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Instructional designers at the cusp of new technologies

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…)

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Three non-instructional design books for Instructional Designers

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…)

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Denim for a good cause!

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…)

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Big Data: Instructional Design Boost

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…)