History and Philosophy

Kaleidoscope Learning was founded in 1998, and has worked with a wide variety of clients—including Fortune 500 and multinational companies, large and small non-profits, and universities—over the years.

We're longtime believers in using e-learning to improve job performance, get results, and deliver a high return-on-investment (ROI). Yet we view e-learning design as both an art and a science, and we bring a distinct point of view—rooted in education and academics—to each project we undertake.

We have developed a strong philosophy regarding online education and performance support, along with an approach based on a mix of academic research, case studies, and creativity, that has been
successful for a wide variety of audiences. Key elements of this philosophy include:

Strong support, based on both educational research and real-world data, for active, goal-oriented training, in which learners practice handling realistic situations, rather than learning facts out of context.

An approach that takes into account the specific needs and goals of the target audience, ensuring that the audience finds the content and style of the course relevant and useful to them, sees the application to their work, and finds that the course itself fits into their workday and is not seen as a distraction.

The use of real-world stories and examples to increase learning and improve the
transfer of knowledge and skills learned in training to job performance.

A design approach that leads to personalized, efficient learning, based on sound educational theory and applied in a practical, easy-to-use way.