Missed our Social Learning webcast this week?
No problem - you can view the recorded version on demand here.
Want to hear how an industry expert took his Beer (yes beer) certification course online, all by his lonesome?
Join our next webcast ”Cheers To Rapid Development!“ on Wed Nov 02nd at 12PM EST.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
Social Learning, fiction, fad or fact?
Why all the hype?
Where does it fit and can you measure it?
Learn what other organizations are doing and how social learning can affect your role.
A 45 minute online discussion between eLearning industry professionals with no sales agenda
Too expensive to create!
Too time consuming to build!
Too time consuming and too expensive to maintain!
Join us for a 45 minute live panel discussion with real life examples of solutions to these dilemmas.
For example, consider these statements: “There is beauty in constraints”, “Sometimes you need to think INSIDE the box”
No sales pitch, just a down to earth debate.
SHIFT, our rapid eLearning authoring tool, has won three coveted Brandon Hall Silver awards for technology excellence in the Rich Media, Rapid Authoring and Evaluation or Testing categories.
SHIFT changes the models of eLearning development. SHIFT allows the development of a rich, interactive and engaging learning experience with no need for advanced technical skills. It’s a one-stop solution for instructional design, media recording, media editing, immersive scenarios and simulations, testing, collaboration and workflow management, all integrated into one cloud-based environment. All processes integrated and managed within the system, including media management, work assignments, reviewing, project documentation and even RFQ’s for outsourcing from external third party vendors. SHIFT’s database driven architecture also makes content reutilization, localization and subsequent changes simple.
“We firmly believe that we have created an authoring environment that changes the way eLearning is done. SHIFT is opening up markets for thousands of organizations and individuals that considered eLearning development either too complex or too costly. One single development environment that can produce rich media courses with the resource investment of rapid development” said Randolf Kissling, CEO of Aura Interactiva, the developers of SHIFT.
The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Group, a leading research firm in training and development. The Learning Technology Awards program showcases innovations in the products in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance.
“These excellent tools and systems are the cutting edge of learning technology,” said Tom Werner, chief research officer and director of the Awards program. “They really change for the better how people learn in the workplace.”
SHIFT is used by organizations that need to get more eLearning done, faster and more efficiently. SHIFT is an award winning authoring system that has the necessary elements to empower a user to create rich, interactive courses, with no technical knowledge, rapidly. By using SHIFT, the user has access to all the necessary elements to create an effective and great looking course anywhere at anytime. Automated, smart interface interactions, games, simulations, media recording, and scenario builders, available in one integrated package. SHIFT allows for specialization of labor, collaboration, review, update and content reutilization that will make large eLearning development teams dramatically more effective and more productive. For more information visit: www.shiftelearning.com
About Brandon Hall Group
Having worked with more than 5,000 clients globally and after 17 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Through the recent merger of Brandon Hall Research and AC Growth, Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data, and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales, Marketing, and Executive Management. For more information visit: http://www.brandon-hall.com
Last month the Mind Muze team exhibited at the BC HRMA Conference and Tradeshow in beautiful British Columbia.
We enjoyed two days of engaging conversations with local and national HR professionals from a variety of industries. Many were looking for different online routes to training their employees, and many were looking at online options for the first time. Regardless of where they currently were with their training initiatives, the message was clear - HR professionals and business owners were looking for a simple to create, easy-to-update and cost effective route to delivering their training online.
I think that was why “Green Your Office”, an eLearning course built in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, was so well received as we demoed it at the show. The clean-feeling and easy-to-navigate course was a fresh and welcome surprise to many attendees. They were equally impressed when they learned it was built in less than 30 development hours in SHIFT and was fully editable.
The show ended with many happy attendees walking away with plans to build free prototype courses with us in SHIFT. It also ended on a happy note for the Mind Muze team as we walked away with the award for First Place in Booth Design! Perhaps the judges had a sweet tooth for our candy? Check out a quick video snippet of our booth and candy table here.
All around it was a fantastic show and we’re looking forward to working on several SHIFT prototypes and of course, heading back to the BC HRMA show again next year!
Written by Jamie Kalynuik, Mind Muze Marketing.
By Rick Beaudry, CEO, MindMuze
With a keen focus on fueling new growth opportunities associated with the economic recovery, SMBs are making significant investments in training their customers and their employees. For the SMB, it is critical that the education solutions are tailored to their budget and resource challenges.
SMB’s typically look for an edge. Flexibility and innovation drive their growth. SMB leaders see the potential for learning management software to be applied not only to meet traditional new-hire regulations but to address the customer education problem as well. In fact, the inclusion of an innovative education platform for their products and services drives a competitive advantage, not only among other SMB’s, but over their larger enterprise competitors.
According to Forrester Research, 40% of SMBs are either planning to implement learning management software in a year or indicate an interest in doing so. The research also indicates that collaboration and content management lead their investments. Also, 44% of SMBs will expand or initially invest in collaboration software this year, and 40% will do so in content management software, continuing the trend from last year.
We are seeing tremendous growth in the adoption of innovative education solutions by SMBs throughout the world. They can now harness the power of SAAS (Software as a Service) and on-demand global labour in order to offer education to their employees and customers that is equal to that of their large enterprise brethren.
People, process and technology are all essential in the delivery of small and medium-size businesses. They are now investing in their own learning assets as never before. Now, armed with products and services that will enable them to compete with larger enterprise, SMBs are able to extend valuable education to their employees, and to their customers.
The lines separating large enterprises from small and mid-sized businesses are becoming blurred. A new generation of tech-savvy business owners are making SMBs look a lot more like their larger enterprise counterparts - on a smaller scale, of course.
MindMuze Innovations - Learning Solutions For Small and Mid-Sized Businesses.
MindMuze has packaged learning management and elearning development into a cost effective, easily maintainable solution set that includes “renting” learning management services at a fraction of the cost of implementing an LMS to manage the delivery of elearning assets and learning tracking. In addition, MindMuze has combined the power of SHIFT (www.shiftelearning.com), an award-winning collaborative elearning authoring tool, with instant access to a global pool of elearning project resources to ensure the rapid, cost effective development of elearning assets for the SMB - 100% custom learning portals for your employees and customers, along with 100% custom interactive online learning modules.
MindMuze partners with the small, or often non-existent, internal HR training department to offer solutions typically only available to larger enterprise customers.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how small and mid-sized businesses are utilizing the people, process and the technology to make delivering innovative eLearning solutions to your customers and your employees a cost-effective reality.