Project Management

Using Partnerships for Better eLearning

Posted by Jim Adelson on Sun, 12/1/2019 – 19:58 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 […]

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 […]

The Top 5 Causes for Delays in eLearning Course Development, and How to Crush Them

Can You Relate? Posted by Jim Adelson on Mon, 06/04/2018 – 16:35 We’ve all been there. Working on creating new courses, knowing how much they’ll help learners, only to see benefits diminish and enthusiasm wane as the development gets delayed. Not only that, when course development takes longer, it often costs more, too. Illumina staff have taken […]

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 […]

Scoring Extra Points at the Kickoff (Meeting)

Project kickoffs: What’s your team’s game plan? Posted by Michael Getz on Fri, 06/30/2017 – 18:12 Hut… Hut… Red 32… Omaha… Set… HIKE!Yeah, you can probably tell that some of us are getting a little antsy with football season still so far off, and just can’t wait for that opening game kickoff. And speaking of kickoffs, we […]

Continuous Improvement – Examine the Obvious

Posted by Jean Marrapodi on Wed, 02/15/2017 – 14:23 Ten-year-old Ashley perched on the kitchen stool watching her mother prepare the ham for Sunday’s dinner. “Mama, why are you cutting the end off the ham?” “You know, sweetheart, I’m not exactly sure,” said Mom. “That’s the way my mother always did it, so I assumed that’s the […]

Course Updates: Planning Prevents Problems

Posted by Jean Marrapodi on Thu, 11/17/2016 – 10:33 Have you ever needed to revise an existing course? Perhaps some facts changed, or the opener with a video of the CEO needs to be replaced because she has retired, or (heaven forbid!) your company has rebranded itself and you have to change all of the colors and […]