- our design philosophy
- our instructional design mantra
- and we know the recipe
- we align content to standards
- we dont' create, we engage
Welcome to Ixia Solutions! We provide multi-shore content and software development solutions to some of the world’s top education product owners including publishers, online universities, virtual schools, and independent software vendors. Read about our product and service offerings for learning
Nowadays, with so much emphasis on user-centered design, describing and justifying the importance of designing and enhancing the user experience seems almost unnecessary. We could simply say, “It’s important because it deals with our users’ needs — enough said,” and everyone would probably be satisfied with that.
Mobile learning is a growing trend in classrooms, creating a more flexible, collaborative, and interactive learning experience in schools and districts. Mobile devices are changing the way that educators teach and students process the information. Parents, students, and educators are seeing more and more mobile devices like tablets, and smartphones in schools, districts, and individual classrooms.
The rapidly increasing access to rich media technologies such as video, web conferencing, social media applications, interactive white boards, etc provide a wealth of opportunities for education. This is a rapidly changing landscape as existing and emerging technologies increase both access and expectation in regards to communication. Coupled with this is the growing recognition that new generations of students have greater expectations of media rich learning opportunities and in many cases institutions are poorly placed to respond to this demand.
Our bespoke courseware for K-12 education providers is in keeping with the highest standards of instructional effectiveness and student engagement. Our courseware spans not just core areas (Math and English Language Arts), but also Social Studies, Science, and Foreign Languages and, more recently, Career and Technical Education (CTE).
Our courseware creation team has expertise and experience in designing and developing courseware that draws on the work of the finest minds in instructional theory. These include David Merrill, Benjamin Bloom, Robert Gagne and Malcolm Knowles. More recently, Andrew Churches’ re-interpretation of Bloom’s taxonomy for a digital economy and Norman Webb’s classification of DOK levels has meant that we must look at new ways of having students show their proficiency and mastery. Instructional design at Ixia, thus, while rooted in classical theory dating back to the early part of the twentieth century, is constantly looking at new ways to make learning richer, more relevant and focussed.
Competency based learning, the rise of MOOCs (Massively Online Open Couseware) and content digitization are key trends in college education that are sweeping across the US. At Ixia, we have created learning for higher-ed that factors in best-in-class principles of adaptive learning, open standards for education, and content ontologies. Also, our work in AP (Advanced Placement for college credit) programs across a range of subjects has won both accolades and awards.
We design and develop IT training products that are localized for different geographies. Our team of instructional designers, media specialists, and writers create the instructional content using a global English writing style and media components that are culture-neutral and can be translated for foreign-language markets with no loss of instructional value or user engagement.
Ixia has expertise in re-engineering education domain applications. We are unique organization that provides end to end solution for the Student lifecycle that unites academics to administration. We have re-engineered student information system (SIS) and learning management system (LMS) for top US educational technology providers using latest technology trends.