This week, ellicom is happy to send a care package packed with Google cardboard headsets (and chocolates…) to our partners at Northwell Health. The headsets will allow our healthcare heroes at Northwell Health take mindful breaks during the day by following virtual reality guided meditation videos. In combination with OVA’s fantastic 3D landscapes, this virtual experience will help reduce symptoms of stress and create moments of calm to mentally recharge throughout the day.
MONTREAL – November 28, 2018 – ellicom and OVA today announced a strategic partnership taking immersive learning to the next level. These two North American powerhouses have teamed up to design and build world-class training solutions using virtual reality and augmented reality for businesses around the globe. Having worked with various Fortune 500 companies, ellicom is Canada’s leader in instructional design and training strategy, while OVA, an immersive and spatial computing start-up with funding from virtual and augmented reality tech giants, is democratizing virtual and augmented reality with its creative StellarX platform. Together, these industry leaders are transforming businesses and reshaping cultures and entire industry workflows altogether.
“We’re thrilled to partner with ellicom to integrate our virtual and augmented reality expertise to immersive learning contexts. Together, I strongly believe that we can help businesses tackle this emerging paradigm shift.” — Harold Dumur, CEO at OVA
“We believe partnering with OVA will definitely take immersive learning to the next level. Already we’ve witnessed an increase in information retention and employee engagement. Combining our instructional design expertise with OVA’s immersive technologies will truly be a game-changer.” — Soula Chronopoulos, President at ellicom
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…)
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…)
To download the White Paper: Experience Learning From Every Angle: 360° Video, click here.
From July 26 – 28, 2017 in San Jose, California, I had the privilege of presenting at one of the most prestigious conferences on AR, VR, and other alternate-reality technologies for learning and training purposes: Realities360 by the eLearning Guild. Realities360 breaks the usual presentation-awkward networking conference routine, and instead focuses on a true hands-on experience designed to challenge thought processes, immerse ourselves in disruptive technologies, and engage in conversations with some of the most brilliant minds in the industry. (more…)
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…)
In the spirit of team building, the ellicom team from across Canada gathered in our Montreal offices for our first edition of #ellipalooza, which was a resounding success! ellicomians certainly didn’t disappoint and brought in the best of their creativity, innovation, and team spirit. From the adrenaline junkies, to techies, as well as upper management, ellipalooza was all fun for every participant! (more…)
Global Innovation Showcase to Unveil Seven Startups from Canadian Tech Accelerator
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 16, 2017 – The Canadian Tech Accelerator (CTA@NYC) will present the graduates of its fifteenth class at its Global Innovation Showcase, held at Grind West Street. This cohort class represents Canadian-founded companies entering the U.S. marketplace across the artificial intelligence, holography, retail, virtual reality, education, and media industries. The keynote address will be given by Alex Ibrahim, Head of International Markets at the New York Stock Exchange, who had a key role in the IPOs of Canadian companies Canada Goose and Shopify.
A new organizational structure
Building on fifteen years of providing unmatched e-learning and training services, ellicom is reorganizing its structure to improve agility and efficiency, simplify internal processes, and increase support towards its rapidly growing local and international clientele.
Changes to the operations division
It is in this vein that ellicom welcomes Mélanie Gauthier as incoming VP Production. Ms. Gauthier holds over 20 years of experience in e-learning, operations and management, primarily in the health care and education industries, producing over 2000 e-learning programs. Prior to joining ellicom, Ms. Gauthier worked as a producer, project director, and as Senior Director of Operations in the IT and pharmaceutical industries.
Later on, Ms. Gauthier went on to launch her own partnership venture with Taimma Communications Inc., for which she was in charge of managing all projects and overseeing production. During her time at Taimma Communications, Ms. Gauthier took on the global market by expanding projects through their global offices in Germany, Singapore, Brazil, Israel, England, Switzerland, and the Nordic countries.
As she states, “Firstly, I want to apply my management skills and experience to best serve the needs of the department and the company. Secondly, I would like to mentor others in developing their respective roles in a creative, friendly and innovative workplace based on mutual respect. My ultimate goal would be that my team achieves a meaningful experience under my leadership at ellicom.”
Ms. Gauthier’s remarkable career path and expertise in global e-learning management make her the ideal candidate to lay the foundations for long-term success, and to maximize ellicom’s potential to compete with global leaders in the training industry.
Ellicom has the honour to announce its acceptance to the Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative in New York City (CTA @ NYC) for 2017. This five-month intensive program allows several hand-picked, fast-growing Canadian technology companies to better access the American market. New York City is increasingly taking centre stage as a hotbed for Internet-based technology entrepreneurship.