Rhombus Learning creates affordable and effective instructional experiences for the world’s most innovative organizations. We specialize in creating engaging custom e-learning packages and in providing instructional design expertise to meet your audience’s unique needs.
WHAT WE DO
CUSTOM LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
Online Course Development
Do you have an entire course or program that needs development? We can help you determine the best technologies to use to meet your instructional goals.
Instructional Design Expertise
We can work with you to conduct a needs analysis, identify organizational objectives, and then design an experience that will improve performance and increase retention.
We create engaging and interactive learning experiences that are affordable, visually stunning and instructionally stimulating.
Need a custom graphic, video or animation created? We have talented visual designers who can help you bring your story or vision to life.
We have more than 18 years of experience in instructional design in a variety of settings (universities, corporate and non-profit). We can consult with your organization during any stage of the instructional design process, including needs analysis, design, development, implementation or evaluation.
Looking for advice on which instructional technologies will best meet your organization’s needs? We can provide guidance on which tools will be the best fit for your audience. We are well versed in a variety of authoring tools, learning management systems, social media platforms, and mobile learning platforms.
Need online training created for your organization? We use a variety of authoring tools to create interactive and visually engaging learning. We push the limits on what these tools can do and we are proud of that!
We design and build custom websites that are affordable and easy to maintain, with flexible designs for future development. We not only will create a look that will set your site apart from all others, but also will create a site that will drive traffic and be easy to use.
VIDEO AND ANIMATION
Need to quickly communicate a complex concept? Or do you have a compelling story to tell but need guidance on the best way to capture it? Video and animation, when done well, can be powerful tools to keep learners engaged with your content. Whatever your video or animation needs are, we can help!
Need graphics created for web or print? Have a great idea for an infographic but aren’t sure where to start? We have talented graphic designers who can bring your vision to life.
LMS AND COURSE DESIGN
Do you need help building an entire course or program? We develop in a variety of learning management systems and can help you create a consistent, easy-to-navigate experience for your learners.
These days, learners demand to have content on the go. We can help you create content that is easy to access from any device, that is designed with the mobile learner in mind, and that takes advantage of some of the unique features of mobile devices.
We can help you manage any creative project from kick-off to completion. We are experienced in using many project management tools and can help pull all the pieces together, so your project is completed on-time and within budget.
WHAT WE CREATE
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IR-4 Demo Videos
The IR-4 Project contracted with Rhombus Learning to create two instructional videos for their stakeholders. The topics of these two videos were “Submitting a Project Clearance Request” and “Nominating Projects for the Food Use Workshop” After the first video was complete, we received the following note from IR-4 – “Thanks again for the great work […]
UNC System Course on Designing Effective Online Courses
Rhombus Learning, in conjunction with Faculty Fellows at the UNC System Digital Learning Initiative and UNC-TV, led the design and development of a 20-hour workshop for the UNC System called, Designing Effective Online Courses. The workshop has been delivered to thousands of faculty and staff across the State of North Carolina to help them prepare […]
STEMwork Professional Learning Institute
Rhombus Learning worked with the Kenan Fellows to create the STEMwork Professional Learning Institute – a blended learning experience to facilitate North Carolina K-12 educators in establishing and sustaining education/business partnerships with local STEM employers. It also provides a framework for taking those partnerships into the classroom through project-based learning. STEMwork consisted of eight online […]
Science of Reading Courses for Teach For America
Rhombus Learning designed and developed three courses for Teach for America’s core members on the Science of Reading. Topics included reading comprehension, language comprehension and word recognition. The courses were developed in Articulate Rise and incorporated a mixture of text, images, video, infographics, Mentimeter polls, knowledge checks, and Storyline interactives.
Virtual Microscope Slide Viewer
As part of the lab for an introductory textiles course, students needed to identify fiber types and fiber characteristics under various microscopic conditions as well as correctly use a micrometer to aid in measurement and identification. This traditionally was completed in a lab where compound microscopes were limited and students had to take turns in […]
Online MBA Course Shell
This Moodle course shell was created for the launch of the Jenkins Online MBA at NC State University as an opportunity to create some consistency across courses, both visually and pedagogically. It included instructional templates, design templates and some content and assignment examples from other courses. The shell could easily be imported into individual course […]
Map Annotation Tool
This map annotation tool was created for the course, Major British Writers, at NC State University. Working with a team of developers, we created a custom map annotation tool that allowed students to annotate a historical map of London and bring context to the works of literature they were reading. We worked with the British […]
We developed a series of iPad App demonstrations for a large pharmaceutical company. These demos walk sales reps through how to use the company apps and present scenarios in which the apps would be beneficial. Originally, the company had recorded videos of someone walking through the app but the glare on the iPad screen made […]
Complexity Canvas Interactive PDF
This interactive PDF was created for a course on Complexity for UNC Executive Development. Participants download the Complexity Canvas at the beginning of the course and then are prompted to fill in parts of it at different stages within the course. The first page serves as a navigation menu to the rest of the PDF […]
Data Analytics at Disney Interactive
This interactive was created for a Data Analytics course. When learners click each marker on the map, they learn more about how data analytics are used by Disney in those park attractions. For example, when they click on Cinderella’s Castle, they learn about the operational command center that is reported to be below Cinderella’s Castle […]
WHO WE WORK WITH
WHAT THEY SAY
I have collaborated with Ruth on dozens of projects, large and small, for more than ten years now. Whether we're developing solutions for online course delivery or researching and writing about new technologies for teaching and learning, she brings a creative and powerful intellect to the work that I have always admired. I continue to be grateful for each opportunity we find to work together.
Ruth provides a wonderful blend of innovation and practicality; making sure that students have opportunities to learn necessary information and skills in an engaging and technology-rich environment. She works with subject-matter experts to design learning experiences that are useful, maintainable and easy to navigate for both instructors and learners. She is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and reliable. I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing instructional design and development.
Ruth was an outstanding project manager and technical resource for our group in developing a new on-line microscopy course here at NC State. She is always supportive, engaging and full of outstanding ideas with dedication in implementing those ideas and a motor that doesn't stop.
Rhombus Learning let’s nothing fall through the cracks. I never want to work with anyone else for my Instructional Design needs. Rhombus is innovative and exciting and pioneering online learning into new horizons.
Ruth is an excellent instructional designer and eLearning developer. I have had the great pleasure of working with Rhombus Learning to develop a new Tax Analytics and Technology graduate certificate for the NC State Poole College of Management. Ruth helped us create a consistent design across courses while working with each faculty member to identify the learning objectives and instructional strategies for their particular courses. I found Ruth to be very reliable, extremely creative and just an overall phenomenal designer and developer. I would work with Rhombus Learning again in a heartbeat.
Ruth is an exceptionally skilled instructional designer and a friendly and reliable professional. We send projects her way and ask for her help when we have more work than our internal team can handle because we know she will communicate well with clients and will absolutely deliver on any project. I highly recommend her!