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Systems e-learning doesn't have to be boring

When I was asked to write a course for ASOS, I thought – great – I’ve spent hours and hours trawling through their website for my outfits. They have everything from a “going to tea with the parents” outfit, to a “going out-out” dress. You need an outfit, they’ve got it. But when I found out the e-learning was going to be systems based, I was a bit gutted. Even as an Instructional Designer, I feel the dread of a systems course approaching like everyone else does. They’re hard to get excited about because they can be pretty boring… but not this one. I decided to make this one different.

Using Plain English

It is the intention of the author in the missive that follows to discourse on the use of a simplistic and unadorned linguistic style when expounding upon new topics to those to whom they are unfamiliar. The significance of manifest language is not to be underestimated as a device in the creation of superior educational experiences but non obstante is frequently disregarded…

Personal desires vs user needs: how to give effective feedback

You wouldn’t think that as a Graphic Designer I like receiving criticism on my designs, but I actually do! We Graphic Designers know that we don’t always get things right the first time; we always want to make our designs better and, crucially, meet the needs of end-users. So we love to hear, ‘this isn’t quite right, because…’ However, what we don’t love to hear is, ‘I don’t like it.’