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Providing insight into Digital Learning's Past, Present
and Future



John Hinchliffe is an internationally recognised multi-award-winning digital learning expert and speaker with over 15 years in the industry. 

Named as one of eLearningIndustry's Top 30 Trailblazing Thought leaders and winner of the prestigious 'Colin Corder Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning', he has led learning initiatives within corporates, eLearning studios and even academia in both the UK and the Middle East. He is the founder of the Global Learning and Development Community (GLDC) and has served on the Board of Directors for the eLearning Network.

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Whether you are an individual or an L&D team, I provide both upskilling courses and tailored solutions to assist you in making your skill development aspirations a reality.

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Whether you are a teacher looking to transition into Instructional Design or a Learning Professional exploring how to evolve your skillset, this bite-sized course has been specially designed to give anyone the most well-rounded knowledge of what Instructional Design really means and how they can effectively create meaningful eLearning.

With over 4,000 learners, you are able to join a thriving community of learning professionals looking to support one another on their Instructional Designer journey, no matter their experience.

Yvonne S.

Superb! this online course is great --because I learned what  instructional design is, how to start it and implement it. John provides a lot of resources. He covers this topic from A to Z.

Erika L.

I thought the course was great! John did a wonderful job of providing someone new to the field with knowledge and resources to really dive into. I learned a lot through the course and thought it was easy to follow, navigate and learn from.


A great overview of instructional design with a wealth of resources. I will be coming back to this course many times, review content and access tools.

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L&D Services

I take pride in offering comprehensive Learning and Development consultation and course development services, understanding that organizations are constantly seeking ways to enhance the skills and knowledge of their workforce to stay competitive in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. With over 15 years' experience helping clients meet their L&D aspirations, I'm dedicated to providing tailored solutions that align with your specific needs and goals. 

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L&D Consultation

Within the consultation services, I analyze your organization's learning objectives, assess existing training programs, and offer strategic recommendations to optimize your learning initiatives.


I believe in taking a holistic approach to L&D consultation, considering not only the content and delivery methods but also the overall learning ecosystem. I can assess your organization's learning infrastructure, including technology platforms, learning management systems, and support mechanisms. I'll then identify opportunities to leverage existing resources and make strategic recommendations for enhancements that will enable seamless and efficient learning experiences. 


Course Development

The course development services encompass the entire lifecycle, from needs analysis and curriculum design to content creation, delivery methods, and evaluation. I leverage innovative instructional design techniques and the latest educational technologies to create engaging and impactful learning experiences. Whether you are looking to revamp your existing training programs or develop new ones from scratch, I'm here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that your workforce receives top-notch professional development opportunities.


I'm a regular speaker at international conferences as well as on numerous webinars and podcasts. Here is a selection of media appearances covering a variety of L&D topics.



  • The future of L&D
  • Transforming F2F training to Digital
  • Hybrid Talent for Modern L&D teams
  • The L&D skills and roles needed in 2024
  • Effective EdTech Strategies




Colin Corder Award - The Learning Awards 2023
Learning Giveback Silver - LPI Learning Awards 2022
Top Marketing Leader - eLearning Industry 2021
Learning Professional of the Year Silver - Learning Awards 2020
Covid Champion - LPI Learning Awards 2021
Learning Designer of the Year - LT Awards 2019, 2017, & 2016