Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company in India, has Kevin Thorn, an expert e-learning designer who is known for his unique design talents in the ‘artistic’ aspects of instructional design, as the guest in the latest edition of Crystal Balling with Learnnovators – their thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of learning.
In this exclusive interview with Learnnovators, Kevin Thorn shares his insights on the changing nature of e-learning for workplace training. He explains his views on the significance of designing before developing our learning solutions. Kevin’s ideas on using instructional comics as a powerful training tool for adults, and ways to overcome the challenges of developing the same, are highly valuable. “I believe we’re in a paradigm shift in not only how we as instructional designers face solving learning challenges, but also how learners access and attend training.” was Kevin’s reflection on the future of online learning in 2021 and beyond.
You can read the interview with Kevin Thorn HERE.
ABOUT KEVIN THORN
Kevin is an award-winning e-learning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.
After retiring from the U.S. Army, Kevin pursued a career in Information Technology and Training & Development for the next 15 years. He left the corporate workforce to start NuggetHead Studioz in 2012 where he works with clients in various industries solving learning problems in a wide range of exciting creative experiences.
Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin harnesses a bench of creative practitioners in instructional design, e-learning development, illustration, graphic design, animation, and serious comics to develop innovative solutions. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on e-learning development, design workflows, and is a certified facilitator in LEGO® Serious Play® methodologies.
Kevin holds a BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University, an MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis where he now teaches and is currently enrolled in the Instructional and Curriculum Leadership EdD doctoral program. He can be found on Twitter as @LearnNuggets, on LinkedIn, or around learning and development communities teaching and facilitating workshops where he writes articles, reviews and shares tutorials.
Learnnovators is a multiple-award winning organization that specializes in the design and development of innovative and engaging learning solutions for the workplace. Since its inception in 2003, they have successfully delivered and deployed over 12,000 hours of learning content for a wide range of industry verticals including Advertising, Automotive, Banking, Defence, Education, Engineering, Glass Technology, Healthcare, Hospitality, HR Services, Insurance, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Nuclear Energy, Oil and Gas, Retail, Safety, Soft Skills and Telecom.
Learnnovators helps clients address skill and performance gaps in their workforce by creating customized learning solutions that are aligned with their business goals. Whether it is choosing the best mode of learning techniques tailored to organizational objectives, or creating customized content, or designing interactive modules with the help of games or simulations, Learnnovators has implemented innumerable programs to the satisfaction of a clientele spread across South Asia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and North America. These solutions have been deployed on a variety of contexts and devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, interactive white boards, interactive kiosks, etc. Learnnovators has also crafted several just-in-time, micro-learning modules and performance-support solutions for clients.
Learnnovators’ core competencies are in the areas of Custom eLearning, Mobile Learning, Gamified Learning, Blended Learning, Flash To HTML5 Conversion, Localization, and Moodle Customization. They also offer a Learning Management System, Learnospace.