Blog - Jack Makhlouf

  • July 05, 2018
  • July 05, 2018
  • June 05, 2018

    The 2018 eLearning Trends You Can Expect To See & What You Need To Know

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    One spring day, Elon Musk and Warren Buffet were bickering, as billionaires often do, about which types of investments are the most profitable. Buffet said he likes stable companies that monopolize their markets. Musk said he prefers businesses that continuously disrupt their respective markets with innovation. It’s pretty safe to say they’re both right. Innovate so […]

  • February 13, 2018

    Why the Learning Experience Designer (LxD) is the new Instructional Designer

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Making the Change From Instructional Design To Learning Experience Design The UX designer in your office might have rockstar status, but could UX designers 15 minutes of fame be up? While there’s definitely still room at the top, a new iteration of the skillset is pushing the boundaries of how we create experiences in the […]

  • December 14, 2017

    Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend in 2018

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Why Attend a Learning and Development Conference in 2018 The best way to learn is by doing and sharing. Learning industry conferences, most with hands-on workshops and panel sessions, are the best place to soak up a lot of information in a short amount of time. The value of networking alone is enough to include […]

  • October 11, 2017

    How to Get the Most Value From Your eLearning Budget

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    It’s the final stretch of Q4 and most businesses are trying to run out the clock while staying on budget. We always have a few companies reach out to us, as they need to use their eLearning budget or lose it for the following year. Here’s how we advise them to maximize their eLearning budget […]

  • October 04, 2017

    Three Ways to Use Animation In eLearning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Albert Einstein famously said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This quote is at the heart of teaching: whether your concept is theoretical physics or how to sell more product—break it down into simple, engaging components. How do you engage a six-year-old? A sixty-year-old? One way is through […]

  • September 26, 2017

    Creating a Personalized Learning Environment

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Creating a Personalized Learning Environment Creating a personalized learning environment starts with outlining your goals and striking a balance between personal and company growth, as you want learning to payoff for everyone. Focusing on the learner through data analytics and responsive and adaptive design allows you to custom tailor a learning experience that’s effective and […]

  • September 19, 2017

    What is Blended Learning? The Guide to Everything You Need to Know

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    What is Blended Learning? Blended Learning is a method of personalized learning that combines traditional face-to-face instruction with digital learning that allows the student to benefit from control over pace and learning path. Blended learning offsets the limitations of the traditional classroom environment by digital means, whilst preserving the benefit of teacher oversight. However, most […]

  • September 05, 2017

    Creative Slump Got You Down? 3 Surprising Ways to Spark Inspiration

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Anyone working in a creative capacity has been subject to the dreaded mental block. No matter what you do, inspiration is hard to find and you can wind up feeling like you’re stuck in a rut. And, if you manage others, it’s just as frustrating when you notice your usually high-functioning employees stuck in a […]

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