E-Learning

Designing an eLearning GUI

Joe Webster

The user interface (or UI) is a critical part of an eLearning course. It doesn’t usually get much attention after its initial design, but it can have a big bearing on the success or failure of the course as a whole. Guiding Principles Guiding design principles can vary for individual clients, because it’s sometimes desirable […]

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eLearning Today and Tomorrow: Design Trends to Pay Attention To

Today’s blog focuses on the eLearning trends we are seeing now and expect to see even more in 2015. Design principles are consistent with what we’ve seen over the past couple of years with a focus on the learner, delivering content in small bites, developing for the mobile learner, and, of course, keeping courses engaging […]

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How Incorporating the Customer Experience Can Breathe New Life into Plain Old Product Training

Devon Campailla

Onboarding new employees can be a daunting task. New hires often need to learn a large amount of information quickly—it can feel like they are being hit with a wall of information, and all of that data can be difficult to process. A quality onboarding experience doesn’t just have the learners memorize lists of facts […]

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Designing an E-Learning UI

Joe Webster

In this post, I’ll walk through some of the steps that our graphic designers take when we create an e-learning user interface. The user interface (or UI) is a critical part of a training course. It doesn’t usually get much attention after its initial design, but it can have a big bearing on the success […]

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Stay in the Know: ADDIE vs. SAM

Karrin Frilling

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing something we came across that we found interesting. We think you will too. We’re all familiar with the ADDIE process when it comes to designing learning solutions. But have you ever heard of SAM? It stands for Successive Approximation Model and it […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: Illustrating a Graphic Novel for E-Learning

Joe Webster

What’s new with ABR? Take a peek at what we’re up to as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. One of the fun parts of doing design and programming at ABR is the wide variety of projects that come our way. One of the more memorable and unique projects this year […]

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SCORM Tracking Briefly Explained

At ABR, clients often ask us to design and develop e-learning courses that will track and/or store their users’ progress and completion. A learning management system (LMS) that supports SCORM 1.2 allows a developer using programming tools such as Lectora, Articulate, Flash, or HTML/JavaScript to do just that. The information is sent to and retrieved […]

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Warehouse Specialists, Inc: Business Writing Skills Training Solution

WSI’s Need Warehouse Specialists, Inc. (WSI), one of the country’s largest privately held logistics companies, delivers reliable, integrated logistics and supply chain optimization to a wide range of customers and commodities. To train its facilities managers and employees, WSI has used a combination of online courses and informal PowerPoint training by managers and company leadership […]

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ABR and MYCA Form eLearning Partnership

CINCINNATI, Ohio (May 6, 2013) – Accelerated Business Results (ABR) and MYCA Learning, both award-winning, woman-owned training providers, are partnering to bring the best in eLearning to clients. The two companies know that organizations today are looking for high-impact eLearning for their employees. By joining forces and combining their talent and resources, ABR and MYCA […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: Do You Hear What I Hear?

What’s new with ABR? Take a peek at what’s going on in our world as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. This is project manager Devon Campailla’s view for the morning! Audio is a key element of many of the e-learning courses we develop for our clients. Today, Devon is listening in […]

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U.S. Bank: Graphics Library, Style Guide, and Flash Animation Solution

U.S. Bank’s Need U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, operates more than 3,000 banking offices and over 5,000 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of products and services to consumers, businesses, and institutions. In 2012, U.S. Bank was preparing to launch a new software tool to employees nationwide that would consolidate the functions […]

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We Got Game: Using Gamification in E-Learning

Joe Webster

A few weeks ago, several Accelerated Business Results (ABR) team members collaborated to give a presentation about our capabilities in the area of “gamification.” It was a unique situation, because although we’ve built games before, and game concepts are often discussed during project brainstorming, we had never before crafted an entire presentation around it. One […]

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What My Ceiling Fan Has Taught Me About E-Learning

In my almost 50 years on this planet, I guess I’ve learned that it is best to thoroughly read instructions (or review those IKEA pictures) before completing a task or project that is new for me. But it goes against every fiber of my being to do so. When putting up a new ceiling fan, […]

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What Do You Mean, “No One Reads Online”?!

Karrin Frilling

Last week, a colleague forwarded me a blog by Allen Interactions titled “No One Reads Online.” I checked it out for two reasons: The fact that a colleague sent it to me meant that it must be worth reading. The title was intriguing. How could anyone say that no one reads online? Isn’t that what […]

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A Countdown of ABR’s 12 Most Popular Blog Posts

The team members at Accelerated Business Results have been blogging on our website for nearly two years. In fact, we’ve never missed posting at least one blog each week since we started. So, we wanted to take a look back at our 12 most popular blog posts to discover some of the topics and tips […]

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What is Rapid E-Learning and is it Right for You?

Karrin Frilling

Most organizations are constantly seeking ways to create efficiencies and drive down costs. When it comes to training, one of the ways companies do this is through the “rapid” development of e-learning. Typically, rapid development relies on authoring software to create e-learning modules as opposed to Flash-based programming. But just because it’s available doesn’t always […]

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Training in 2012: What Is on Learners’ Wish Lists?

Amy Fox

As 2011 comes to a close, I’ve been evaluating a lot of new trends in learning and development and projections for 2012. Accelerated Business Results (ABR) has had the privilege of working with several world class organizations and we get many opportunities to test new theories as we help to develop their training solutions. In fact, this is the time of year when we often meet with our key clients to map out their training strategies for the coming year, and we’re fortunate to gain access to their invaluable customer insights. Engaging in these conversations gives us a chance to really understand what they’re experiencing in their workforce and to determine the practical training solutions that will address their needs.

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iPad E-Learning: Choosing the Right Platform

Joe Webster

At Accelerated Business Results (ABR), we talk to a lot of customers about their e-learning needs, and one of the trends that has emerged this year is a sharp increase in the number of customers who have questions about deploying training on tablet PCs, specifically Apple’s iPad. In this post, I will discuss the pros and cons of a few possible solutions for iPad learning.

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How Do I Choose Between E-Learning and Instructor-Led Training?

Dear ABR,

What are some factors I need to consider for my business when I am deciding between e-learning training and in-person, instructor-led training?

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AICC or SCORM: Which Is Best for Packaging E-Learning Content?

As an e-learning developer, one of the questions I get a lot is, “Which is better: AICC or SCORM?” This answer will vary depending on who you ask. In my opinion, each specification has its place in developing e-learning content. I will try to provide you with some practical guidelines on which specification you should consider based on your e-learning development requirements.

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Did She Really Just Say That? Customer Service Tips for Challenging Conversations

Last summer, Chris Mann of the Woodhouse Day Spa in Montgomery, Ohio, wrote a guest blog for ABR about “Putting the Customer Back in Customer Service.” I think this is a common theme that many of us experience every day. I regularly see blogs about poor customer service experiences, yet the problem persists.

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Acceller: Blended Training Solution

How ABR developed a comprehensive training solution to support Acceller’s growing customer base and address its needs.

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Comcast Business Services: Training and Sales Coaching Workshop

How ABR created a customized training program that taught Comcast’s new commercial sales teams the critical skills required for selling in the commercial space, as well as an application-driven sales coaching workshop for sales managers.

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Time Warner Cable Adelphia-Comcast: New Employee Integration Training

How ABR delivered an innovative training solution in a short timeframe that prepared a diverse group of employees to transition into a new work situation.

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Social Networking for Business Development E-Learning

Amy Fox

ABR is offering a new training program that teaches proven techniques to engage prospective customers using LinkedIn. The course equips participants with research-based sales methods and ongoing access to a cache of best practices.

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