-time learning is and how it can be applied.

Constructivist Learning Theory

In this post I talk about the constructivist learning theory and the importance in considering the learners experience.

What does good Instructional Technique look like?

There are many different instructional techniques and it is up to the individual to decide what works best for them.  This post is about my thoughts on what makes an instructional technique good.

Application Cards

Watch my video on application cards and read my thoughts on why they are great exercise for the classroom.

Instruction That Sticks

In this post I take a look at an infograpic with 6 quotes from leading educators.

Effective Presentations

In this post I discuss what makes a good presentation.

The Introverted Teacher

This post talks about the need for introverted teachers.

Instructing Vs Facilitating

In this post I talk about the difference between instructing and facilitating and why you need to make the distinction.

Tools for Online Classroom Management

This post discussing using a Learning Management System (LMS) for online classroom management.

Managing a Webinar

This post reviews some best practices for managing your Webinar, from start to finish.


This post is all about gamification.

My elearn

Today’s post is a link to the elearn I created about how to rock climb.  When creating the elearn I considered the learner clicking through the slides and how they were viewing the information.

  • Slide – What is rock climbing
    • Simple definition that easily fits on the slide without scrolling
    • Hover over button to get further information about a specific type of climbing, top roping
    • Having the action of hovering to get further information keeps the learner engaged in the content
    • Visual on the side to make the slide visually pleasing
  • Slide – The Gear
    • Each picture can be clicked on to get further information, once again keeping the learner engaged
    • Some pictures link to a video requiring audio, which the learner is informed off via the headphones icon
    • The variety of delivery methods used once again helps to keep the learner engaged
    • Once the information has been viewed a tick icon appears so the learner can keep track of everything they have viewed
  • Knowledge check slide
    • This slide keeps the learners engaged and helps them confirm that have understood the content so far
    • The questions are displayed visually to match how the content was originally shown
  • Slide – ABCDE or Rock Climbing
    • This slide provides information in a clearly laid out slide
    • Once again no scrolling is required and there is a visual in the background
  • Test your knowledge
    • This slide asks a series of questions, with the aim being to get the climber up the wall
    • By adding a game element it helps to keep the learner interested
  • Finally don’t forget to have fun
    • This slide leaves the learner with a key message
  • References are provided on the final slide so the learner can get furthe information

How to access the elearn

  1. Click the link to download the file – it can be downloaded straight to your desktop, you don’t need a dropbox account
  2. Open and extract all files
  3. Open the extracted files folder
  4. Open the “Launch_Story.exe” file


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