Steve Penfold

Steve Penfold

Elucidat CEO & Co-founder

Steve comes from a family of teachers and has a history of running successful software companies. It is of no surprise that he ended up co-founding and investing in Elucidat!

His passion is driving value for Elucidat’s customers and solving the (very real) challenges experienced by corporate Learning and Development teams.

Prior to Elucidat, he co-founded a web-based software company named PROJECTminder, which helped architects save time and money when managing a high volume of projects – it was well received and ultimately led to an acquisition by the IRIS Group.

His specialty lies in helping digital businesses operate more efficiently, drive sales & increase profits.

Elearning inspiration: Qmusic, University of South Wales, 4 learning portals

Elearning Superstars is a curated list of inspiring elearning examples, published every Tuesday. Subscribe to get weekly updates via email. Showcase your elearning: Have you created a great piece of elearning that you’re really proud of? Showcase your elearning here to win awards and get published on Elearning Superstars. Qmusic: Titanic Music Event University of South […]

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Patrick Dunn tackles six elearning topics in six videos

Patrick Dunn shares some of his ideas in a series of six videos for the Elucidat blog. 1. The anatomy of a high-performance elearning team Key points: Overlapping skills: A graphic designers should be able to edit a text. Collaborative working: Stakeholders can make real-time comments and edits. Flexible development process: Cut down content documentation. This […]

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We interviewed Christopher Pappas, Craig Weiss and Steve Rayson. Here are their thoughts on elearning, technology, and the future of our industry.

We interviewed three leading elearning professionals. Here are their thoughts on elearning, technology, and the future of our industry. Christopher Pappas Christopher Pappas is the owner of the world’s largest elearning network, ElearningIndustry.com. He’s a very busy man, overlooking eight elearning sites and taking on the role of community manager of the Instructional Design and E-Learning Professionals’ Group. Christopher […]

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Elearning inspiration: Pepsico, Learning Evolution, David Anderson

Elearning Superstars is a curated list of inspiring elearning examples, published every Tuesday. Subscribe to get weekly updates via email. This week we have some great elearning by Pepsico and Learning Evolution, and David Anderson. We also compiled a list of our four favorite scenario-based elearning examples. Showcase your elearning: Have you created a great piece of elearning […]

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7 ideas to help you create effective blended learning

Seven learning professionals share some great ideas on how to create effective blended learning. Roberta Gogos: Why Blended Learning Is Better In this article, Roberta compares blended learning to classroom learning and elearning. She discusses how choosing a blended strategy may offer many advantages including a more engaged learner. Read more: Why Blended Learning Is Better Christopher Pappas: 7 Tips […]

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Product training: 3 creative elearning examples from Levi’s, MeterPro, Titleist

Levi’s, MeterPro, and Titleist have pushed the barriers to create some innovative product training elearning. Their employees have benefited from the hands-on interaction and gamification features that were built into the product training experience. Levi’s: Lost in Denim (customer care elearning) This example from Levi’s integrates elearning and learning management systems. This allows staff to take […]

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Elearning inspiration: The Royal Yachting Association, Thresh Indian Dance, Open University

Elearning Superstars is a curated list of inspiring elearning examples, published every Tuesday. Subscribe to get weekly updates via email. This week we have some great elearning by The Royal Yachting Association, Thresh Indian Dance, and Open University. Showcase your elearning: Have you created a great piece of elearning that you’re really proud of? Showcase your […]

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7 innovative ways to use gamification in your elearning

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Top 10 Elearning Blogs: Follow these blogs for fresh elearning ideas

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Can these simulation-based elearning ideas help you?

Simulation-based elearning provides learners the opportunity to safely explore and practice applications before actually working on them. Here are three ideas to help you create effective simulation-based elearning material. Marina Arshavskiy: Simulations and games can make learning fun! In most simulators and games, the objective is to win. To win, learners naturally need to discover and learn the “system” […]

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5 ideas to help you create more effective tablet-friendly elearning

Learning on mobile tablets is becoming a popular way to access elearning material. Users want easy accessibility and touch screen capabilities to learn from. Below are five articles on ideas you can use when creating tablet-friendly elearning courses. Christopher Pappas: 7 tips for creating tablet-friendly elearning courses Did you know 82 million people in the United States now own a […]

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3 reasons why you should rethink your elearning production process

New technologies are forcing L&D teams to change the way they produce elearning, says Steve Penfold. He explains how new processes are helping organisations speed up production, increase team productivity, and enhance elearning quality. Once upon a time, it was necessary for an L&D team to have two broad groups of people with very different […]

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Elearning inspiration: Oxfam, Tesla Statue, Codecademy, Top MOOC examples

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5 elearning experts show you how to create innovative elearning that engages learners

Innovative elearning can increase user engagement and improve the effectiveness of your elearning projects. Below we’ve curated five articles on the latest innovative ideas from leading elearning experts. For further inspiration, head over to Elearning Superstars – a great resource that curates some of the most innovative elearning examples from all over the world. Li Whybrow: Is your elearning boring? Spice it […]

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Connie Malamed, Shawn Scivally, Tim Buff and Steve Lee share their elearning design predictions and ideas

Four elearning experts share their predictions and ideas on elearning design in 2015. Try implementing some of these ideas in your own elearning courses. Connie Malamed: 8 learning design trends to watch in 2015 Global internet access, shifts in workplace power structures and wider dissemination of cognitive research are some factors contributing to new design trends this year. In this article, Connie […]

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Compliance training ideas from six elearning experts

Do you have an strategy for compliance training? We’ve curated six of the best articles on compliance training to help you create more effective elearning. Christopher Pappas: 7 tips for effective online compliance training Successful online compliance training programs are rare and few between. An effective program must make sure employees understand the rules, no matter […]

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Elearning inspiration: The Guardian, Drug Treatment, On The Farm

Elearning Superstars is a curated list of inspiring elearning examples, published every Tuesday. Subscribe to get weekly updates via email. This week we have some great elearning by The Guardian, Drug Treatment, and Training Bricks. Showcase your elearning: Have you created a great piece of elearning that you’re really proud of? Showcase your elearning here […]

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5 elearning professionals share their instructional design ideas and tips

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5 elearning experts share their storyboarding ideas to help you create more effective elearning

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Elearning Inspiration: Tesco, Cambridge University, and TechFuture Girls

Elearning Superstars is a curated list of inspiring elearning examples, published every Tuesday. Subscribe to get weekly updates via email. This week we have some great elearning by Tesco, Cambridge University and TechFuture Girls. Showcase your elearning: Have you created a great piece of elearning that you’re really proud of? Showcase your elearning here to […]

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