Agile Mindedness in Business

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 theContinue reading “Agile Mindedness in Business”

The Sea of Government RFPs

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, andContinue reading “The Sea of Government RFPs”

Ghosting: Are Your People Disappearing?

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 canContinue reading “Ghosting: Are Your People Disappearing?”

Getting Started with Audio Recording

When done correctly, using audio to narrate e-learning can have a big impact on engaging learners. Are you looking to add audio narration to your next course and don’t know where to start? Here we’re going to hook you up with tips for recording high-quality voiceover. Organize Your Recording Space Most of us don’t haveContinue reading “Getting Started with Audio Recording”

ARgggh! The Fuss About Augmented Reality.

This starts with the purchase of a bottle of 19 Crimes wine, per a friend’s recommendation.  The liquor store attendant asked, “Have you checked out the app?”  No, but now curiosity set in.  A quick search reveals that if you download the “Living Wine Labels” app and point it at the wine label, cool thingsContinue reading “ARgggh! The Fuss About Augmented Reality.”

Improving Accessibility Through Video Captions

Have you noticed that captions (a.k.a. subtitles) in social media videos have become more common? Captioning videos has historically been used in e-learning to improve accessibility for learners with hearing impairments. Beyond accessibility, evidence is emerging that captions improve engagement and comprehension (hence why you are seeing more videos with captions on Facebook). In short, thereContinue reading “Improving Accessibility Through Video Captions”

What is a Classroom: 5 Reasons to Implement an LMS in your Organization

The other day an Apple commercial caught my eye.  The camera followed a young girl as she biked around a city with her iPad Pro.  She used her device to write, draw, send messages, read comics, etc.  And when asked, “Whatcha doin’ on your computer?”, she answered, “What’s a computer?” I don’t normally pay attentionContinue reading “What is a Classroom: 5 Reasons to Implement an LMS in your Organization”

Choosing a Training Delivery Method

Welcome to 2018! In the last post, we reviewed 4 common ways to deliver training. But often, knowing the differences between training delivery methods isn’t always helpful in terms of actually selecting the right one for a situation. We will tackle that briefly here. On the job training – or one-one-one training at the jobContinue reading “Choosing a Training Delivery Method”