Learning Design

Where learning design meets design thinking.

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We design teaching and learning experiences that drive exceptional learning outcomes.

As the world’s largest edtech solutions company, we pride ourselves on our right-shoring and multi-shoring capabilities, backed by our large network of SMEs across multiple domains.

With over twenty years of experience in universal learning design, we adhere to rigorous governance and QA processes. Because of this, our clients are successful, and they stay with us.

Over 50% of our revenue is generated by customers who have been with us for over ten years.

Learning Design Capabilities

Learning Design / Design Thinking

At LearningMate, we lean heavily on universal design and design thinking principles when developing learning experiences. Our process is human-centered and iterative, with a focus on empathizing with learners, defining needs, ideating, prototyping, and testing.

Learning Design Ideation

Every education solution at LearningMate starts with creative collaboration. We work together to generate diverse ideas that foster innovation, collaboration, and learner-centric approaches. Next, we focus on and refine these ideas, defining goals and KPIs before advancing to proof-of-concept.

Proof of Concepts in Learning Design

We develop "Proof of Concepts" to validate the effectiveness of our content and technology solutions well before full implementation. This minimizes your risks, ensures alignment with learning goals, and guides refinement based on practical testing and user feedback.

Assessment Design

Our approach integrates custom, curriculum-aligned assessments with technology-enhanced and adaptive items managed through an efficient item bank. We focus on data analytics to draw out insights into learner performance, covering both formative and summative assessments as well as accessibility and inclusivity, ensuring every assessment caters to diverse learners.

Assessment Design

Custom Assessment Design:

Develop tailor-made assessments aligned with specific learning objectives and curriculum.

Technology-Enhanced Items:

Create assessments with various question types, including interactive and technology-based items.

Item Banking:

Manage a repository of assessment items to facilitate easy retrieval and reuse for different assessments.

Adaptive Assessment Solutions:

Design adaptive assessments that adjust difficulty based on a learner's performance, providing a personalized learning experience.

Data Analytics:

Implement analytics tools to gather insights into learner performance, helping educators make data-driven decisions.

Formative and Summative Assessment Design:

Develop both formative assessments for ongoing feedback and summative assessments for evaluating overall learning outcomes.

Accessibility and Inclusivity:

Ensuring assessments are designed to be accessible to diverse learners, considering different learning styles and accommodations.

Quality Assurance:

Implementing rigorous quality control processes to ensure the reliability and validity of assessment items.

Learning Media Development

We create engaging media elements, including animations, interactive presentations, and e-learning courses. From interactive learning resources and mobile apps to immersive VR and AR experiences, our team builds it all.

Learning Media Development

Content Development:

Create instructional content for every subject and educational level.

Multimedia Production:

Develop multimedia elements such as videos, animations, simulations, and interactive presentations.

E-learning Course Design:

Design and build online educational courses, incorporating instructional design principles and design thinking.

Interactive Learning Resources:

Build interactive modules, games, and simulations to better engage learners.

Graphic Design:

Design visual elements, graphics, and layouts for learning materials.

Mobile Learning Apps:

Develop applications for mobile devices that facilitate learning on the go.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Content:

Create immersive experiences to enhance learning through VR and AR technologies.

Accessibility Integration:

Ensure learning materials are accessible to individuals with diverse needs.

Localization and Translation:

Adapt content for different languages and cultural contexts.

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration:

Integrate developed content into existing learning management systems.

Learning Gamification:

Incorporate game elements into educational content to increase engagement.


From industry research to thought-provoking articles and podcasts, we bring you insights into our fast-evolving world of education technology. Come learn and evolve with us.

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Ep 10 – Preparing Learning Designers for a Future of Prompt Engineering

Jun 18, 2024

Having deft prompt engineering skills is a requirement for producing quality outcomes – especially in the field of Learning Design. In this episode, guest Rachel Leintz walks us through the CRAFT Principle, how it works, and explains how keeping a human in the loop is more important than ever.

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Prompt Engineering: How to Write Killer Generative Prompts for LLMs

May 25, 2024

Prompt engineering – a concept that is reshaping the way we approach learning content creation by leveraging the power of generative AI bots such as ChatGPT. We explore what prompt engineering is and how it’s done.

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Ep 9 – Learning Design Lab (Higher Ed Edition): Building an ENGAGING Framework

May 24, 2024

How can institutions develop ENGAGING learning design? Working at the intersection of art and design is the philosophy of guest Stuart Vanorny, AVP of Learning Design at LearningMate. This episode dives into the process of building an effective framework for online course building that achieves learner outcomes and enables faculty creativity.

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ENGAGE Learning Design

May 9, 2024

LearningMate’s ENGAGE Learning Design framework emerges as the north star of innovation and excellence. It pushes the boundaries of smart learning design by seemlessly integrating artificial intelligence.

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Ep 8 – Learning Design Lab: Accessibility, Engagement & Practical Tips

May 9, 2024

Join us as we define Learning Design and explore its intersection with accessibility and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

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Using AI In a Hybrid Environment to Improve the Student Experience

Apr 13, 2024

How could AI be used in your institution? Here are four possible ways that AI could be used to support staff and students by enhancing hybrid teaching and learning while reducing processes and workflows.

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Online University Develops 150 Enviable & Engaging Higher Education Courses in 12 Months

May 19, 2024

Learn how we helped one online university develop 150 captivating courses and meaningful media while reducing their course development cycle to 14 weeks.

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Higher-Ed Institution Moves 300 Courses Online & Doubles Online Degree Program

May 19, 2024

A college transformed over 300 courses for fully online asynchronous learning, creating 20 online degree programs, 40 transfer majors, and more than 30 technical certificates.

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LearningMate Develops Library of Illustration-based 2D Nursing Animations for STM Publisher

Mar 30, 2024

Fast-paced advancement in the nursing field requires publishers to update educational materials just as quickly. LearningMate helped one publisher create cutting edge animations, repository of reusable assets, and massive image library.

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Leading U.S. Higher Education Publisher Develops Adaptive Assessments in Partnership with LearningMate

Mar 29, 2024

A leading U.S. Higher Education publisher needed to develop adaptive assessments to supplement 28 core textbook titles for its newly launched adaptive platform.

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Leading STM Publisher Partners with LearningMate to Develop Adaptive Assessments using Digital Authoring Platform

Mar 26, 2024

Facing increasing pressure to scale, this leading STM publisher partners with LearningMate to curate content, author NCLEX-style questions, and utilize a digital authoring platform for content ingestion.

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Learning Design Leadership


Joana Jebsen

Senior VP,
Learning Solutions & Strategy


Sucheta Sivaraman

VP, Head of Learning Design


Stuart Vanorny

Associate VP,
Content Services


Shannon Gattens

Director, Higher Education Digital Learning

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Contact Us

(609) 512-4050
United States

+91-22-6250 0000

+44 777 107 6418
UK & Europe

(604) 601-2056

+27 21 447 7565
South Africa

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