There is one thing I have always been an advocate for...stepping outside of the norm in the learning industry and apply knowledge and use different tools from other mediums.
Your learner's experience could be the same as your customer's experience....which is along the lines of User Experience! Now, it's time to party!
One blog that I love to read that allows me to think about my learners as customers and really consider what they want and the best way they want to interact with my tool of choice is....InVision, which is basically a clickable prototying app for design. It's great for apps but also when you need to design a webpage, SharePoint site, etc.
This blog post is my old time favorite. Think about your lengthy eLearning instructions. What if you changed up your "onboarding" experience and made it in 3 simple steps...Check out this blog post and you'll understand why I love InVision so much!