Whether you’re a seasoned professional or simply curious about the industry, we’re delighted to have you join us. In this newsletter, we’ll be sharing insightful articles, trends, and updates from the learning experience design landscape.

Here’s a small taste of what we’re thinking about these days:

  • The latest update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Simon Sinek’s Principles adapted to developing learning experiences
  • Applying behavior change models to learning design
  • An example of higher ed and vendors (like JLX) collaborating to meet the needs of adult learners
  • Using ChatGPT to support Articulate Storyline creations
  • Why you need a playbook in learning experience design
  • JLX’s work with Boston University’s Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research

In This Issue

  1. What We’re Reading
  2. What We’re Watching
  3. JLX Monthly Collab
  4. What We’re Doing
  5. Just for Fun

What We’re Reading

Handpicked articles that have piqued our interest and support the work of learning experience design.

What’s New in WCAG 2.2 | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C

The JLX Team designs experiences with accessibility top of mind. We strive to ensure that educational content is inclusive and accessible to all, promoting equal opportunities for all learners. On October 5th, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released WCAG 2.2, the latest update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Key additions include improved mobile navigation, more accessible content for users with cognitive disabilities, and enhanced support for individuals with low vision, ensuring a more inclusive web environment.

Simon Sinek’s Principles And Instructional Design – eLearning Industry

Simon Sinek gained popularity in 2009 with his organizational leadership book, Start with Why. In this article, Learning Architect, Ravinder Tulsiani, explores how Sinek’s principles can help IDs and LXDs “foster learning experiences that are deeply rooted in purpose, engagement, and inspirational learning journeys for every student.”

What We’re Reading

Handpicked articles that have piqued our interest and support the work of learning experience design.

What’s New in WCAG 2.2 | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C

The JLX Team designs experiences with accessibility top of mind. We strive to ensure that educational content is inclusive and accessible to all, promoting equal opportunities for all learners. On October 5th, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released WCAG 2.2, the latest update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Key additions include improved mobile navigation, more accessible content for users with cognitive disabilities, and enhanced support for individuals with low vision, ensuring a more inclusive web environment.

Simon Sinek’s Principles And Instructional Design – eLearning Industry

Simon Sinek gained popularity in 2009 with his organizational leadership book, Start with Why. In this article, Learning Architect, Ravinder Tulsiani, explores how Sinek’s principles can help IDs and LXDs “foster learning experiences that are deeply rooted in purpose, engagement, and inspirational learning journeys for every student.”

What We’re Watching

As podcast and vodcast enthusiasts, we have some favorites to share that are sure to spark your curiosity as much as ours.

ELC 081: Focusing On Behavior Change in Instructional Design | the eLearning Coach
Sometimes, you may not have an appropriate tool or strategy to solve a learning design problem. If that’s ever happened to you, you might benefit from the behavior change model discussed in this episode. Julie Dirksen, author of Talk to the Elephant, describes what is sometimes a missing aspect of the instructional design process: a way to implement a systems thinking approach for changing behaviors. This informative podcast discusses a behavior change model, COM-B, and a walk through a scenario to demonstrate its use.

EPISODE 123: Jenn Chambers Customer-Centric Education: Meeting the Needs of Adult Learners | Modern Campus
In this episode of the Illumination by Modern Campus podcast, host Amrit Ahluwalia meets with Duke University’s Jenn Chambers. They talk about collaborations with vendors (like JLX) to address the need for finding more active and creative new ways to engage adult learners and the resources required to get there.

How to Add ChatGPT to Articulate Storyline| Devlin Peck
Did you know you can integrate ChatGPT directly into your Articulate Storyline creations? Expert designer, Devlin Peck shares his use cases. His step-by-step instructions walks through ways to seamlessly (and quickly) leverage ChatGPT functionality to support development of your Storyline project.

JLX Monthly Collab

One thing JLX prides itself on is our collaborative approach with our clients and colleagues. Every month we’ll invite you to share an idea, participate in a poll, or respond to a learning design challenge. It’ll be a learning frenzy!

This month’s poll: Complete the sentence, “A prototype…”
Click here to submit your response.

What We’re Doing

We love what we do at JLX. Here we will share some of our own musings about pedagogy, design thinking, research, and client case studies.

Why You Need a Playbook in Learning Experience Design | Jackrabbit Learning Experience
Between the excitement of imagining and prototyping a new program to delivering that program on a large scale is the often-overlooked Playbook phase of Learning Experience Design. The Playbook is the key to avoiding pitfalls and is the unsung hero of an effective LX design process.

BU CADER | Jackrabbit Learning Experience
The Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) is a national center within Boston University School of Social Work. When they approached Jackrabbit LX, they needed to update their student learning experience, course content, and their process for developing and delivering courses to students. Learn what happened next.

Just for Fun

Need a good giggle? Like a fun pun? We do too!

The Jackrabbit Learning Experience (JLX) team members are passionate advocates for exceptional learning experiences. We believe in the transformative power of learning.

Thank you for reading!

The Jackrabbit LX Team

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Whether you’re a seasoned professional or simply curious about the industry, we’re delighted to have you join us.

In our newsletter, we share our views on insightful articles, trends, and updates from the learning experience design landscape.