Illuminating Ideas

Warm Wishes for the Holidays

One of the joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity for all of us at Illumina Interactive to reflect on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our business in a most significant way. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year […]

Using Partnerships for Better eLearning

Posted by Jim Adelson on Sun., 12/1/2019 – 2:34 When you work with an outside firm on your eLearning efforts, if you (and they) play the cards right, you may get even more than the talents of two organizations. Over the years, Illumina has built a strong set of complementary partnerships, to add capabilities for clients’ benefit. […]

An E-Learning Contract That Helps You Succeed

Posted by Jim Adelson on Sun, 06/30/2019 – 12:26 So you’ve selected an outside vendor to help with your company’s e-learning project – or you’re that vendor who’s just been awarded said e-learning project – everyone’s excited to get to work. But there’s this small matter of getting a contract in place as quickly as possible, without […]

Adaptive Learning Comes of Age

Posted by Hal Stokes on Fri, 06/07/2019 – 16:12 Back in the early days of my career, I was privileged to be involved in something that has lately become a fairly hot topic in today’s eLearning community. I’m talking about what we’re now calling “adaptive learning.” The year was 1991, and in that time there wasn’t such […]

The Nuts & Bolts of Illumina’s Development Process Toolkit

Posted by Michael Getz on Thu, 04/25/2019 – 12:00 A custom eLearning design and development firm like ours uses a diverse blend of creative design, media authoring and programming tools in our business. However, from time to time we get asked about the kinds of tools and applications we use to manage our elearning and blended learning projects, as […]

Things Only Seem Quiet!

Posted by Jim Adelson on Tue, 03/05/2019 – 14:46 It’s been all quiet on the Illumina blog front lately, but everything’s been buzzing due to a super-busy start to 2019. We wanted to let you know we haven’t forgotten about you, our valued readers!  What have we been up to? Our team has been helping out many […]

Season’s Greetings and Happy 2019 from Illumina Interactive!

Posted by Michael Getz on Fri, 12/21/2018 – 11:36 Before we head off to our holidays, we’d like to extend our wishes to our clients and friends for a holiday season full of delights and a new year full of learning and discoveries. On the eve ‘fore the New Year these twelve gifts came to be: 12 […]

Attitude of Gratitude: 2018 Thanksgiving Wishes from Illumina Interactive

Posted by Michael Getz on Thu, 11/22/2018 – 11:53 At Illumina, we regularly count our blessings. Last year we were able to support the work of the Boston Rescue Mission. We thought we’d let you take a glimpse into the other ways we are supporting the individual communities around us. Ashley Shaffer Ashley volunteers for the educational […]

Three in a Week? What Was I Thinking?

Posted by Jean Marrapodi on Wed, 11/21/2018 – 08:59 I just returned from a whirlwind adventure of speaking at three conferences in a week. Three airports, two cities, one hotel, one AirBnB apartment, and three presentations in three different conference centers is a lot to juggle, but the learning, new connections, seeing friends and new discoveries made […]

Visuals in eLearning: Taking Stock of Stock Photography

Posted by John Scarano on Thu, 10/11/2018 – 14:23 What kinds of visuals do you use in your e-learning programs? Do you use stock photography? Do you occasionally download an image from a Google search as a placeholder in your storyboards? Do terms like “royalty-free” and “rights-managed” make you cringe? Today’s article – about the ins and outs of using stock […]