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…)
Lately it seems that the only time you hear about Twitter is when a politician uses it to go on a meltdown or in relation to celebrity gossip. Given that, it’s sometimes hard to remember Twitter can be really useful. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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.
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…)
“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. 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.