August 2020 Newsletter: See What’s Been Up at Illumina this Summer

Posted by Michael Getz on Thu, 08/12/2020 – 08:42 Regards to Our Colleagues, Friends and Families The Illumina Interactive team continues to be productive working remotely, and our families and friends have all been doing well these past few months, with fairly minimal personal impact from COVID-19. But we know that’s not the case with everyone, and […]

Goodbye Flash – We Truly Loved Ya!

Posted by Michael Getz on Tue, 01/28/2020 – 14:40 This article is an update to a blog post by Michael Getz from November 2017 The clock is ticking down and at the end of this December, Adobe Flash – once vital to an incredible cornucopia of creative interactive e-learning and multimedia programs – will become obsolete, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Flash Really Dead??? And What’s a Learning Department to Do About It?

Posted by Michael Getz on Mon, 11/27/2017 – 09:59 It’s now more than seven years since Steve Jobs made the case that Flash was an outdated web technology and would not be supported on Apple iOS devices. Over the past year, companies like Google, Facebook and others have begun blocking Flash from their browsers and platforms unless […]

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 […]