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Inside the World of SwissVBS: Where the Magic Happens

Posted by Anke Julia Sanders on Mon, Jun 24, 2019

I want to share my experience about the fun and frustration of working on a multilingual, multicultural, and multitalented team. It’s mostly fun, of course. But working across linguistic and cultural barriers presents a number of challenges. To help you understand where I am coming from, here is a little bit on the environments and experiences that shaped me: My mother tongue is German, and I grew up in Germany. I studied abroad in the US, met a Texan, got married, and after a few other stops, currently live in the suburbs of Houston – a hyper-diverse place in its own way. Also, I work remotely for SwissVBS.

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Topics: Digital Learning, instructional design, global team, diversity, remote worker, inglorious bastards

The Raptors and Learning Design

Posted by Dave Coodin on Tue, Jun 11, 2019



What the Raptors Can Teach Us About Learning Design

It’s official. Raptors fever has taken over the country, and there’s no cure in sight. Here at SwissVBS, the infection has been acute. Our offices may be a brisk walk from Scotiabank Arena, but the way we high-five each other the morning after a Raptors win, you’d think we were located in the middle of Jurassic Park.

Since no one here can think about anything else right now, I thought I’d use this week’s blog post to reflect on what the Raptors 2019 playoff run can tell us about learning design. After all, if we’re all striving to be the best at what we do, who better to look to for ideas than the (soon-to-be) champs?

A quick note: as I write this, the Raptors currently have a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. 

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Topics: Digital Learning, instructional design, elearning trends, Toronto Raptors

Motion as Storytelling

Posted by Grace An on Wed, May 22, 2019


Eadweard Muybridge's The Horse in Motion, 1878

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Topics: Storytelling, Digital Learning, Media, Animation, Illustration, instructional design, elearning trends, Motion graphics

Designing Effective eLearning: Inside the Writers’ Circle

Posted by SwissVBS on Wed, Apr 10, 2019

From the desks of Dave and Josh.

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Topics: Digital Learning, Design, creative writing, instructional design