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SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 [Providers] Every Elearning Course is a Test of Computer Skill
We all have tech support buttons, but how do you provide support in such a way to triage lack of skill? Finally, if the learner is still frustrated: send out a workbook or provide a face to face session. A contractor was struggling with his induction. He was accidentally restarting his computer in the training room — and saying it had restarted itself! Another trainee couldn’t hear the audio. She had the volume set at zero at the operating system level. But it looked fine to her. The volume dial on the headphones was set to “max”. Sometimes everybody just sailed through.
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NOVEMBER 2, 2010 [Providers] Why Open Sesame is Awesome and What’s Next…
Open Sesame are providing infrastructure to course providers. They’re providing a way for little guys to sell courses and easily maintain them. imagine Open Sesame plan to provide courses to buyers in similar ways. Where quality assurance is provided. Open Sesame are trying to solve a big problem for course creators. So are Rustici, with their Scorm Cloud product. Let me explain. Let’s say you create a course. You’re faced with: The Content Creator’s Big Problem. You sell your course to a few different institutions. Again. elearning
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AUGUST 7, 2011 [Providers] Be a HR superhero
Sure, state, federal, and local employment agencies are providing training. Along the way, the LMS will provide valuable ROI and compliance data. There’s a labour shortage in mining. According to the Daily Mercury, Boom Two is expected to increase Queensland’s coal exports by 42 per cent by 2015. However, it’s not enough. We still see mining projects suspended or operating under capacity due to labour shortages. HR departments can lead by implementing a Learning Management System (LMS). An An LMS can get training under control. He uploads them to the LMS.
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OCTOBER 14, 2011 [Providers] Making the Business Case for Better Elearning – Enterprise Elearning Analytics
VARK is a questionnaire that provides users with a profile of their learning preferences. Let’s say you are seeing a lot of training downtime. More than you would want. Some staff are really struggling. Others are getting bored. Others are procrastinating about the recertification process. It is all costing money and sapping morale. But budgets are tight. The business case for changing things up is hard to make. And there’s a problem. There are lots of problems there. Surely you can’t solve them all! Is it worth the cost? Yes, it probably is. Modes of Learning. Stress.
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MARCH 17, 2011 [Providers] Tenders are Evil – And the Better Alternative
To provide an alternative to the tender process, we did two things. We provided our pricing up front. We also provided fully functioning trial accounts. In the world enterprise application sales, there are usually forms to fill in, consultants to speak to, hoops to be jumped through, boxes to be ticked, many meetings to attend, and vast documents to be read (or chucked in the bin). We have all seen the horror checklist. 500 requirements. Repeated, tricky questions to really test the vendor. Wireframes of functionality. Workflow diagrams. Data modelling …. Finally.
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ECAMPUS BLOG [Providers] Improve Knowledge Retention with Team Generated Elearning
| THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
the examples. Often elearning is seen as something people have to do, something to get out of the way. boring, box-ticking exercise. Courses are usually designed in very general terms. They discuss the abstract. Buzzwords and jargon creep in. You’ll get: In your role as a Contractor you need to create a new job number for each new job as defined in part 3. Submit an XYZ form using the mobile form processing software to get the required job number. Snore. “How does this help me? asks the Learner. They’ll help you get your first forms sorted out. MORE >>
ECAMPUS BLOG [Providers] Making the Business Case for Better Elearning – Enterprise Elearning Analytics
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011
VARK is a questionnaire that provides
users with a profile of their learning preferences. Let’s say you are seeing a lot of training downtime. More than you would want. Some staff are really struggling. Others are getting bored. Others are procrastinating about the recertification process. It is all costing money and sapping morale. But budgets are tight. The business case for changing things up is hard to make. And there’s a problem. There are lots of problems there. Surely you can’t solve them all! Is it worth the cost? Yes, it probably is. Modes of Learning. Others prefer diagrams. MORE >>
ECAMPUS BLOG [Providers] Making Finding Elearning Services Easier: elearning Atlas
| TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Finding just the right provider
isn’t easy. We’re providing
a searchable, filterable database that makes it easy to find what you want. Sometimes it’s hard to find out who can help you with your elearning needs. Perhaps to need an LMS. Perhaps you need someone to create content for you. Perhaps you need a SCORM expert. You may have very specific requirements. Finding Mike Rustici and company at Rustici Software are attempting to create a filterable database that will help you find the elearning services you’re after. His take: We’re not just publishing a list. MORE >>
ECAMPUS BLOG [Providers] Ecampus & Donations of Elearning to Non-profit Organisations
| MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
Rather than provide
a discount to all non-profits, we’re …. We found that this still leaves some non-profits doing good short of being able to afford our software and services. How do you we get the most social good out of our program for non-profits? donating our products and services to a certain number of non-profits each year. We’re still working out how many to support. The first one is the Cancer Council , who are using our software to train people to help cancer sufferers. website url is also helpful, if you have one MORE >>
ECAMPUS BLOG [Providers] Usability and b2c Elearning Courses
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
a course to people inside your organisation is problematic. Providing
courses to the outside world — that’s much harder. Provide
a link to support. Try and provide
personal assistance to these people. Following on from this. But you usually know which operating systems, browsers, plugins, and so on, you have to target. You also have a good idea of the sort of people who will be doing the course. What about the user whose company is still insisting on using Internet Explorer 6? The user whose Flash plugin is too old? So … Test the Browser. MORE >>
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