Creative Approaches

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 […]

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 […]

Guest Blog: Why Customer Experience Training Matters

Posted by Michael Getz on Thu, 08/23/2018 – 21:27 Today’s post is from Bruce Temkin, a long-time client at Illumina Interactive. His company, the Temkin Group, helps many of the world’s largest organizations improve their customer experience. Through their research of leading trends and best practices, they advise and train companies by driving change across organizations, impacting millions of […]

Mind Mapping for Better Instructional Design

What if there was a better way? Posted by Jean Marrapodi on Thu, 07/12/2018 – 10:36 Have you ever sat before a project that seemed too big to conquer? An event to plan? A committee with more ideas than action? A massive collection of content that you need to distill into a short eLearning course? An overwhelming […]

Guest Blog: Lessons from a Nationwide News Story

Posted by Michael Getz on Mon, 06/25/2018 – 16:04 In early April of this year, an incident of racial bias at a Starbucks store became a nationwide news story that resulted in many companies around the country looking at the issue even more closely than before. At Illumina Interactive we were particularly attuned to the story because […]

Better eLearning: Lessons From Marketing

Posted by Jean Marrapodi on Sun, 04/15/2018 – 10:47 At Illumina Interactive, we’re always learning and on the hunt for new ideas. One of the ways we do that is to leverage the talented people in our personal learning network who we’ve met over the years. One of those people is Mike Taylor, one of our favorite bloggers, and the […]

You’ve Never Had a Blueberry Muffin?

Posted by Jean Marrapodi on Sun, 04/15/2018 – 14:36 It was a gloomy, gray February morning at Training 2018 in Atlanta. Michael Getz, our President and Founder, and I were in the final minutes before the kickoff of our Rubrics 101 workshop. We’d carefully crafted our handouts and our slides to provide a good experience for the […]

Building eLearning: Behind the Scenes with Instructional Design

Posted by Rachel Sciaba on Wed, 03/21/2018 – 22:21 Last fall we began our backstage tour of Illumina’s process for creating eLearning. We’ve looked at Project Management, Graphic Design, Quality Assurance, and Development to learn what it takes to create a world-class look and feel for eLearning.  Our series wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t catch up with our experts who align […]