“Going Virtual” Video Series Launching Today! – O'Donnell Learn

“Going Virtual” Video Series Launching Today!

Published by Carrie O'Donnell
on Mar 25, 2020

The internet and social media are loaded with information and advice for faculty who are struggling to go online quickly. Much of it is centered around the critical area of technical support–what tools to use, when and how.

At the same time, there’s a gap in resources available to support faculty who want to create the best learning experience possible in their newly virtual environments. To help fill this gap, we’ve been actively developing simple, quick tools and resources that reinforce student learning and engagement. And today we’re launching our new Going Virtualvideo series

Our first video: Converting Your Content shares ideas for effectively preparing onground materials for online. All the videos in the series are written and presented by our senior designers–who have years of experience supporting faculty as they go online. Best of all, each video in the series will provide a set of implementable ideas in three minutes or less.

You’ll find our Going Virtual videos in our recently launched LX Design Center, which also provides additional resources and tools for teaching and learning today, including a new live chat option to connect faculty members with the support of an experienced O’Donnell Learn designer, weekdays, 9am to 5pm EDT.


Purposeful Learning DesignTM – Why People are at the Center of Everything We Do

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Jan 15, 2021

I’m often asked why our company is so good at collaborating with  faculty. The first time I heard this question, I didn’t realize clients found this unique to O’Donnell Learn. We’ve always been great partners  because people are at the heart of everything we do. In fact, our entire design philosophy - Purposeful Learning DesignTM - is anchored around people.  It starts with this truth: learning is for people. As such, learning design should be grounded in empathy and it should promote success for both learners and faculty. Purposeful Learning Design is the philosophy we embrace to ensure we never lose sight of this truth. It is comprised of six key considerations.

2020 Reflective: Breathe Deep and Stay Agile

Published By Joana Jebsen
on Dec 22, 2020

While end-of-year survey results are still to come for how enrolled students are evaluating their 2020 college experience, I queried two of our staff, both students, about their overall experience and considered how these compared to what I was seeing with O’Donnell Learn clients. Kellie, our graphic design intern, just completed her Associates Degree in Graphic design. Prior to 2020, all of her courses met on campus. Cathryn, a Learning Design Associate is currently enrolled in an online Master of Education program in eLearning and Instructional Design. As this program was conceived as online delivery, it serves as a benchmark to compare against courses that were forced by COVID to switch delivery modes.

Evolving Our Project Management to Advance Client Results

Published By Craig Leonard
on Dec 16, 2020

If you were to talk to anyone in our organization, you’d quickly discover that we are all truly passionate about learning. So much so, that always learning is one of our core values. Learning from our successes, failures and each other is integral to how we operate and how we’ve grown into the agile company we are today.