What Makes Multimedia Learning So Impactful? Revisiting Multimedia Learning Theory – Part 1: The Basics
In a previous post, we discussed how using audio and visual elements strategically in learning design can be tremendously impactful. Multimedia instruction is not new, and for many decades, learning designers around the world have been using multimedia to create dynamic and engaging learning experiences….
Learning Styles are a Myth—But It’s Important to Know Your Learner
“Let’s include a diagram for the visual learners.” “The narration is great for auditory learners, and we’ve included a transcript for those who learn better by reading.” “Some people learn by doing. Let’s include a practice scenario for those learners.” Sound familiar? If you’ve worked…
To Gate or Not to Gate – That Is the (Critical) Question
One feature that invariably comes up in every new e-learning project is “gating.” Should you control the learner’s journey through an online learning application? If so, how? Frequently, this seemingly innocuous little detail can carry with it loads of nuance and complexities that, if not…
6 Tips for Helping Your SME Make Their Best Contribution to Your E-learning Project
As an instructional designer or course developer, you know the importance of identifying the right objectives to support your topic. No matter what the topic or learning objectives, though, every e-learning course actually has the same purpose: to convey knowledge to an audience of learners….
It’s Not Enough to Overcome the Forgetting Curve—Make Each Learning Moment Memorable
In a recent Illumina blog post, Jean Marrapodi, PhD described our mission as learning designers: to create learning activities that capture and maintain learner interest. She talked about three effective ways to structure learning activities for maximum retention: microlearning, drip learning, and spaced learning. These…
Adaptive Learning Comes of Age
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…
Three in a Week? What Was I Thinking?
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…
Guest Blog: Why Customer Experience Training Matters
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,…
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…
Guest Blog: Lessons from a Nationwide News Story
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…
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