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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…)

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Building Better Scenarios

Scenario-based learning has been a staple of e-learning for years, due to its benefits in terms of learner engagement and the pedagogical advantages it provides.

Scenarios work because they are stories, and humans are storytelling creatures. We make sense of the world through narrative, and providing a narrative to the learner taps into that powerful mechanism. (more…)

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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…)

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The ellicom rebranding has launched

After fifteen years, ellicom is excited to unveil its new and improved brand identity, which includes new colours, taglines and fonts. The purpose of this rebranding project is to better communicate the evolution of ellicom’s organizational DNA, new products and services, and to introduce our four factories to our customers: the Dream factory, the Solution factory, the Magic factory and the Success factory. This rebranding of our website signifies a change of direction and important strategic shift. We believe that our new appearance is a better match for what ellicom has become since 2002: a global leader in designing, developing and implementing long-lasting and engaging learning strategies—if you can dream it, we can build it. (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…)

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White Paper – Experience Learning From Every Angle: 360° Video

Virtual reality in education and training: Since the advent of virtual reality (VR), this type of sensory experience has promised even more motivating and engaging training programs by allowing learners to acquire knowledge through sight, hearing, and touch. 360° video exposes learners to content by allowing them to experience a physical environment or phenomenon. It can also be used to raise awareness of a cause or particular situation.

Download the White Paper below for more on 360° Video and stay tuned for an upcoming webinar! (more…)