Posts by Mike
6 ways to grow your training business with a white label learning management system
15 Nov 17 Mike Learning Management Systems / E-Learning
A white label learning management system sits between an off-the-shelf system and full bespoke solution. It’s a cost effective option for any training provider that wants to get up and running fast with their own branded learning management system.
What is the easiest way to create SCORM e-learning content?
14 Nov 17 Mike E-Learning / Learning Management Systems
SCORM 1.2 is still the defacto standard for moving learner progress information backwards and forwards between e-learning content and the learning management system that hosts it. Anyone who wants to create interactive e-learning content needs to think about SCORM and you will almost certainly need to implement SCORM if you want to track learner progress in the learning management system.
How to sell courses online - 5 technology tips for better course marketing
26 Oct 17 Mike E-Learning / Learning Management Systems
There are specific things you can do if you want get better are marketing and selling courses online. You might be a training provider that sells face-to-face training to employers and now you want to produce online versions of some of your courses. You want your online courses found by as many employers as possible - they find the courses, maybe go for a free trial and then pay for access for their staff.
Six Must Haves in a White Label Learning Management System
24 Oct 17 Mike Learning Management Systems / E-Learning
What’s the best way for a training provider to deliver their own e-learning content to learners? Perhaps you’ve always done face to face training but now you would like to turn some of your existing materials and ideas into e-learning content? You’d like to generate revenue by enrolling remote learners on your e-learning course.
How to get started with Power BI in your organisation - 5 recent lessons
11 Jul 17 Mike Dashboards & Data Warehousing
We’ve been doing a lot of Power BI projects recently and have some insights about implementation that are worth sharing. Both client organisations are in the education and training world but the lessons could apply to organisations in other sectors.
STEM Learning - Data Warehouse and Microsoft Power BI Reporting Solution
30 Jun 17 Mike Dashboards & Data Warehousing
STEM Learning in York is a leading provider of training and other support to teachers in the UK. They deliver high quality continuing professional development courses to STEM teachers - training that empowers teachers to improve the outcomes of young people studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They also provide free online resources for teachers and they manage the STEM Ambassadors programme - a national network of experienced volunteers from industry who go into schools to work directly with young people.
Power BI - Dashboards vs. Reports
23 Jun 17 Mike Dashboards & Data Warehousing
Dashboards and reports both appear in the Power BI online service. At first glance they seem to be very similar and anyone coming to the Power BI service for the first time from the Power BI Desktop application will wonder why we need dashboards when we've already got interactive reports that seem to do almost the same job. The are some important differences though and dashboards will make a lot more sense when you think about how they might be used.
SIR Data Insights - Getting Ready for the 2016/17 Workforce Data Upload
21 Jun 17 Mike Education & Training / Bespoke Software
SIR Data Insights - the national FE sector workforce data service - is ready for the 2016/17 SIR25 upload window. All FE colleges in England are encouraged to submit workforce data - the staff individualised record - to the online service when the upload window opens at the start of July. Independent training providers, charities and adult and community learning organisations are also encouraged to make a submission.
Improving Performance in Higher Education with Microsoft Power BI
13 Jun 17 Mike Dashboards & Data Warehousing / Education & Training
Many organisations would make smarter decisions if they could make better use of data they hold in different management information systems . They struggle because much of their data is hard to access, hard to join up with data from other systems and even harder to share across the organisation before it becomes out of date.
Why you should develop a bespoke learning management system to deliver compliance training to multiple clients
07 Jun 17 Mike Learning Management Systems / Bespoke Software / Education & Training / E-Learning
From time to time we get asked to develop a bespoke learning management system for a training provider that wants to use e-learning to deliver compliance type training to multiple client organisations. Most of those training providers are already using an established off the shelf system - either Moodle or a commercial Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.
EQUAL - Bespoke E-Learning Platform
Read about how we developed a bespoke learning management system for The Skills Network
E-Learning Design - Social Care
Read about the work we're doing for the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People
Software Development - clickLearner
Read about how we developed a new video based e-learning solution for a Sheffield company.