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e-Learning Design

e-Learning Design

By ITCILO Learning Innovation Programme
Join Alessia Messuti, e-Learning Innovation Expert at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (UN Agency), as she interviews capacity building professionals and delves into the multi-faceted e-Learning landscape!
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#6 Visual Development Tips for e-Learning w/ Nora Soler Pastor

e-Learning Design

#16 e-Learning and Faculty Development w/ Jennifer Lauren
Jennifer works with New York University in New York City where she supports faculty development, the research and application of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies, and educational design initiatives.  LinkedIn:
January 31, 2022
#15 Innovating through LMS w/ Gaël Lams
Gaël Lams is a Chief Information Officer, leading the Information and Communications Technology Services at the ITCILO and a member of the Centre’ Senior Management Team. He has a strong and sincere interest in how Information Communication and Learning Technologies can help an organization reach its objectives and, more generally, how it can contribute to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. His role is therefore to make sure that ICT projects & activities are strategic, sustainable and inclusive. LinkedIn: Gaël Lams 
August 15, 2021
#14 Provision of rich feedback w/ Denisse López B.
Denisse López B. is an independent e-learning consultant based in Sweden. She holds a PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning from Lancaster University (UK). Her fields of expertise are E-Research, Learning Experience Design and Media Design, which she combines in order to: create sustainable online learning solutions, fine-tune existing ones, or scale them for the future. She is an ambassador for lifelong-, open- and networked learning, and participates actively in different projects around these topics. She is also the co-founder and director of Free We Grow, a self-directed learning space for children in London (UK). In this podcast she provides an insight into rich feedback, the characteristics of it, different types of feedback including examples of those which are considered useful. Her interest in this topic arose after incorporating peer-feedback as an assessment strategy in the team-based MOOCs that she co-designed at the Leuphana University (Germany), with the aim of fulfilling logistical as well as formative functions. Some useful references (used for the podcast) Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (1998). Assessment and Classroom Learning Assessment and Classroom Learning. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 5(1), 7–74. Guasch, T., & Espasa, A. (2015). Collaborative Writing Online: Unravelling the Feedback Process. In M. Deane & T. Guasch (Eds.), Learning and Teaching Writing Online (pp. 13–30). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. Hattie, J., & Timperley, H. (2007). The Power of Feedback. Review of Educational Research, 77(1), 81–112. Sadler, D. R. (1998). Formative Assessment: revisiting the territory. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 5(1), 77–84. Shute, V. J. (2008). Focus on Formative Feedback. Review of Educational Research, 78(1), 153–189.
August 14, 2021
#13 Human Connection in e-Learning w/ Atish Gonsalves
Atish Gonsalves is a social technologist, entrepreneur and the Founder of Gamoteca, a collaborative platform for trainers to easily create and publish micro-learning experiences that use human interaction, mixed reality and game-based activities. With a background in software engineering, AI and human-computer interaction, Atish’s experience includes leadership roles at technology and international non-profit organisations including the United Nations. Atish has implemented successful edtech solutions that have helped democratise learning for thousands of learners in difficult contexts. Website: Want to create and play your own game-based learning? Register now on and download the learner app on App Store| Google Play Twitter: @atishgonsalves @Gamoteca_
August 13, 2021
#12 Supporting e-Learning design and delivery w/ Giulia Bertolino and Yuliya Dzhulyk
Giulia Bertolino works for the Sustainable Development Programme at the International Training Centre of the ILO. More precisely, she is project assistant for a three-year capacity-building project on project procurement, which is the result of a partnership between the ITCILO and IFAD (the International Fund for Agricultural Development). With a background in translation and interpreting studies, she started working for the Centre in 2015 and since then she has been supporting the delivery of a wide range of very diverse training activities. Over the years, she has developed a strong interest for (e-) learning design, methodologies and tools. LinkedIn: Giulia Bertolino Yuliya Dzhulyk is Ukrainian and live in Italy since 2006.  She considers herself a citizen of the world - open to different cultures, new ideas and to creative thinking and solutions. She holds a Master degree in Foreign Languages from L’viv National University (Ukraine). Additionally she pursued her studies in the field of International Development and Cooperation and graduated from the University of Turin – Faculty of Political Sciences. Her collaboration with the ITCILO dates back to 2012 and since 2013 works in the Sustainable Development Programme at the ITCILO. Prior to joining ITCILO, she worked in Ukraine as interpreter for the donor - funded consulting and engineering project in the field of energy, environment and urban development; in Italy for private companies operating in the fields of professional translation, digital printing systems and airport logistics. Her motto: “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough” by Albert Einstein.
August 12, 2021
#11 Microlearning formats and tools w/ Delphine Dall'Agata
Delphine Dall’Agata currently works as a Junior Programme Officer at the International Training Centre of the ILO, where she coordinates innovative learning experiences and global communication campaigns. She holds a Masters in Management of Development from the Turin School of Development and a Bachelors in Spanish and Italian Studies from Dickinson College. Out of the office, you can find her swing dancing or gardening on her balcony. LinkedIn:
August 11, 2021
#10 Augment e-Learning journeys w/ Nicole Pallares Ferrer
Nicole Pallares Ferrer, from Panama, graduated in Digital Media Design for Learning with a concentration in games for learning. She is passionate and experienced on the use of new media and games for behavioural change and social inclusion. Before joining the International Training Centre of the ILO in 2021, she worked as digital pedagogical specialist in Italy, United States, and Ecuador where she gained experience as an instructional designer, gamification design in learning, quality assurance, facilitation of online and face-to-face trainings, applied research methods, augmented, virtual and mixed reality for education and MOOCs. She currently is a Learning Innovation Junior Programme Officer helping in the grading up the staff capacity with state-of-the-art learning design and technology, further rollout and scaling up the Centre’s augmented reality and virtual reality portfolio and coordinates as well as provides support to the KGRTC project in Zambia and more. She has multiple years’ experience of working in multicultural settings. She fluently speaks Spanish, Italian and English. LinkedIn: Tips provided by Nicole: Educators in VR (Discord Server): Immersive Insiders (Discord Server): AR Insiders:
August 10, 2021
#9 Presenting online: how to engage virtual audiences w/ Momo Bertrand
Momo is a communications officer and trainer who led communication campaigns for the United Nations, NGOs, and companies in Europe, Africa and North America. He currently leads social media communications at the ITCILO, a United Nations training institute.  As a trainer at the ITCILO, Momo facilitates communication skills workshops and webinars for diplomats and development workers around the world.  Personal Website:  Instagram: @askmomob Twitter: @askmomob 
August 09, 2021
#8 The Webinar Fatigue w/ Stefano Merante
Stefano Merante is the programme officer in charge of the Skills portfolio within the Employment Policy and Analysis Programme of the International Training Center of the ILO in Turin (Italy). He works in the field of TVET and skills development since 2005. After a brief experience in Latin America, he has managed international cooperation and technical assistance programmes and projects in different countries of English-speaking and French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa. LinkedIn:
August 08, 2021
#7 Applying Gamification Techniques Online w/ Philipp Bush
Talking today with Dr. Philipp Bush, Experience Designer and Gamification Expert with a strong focus in the development sector.
August 07, 2021
#6 Visual Development Tips for e-Learning w/ Nora Soler Pastor
Talking with Nora Soler Pastor, Web and Graphic Designer with experience of e-Learning material design and development.  Nora is part of RiceUp, a multidisciplinary young studio based in Barcelona specialized in design and  visual communication services.
August 06, 2021
#5 From face-to-face to online learning w/ Florence Beraud
Over the past fifteen years, working in collaboration with SME’s from different domains, Florence has built the skills to develop learner-centered e-learning programmes and resources. Post-graduate from the Edinburgh University in online teaching, she recently became a Moodle Certified Educator, competent to develop courses on the Moodle platform, to train users and trainers on Moodle, or help institutions develop their in-house eLearning capacities. Key activities include: 1. Transition to e-Learning 2. Development of trainer-led eLearning courses 3. Development of self-paced eLearning courses LinkedIn:
August 05, 2021
#4 Mainstreaming Inclusion and Gender Equality in e-Learning w/ Francesca Biasiato
Talking today with Francesca Biasiato, Activity Manager within the International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality Programme of ITCILO.
August 04, 2021
#3 From architecture to e-Learning: the added value of multidisciplinary teams w/ Fausto Saltetti
Fausto Saltetti is an experienced Learning Architect and multi-disciplinary Designer professional who brings expertise in designing and developing innovative digital learning products through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies centered around communication and digital media. His experience includes implementation of complex learning projects for several UN agencies, particularly he has co-led the design and development of the UNU e-learning strategy at the Institute. He has worked also with a number of private companies where he acted as multidisciplinary designer spanning from the implementation of digital communication campaigns to digital transformation. LinkedIn: Portfolio:
August 03, 2021
#2 Nurturing creativity for better e-Learning design w/ Emma Sajben
Talking with Emma Sajben, Learning experience designer, facilitator, trainer, artist, improviser.
August 02, 2021
#1 Unveiling e-Learning instructional design w/ Giulia Ortoleva
Talking with Dr. Giulia Ortoleva, specialist in the field of technology-enhanced learning and research collaborator of the Learning and Teaching Technology Unit (TECFA) within the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Geneva. She is currently the coordinator of the Center for consulting in eLearning and Educational Technologies (CeLEN) .
August 01, 2021