Illuminating Ideas

Is Flash Really Dead??? And What’s a Learning Department to Do About It?

It’s now more than seven years since Steve Jobs made the case that Flash was an outdated web technology and would not be supported on Apple iOS devices. Over the past year, companies like Google, Facebook and others have begun blocking Flash from their browsers and platforms unless users specifically opt in to enable Flash content and Microsoft and others are following suit. And in July of this year, Adobe announced that it would officially end all development and support for the Flash Player at the end of 2020.

Building eLearning: Behind the Scenes with Project Management

This fall we've been touring the flip side of Illumina's work, meeting the members of the team it takes to create world-class elearning. We introduced you to an infographic of our team approach to elearning courseware creation, and have already introduced you to John Scarano, our Senior Graphic Designer, and Ashley Shaffer, our Quality Assurance Specialist. This month, we're going to look at project management, and the work our PMs do to ensure things stay on schedule to meet customer deadlines.

Building eLearning: Behind the Scenes with Quality Assurance

Last month we began our backstage tour of Illumina's work by exploring the world of graphic design and what it takes to create a world-class look and feel for elearning. We introduced you to our infographic of our team approach to content creation. This month, we're going to look at quality assurance, and the work we do to ensure things work perfectly in your elearning programs. Our blog editor caught up with Ashley Shaffer, Illumina's magnate of precision and detail to hear her story of quality assurance work. 

Building eLearning: Behind the Scenes with Graphic Design

Have you ever taken a back stage tour at Disney World, or a manufacturing plant? Perhaps you're a fan of the Science Channel's show How It's Made. There's a bit of fascination in all of us in looking behind the curtain and seeing how things are created. We're going to take you behind the scenes and zoom in on a few of the pieces that we use to create our elearning courses. You might be surprised to see how many people can be involved! 

Scoring Extra Points at the Kickoff (Meeting)

Project kickoffs: What's your team’s game plan?

Hut… Hut… Red 32… Omaha… Set… HIKE!
Yeah, you can probably tell that some of us are getting a little antsy with football season still so far off, and just can’t wait for that opening game kickoff. And speaking of kickoffs, we have a lot of them in our industry. We’ve learned a few things we’d love to share with you about how to plan ahead for really productive kickoff meetings that start e-learning projects off on the right foot.