Transmedia: Fear of the Lexicon Goblins

“Transmedia”: just another word for the bulging digital media lexicon?  Is it replacing ‘multi-channel’ or ‘multi-platform’ or even ‘cross-media’ or that old dinosaur ‘multi-media’?  The Wikipedia entry for ‘transmedia storytelling‘ tells us: A transmedia project develops storytelling across multiple forms of media in order to have different “entry points” in the story; entry-points with a[…]

Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Cycle

In the last post I looked at where small to medium sized organisations tackling the development of online courses can run into problems when selecting the development team from amongst relatively inexperienced staff members who don’t always have the skills or time required to complete the development tasks. In this post I want to quickly[…]

Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Team

This post concerns small to medium sized organisations who have limited or no understanding of online learning content development but are in the process of creating their own courses based around in-house subject matter expertise and using an LMS (Learning Management System) that, while being transparent to use and feature rich, doesn’t magically turn subject[…]

Leading horses, the Emperor’s clothes, and rusting Ferraris: in search of good content

Everything takes time. For the past few days I’ve been trying to find a decent metaphor to introduce this post. I’ve been unable to decide between the rather obvious proverb ‘you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink‘ (or it’s even more obvious cousin ‘you can lead a man to[…]