Who we are
We could have chosen a business-like name, one with the word "Learn" in it or something with a big "E" in the title, but that wouldn't reflect who we are. The word Pinched Head, (pronounced \ˈpinched\ \ˈhed\) is a noun that derives its origin from Greek and signifies "someone who displays great creativity in communicating complex ideas to the masses." It was often said of Plato and Aristotle that they were the greatest "Pinched Heads" of their era. ...okay, okay... we're kidding.
The name really came about when we were first getting involved with multimedia, eLearning, and the Internet. We were tasked with putting together a photo directory for our organization and someone in our team had PhotoShop. The result? - a directory of photos that looked like something seen in one of those concave fun-house mirrors. Our heads were pinched so that the brain part was really huge and our faces really squished like something out of the first episode of Star Trek. Why do I tell you this? Because we, at Pinched Head, believe that learning has to include a sense of play and exploration. It comes from someone wanting to learn something and finding a place to be creative within the context of the learning.
It also reminds us that there needs to be a sense of team, where every player is involved in the job of learning and innovating. Pinched Head is nothing without its people - a group of dedicated, creative professionals who care deeply about what they do. Some of us are teachers, some are technology gurus, and some are business professionals. Many of us hold advanced degrees in our areas of expertise. All of us understand the importance of life-long learning and know what it takes to develop and deliver great eLearning.
Our staff have provided eLearning expertise to a variety of industries including Telecommunications, Financial Services, Technology, Business Management and Education. Pinched Head is a privately owned eLearning company with locations in Toronto, and Oakville Canada. Our goal is to empower companies to train people more effectively - and have fun doing it.
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