Why Subscribe?

The Learning Science Newsletter makes it easy (and cheaper!) to keep on top of learning science research.

Every month, I review the latest learning science research, select the most important lessons learned and distill them into concrete design practices for you to apply to your learning design process immediately.

I also include a classic piece of research from the archive, and a space so you can ask me your most pressing questions.


Designing learning experiences which deliver learner motivations & mastery is hard. Millions of us design & deliver learning experiences each year, but average impact rates flatline at ~6%. Ouch.

Often content, teacher expertise, class sizes and technology get the blame. But time and again research shows that the problem is one of learning design, not delivery.

Research also shows that by baking the science of learning into the art of learning design, we can 10X learner motivation, mastery and joy.

The REAL problem with learning experiences

About Me

Hey 👋 — I’m Phil, creator of the DOMS™️ Learning Design Engine & the designer behind some of the most successful & profitable online courses in the world.

I've spent 20+ years researching online & hybrid course design at universities like Cambridge & Harvard.

Along the way, I’ve designed dozens of game-changing courses for some of the world’s best known brands & institutions.

TL;DR I know how to design learning experiences which make learners’ brains light up. I'm on a mission to empower everyone to design like the world's best learning designer - join me!

Happy designing 👋

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The latest learning science research, translated into easy-to-apply course design practices, every month (plus some classics from the archive).


LinkedIn Top Voice: AI & Education, TEDX Speaker, Creator of the DOMS™️, Affiliated scholar at Cambridge University & former Chief Learning Officer. I talk about the intersection between human and machine learning (aka AI).