Writing for learning (Coming soon)


Is this for you?

This course is aimed at anyone who has a responsibility for writing learning materials, including learning professionals, subject experts and creative specialists. The course covers all types of writing including on-screen text, interactive materials, dialogue, voiceover and print-based materials.

The specifics

Take this course and familiarise yourself with the ten key principles of writing for learning:

  1. Write for the learner
  2. Adopt a friendly, conversational tone
  3. Write clearly
  4. Be concise
  5. Favour concrete examples and storytelling over abstractions
  6. Avoid unnecessary jargon
  7. Make sure your material is technically accurate
  8. Take care over punctuation and spelling
  9. Avoid stereotyping
  10. Work sympathetically with other media

Learn how to apply the ten principles to a wide range of learning media formats:

  • blog posts and short articles;
  • handouts and job aids;
  • interactive materials, including quizzes, tutorials and scenarios;
  • voiceover for videos and slide shows;
  • acted sequences in videos and podcasts;
  • visual aids such as slides and infographics.

How it works

The course is comprised of eight lessons, each of which includes a video and one or more activities designed to help you build your skills and confidence. You will also be provided with resources that you can use for on-going reference.

If you complete the course, you will receive a Skills Journey badge. Optionally, you can complete an assignment to help you put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your skills to others.

Download infosheet (PDF)