Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: What's the Difference?
Dashe & Thomson
JANUARY 18, 2017
The terms “Quality Control” (QC) and “Quality Assurance” (QA) frequently create confusion among learning professionals. Quality Control Qualityby Heather Sather. Because it's common for the same team or person to handle both functions, the terms are often used interchangeably. However, QC and QA are distinctly different terms, each with it's own definition.
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. 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. And it led me to wonder why. Why care? Why take risks and potentially upset people? So what do I mean? For one, it’s about money. To the extent that people are misled by claims, they can misinvest their money.
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. We’ll cover the basics of quality assurance in this post and continue on later with more detailed things you can do. Chapter 1: The Basics. Most course creators and teams do a fine job of working out the errors, called “bugs,” prior to delivery. The Basics.
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. Quality assurance (QA) may not seem like a high-profile task, but it only takes one QA failure, or lack of testing to impress upon you the importance of implementing a QA strategy in your eLearning course development.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
leader and business manager, they feel good about the quality. 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. they need to succeed. Our experience. managers. What’s.
Quality assurance in elearning
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
A Q&A on QA Quality Assurance (QA) in elearning is about much more than picking up a few typos and spelling errors. It’s a complex process that can raise standards and ensure quality. He’s agreed to take part in a question and answer session on quality assurance – a Q&A on QA! What is quality assurance? Adam Read is involved in the QA process at Sponge UK.
Quality Indicator Reporting for ASQA Made Easy
B Online Learning
DECEMBER 18, 2014
The Data Provision Requirements 2012 requires all Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) registered with ASQA to provide an annual summary report of their performance against the learner engagement, employer satisfaction and competency completion quality indicators to ASQA.
Never mind the quality
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
They quizzed me about my views on quality in education, and recorded my responses on video. In the meantime, here's the essence of the interview: My view on quality in primary education is that is cannot be solely measured through standardised testing or other performance related metrics. How do we ensure quality learning in education? It has never been about learning.
Ensuring Quality in E-learning Design and Development: Free eBook
AUGUST 25, 2016
To achieve this, we need to have checks in place at each step to assure quality. Want to get hold of guidelines that’ll help ensure quality and minimize errors in your e-learning courses? Check our eBook ‘Quality Management in E-learning Design and Development’ that provides quality guidelines and more: A brief introduction to quality.
What Makes High Quality Instructional Design
MAY 27, 2014
The quality of an instructional design is often gauged on three things: effectiveness, efficiency, and cost. High quality instructional design is hardly accidental. Facebook 0 Twitter 5 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 Pinterest 1 With the development of the Web 2.0, In fact, eLearning does a lot more than just save cost and time. It must be designed from the learner’s point of view.
Tips for Quality Design in ELearning
AUGUST 3, 2014
When time is a factor in an elearning project, the one area that often goes overlooked is design. Design can include a lot of various components of a course, including the supplemental visuals, color schemes, player format (in the case of programs like Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate), diagrams, and more. If it is poorly done or inconsistent, the content will lose credibility.
5 Enemies to Your Perfect Quality Assurance Process
MAY 15, 2014
While we are not necessarily at war here, I’ve started to notice some common enemies to a perfect quality assurance process. Unless your quality assurance process starts early, you could spend a lot of extra time hunting down these errors. #2 Ignore the Past. Speaking of quality. You should see our library of quality Adobe Captive Templates.
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). The post Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best Part 2 appeared first on Knowledge Direct. Now, we will discuss some of the more involved tasks that are associated with making sure the project you and your team have spent months developing has as few flaws as possible. Intermediate Testing. There are others, but most developers tend to design their products for these four. But don’t stop there! It should not reset.
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.
Does Video Quality Influence Brand Perception?
JUNE 2, 2015
There’s no denying the power and reach of video management platforms – but could common quality issues negatively impact your brand? It means that there is a massive audience out there, but their expectations for the quality of video experiences are getting higher each day. The moral of the story here is: quality matters. Using a social online video platform to manage, distribute, and capture video content can help enterprises reduce costs and better engage viewers – not to mention provide enhanced quality assurance. . So, what does this mean for your brand?
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. But like other design-driven products, in which subjectivity plays a key role in a course’s development and execution, the quality of eLearning products can sometimes be difficult to evaluate objectively.
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. Do you like music? Or even worse, a remix? The flow is brutally interrupted. Everywhere.
How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning
JULY 13, 2016
We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. There’s also a perception that creating top-quality audio yourself is equally costly. The truth is, recording and creating high quality audio for e-learning doesn’t require professional-grade tools, special training, or a multi-thousand dollar budget. Choose a high-quality microphone. Not at all!
Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best Part 3
AUGUST 17, 2016
So far we’ve talked about the basic and intermediate techniques of quality assurance testing (QA). The post Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best Part 3 appeared first on Knowledge Direct. Chapter 3: Advanced QA Testing. In our final installment, we’ll look at more advanced techniques that will help your eLearning perform smoothly. Thanks for reading!
The Recipe for Great Quality Custom Learning Solutions
MAY 7, 2015
As a leading provider of learning technology solutions, we often get questioned about the ‘quality’ of our solutions and services; what it means to us and how we ensure ‘great’ For us, quality begins from the very onset of the project. From the instructional design approach to the project management process; from visualisation to the […]. eLearning Custom Learning Custom Learning Solutions Recepie for Custom Learning
Adobe Captivate: When It Comes to Images, Choose Your Quality
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MARCH 15, 2011
One thing you can do to lower the size of your published video is control the quality of your slides. Captivate offers four image quality levels you can specify. While your published SWF will be smaller when compared to using the other modes listed here, this setting will lower the quality of the published images so much, you may not like it. by Kevin Siegel.
Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
This topic is discussed by Cathy Moore and describes an employer who values course quantity over quality. The post Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound appeared first on. Quick eLearning development isn’t a new idea, but it is a topic of constant conversation. But how can you prevent a “course factory?” Use Standard Benchmarks. Are you above or below the average? link].
How to Play the eLearning File Size Game Without Losing Quality
AUGUST 11, 2014
The game we play is when we decrease course file sizes to load faster for your learners without losing quality. Again, we’ve just found it easier to start with images since they are the easiest to bring down in file size without losing noticeablequality. How do the images look? If you are not happy with the level of quality, go up a level of image quality.
3 easy ways media companies can improve the quality of training content
APRIL 12, 2016
3 easy ways publishing companies can improve the quality of their online training materials Even the best learning management system ( LMS ) is only as good as its content. So volume and complexity play a key role in engagement, and highly engaging learning objects are often considered to be of a higher quality. Test, rinse and repeat Are you testing for quality assurance ?
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. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. The Science Behind Sound.
4 Important Aspects to Deliver High Quality Sales Training [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
Related Posts Creating the Winning Sales Training Program – 3 Aspects to Consider [Infographic] How to Impart Training that Maximizes Your Sales Revenues 5 Qualities of an Efficient Salesperson [Infographic]. Sales are extremely important because it is the only revenue generation activity. For this, organizations have to impart effective training to their sales force.
Qualities of Exceptional Online Teachers
DECEMBER 1, 2015
Just like any other job, online instruction requires specific qualities and skills to perform it in the best possible manner. In this blog, we have highlighted a few of the qualities that make an exceptional online teacher. The most important quality of “good teachers” is the passion to share their knowledge and dedication to guide the students towards the right path. What other skills and qualities should an online teacher possess? Interested in teaching online ? Teaching online is an exciting and highly profitable venture nowadays. Passion to share the knowledge.
Five Essential Elements of High Quality E-Learning Courses
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Every course available online can’t be termed e-learning. learning should help course takers learn. It should adhere to Instructional Design principles so that learning is effective. Let’s look at each of these elements in detail. 1. Target Audience. Your e-learning should be aimed at specific target audience. This will help you develop a relevant and effective e-learning course. 2. Assessments.
12 Tips to Enhance Video Production Quality
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Here are 12 tips to instantly improve the video production quality so they stay. . 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. 6. Set up lights. Your quality content needs to be properly seen, so make sure it looks great! 7. Use a tripod. Your video is being judged on its content, presentation, production quality, style, and the valuable information it provides. This is crucial.
Close the Sale With Quality Content
JANUARY 26, 2016
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. So what does high-quality sales content look like? The post Close the Sale With Quality Content appeared first on Inkling. On-brand. Accurate and relevant. Dynamic. Streamlined.
The Golden Rules of High-Quality Instructional Design
MAY 8, 2014
The quality of an instructional design is often gauged on three things: effectiveness, efficiency, and cost. It''s equally important, however, to zero in on the details involving the design and development of quality instruction. Below are 5 golden rules to help you achieve a high-quality instructional design: 1. High quality instructional design doesn''t happen by chance.
Toolbox Tip: Recording Professional Quality Audio from Home
ATD Learning Technologies
JULY 22, 2014
Recording and creating professional quality audio from home (or at the office) doesn’t require professional-grade tools, special training, or a multi-thousand dollar budget. All it takes is the right equipment, the right environment, and the right software. Click here to read full version
Tips For Quality Control Of Online Learning
The eLearning Coach
JUNE 12, 2012
Post from: The eLearning Coach Tips For Quality Control Of Online Learning. Find out how to fix problems before they're found by others and improve usability. eLearning Design
5 Must have Qualities of an E-learning Vendor [Infographic]
JANUARY 10, 2017
Well, here is an infographic on the 5 must have qualities of an e-learning vendor. Recent developments have changed corporate training requirements, making online training more relevant. However, not many organizations specialize in developing online training; they look for a vendor who can convert their classroom training to e-learning. But a good e-learning vendor is not an easy find.
Six factors to quality e-learning design
JANUARY 20, 2012
What can I do to help the SMEs understand what is required for a quality e-learning outcome? Question from a client: I am working with Subject Matter Experts to manage the development of an e-learning course. There are a couple of overarching things we need to achieve when working with SMEs: Help SMEs become discerning [.]. Changing practice Design Project Management