Because quality matters
OCTOBER 6, 2016
And I joined with some others to promote quality elearning. And I realized that it’s because I care; because quality matters. They might be persuaded to buy products that can’t really deliver what’s promised. So you can continue to expect me to work for quality, and back up those who do likewise. The post Because quality matters appeared first on Learnlets. I was reflecting on some of the actions my colleagues and I take. I retweeted one who called for being careful of the source in message. And it led me to wonder why. Why care?
Top 3 Reasons Your eLearning Needs Quality Assurance
AUGUST 31, 2016
To address a drop in the quality of products being produced , full-time inspectors were employed to identify and correct any product quality failures. This systematic process—now used across industries—helps confirm whether a product or service that’s in development meets specified requirements. We don’t have time! We’ve got to launch this now!” QA builds trust.
12 Tips to Enhance Video Production Quality
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Here are 12 tips to instantly improve the video production quality so they stay. . Pre-Production: 1. Be original. Organization is key during the pre-production phase. Production: 5. Be aware of sound quality. Poor sound recording quality can make you come across as amateur. Make sure your sound quality is high so that viewers won’t second-guess your professionalism. Your quality content needs to be properly seen, so make sure it looks great! It’s important to follow this rule during production. 8. Focus.
Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best
MARCH 30, 2016
Quality assurance, or QA as it is better known, is a vastly important yet surprisingly underappreciated aspect of eLearning. In this series of blog posts, we’ll explore how vital QA is to the success of your learners, your product, and your business. We’ll cover the basics of quality assurance in this post and continue on later with more detailed things you can do. The Basics.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
learners rate 10 out of 10 for quality – but they’re a bit. combination of quality, timeliness and. new product, how to use it and how. at the moment just on YouTube, where we have zero quality control. be more productively spent researching. QUALITY CONTROL. drive productivity, growth and innovation. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN.
Webinar: Templates and Camtasia – High Quality Video in Hours Not Days
AUGUST 9, 2016
Here at eLearning Brothers we support Camtasia’s simplicity and desire to help you make a high-quality video in hours rather than days. The post Webinar: Templates and Camtasia – High Quality Video in Hours Not Days appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Anytime there’s a way to make a project look great with very little effort, we tend to jump on that.
3 Ways to Kickstart Your Product Launch with Quality Content
JUNE 24, 2016
A new product launch is a very exciting time. Between the live presentation, the social campaigns, and the product demos, to name just a few—there is a lot to coordinate to ensure your launch event goes off without a hitch. But the success of the product ultimately hinges on the effectiveness of the sales team. Therefore, one of the most crucial components to any successful launch is ensuring your sales force is prepared to fire on all cylinders after the product is released. For example, maybe your key messaging is better suited as a short video. Sales Enablement
Can Elearning Improve Productivity?
AUGUST 19, 2014
One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. A few reasons are common to the results of all these studies: low employee motivation and poor management. Let us find out. First name.
Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 2, 2014
On the plus side, although MOOC videos should be of high quality, they don’t necessarily need to be produced in a professional recording studio. Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down. Video is the primary means of content delivery in a MOOC. A little enthusiasm goes a long way.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
leader and business manager, they feel good about the quality. retention, productivity, and employee engagement. We combine 130 years of quality in learning with award-winning. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills.
How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs
MARCH 8, 2016
Nothing kills a video like poor audio quality. Beyond seeming unprofessional, poor audio quality makes it difficult for your viewers to understand the video. But for anything with a voice over, on-screen dialog, or interview, you’ll want to make sure the sound quality is as good as possible. Tips & How To's Audio DIY Soundproofing video production video tips voice over
5 Qualities of an Efficient Salesperson [Infographic]
JULY 18, 2016
In an ATD sales training event conducted by DrawSuccess, participants were asked about the barriers to sales success and qualities of an effective salesperson. DrawSuccess classified sales rep qualities into 4 groups: Have sensitivity and empathy. Access the infographic 5 Qualities of an Efficient Salesperson. Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. Hope you like the post.
The Devil’s in the Details: Quality Control and User Experience
MARCH 17, 2016
New post The Devil’s in the Details: Quality Control and User Experience on Obsidian Learning. Unless you are that rare gem that is possessed of all of the optimum qualities relative to learning design, you will need to collaborate with professionals that have complementary skills. A fresh pair of eyes can do wonders for the final product. Do you like music? Everywhere.
Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery
JANUARY 18, 2017
Like any other product or service, online course design and development must be subjected to quality control (QC) standards to ensure that its users’ needs are truly being met. Luckily, organizations like Quality Matters provide instructional designers with resources, standards and expertise to apply QC in online learning. Designing and Delivering High Quality.
Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best Part 2
AUGUST 3, 2016
Chapter 2: Intermediate Quality Assurance Testing. In our first chapter, we discussed some of the basics of quality assurance (QA). There are others, but most developers tend to design their products for these four. Also check your product’s compatibility and stability on the other common browsers as well. The post Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best Part 2 appeared first on Knowledge Direct. Intermediate Testing. When creating eLearning, it’s important to know which browser the organization or students use the most. Look for it soon!
Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2
OCTOBER 20, 2014
If it in my mind one of the best ten products to hit the e-learning cycle in the last five years. I mean the first Storyline, sweet and then here comes a new version, from a company not known to push out new products for a period of years – must rock. Supports Tin Can – Should be universal with every product out there it isn’t. Let me see, desktop product.
A Productive Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 19, 2014
In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. They write: To make this shift from a culture of learning participation to a productive learning culture, L&D functions must manage three key components. Learning opportunity: provide access to high-quality, curated learning opportunities, not a large number of choices. The authors believe that a culture change is required.
Development: The Link between IT and Productivity
AUGUST 3, 2016
In the IT business world, time is money — and money wasted due to lost productivity is one of the most common challenges companies face today. This unstructured, self-taught learning approach costs about $5 million per 1,000 employees in lost productivity each year. High-quality, self-paced training courses allow employees to grow without taking valuable time away from work.
Close the Sale With Quality Content
JANUARY 26, 2016
Your salespeople can spend months learning the ins and outs of your products and services, and still be stumped by a well-placed question. Don’t let the sales dialogue end prematurely–arm your sales team with high-quality reference materials, complemented by customized content designed specifically for the lead. Why quality sales content matters. Poor-quality content leaves your team ill-prepared for vital conversations, and makes it difficult to instantly source answers to the prospect’s big questions. On-brand. Accurate and relevant. Dynamic.
The Tale of a Product Training Manager and His 100 Slide Online Course
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
Jim is the product training manager of a large pharmaceutical company. Recently, he published a 100 slide PowerPoint presentation, used in classroom training sessions, as it is, online, to impart product training to his sales staff. Jim failed to make sure the missing 50% was covered when he published the product training presentation online. Gaps in the learning content.
The Four Ps of Quality Audio
ATD Learning Technologies
MAY 1, 2014
Training media expert Jonathon Halls details the four Ps of making quality audio for learning: production, performance, programming, and platform choice. Click here to read full version
ADDIE vs AGILE: How to set up a fast and effective eLearning production process
APRIL 21, 2016
The best production process isn’t the one that gets course content before an audience as quickly as possible. The best process is the one that can reliably deliver high quality learning content that’s fit for purpose to an audience within an appropriate timeframe. Here are two proven production models that you should consider when developing eLearning. Analysis. Mobile?
10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos
AUGUST 12, 2016
Before they buy a product or approach your sales team, they do extensive research by going through your website and seeking information from other sources. As buying patterns are undergoing a paradigm shift, you can’t expect to sit and talk with each prospect about your product in detail; potential buyers just don’t spare that time any more. EZ Product Video. Go Animate.
A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014
MAY 7, 2014
This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. If there was a more high-minded (if still arguably commercial) theme to this conference, it was unease about the quality of contemporary online learning. Jon’s and my workshop challenged attendees to develop their own quality manifestos (manifesti?).
Product or process?
Learning with e's
AUGUST 7, 2011
But what you don't see is all the learning, thinking and the skills development that went into the mix leading up to Sophie's production of such a wonderful piece of art. We are not running a production line, and we don't need quality control. It is the age old question of product versus process, and it influences the delivery of the curriculum. Picture the scene.
What is quality when it comes to e-Learning?
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Does a good-looking course qualify as good quality? So we need to strike a perfect balance between a good product that does not exceed budgets and a product that gets the job done: in short, the minimum we can do to get the maximum. Where does that leave quality? Top Tips: Quality is not about quantity: more interactions do not make for better quality.
4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio
JUNE 2, 2009
But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not very good. Invest in a good quality microphone. A good mic is going to give you good audio quality. But the truth is that when you compare the acceptable low-quality audio with similar narration recorded with a better microphone, there is a noticeable difference. But that’s just me. Dampen the sound.
Check it Out – Choose Your Video Quality!
MARCH 16, 2015
We wanted to let you know that in our recent release students will now be able to choose what video quality they would like to watch the video. This gives students three quality options to choose from: 360p. The student can easily switch from one quality level to the other depending on what their needs are. The student just has to click on the ‘HD’ option and the video quality choices will come up. Next, they just have to click on their quality choice and the video will begin playing in the selected quality level. Great news! appeared first on.
How Could Students Make Online Learning More Productive
Your Training Edge
JANUARY 15, 2016
If you are looking for a way to improve your productivity, you’ve come to the right place! This way, you will get a grip on how much time you procrastinate on things like browsing, chatting, or playing online games when you should be more productive. Increase productivity by taking a 20- minute break in between 90-minute study sessions. Make a Study Schedule. Keep it Formal.
A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? (ASTD 2014)
MAY 7, 2014
This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. eLearning elearning quality rapid development ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition is a massive, thoroughly capitalist, and rather carnivalesque convergence of people working in corporate talent development, along with the companies and consultants who sell to them. A smaller contingent of non-corporates also attends, including […].
What's the ROI on Quality?
Dashe & Thomson
MAY 25, 2016
Here’s something you don’t hear every day: the quality of your company's learning and communication content plays a significant role in how people view your company. Do misspellings, poor punctuation, spacing errors, misused words, passive voice and dangling modifiers make you worry about that company’s ability to be thorough, accurate, and meticulous with your company’s learning products?
Four Tips for High-quality, Not High-budget Videos: Make the Most of the Resources at Hand by Shane Lovellette
Learning Solutions Magazine
APRIL 10, 2016
Many instructional content creators believe that in order to create professional-quality videos, they need a large budget or movie-style production. It’s easy to create engaging, quality videos quickly and at low cost. This is not always the case. By cutting out effects and fancy transitions, you can rely on a few key tricks to produce informational and compelling videos. Here are some basics! Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Media Training Strategies
Quality is a subtle distinction
OCTOBER 4, 2010
Quality design is hard to distinguish from well-produced but under-designed content. But if there’s a Great eLearning Garbage Patch , it gets harder to pitch quality. Hey, low production values aren’t what make the learning occur, it’s just to minimize barriers (“ooh, this is so ugly ). I had the (dubious) pleasure of picking up an award for a client at an eLearning awards ceremony a number of years back. And I was dismayed. One memorable example had traditional HR policy drill-and-kill tarted up into a ‘country fair’ theme. SO not.
Green Screen on a Shoestring: Part III, Production
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 21, 2015
In the previous installment of this series, we provided a purchasing "checklist" for setting up a green screen video production studio. Part III of this tutorial series explains the production steps for recording, editing, processing and encoding video for use in Adobe Captivate eLearning lessons. In this step, the critical production factor is the lighting.
E-Learning Production Roles
JULY 4, 2013
In an effort to streamline e-learning development, our team at Artisan mapped out the entire e-learning production process and identified, to the minute detail, what roles are needed to create e-learning. Project Manager (manages the schedule, budget, quality, and deliverables). Quality Assurance: The roles in this group test the course once it’s developed to make sure everything works as it should. The post E-Learning Production Roles appeared first on E-Learning Uncovered What’s the value in breaking it down to this level? There are several reasons. Researcher.
Producing Quality Audio Recordings – Part 2: Tips & Tricks
The Learning Dispatch
JANUARY 23, 2015
In Part 1 of this series, I talked about creating the ideal conditions for producing quality recordings. Now that we’re familiar with recording equipment and environment, we’re ready to talk about pre- and post-production measures—as well as tips to keep in mind when actually recording—that will make narrations smooth and easy to edit Read more >> read more