Learning Consulting and Design

Discern. Define. Design.

We Take Your Learning Programs from Concept to Reality

Consulting with clients is at the heart of everything we do. It starts with a deep understanding of your needs, current employee performance levels, desired future state of performance, existing infrastructure, pain points, and business goals. We then apply our deep L&D domain expertise crafting solutions for clients in diverse industries to create a roadmap for success that informs the design and development processes and accelerates growth for your organization and people.

Your Company is Like No Other. Shouldn’t Your Learning Solutions be the Same?

Learning Services and Products

At Origin, we offer an array of learning services and products to identify needs
and craft impactful learning solutions that drive measurable results.

How Can We Help You?

Learning Consulting

At Origin, we bring decades of experience consulting with companies from diverse industries to help them achieve their learning and business goals. Whether you have an existing learning infrastructure in place and are seeking a fresh approach or are just starting out, Origin’s highly-skilled team of learning consultants listens to your pain points, asks the right questions, and analyzes your current learning function and skills gaps to create a customized learning strategy that drives measurable performance improvements and business results.

The Best Consulting Defines the Best Learning Programs

Curriculum Design

The Intersection of Consulting and Development

Curriculum Design requires careful analysis and planning by instructional design experts capable of developing activities, learning paths, lessons, and assessments. Origin works with you to understand the underlying issues or problems the training is intended to solve and your required performance goals. We take the information derived from your needs assessment and skills gap analysis to inform the course’s development. We then create a blueprint to address these gaps and carefully plan the content to ensure it is mapped to your desired learning objectives.

Job Task and Training Needs Analysis

Performing job task analyses for specific roles is a chore most employers would like to do but often lack the bandwidth to perform. It’s important because it provides a detailed account of tasks, responsibilities, and skills involved in identified job roles. It also helps isolate areas needing improvement while determining effective training paths and support that will have a measurable impact on both the learner and the organization.

Our Successful Approach:

Origin specializes in conducting fast, accurate job task analyses customized to your industry, company, and unique workplace culture. We conduct our research through face-to-face meetings with your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), stakeholders, and unit leaders to determine the skills and proficiencies necessary for a specific role. We then distill this information into a customized report that offers detailed observations of activities involved as well as proficiency levels, standards, and workforce training needs/competencies required for each job role to be successful.

Origin Learning will provide you with a detailed analysis of:

User Experience Design

Designing learning for the User Experience (UX) involves understanding the full lifecycle of the learner’s journey. From accessibility on various platforms or devices to how content is organized for easy navigation, or how complex content is broken down into manageable lessons – every interaction the user has with your learning program goes into the User Experience. Creating learning programs without an emphasis on UX can frustrate learners, have a negative impact on learner engagement, and ultimately reduce knowledge retention.

Why Trust Origin for Your UX Design?

It’s Origin’s goal to make learning as easy and engaging as possible, so your learners focus on acquiring the knowledge or skills your eLearning program was designed to teach them. We do this by designing with a user-first focus and applying fundamental UX principles, including:

User Interface Design

The User Interface (UI) is how learners  interact with your eLearning, mobile learning, and performance support tools. UI plays a significant role in the User Experience (UX). Getting the interface wrong can lead to frustrations and potentially cast a negative perception of your entire learning program. Simply put, learners don’t want to have to think about the interface. They are there to learn!

We Adhere to UI Best Practices to Optimize Learning

At Origin, we take UI design very seriously. As with UX, we apply UI best practices to make the interface as intuitive as possible for your learners, including:

Trust Origin to Deliver an Exceptional Learner Experience

Content Development & Production

When seeking a development partner for your organization’s learning content, you want a partner who knows your industry but can also expand your vision with cross-industry experience. You want a partner capable of applying a range of content modalities but who chooses the best-fit strategies to match your culture, workforce, extended enterprise, and performance outcomes. From traditional instructor-led classroom content to the most sophisticated, leading-edge digital course technologies like AR and VR, Origin Learning is that partner.

Outcome-Focused Content Development

Origin has an impressive track record in developing custom content for various industries and topics supporting workforce enablement, customer enablement, and field enablement. Our highly effective development approach includes identifying each audience’s diverse learning objectives and layering those differences onto efficiently-designed common core content to achieve your desired outcomes. The result is engaging, learner-centric content that can be delivered on any device to foster engagement, retention of knowledge, observable behaviors, and measurable results for your organization.


A/V Production

Rapid Tool-Based Production

New Media (AR/VR/MR)

Mobile Learning

Traditional Classroom

Game -Based Learning

Simulations & Hands-on Practice

Micro Learning


Blended Learning

Virtual Instructor-Led

Practice & Assessments

Practice makes perfect, so the saying goes. But sometimes, practice can make something imperfect (or really awful) if inexperienced users are making changes to a live program or software. So, what’s the solution?

Origin Helps Your Team Optimize Skills Through Safe Hands-On Training Opportunities

Assessments are an integral part of the curriculum planning process. Without them, you would have no insight into which competencies your learners already have, which they still need, or how the training can be improved to achieve better results.
Origin Learning designs and develops multiple types of assessments to ensure that your learners can effectively demonstrate the knowledge and apply it appropriately, including:

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Drag and Drop – Matching & Labeling


Multiple MCQ Questions (MMCQ)

Fill in the Blanks

Custom Assessments

We Help Provide Important Insights Into Learner Competencies and Skills Gaps

Origin is highly skilled in developing and implementing practice and assessments into your learning programs.

Performance Support

It’s a sad truth that your learners will only retain about half of their newly-acquired knowledge after a few days or weeks unless that “memory of knowledge” is renewed regularly. Your employees require performance support that is accessible on-demand to assist them in their moment of need — when they are carrying out tasks or procedures. Performance Support Tools (PSTs) such as job aids, bite-sized training, or animated tutorials are designed to empower your employees by providing support right at their fingertips exactly when and where they need it.

Our Performance Support Tools Bridge Knowledge Gaps at the Point of Need.

Origin Learning is highly skilled in developing embedded Performance Support Tools into the workflow of learners. These tools provide immediate task support, improve learning stickiness, streamline efficiencies, and reduce downtime.

When to Use Performance Support

Interested in Performance Support Tools for Your Organization?

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Nirmala Ravi

Associate Vice President – Solutioning

Over the last 20 years, Nirmala has worn many hats –  faculty, content developer, instructional designer, editor, technical writer, and documentation manager. Before joining Origin, she worked in the eLearning unit of various organizations, including NIIT, Sify Ltd, and Cognizant Technology Solutions.

As part of her core responsibilities, Nirmala has handled requirements and managed project delivery onsite and offshore for several Fortune 500 clients in the US, UK, Germany, and Bangkok across several domains, such as logistics, healthcare, life sciences, banking and finance, and publishing.

Nirmala holds bachelor’s degrees in science and education and a professional diploma in instructional design and systems management.

Shanmugam K

Vice President – Technology

Shanmugam (Shan) has vast experience spanning over two decades and played various roles, including faculty, programmer, technology consultant, and project manager.

Shan also has extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing technology teams for several key Fortune 50 clients. His past work experience includes Aptech, Sify Technologies, and Macmillan, where he gained invaluable expertise in corporate learning and educational publishing domains.

He has set up and managed product engineering teams, developed web and mobile apps, and won Brandon Hall awards for projects on emerging learning technologies.

An engineering graduate with a post-graduate degree in management from LIBA, Shan’s unrelenting passion for technology is inspiring.

Douglas Lobo

Vice President – Customer Success & Solutions

Douglas has over 20 years of experience and has played various roles across operations, delivery, product management, and client relationship.

Before joining Origin Learning, Douglas worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and Lionbridge. He has managed teams of varying sizes to deliver multi-format products and custom learning solutions.

Douglas is a commerce graduate with a diploma in systems.

Lisho Scaria

Senior Vice President – Operations

Lisho has 20+ years of learning industry experience in instructional design and managing teams and projects.

Prior to joining Origin Learning, Lisho worked with NIIT and Hurix systems. He has extensive experience in managing projects for several Fortune 500 clients. Lisho has worked with clients in the UK, US, Australia, and Singapore,

Lisho is a mathematics graduate with a post-graduate diploma in systems.

Vinok D’ Silva

Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing

Over the last two decades, Vinok has played various senior roles across different functions, including operations, solutions, delivery, product development, and client relationships.

Before joining Origin Learning, Vinok worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and MPS. He has been instrumental in building R&D  teams, establishing P&L, and consistently developing new business accounts.

Vinok received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication from Mangalore University.

Swapna Reddy

Strategic Advisor

Swapna has over 20 years of experience conceptualizing, creating multi-modal instructional solutions, and matching technology with pedagogy.

Before founding Origin Learning, Swapna worked with Element K, Sify eLearning, and NIIT. Her varied educational profile, including a post-graduate degree in Psychology, a PGCPM from Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode, and undergraduate studies in Literature, brings a unique perspective to training, operations, and research.

Vasanthi Balasubramanian

CEO, Origin Learning Inc, USA

Vasanthi has over 21 years of experience in operations, delivery, product management, client relationships, and business development. Before founding Origin Learning, Vas worked with Hurix, Element K, Sify, and NIIT. She has been responsible for building large teams and driving business goals in her previous roles.

Vas’s agility and positive energy bring confidence to the people working with her. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration and has completed her Senior Management Program from IIM-C.

Hari Kumar

Managing Director & CEO

Hari has over 30 years of experience in the training, education, eLearning, and publishing industries. Before founding Origin Learning, Hari worked with Manipal Education, Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning), Sify eLearning, Firstware Software Solutions, and Brilliant’s Computer Centre / First Computers. In addition, Hari has handled multiple start-ups and managed large eLearning teams and projects with Fortune 50 clients. He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University, India, and is very passionate about eLearning.

Rajith Kumar

Associate Vice President – UX and Visual Design

Rajith is a seasoned UX and visual design professional with 17+ years of experience in user experience design, interaction design, animation, and typography. Before joining Origin Learning, he worked with Hurix Systems and HCL Infosystems. His expertise is in managing UX and UI design and media content development for eLearning services.

Rajith has a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication Design from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. An avid singer and dancer, Rajith is passionate about new media design, visualization, and the performing arts. He is also an aspiring feature filmmaker with two short films to his credit.