Nile Street Multimedia specialises in online training development.
We are an Articulate 360 Developer which enables us to produce highly interactive courses that are not dependent on a particular LMS or platform.
Online training can provide very effective student or employee training and can make up a substantive part of your organisation’s learning and development solution.
With so much more work being done remotely it is important that online learning material is of high quality and effective.
Unfortunately much elearning is based around a model of presenting information and then testing to see if the student retained the required points. This is boring for the learner, not very effective and generally does not properly focus on solving the fundamental problem that was the initial reason for developing the training.
It is a mistake to just assume that because a learner has more information that they will necessarily perform better or safer.
Good elearning training solutions uses creative ways to motivate and engage the learner. This is not always a simple a process, but the ROI can be substantial from a much more targeted approach. Ideally we can have measurable before and after metrics that will give us feedback on how effective the training has been at both changing behaviour and achieving the desired project goals.
Scenario challenges with simulated outcomes are optimal for creating expertise. Practice is important for retaining new skills or behaviours.
Online training can visually demonstrate some material exceptionally well. This is especially true for software training solutions. Online training is a very efficient means of delivering software training. We can develop online courses that document your specific applications or procedures.
We can provide very cost effective solutions that can both demonstrate and/or test the use of your software.
As long as it is well designed online training forces each and every student to engage with the material. This can mean a much more uniform delivery of the material. It eliminates the learner being able to sit at the back of a class hidden by the engagement of others.
It is easy to access for those that are separated geographically or by time.
We can develop online courses that can be used as part of new employee induction. Where these online courses are integrated in a Learning Management System (LMS) essential information for new employees or contractors is easily delivered and then documented before they start work.
Components of Online Training Development
There are a number of different tools and skills associated with assembling online training.
As an elearning designer we assist in the understanding of, and supply of, the components for online training development. The choice depends on the client’s needs, budget and their level of internal expertise.
We have skills in instructional design which help design courses that are effective and are targeted to achieving a clearly designed outcome.
We we work best with access to SMEs (subject matter experts), project stakeholders, learners to test materials and existing experienced trainers. Sometimes this is not feasible so we work from a brief prepared before we come on-board a project. We are flexible. The goal is to get the best outcome at the most affordable rate for the client
We develop courses using Articulate Storyline or Articulate Rise. This Articulate 360 platform allows for rapid development, integrated video, many different question types and output suitable for mobile devices.
We believe in using SAM (Successive Approximation Model) for development and Storyline or Rise is ideal for this continuous develop and review model. In essence this model is where we relatively quickly produce a course prototype. Then we refine it multiple times as decisions are made on what works for the learner and what does not.
We find this works well with teams that may not be very experienced in course development because it helps them very early on visualise what the end result may look like.
We have worked with a number of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and have particular experience with LearnDash a WordPress LMS. This is particularly useful where the client is providing learning material through their website.
Courses developed using Articulate Storyline or Articulate Rise can readily be loaded into any existing Learning Management System.
We collaborate with jonburke creative digital video in the development of online training material and training videos. Often custom video can add significantly to the way the course engages with the learner. Jon Burke has a wide breadth of experience in the creation of safety, training and corporate video material and this ensures the finished product has both quality content and quality delivery.