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.
EP. 14 - Learning through text messages
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.
We talked about where the inspiration for Opus came from, what exactly it is and how it works. We also hear Rachel's take on what makes for effective SMS-based learning and why she thinks it's so valuable and important for deskless or frontline workers.
Find out more about Opus: https://www.opus.so/
EP. 13 - Storyboarding
In this episode, Tim and Laurie speak to Lucy Williams from the LearnJam team about how we use storyboarding in our online course development and why it works so well. We also share some tips and ideas for how to storyboard remotely.
EP. 12 - Inclusive Learning Design
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.
EP. 11 - Agile
Tim and Laurie speak to Jo Sayers, fellow co-founder of LearnJam, about how (and why) he uses the Agile product development methodologies to develop digital learning products and solutions. We find out a bit more about his approach and Jo shares advice for anyone looking to find out more about Agile and how it can be put into practice.
EP. 10 - Research
Tim and Laurie talk to Laura Patsko – a language and pedagogy consultant exceptional researcher. Laura shared insights into how she worked through vast quantities of learning research and evidence in order to develop our evidence-informed Learning Design Principles.
EP. 09 - Motivation
Tim, Laurie and Katy talk about motivation – one of the most important aspects of learning, but also one of the most difficult to design for. We discuss some of the theories of motivation and share examples of how they can be put into practice – including recent learning experiences we've taken part in which succeeded in motivating us.
Great team - I look forward to listening
This should make for an interesting listen, the Learn Jam team always have interesting things to say.
An informative chat about topics rarely covered
Good to hear this subject more widely discussed. Would like to hear about how teachers can apply learning design methods in the classroom in the future.