Part 2 – Illumen’s Guide to eLearning – The Goals

Our journey begins by first understanding why we are taking a journey in the first place. Goals are the core when developing a learning program and the strategy, all information, activities, and assessments orbit this core. Defined goals give us a basis for what is important and what would make the end results of our program a success. Goals are often two-fold. Not only do we have goals and objectives, but so should our audience. Our goals are often financial, important to business, important to health and safety, analytical, required by law, and/or political, while our audience may just want to learn, is required to learn because of their education or job, or, like in the case of our bike enthusiast broken down on the side of the road or a homeowner who suddenly has a broken furnace, placed in a situation where learning is imperative. Goals have levels too. We might have one all encompassing goal for the learner as well as goals that specify what we want to see in our program. Here is a quick listing of my goals:

  1. Having been in a prior situation requiring I change my bike tire, and having thoroughly perused the Internet, I was unhappy with the level of information explaining the act of changing a bicycle tire. I want an easy, yet more comprehensive way to educate someone on how to change a bike tire.
  2. I want to better inform the audience about the tools required, the process, problems that often or rarely occur, and finding why the tire may have gone flat.
  3. Provide an additional printable or mobile solution that is accessible to someone on the road, without the luxuries of possibly the Internet or a screen.

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Part 2 – Illumen’s Guide to eLearning – The Goals2018-06-07T13:45:30+00:00

Illumen and the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase

Illumen is excited to once again sponsor the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase this year. It was a wonderful event last year full of great speakers covering such topics as the theories within eLearning, real world examples, and development processes. Registration will open in June.

Date: August 11, 2010, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Location: University Center, 525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL

From the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase website:

Celebrate the emergence of Chicago as a world-class center for elearning. Join hosts CISPI, CCASTD, and STC Chicago at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase on August 11 for a cutting-edge exploration of new media and interactive elearning tools.

In 2008 and 2009, the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase earned the enthusiastic praise of attendees and presenters alike. This year, we are generating excitement again, as we celebrate the evolution of adult learning and performance.

The Showcase provides a full day of presentations with an emphasis on the role of new media and interactive methods in business and institutional training. Our speakers will explore all aspects of elearning—instructional design, development tools, media resources, virtual classrooms, social and interactive applications, mobile learning, rapid elearning, and more.


Note: Illumen once again was happy to take part in the 2018 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. If you are interested in attending, please reach out. We would love to connect.

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Part 1 – Illumen’s Guide to eLearning – The Beginning

elearningimageseLearning is a vague term which Wikipidia defines as Learning conducted via electronic media, especially via the Internet. And of course, Wikipidia knows everything. When we talk about eLearning it can be easy to focus on the “e” which stands for electronic. Through electronic means we have the ability to be educated through, TV, mobile devices, digital notepads, CD-ROM, DVD, and any other Internet capable device. Through these devices we have the tools to educate through a combination of mediums (text, video, animation, audio, 3D, interactivity), derive analytics, and deliver information through a highly accessible platform. But, we must remember that the e really does just mean the delivery platform and our real focus needs to be on the Learning part of eLearning. Through Learning, our focus should be to create engaging, memorable experiences that lead our audience to better understand information, improve performance, manage situations, think critically, problem solve, and make decisions.

bikeflateLearning starts with a need or an idea and from there we can begin to develop goals, objectives, and strategy. Through this series, we are going to look at the process of creating an eLearning application that teaches the user how to change a bicycle or bike tire. Each part in the series will focus on a specific eLearning topic or step in the process. We will explore different technologies and different approaches to creating a simple course that does nothing more than teach our audience how to change a bike tire.

Oh, That’s Interesting:
The term eLearning is often written eLearning or e-learning. Which is correct? The good news is that they are […]

Part 1 – Illumen’s Guide to eLearning – The Beginning2018-06-07T13:45:30+00:00