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…)

Modern college and university education concept. Student cap on tablet computer with sticking textbook, writing tools and magnifying glass. Flat style vector illustration isolated on white background

Online Instructor Presence: How much is enough?

By Natalia Matusevscaia, Learning Strategist at ellicom

I am currently enrolled in an online program on the fundamentals of graphic design, which consists of five courses. All the courses look similar because they are designed and developed by the same university, are structured the same way, and have the same type of assignments and peer review assessments. (more…)


Your piece of the learning pie

The Learning Pie

Picture a pie.

Make it your favorite flavour (it is starting to be cooler here, so I am picturing a pumpkin pie with whipped cream).

Got the image in your head?

Ok, now imagine you cut a piece of pie and eat it at a table with your family; its pie, right?

Now, you take some of the leftovers to the office to eat as a desert; still pie. (more…)


International recognition for our training programs

Ellicom is extremely proud and grateful to have received not one, but two awards at the Brandon Hall Excellence Awards*, the most prestigious awards program in the training industry. This international program is comprised of six divisions, including a Learning and Development division which alone contains 25 categories. This means that there are thousands of applications, and Ellicom was recognized alongside major multinational corporations such as Volvo, Ernst & Young, Boeing, IBM, Deloitte, Air France, MasterCard, Johnson & Johnson, Bridgestone and Tiffany & Co.!



The experts behind the “Operation: Zero Blackout” training

We are thrilled to announce that Nadia Lépine, Senior Instructional Designer at Ellicom, and Christopher Phan, Project Head for the Evolution of Health and Safety at Hydro-Québec (Chef Projet Évolution de la fonction Santé-Sécurité au travail), have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious HR Awards for the training they designed in collaboration with their respective teams. The Canadian HR Awards are part of a national competition that recognizes training and human resources professionals making an exceptional contribution to the management of personnel in their organization. In this context, “Operation: Zero Blackout” caught the judges’ attention with its originality and its impact on Hydro-Québec employees.



Only a few places remain for Jean-Philippe Bradette’s interactive workshop

Developing, implementing, and assessing a balanced and innovative blended training program

Jean-Philippe Bradette, Vice President of Learning Strategies at Ellicom, will present this interactive workshop on establishing the foundations for developing, implementing, and assessing an innovative blended training program in order to capitalize on your investment. (more…)


The Commission de la construction du Québec is a finalist in the OCTAS contest for an online training solution developed by Ellicom

For the seventh consecutive year, Ellicom is proud to be associated in the OCTAS contest, which celebrates excellence in information technology (IT) in Quebec. The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) is competing in the Human capital – Large company category for its training project on aerial platforms and boom lifts, which was an effective blended learning program developed with Ellicom. This program has been used to train 689 workers since it was implemented in February 2014. (more…)