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Illumina Digital produced the new corporate branding and website design for the renowned publisher, Random House. The flexible functionality of the website allows Random House to create promotional sites for authors and promote book launches alongside their main website. Illumina Digital also delivered an alternative design identity for Random Houses' sister imprint and Transworld Publishing. Go to Random House websiteGo to Books at random website
Get Writing is a BBC online community that encourages and supports creative writing. Illumina Digital built the site together with the BBC, and independent production company Preloaded, using the BBC's DNA community software as part of the BBC's cross media campaign to encourage creative writing.
Get Writing won the Royal Television Society award for Best Education Campaign in 2003. In October 2004 the BBC commissioned Illumina Digital to put together a pack to enable members to create and start communities of their own.
'Bata-ville - we are not afraid of the future' is a remarkable feature which follows 42 former employees of closed shoe factories in East Tilbury, Essex and Maryport, Cumbria on a coach trip across Europe to the origins of the Bata shoe empire in the Czech Republic.
Bata-ville stars writer and directors Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope as travel hostesses on a journey that sees their passengers reflect on their shared history and what the future holds for them back home.
It is a co-production between Illumina Digital, Somewhere and Commissions East. The Executive Producer is Andrew Chitty, Managing Director of Illumina Digital. Go to website
The Summer of British Film rekindles a passion for British cinema and filmmaking and provides a platform for the British public to participate in re-making iconic scenes from British cinema.
In the run up to the Summer of British Film season 2007, budding amateur filmmakers and actors were invited to remake scenes from their favourite British films and upload them to the BBC mini movies group on YouTube. The Illumina-built site showcased the best entries and allowed users to comment on and rate their peer's efforts. The best clips were shown on BBC TWO during the Summer of British Film season.Go to website
This project, created by Illumina Digital, enabled online visitors to search, view and play around with BBC Science and Nature's audio/visual archives. From Science and Nature documentaries to clips from nature shows, Open Earth Archive enabled users to engage with otherwise unseen footage and edit their own video sequences online.
Supported by the BBC landmark documentary series Planet Earth, users had the opportunity to create a video postcard from the programmes. They could then email this to friends.Go to website
BBC Blast is a teen site aimed at opening up young people's creativity. Based on eSeq software, the VJ tool enables users to mix and mash short videos to a soundtracks of their choice, sourced from the BBC archive.Go to website
My Science Fiction Life, developed by Illumina Digital, is a rich social networking website for science fiction fans and interested amateurs. Since H.G. Wells published The Time Machine in 1895, science fiction has influenced how we see and understand the world around us. My Science Fiction Life enables audiences to explore how the genre has developed over time and post their own stories, commenting on and sharing the role science fiction has played in their lives.Go to website
Illumina was commissioned to produce the new online version of the BBC Editorial Guidelines. This is now designed to work for a multimedia world: the Guidelines apply across all BBC content on radio, television, new media, and magazines.
The website includes a key word search, reference areas for advice, links and editorial values as well as a version of the Guidelines specifically for online content.
Ready to Learn, produced for the BBC, is an set of online video case studies of seven very different people who returned to learning as adults who feel passionately that: 'Learning changed our lives: find out how.' Ready to Learn aims to give the reluctant learner the confidence to give learning a chance with peer-to-peer encouragement. This site aims to engage and motivate potential users and offers learning resolutions to help them overcome their obstacles. Go to website
Illumina Digital developed the new Geography and Design and Technology section for the BBC. GCSE Bitesize is one of the BBC most successful websites getting 30 000 000 page impressions a day during revision period. Go to website
Winner of the 2003 BIMA Award for Best use of Broadband and one of three national pilots for the DfES Curriculum Online project, Tobu is a complete interactive KS3 course for Japanese language learning. Tobu and his gang of friends and family take the user through 12 online learning modules with connected a CD-ROM for the delivery of video assets and a managed learning environment.
Learners can hear spoken Japanese and practise their own speaking voice. There are quizzes to help the learner develop new skills and beautifully designed activities to support understanding of Japanese scripts and worksheets to practise writing skills.
On winning the BIMA Broadband Award the Director of Marketing at BT said of the project: "This site combines a fun interactive approach with easy-to-use navigation and a charming graphic style (sort of Pokemon meets Gorillaz) which must appeal to it's target audience."
This learning pathway invites students to examine a range of current affairs media texts from television, print and the web. The user learns how altering words, phrases and structures can alter the shape and effect of an argument. The pathway has it's own specially-designed multimedia tools such as the newspaper page-builder and a video editor for students to produce newspaper pages and video documentaries. Go to website
Illumina Digital worked very closely with subject teams from the DfES Standards Unit as part of its Success for All programme to transform teaching and learning in the post-16 sector. Illumina produced teaching and learning resources in all media formats including workbooks, board and card games, e-learning objects, and vide for Business studies, ICT, Land-based studies, modern foreign languages and adult and community learning.
The resources are part of a £31 million teaching and learning package to encourage innovative, fun ways students can take active roles in their own learning.
Illumina Digital is a leading developer for Learning and Teaching Scotland. We have produced three extensive rich media resources for Learning and Teaching Scotland which have involved researching and filming in schools all over the country from Glasgow to Orkney, and developing with LTScotland's powerful Tridion content management system.
ICT case studies has over 80 case studies showing how ICT is being used in different subject areas and at different ages across Scotland's schools. Each case study includes video showing teachers and children using ICT in the classroom and exploring how teachers have prepared for the session.
ICT Tutorials is an online resource of Flash tutorials and demos, showing teachers how to develop their ICT skills for teaching using the internet and packages including Word and Excel.
Maths Problem Solving is a resource exploring how teachers can teach problem solving in maths that was developed with Lindsay Logan Emeritus Professor of Maths Education at Dundee University. It includes 25 case studies incorporating video from schools around Scotland.
TeachandLearn.net was launched in January 2004 by BBC Worldwide and the Open University - a partnership with over 30 years experience of developing high-quality resources for the UK schools market. It's a website devoted to Continuing Professional Development for schools. Illumina designed and delivered the online brochure and pre-registration part of this project and has been working with BBC worldwide over the two year the project has developed. Go to website
An online centre for yoga practice created by Illumina Digital, Body of Yoga brings professional yoga classes into the home - at a time that suits you. With a range of classes covering different styles of yoga, Body of Yoga is an all round service supporting keen beginners and the more advanced, meeting a variety of levels, interests and needs.
With a number of master-classes showcasing more difficult poses in detail, Body of Yoga also helps users hone their skills and get to grips with more sophisticated poses safely.
Illumina was contracted by Nord Anglia, on behalf of QIA to design, develop and deliver the multimedia CPD resources to support the introduction of the 14-19 Diplomas in Creative and Media, Construction & the Built Environment, IT, Engineering and Society Health & Development.
For NTLCP phases 2 and 3, Illumina was contracted to work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) supplied by the DfES Standards Unit, to develop multimedia resources for CPD across a range of subjects: Business Studies, Modern Foreign Languages, Land Based Learning and ICT.
For Phase 4 Illumina, working in partnership with BDP Learning and Software Logistics, were contracted not only to develop and deliver resources aligned to the first 5 of the new 14-19 Specialised Diplomas, but also to contract and manage the SMEs and deliver the resources directly to the LSN CPD programme.
Illumina has therefore produced teaching and learning resources in all media formats from workbooks, to board, card games and online games, e-learning objects and tools, and integrated video case studies illustrating good practice. At the launch of the resources DfES Skills Minister Phil Hope said: 'Early trials for this package showed an immediate pay back in terms of higher motivation, better retention and more active learning. Nine out of ten teachers reported better teaching and training methods and greater understanding of good professional practice'.
Axon was produced by Illumina Digital for the BBC as part of the BBC Jam initiative. BBC Jam was an online educational service launched by the BBC in January 2006. Axon is an interactive science drama aimed at 11 to 14 year olds delivered on the BBC Jam platform in 4 languages; English, Welsh Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic.
'Axon' itself is a network of concerned scientists. Users have to train to become a part of the Axon team and are then offered a series of investigative missions. They can do these missions in any order; as they progress through the missions they unlock the mystery behind Axon itself.
A ground-breaking project, produced for BBC Jam, Me in the Mix is a virtual town where learners explore citizenship and identity through their actions, where they can examine their own attitudes and see the world from others' points of view. Being a citizen of The Mix is about finding yourself and exploring how your own deeds and actions interact with others. The Mix is an immersive environment where you are at the centre of the action and where your self image can be challenged and changed.
Thematic Networks are a community tool designed to share information on best practice, define and test quality standards and promote the development and exchange of ideas and resources to support gifted and talented pupils through out London.
Illumina Digital developed this BAFTA winning site for delivering careers guidance, advice and information in Wales to help people of all ages to make decisions about careers and learning opportunities. The site includes the integration of an all Wales course database, Learning Choices and a ePortfolio system which already boasts 25,000 registered user across Wales.
The RISE site supports the service by offering a Learning passport facility to the learner that allows tracking of course schedules and materials and communication with mentors and Tutors
The site includes links through to some of the Careers Wales tools and resources such as the ePortfolio and a database of courses in Gwent. The site is Welsh and English. Go to website
Clic is the bilingual national information and advice service for young people in Wales aged 11-25 covering all areas of life that matter to them: money, relationships, world issues, the environment and many more
Illumina designed and developed the site which was launched by the Minister for Education Jane Davidson. Illumina are still involved in designing, supporting and developing the site. Go to website
An e-portfolio and careers' information portal developed as part of the NHS-U Junior Scholarship program and the 14-19 Pathfinder project. The service includes unique interactive career pathways showing clear progression routes into NHS careers and providing information on the courses, qualifications and work-based learning options available in the borough.
This site integrates decision making and action planning tools and a range of self assessments with the Vitaelity TM e-portfolio and provides students with a virtual workspace to record achievements and store evidence of their best work.
The Southwark Guarantee portal is an online service to support and manage flexible learning programs in the London borough of Southwark. Based on the Vitaelity e-portfolio engine, it integrates an existing Southwark Guarantee website with careers' information resources, an e-portfolio and a comprehensive work-related learning management system.
Education professionals and course providers can now share pupil information, download useful documents and maintain timetables showing the availability of courses across the borough pulling together all the elements of 14-19 provision.
The Guidance Council was formed to bring together people and organisations concerned with securing the accessibility of effective careers and educational information, advice, guidance and counselling for people of all ages across the whole UK. Go to website