We are proud to announce that ellicom is the subject of a new case study published by Intel. As we explore new ways to deliver training so that it meets the needs of a modern learner, we are pushing the boundaries of tradition! Stay fearless my friends. (more…)
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It is customary for businesses to talk about the “trends to watch for this year”. Rather than give you an opinion, at #ellicom, we decided to share the findings of our R&D initiatives into all these emerging “trends”. As designers, and we must resist doing something new just for the sake of doing something new just because it is a “trend”. There must always be a purpose. First up: Content curation.
What is it? Much like an art curator looks for the best artwork to deploy in museum expositions, curation in the learning world is the collection of relevant, existing content on the world-wide web that is sequenced and structured to meet a specific learning objective or objectives.
Content curation provides the opportunity for continuous learning – this means researching, filtering and sharing the most relevant content that will give our audience a competitive advantage. Replacing traditional learning approaches calls for a serious mind shift, and one that we must consider as we try to keep pace with our modern learners and their evolving needs. For example – by the time we deploy a learning module and all the work that entails….it is often already outdated. This is where content curation steps in. Think of it as a learning newsfeed to keep your audience up to date until the next learning installment.
Below is a link to one of our curated sites that we use to help our teams and customers stay ahead of the emerging issues and trends. We are happy to share this with you too – hopefully this will generate ideas on how content curation can be deployed within your organization.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this!
Research and development is deeply embedded in ellicom’s DNA. It is for this reason that employee training takes on a new twist for us: every employee at ellicom is given the opportunity to lead or participate in a personal R&D project aligned with our strategic initiatives in the areas of new products, services, and process improvement. Our employees have stepped up to this challenge, and this year, they are working on projects ranging from immersive videos in onboarding, to artificial intelligence as a way to drive coaching. Driven by our innovation group (the Dream Factory), each project is conducted using rigorous methodology, hypotheses, and a whole lot of fun! (more…)
By Himja Nanavati, Instructional Designer at ellicom
The learning landscape is changing at a fast rate. Our learners no longer learn the same way as they did five years ago; anything you want to learn is available online somewhere and these channels are transforming the way people access information and learn a new skill. What would you do if you were to learn how to operate, let’s say, your new blender? YouTube, right? You would probably search for up a tutorial video on your way home. For most types of information, our learners no longer depend on information that is disseminated via traditional learning mediums like instructor-led or even elearning courses. (more…)
By Natalia Matusevscaia, Learning Strategist
What is a good book? Every person has their own answer to this question. For me, a good book is one that evokes strong feelings after I turn over the last page. You can feel happy, sad, or angry, but a good book is what causes these overwhelming feelings. Today I will be sharing the books that made me feel different about my practice as a professional. (more…)
On November 3 and 4, the Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing (CAN-CWiC) conference was held at the Sheraton in Montréal. For a second year in a row, this unique event, of which ellicom was a proud sponsor and participant, highlighted the place of Canadian women in computing through various workshops and presentations. (more…)
On Thursday October 26, the LCI Education Foundation held a Denim Day, during which students, teachers and employees of the LCI Education Network were invited to wear jeans in support of academic perseverance and literacy among youth. To support this cause, ellicom employees took the opportunity to wear their finest pieces of denim! (more…)
By Natalia Matusevscaia, Learning Strategist at ellicom
What is all the fuss about over big data? How important is big data for instructional design? What do we need to know about it? How can it be used within training frameworks? All of these questions have attracted the attention of instructional design online communities. I took an interest in the topic and read many articles and blogs posts. Let me tell you, big data is that missing piece we are looking for in instructional design in order to build robust learning solutions for diverse learner populations. (more…)