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Integrating Learning Technologies: Effective implementation and adoption of systems that enable learning and performance improvement.

Abilaire will identify learning technologies that enable learning and performance improvement aligned to your organization goals. Our analysis will provide defensible solutions by identifying which technologies to use and when and how to use them. Some of these technologies include:

  • Learning management systems (LMS)
  • Electronic performance support system (EPSS)
  • Micro-learning
  • Mobile integration
  • Interactive video
  • Motion video
  • e-learning
  • Explainer videos

Learning Management Systems:

Abilaire’s consultants have experience with several LMS platforms. Those that are SCORM and xAPI compliant. We provide a collaborative approach with our clients to help select current solutions that enable the processes of the organization. “People–Process–System” in that order. We are able to assist organizations in selecting the “right fit LMS”, and if needed we are able to provide LMS administration.

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Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS):

According to performance support pioneer Gloria Gery, the performance support vehicle with the greatest potential business benefit is an EPSS (electronic performance support system). Take a look at her comparisons in Tables 1 and 2.

Electronic Performance Support Systems
 
Electronic Performance Support Systems Job Aids

Can support simple or complex task performance, can address multi-pathed, conditionally branched, integrated processes via expert systems.

Typically support simple, linear sequential procedural tasks.

Can accept user input or data as a basis for situationally specific branching, advice, information presentation, etc

Do not accept user input or data. Structuring occurs in advance of need and addresses limited situations.

Provide task structuring, advice, and related information.

Provide task structuring but not related information.

Can present customized views of the system to individual users.

Are structured in advance and do not accommodate individual user requirements.

Can incorporate multiple modes of information presentation (e.g., text, audio, images, animated sequences).

Are typically paper-based with possibility of passive multiple modes (i.e., text and still images). When electronic, could incorporate multiple modes, but is mostly text and still images.

Can provide alternate access to the information (e.g., menus, alphabetical listings, context-sensitive to software or condition, hierarchical access through outlines, or relational access through hypermedia).

Typically provide pre-determined and structured access. Because the InfoBase is not integrated, the path is usually linear.

Electronic performance support systems compared to traditional help systems
 
Electronic Performance Support Systems Traditional Help Systems

Support a broad range of tasks, whether or not software is involved.

Typically support only software-related tasks and are usually confined to software rather than job-task support.

Provide information, task structuring, interactive, conditionally branched advice, examples, and interactive training.

Provide passive information only.

Provide internally cross-referenced information or knowledge that also links to other structures.

May or may not be internally cross referenced. They are typically context sensitive to software applications and not linked to other resources.

Can support complex, interrelated tasks with conditional branching.

Usually provide limited descriptions of procedures and, sometimes, examples. They rarely deal in combined procedures of complex tasks.

Provide multiple means of access and alternative views of the content.

Are typically accessed via structured menus (listing topics, alphabetical listings, commands, and so forth).

May accept user input or data.

Do not accept user input or data except as menu choices.

Can contain customized views of the information or support.

Could contain customized views of the information, but rarely do.

Abilaires’ consultants have extensive experience in assisting our clients in the selection and sourcing of Electronic Performance Support Systems  (EPSS) which come in many shapes and sizes, so it is important to balance cost and needs with an EPSS’s functionality.  As a result of our focus on the proper and systematic analysis, we are able to help to clearly identify the required balance to aid in the aforementioned EPSS selection.

Learn how the right EPSS can bridge knowledge and skill gaps

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E-Learning development:

Here at Abilaire we have some of the best eLearning developers in the industry. We curate content that is not only visually engaging, but also learner centric in nature. We develop eLearning that meets the learner at the identified need. This is accomplished by the utilization of interactivity, intrinsic feedback rather than extrinsic feedback, branching, and user determined direction. Regardless of the LMS or authoring requirements employed within your organization we have experience with the authoring tool and the skill to apply corporate LMS system standards. See our Work.

Micro-Learning:

Micro-learning is a means of delivering courseware in small easy and quick-to-digest chunks, giving learners two key benefits: ability to consume learning in a manageable way, and learners are in control of when and what they chose to learn. The organization also benefits in two key ways: The same content that is used for learning can provide just-in-time performance support, and address the needs of a changing workforce. Research shows that 70% of millennials visit YouTube monthly. We develop micro-learning using video, interactive video and motion graphic video. Micro-learning also allows organizations a soft transition into the world of mobile and social learning.

With the introduction of so many new learning technologies, and web-based authoring tools it can be daunting to choose the right strategy.  Let Abilaire assist you in developing the "right-fit" learning technology strategy. 

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