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Hey, thanks for dropping by!
My name is Cath and I’m a Freelance Instructional Designer and Developer based in Melbourne.
You could say I am not like most of the run of the mill Instructional Designer’s out there. I am what you may call an end-to-end designer. I can oversee your project from start to finish, manage your timeframes, write your content and develop your end product for you. Of course, I can also help you with components if that’s what you’re needing.
I also have a very wide skill set…and this goes hand in hand with my philosophy…that we learn from every medium we interact with, whether that is a SCORM course, a WordPress site or even Digital Learning Bites. So, I can design you blended learning, social learning and mobile learning solutions, including providing consultancy on implementing learning strategies, designing SCORM templates, implementing a learning portal or even developing you a marketing strategy.
I strive to design innovative, engaging learning and I am especially interested in gamification and immersive learning experiences.Learn more about my services
Fancy having a catch up and a chat?
It’s not easy to identify if digital learning is in fact the right solution for your business and you don’t want to rush into it without knowing all of your available options.
So, I am happy to offer you a free, no obligations consultation to discuss your requirements and to see if I can provide you with a solution which will suit your needs.
With absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain, why not drop me a line and set up a no obligation chat.Book a free consultation
The aim of learning should be changing behaviour within an organisation. To do this properly, a needs analysis needs to be conducted so business outcomes can be identified and training can be designed appropriately.Learn more
By using an appropriate mix of instructional design, visual treatment and interactivity, learners can be delivered content which has them critically thinking about problems and giving them the confidence to immediately use their new skills.Learn more
Employees learn more informally than through mandatory training provided by organisations. By putting a social learning strategy in place, learners will have the tools to share their knowledge and support others within the workplace.Learn more
Gamification elements can be added to learning in several different ways. Gamified modules can increase engagement and personal competitiveness, motivating learners to collect as many points or achievements as possible and learning through their mistakes.Learn more
By infusing a mixture of printed, digital and social modules with your face-to-face training learning can become more learner centred, allowing individuals the opportunity to explore information at their own pace.Learn more
All learners are time poor. By chunking content and using digital bites, learners will be less likely to experience cognitive overload and will be able to locate information ‘just-in-time’, when they need it.Learn more
Cath's knowledge, experience and passion for E-Learning and instructional design is second to none. While working at CFA in the Learning & Volunteerism team, Cath carved an important space for transforming traditional training to innovative solutions designed to reach a much broader and more diverse audience. I would highly recommend Catherine Ellis as a professional leader in instructional design.Kate HarrapExecutive Director, Learning & Volunteerism at CFA
I can only recommend Cath wholeheartedly if you need a website. The fact is I sat around knowing I needed a website for MONTHS before I finally got around to asking Cath and within a matter of days, it was done. The proof, they would say, is definitely in the result.Lawrence AkersHypnotherapist / Owner at Release Hypnosis and Partner at Hypnotherapy HQ
It is no exaggeration to say that Cath is one of the most passionate digital learning professionals that you’re ever likely to meet. She consistently pushes the envelope to leverage instructional methodologies and new technologies to create outstanding learning outcomes for both students and organisations alike. While many in the eLearning industry like to think we do this, very few of us extend that practice to extracurricular study, research and experimentation to the degree that Cath does. In my view, Cath’s thirst for knowledge and ongoing commitment to her own professional development is testament to the value she offers any organisation lucky enough to engage her services.Bianca FrostSenior Instructional Designer at Learning Seat
I've worked with Cath for the last two years as part of the Learning Seat Instructional Design team. Cath's ability to seek inspiration for her concepts in all areas of the digital world is astounding; every week she's showing me a new idea that takes constructive innovation to a new level. Cath has an unparalleled thirst for learning, especially in the learning technology field, and is my go-to colleague if I need creative solutions for my tech challenges.John SlatterySenior Instructional Designer at Learning Seat
I have worked closely with Cath for the past two years. Cath is a skilled e-learning designer with obvious passion about all things digital. She is professional and courteous in her interactions with colleagues and with clients. Cath is an excellent collaborator who likes to push the boundaries of e-learning technologies and I would recommend her as an asset in the development of online educational/training content.Ben WebberSpecial Projects at Learning Seat
Cath is an experienced, innovative and passionate elearning expert who is able to find ways to bring complex content to life. Her ability to understand clients needs and turn this around into engaging and effective content is a real gift.Gavin AltusGeneral Manager of Sales & Marketing at Learning Seat
Catherine brought advanced skills and creative energy to her work, and demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm by attention to detail, consistent innovation and a strong collaborative ethos above and beyond the limits of any position description.Steven CurryProject Officer at Victoria Police