About Us

Designed for Learning is the new trading name of e-konsult Limited, an online learning consultancy owned and managed by John Curran since 1999. Since we started there have been enormous changes in the online learning landscape and the demand for effective online learning has risen exponentially. This has brought substantial innovation but also increasing complexity as a massive variety of new technologies enter the online learning space.

John Curran, Designed for Learning

I have in-depth experience of all things e-learning. I have worked with a wide range of great clients on e-learning strategies and have developed over 100 e-learning courses ranging from fire safety through to selling skills and management development. I also have considerable experience of online learning platforms and have been involved in the design and development of a number of online learning portals. Most of all though I am passionate about learning and particularly how we can make use of the latest web and mobile technologies to free learning from the confines of the classroom.

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Confused? Frustrated? Challenged? Work with us and benefit from our experience over the last 10 years. We made mistakes, we missed opportunities, but we now have a realistic no-bullshit attitude to what can and can’t be done in online learning!

Our Focus

In the past we have worked mainly with public and private sector organisations on developing in-house content and platforms. More recently however we have been working with external training providers to help develop their e-learning offer. If you run a small or medium size training company and you are looking at breaking into the growing e-learning marketplace we can help. We can work with you to convert existing classroom courses into effective e-learning or we can advise on approaches, business models or platforms depending upon the customer segment you are targeting.

Our Partners

We work with a number of specialist partners to deliver a wide range of effective e-learning solutions:

Louise Pasterfield’s team at Sponge build some of the finest Flash based e-learning programmes in the UK. Sponge’s design and development expertise coupled with our knowledge of online learning approaches has resulted in many successful e-learning programmes for high profile clients.



Debbie Lawley’s team at WillowDNA take a slighly different approach to online learning with a focus on continuous professional development programmes that move beyond the conventional e-learning course. They utilise social media tools and e-tutors to deliver online programmes that feel more like the classroom but online. Their new VLE/LMS platform, Pathway, ¬†provides a Moodle like experience but with an interface and admin area that look so much better!



Phil Wood’s team at Inovare are doing some great work with 3D graphics and also developing some very effective customer facing online learning solutions.


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