Development Processes & Practices

eLearning For The Win

Posted by Rachel Sciaba on Fri, 10/09/2020 – 8:26 The eLearning market is soaring. While it has enjoyed an upwards trend for some time now, the COVID-19 pandemic has made eLearning development a necessity for companies want to stay in the game, and for some, it is the key to winning the game. According to eLearning Industry, […]

Social Distance and Learner Closeness – Impactful Learning in a COVID-19 World

Posted by Jim Adelson on Thu, 05/07/2020 – 13:26 We’ve all witnessed profound and swift changes to our lives and to our businesses due to the pandemic. But one thing we’ve seen is that the need for communication and learning has continued – and in some cases even increased – and that engagement with learners is still […]

Reflections on Adapting to Challenging Times

Posted by Michael Getz on Thu, 03/19/2020 – 20:33 The team at Illumina Interactive sincerely wishes all of our friends and colleagues well during this time of social distancing and even self-isolation caused by COVID-19. Our thoughts go out to all those who’ve been impacted already. We’re grateful to and appreciate those helping on the front lines […]

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 […]

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 […]