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By on July 13, 2017

ScreenMe: Promoting Sun Safety in Summer 2017

Learnography is proud to have recently completed a successful sun safety project for the Melanoma Network of Canada (MNC). ScreenMe is a digital, offline-accessible learning resource on sun safety for summer camp staff. Creative development of the course prioritized client needs and cooperation, perspective-changing content, and a resource users could return to. For its debut […]

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By on June 30, 2017

Collaborative Case Study: The Making of

StreamAble, a recent client project developed by Learnography, is a digital learning site devoted to raising awareness about Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard, and showcasing sectors that have made big strides in creating inclusive workplaces. Here’s an inside look at the design team’s project approach from some of the integrated team members who brought this project […]

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By on June 8, 2017

Remaining Risks in the Mature Digital Learning Market

Since the name was first coined in 1999, the strategies and mechanics of eLearning have matured and evolved dramatically, but there are still some imperfections. From my experience in digital learning, there are three main areas for improvement. Gamification Gamification presents educational content in the context of a game scenario in order to maximize user […]

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By on May 5, 2017

Expanding Your Skillset #ThingsLGYLikes

With #EducationWeek coming to a close, #TeamLearnography got to talking about learning with tech and we wanted to share some of our favourite apps to learn and expand our skillsets with. Explore more below, and be sure to tell us: how do you use apps and technology to learn? With over 80 000 educational apps […]

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By on April 20, 2017

Instructional Design: Beyond Meeting the Objectives

There’s more to instructional design than a list of learning objectives. Often in a meeting, the first question out of an educator’s or designer’s mouth is “What are the objectives?” And who could blame them? Objectives are the foundational source of content presentation, delivery, and every type of mechanic. However, there is a danger that this […]

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By on January 26, 2017

Experience Design in Digital Learning

“Learning by experience” is all the rage these days. The concept has blown up–and for good reason. When people connect learning to the actual doing or experiencing of that learning, it leads to a deeper comprehension and connection to the subject matter. So what is “experiential learning” and how do you design experiences in the […]

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By on January 17, 2017

Digital Learning Trends from TechKnowledge 2017

Last week, I attended ATD’s TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas, and it was my first experience with both the city and the conference. I was all ready and raring to learn about how virtual reality is going to impact the way we learn at work, or how gamification has changed the game. But my biggest […]

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By and on January 12, 2017

Why Collaboration is Key: The Intersection of Writing and Design

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about a new generation of “hybrid creatives.” I talked about the multipurpose and multi-talented team here at Learnography. As a writer who loves great design, one of my favourite colleagues to collaborate with is our graphic designer, Martin. Together, we have had fun creating stimulating marketing […]

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By on December 1, 2016

Combatting Cognitive Overload with Visual Communication

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint Exupéry [click to tweet] Visual communication uses both words and pictures to convey a thought, an idea, or information. The words, colours, and imagery should speak directly to […]

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By on November 4, 2016

Design Thinking in Digital Learning

The Who I recently joined Learnography as Design Manager. I have to say, I couldn’t be happier to be working with such an interesting and innovative team. My creative and digital media background has been a bit “outside the box” and very entrepreneurial in nature, which has given me a strong foundational background and dedicated […]

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