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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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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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SkillCatch wins gold at the Brandon Hall Excellence Awards

Ellicom is proud to announce that its long-time partner e-doceo recently won a gold award for its new application SkillCatch in the “Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology” category. E-doceo was granted this honour at the Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, the most prestigious awards program in the training industry. This award, which acknowledges the best mobile tool for pedagogical efficiency and innovation, confirms e-doceo’s position as leader in the e-learning industry and its commitment to remaining an influential player on the social and mobile learning market. The Brandon Hall Excellence Awards recognizes the world’s best organizations for creating exceptional programs, modules, processes, or systems that are distinctive and contribute to the advancement of learning methods.

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New Arrivals at the Ellicom Boutique!

At work, on the bus, or at home… learning English has never been easier!

SPEEXX, our European partner specializing in online language training, recently launched its new mobile version.

Now, you can start learning a new language on your personal desktop computer at work, and continue on your tablet (IOS or Android) when you get home. It’s never been easier to perfect your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and oral and written comprehension.

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E-learning in 2015: Impacts, innovations and paradigms!

In his recent web conference La formation en ligne de 2015 : les impacts, les nouveautés, les paradigmes, Jean-Philippe Bradette, Vice President of Learning Strategies, explained why you won’t hear the word “trend” at Ellicom, a term he thinks is overused and applied too broadly—he prefers to talk in terms of “movements,” instead.  Bradette’s “lunch and learn” presentation was such a success and stirred up so much attention with our training colleagues that I’ve decided to give a recap. (more…)

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School in the Cloud

“It’s not about making learning happen,

it’s about letting it happen.”

Sugata Mitra, 2013.

 

By definition, “school” is an institution for educating or giving instruction, or the buildings used by such institutions.[1] But what would happen if this institution were to redraw its own boundaries? This is the type of question that Sugata Mitra—professor and Chief Scientist, Emeritus in educational technology—aims to address with his “School in the Cloud” project.

Since Mitra’s TED Talk in February 2013, over 40 000 users have downloaded his SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment) Toolkit to implement the learning environment he developed.

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First thoughts from a fresh eye

At the end of summer 2014, I decided to enter the eLearning industry. What I saw back then was a growth industry with an amazing upside, offering digital solutions to both legacy and new business challenges. I saw big name software and great development styles like gamification and mobile apps. The potential was huge, and for a digital native like me, the decision to join the industry was an easy one to make. Now, with almost two months under my belt to reflect on, I wanted to take the time to share some of my first impressions as an industry insider in the hopes of giving veterans a ‘fresh eye’ perspective.

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Instructional Design and Mobility (Part 1): E-learning on Mobile Devices

The inundation of tablets and smartphones in educational and professional settings quickly led to the development of mobile learning, or m-learning. We will be publishing a series of three articles to share our thoughts on how mobile learning has affected e-learning design. In this first article, we will examine aspects of responsive e-learning design. (more…)