Creative Approaches

Building eLearning: Behind the Scenes with eLearning Development

In our ongoing series looking behind the scenes of building eLearning, we’ve explored project management, graphic design and quality assurance. We also introduced you to the infographic of our team approach to content creation. This month, we’re going to look at eLearning development, and the work the developers do to bring our projects to life. Our new blog editor […]

Building eLearning: Behind the Scenes with Project Management

Posted by Michael Getz on Thu, 11/16/2017 – 10:24 This fall we’ve been touring the flip side of Illumina’s work, meeting the members of the team it takes to create world-class elearning. We introduced you to an infographic of our team approach to elearning courseware creation, and have already introduced you to John Scarano, our Senior Graphic […]

Building eLearning: Behind the Scenes with Quality Assurance

Posted by Jean Marrapodi on Mon, 10/02/2017 – 20:57 Last month we began our backstage tour of Illumina’s work by exploring the world of graphic design and what it takes to create a world-class look and feel for elearning. We introduced you to our infographic of our team approach to content creation. This month, we’re going to […]

Building eLearning: Behind the Scenes with Graphic Design

Have you ever taken a back stage tour at Disney World, or a manufacturing plant? Perhaps you’re a fan of the Science Channel’s show How It’s Made. There’s a bit of fascination in all of us in looking behind the curtain and seeing how things are created. We’re going to take you behind the scenes […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Posted by Jean Marrapodi on Wed, 06/14/2017 – 21:04 Recently, I purchased a home with several preexisting gardens. I’ve loved seeing all the beautiful displays that springtime brings, but never realized how much energy it took to get from dirt to glorious, and gaa! you get dirty in the process. What parallels are there with training? Let’s […]

Five Steps to Stellar Scenarios

Posted by Jim Adelson on Fri, 05/26/2017 – 09:06 Ideally, what would you want your audience to take away from their learning activities? You’d like them to emerge with expanded knowledge or skills, and the inclination and confidence to apply them at work. We know that stories increase learner interest in our content. When the learner is […]

Irresistible Introductions: The Value Added Hook

When you were in English 101, more than likely, your professor taught you about the thesis statement, and the structure of an essay, which includes the introduction, body, and conclusion. If you took a journalism course, you learned that every article must lead with a compelling hook that answers “So what?” to engage the reader, […]