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The power of positive framing in learning design

Research tells us that learning best occurs when we’re in a positive emotional state. ‘Framing’ is a powerful device from the field of positive psychology to keep a positive mindset in adverse situations. Read about one tool borrowed from design thinking that could help learners apply a positive frame throughout their learning journey, resulting in … Read more

Online learning events with the LearnJam team: out and about

Being a distributed team here at LearnJam, we’re used to collaborating together and running remote workshops fully online. So, over the last month, we’ve loved seeing online communities grow and have been showing our virtual faces at as many online learning events as possible. Here are some of the Zooms and Hangouts we’ve been in … Read more

Learning and Time

Day 55 in isolation, or is it day 5… I, like many others, have lost track of time spent in lockdown conditions, finding that without the normal spatial cues of a commute or regular social engagements, time somehow has less meaning. Time is immensely fluid – we know that it can fly by when you’re … Read more

#Remote Together – Learning Design Checklists

At the moment, we’re really focused on helping our clients move their face-to-face and print-based courses online as quickly as possible. That can be deceptively simple to do if the goal is just to get some materials online, and you have a platform available already. But doing this without a considered approach to learning design … Read more

#Remote Together – Week 3: Online Teaching

In these uncertain times, we want to contribute by sharing our digital learning knowledge and experience – and encouraging everyone to do the same. We’re creating a video series under the hashtag #RemoteTogether to bring us all together, brainstorm, discuss and share how we as learning professionals can respond to the challenges we’re facing.  Week … Read more

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#RemoteTogether – Week 2: Remote Workshops

In these uncertain times, we want to contribute by sharing our digital learning knowledge and experience – and encouraging everyone to do the same. We’re creating a video series under the hashtag #RemoteTogether to bring us all together, brainstorm, discuss and share how we as learning professionals can respond to the challenges we’re facing.  Every week we’re … Read more

#RemoteTogether

In these uncertain times, we want to contribute by sharing our digital learning knowledge and experience – and encouraging everyone to do the same. We’re creating a video series under the hashtag #RemoteTogether to bring us all together, brainstorm, discuss and share how we as learning professionals can respond to the challenges we’re facing.  Every … Read more

LX Berlin Begins: A new event for learner experience designers

Berlin is perhaps best known for its blend of creativity, culture and art. It’s this innovative outlook that’s made it one of Europe’s most dynamic business scenes. In fact, a new startup is founded every 20 minutes, according to the German Times. And if you work in education, you’ll soon find yourself amongst a growing … Read more

Meet the team: Interview with Katy Asbury

Meet Katy, Learner Experience Designer. She helps us make sure all our digital products are pedagogically solid, contain engaging and useful content, facilitate user interaction and have a great user experience. We asked her to share her story and what LXD means to her.

5 Team Takeaways From InnovateELT 2019

It’s time to wrap up another InnovateELT conference! We listened to your feedback and aimed to create an event that had more impact, started more conversations, and led to more innovations than ever before. 

Agile publishing: a case study

Since 2013, ELTjam has evolved from a blog to a learning agency, but what got us fired up to start in the first place was our interest in tech, startup culture and new ways of working, and how these could be brought into ELT. One example is Agile – the standard way of running software projects and developing tech products – but in our experience still not used much in ELT materials development when done at a large scale. This post is about how we recently used Agile in a large ELT course development project.