STREETCAR8 was founded deliberately as a remote company in 2017 by two owners. But at any given time in the last decade, one or both of us have worked to serve clients at a distance. We love it! We intentionally set out to build our company in this way because we appreciate the flexibility, convenience… Continue reading 4 Tips to Surviving Remote Work
NPOs are on the rise. In 2018, the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) reported that “The nonprofit sector contributed an estimated $985.4 billion to the US economy in 2015, composing 5.4 percent of the country's gross domestic product.” Nonprofit Organizations (NPO) are unique in that they have similar challenges as for-profit businesses, but frequently… Continue reading Attracting Workers to Nonprofit Organizations
Video is everywhere. If all we look at are YouTube statistics, they report over 1 billion people use YouTube, or a third of all internet users. As of May 2019, 500 hours of video was being uploaded to their platform every minute. Yes, every minute. What does that mean for e-learning? When so many people… Continue reading What Can Video Add to Your E-Learning?
Can you trust videos you see online? Now that digital technology has made it possible to doctor video in incredibly realistic ways, it’s a question that corporate trainers are challenged to answer in order to guard the integrity of their courses. People routinely look for information online. Learners find the internet a source of quick… Continue reading Deepfakes: How to Protect Your E-Learning
Working remotely can boost your productivity, as long as you navigate the many distractions. Chores, errands, and entertainment can be harder to ignore in your remote office. It’s easy to think, “This won’t take very long.” But the minutes add up, and it takes time to ramp up/down from tasks. Thankfully, as distractions increase so… Continue reading The 7 Best Time-Saving Apps for Remote Workers
Living in this fast-paced world challenges companies to continuously search for innovative ways of running their business. There are a number of different e-learning solutions to help meet those challenges. Microlearning is one such option. If you want to get employees trained on a specific skill, Microlearning is a popular method that employers are turning… Continue reading You, Your Employees, and Microlearning
What do you want to teach? How will you teach it? Knowing the answers to both these questions is critical if you want to achieve your organization’s training and development objectives. Otherwise, instructional materials miss their intended mark and learners fail to engage with the opportunity. A range of techniques are available to deliver Instruction.… Continue reading Instructional Design and E-Learning: Customized Training That Works
If you’ve been around software development or project management circles in the past few decades, you’ve likely been exposed to agile concepts. To make a long story very short, traditionally, teams developed software by using linear processes that involved a lot of upfront planning and left testing to the end. As time progressed and the… Continue reading Agile Mindedness in Business
As a remote e-learning company, we serve broadly and are always looking for opportunities. Last Fall, we registered to do business with the U.S. government. In our October newsletter, we noted that the government buys many different types of products and services. They aim to spend 23% of prime contract dollars on small businesses, and… Continue reading The Sea of Government RFPs
You’ve interviewed many candidates and selected an ideal person for your position. Knowledgeable, experienced, communicative…everything you need to fill the role. On Day 1, your perfect employee doesn’t show. You’ve been ghosted! In today’s competitive landscape, and with unemployment rates at all-time lows, ghosting has moved from the dating scene to the workplace. Ghosting can… Continue reading Ghosting: Are Your People Disappearing?