Align Media's eLearning Nuggets™ provide an ideal solution for users in large organizations who need just–in–time e–learning in enterprise proprietary applications and systems, or off–the shelf productivity suites. eLearning Nuggets™ are a unique Web–based collection of learning micro–units for users to learn very specific application tasks with the help of “show–me” animations, voice over and “how to” steps. Focusing on just what you need just when you need it, eLearning Nuggets™ make good on the promise of just–in–time e–learning. This is e–learning at its best™. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
The instructional design of our eLearning Nuggets™ is backed by years of university research and of real world experience in the use of technology to empower people to learn.
An eLearning Nuggets™ solution typically consists of one or more modules covering the different technologies, applications or systems users need to learn how to use.
Each module consists of a collection of individual eLearning Nuggets™ grouped by topic area. Each individual eLearning Nugget™ is a 1–2 minute micro-tutorial that focuses on teaching how to carry out one and only one particular task (e.g., how to update an employee's availability, if covering a scheduling application). This allows users to learn quickly and precisely what they need to know. From start to finish, an eLearning Nugget™ takes between one and two minutes to complete. At the end of each eLearning Nugget™, the learner is encouraged to try the procedure on his or her own, or, if needed, to run the eLearning Nugget™ again. ORGANIZATIONAL BENEFITS
- Reduced training costs—An eLearning Nuggets™ solution reduces the high costs associated with classroom training
- Users feel supported—eLearning Nuggets™ can work as a complete training solution or as a supplement to other types of training. In either case, they provide an ideal ongoing support mechanism for the users in your organization
- Rapid deployment—eLearning Nuggets™ allow organizations to train thousands of users simultaneously and therefore in reduced timeframes
- Consistent quality—Implementing an eLearning Nuggets™ solution ensures that all users have access to the same learning content and quality that your organization requires
- Expandability and easy maintenance—You can easily expand your existing library of eLearning Nuggets™ by adding new collections as you need them
- Fewer calls to the help desk—By having eLearning Nuggets™ available at their fingertips, users are less likely to dial the help desk for support
- Custom–made—We can create custom eLearning Nuggets™ on proprietary systems to train your users in tasks unique to your organization
- LMS–friendly–elearning Nuggets are built to be SCORM-compliant so that they can be incorporated in your organization's learning management system
- No subject application needed—eLearning Nuggets™ can be used without having to have installed the subject application being learned
- Focused learning—Each individual eLearning Nugget™ is self–contained and teaches how to complete a single task
- Learning at your fingertips—Each eLearning Nugget™ takes about one minute to complete
- Learning at your own pace—eLearning Nuggets™ allow you to learn as little or as much as you choose in one sitting–from just one very specific task to a set of related topics to an entire application or technology. You learn one thing at a time and move on to the next only when you are ready or have the time
- Increased retention—Each eLearning Nugget™ increases retention with “show me” animations, voice over and “how to” steps. You can replay each individual eLearning Nugget™ as many times as needed
- Create your own learning path—You can follow the learning path that suits you best in terms of timeframe, skill level and order. Whether you learn in a linear or non–linear fashion, eLearning Nuggets™ cater to your needs
- True learning on demand—eLearning Nuggets™ are designed to allow you to “hop” in and out of learning on demand
- Certification–For specific application versions, and when used in conjunction with our eBooks, eLearning Nuggets™ on Office applications cover topics required by the following certification programs: Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS), International Computer Driver's License (ICDL), and European Computer Driver's License (ECDL)
- Find what you need fast—You can search eLearning Nuggets™ by learning topic or navigate through them using a familiar interface
- Continuous learning—With eLearning Nuggets™ learning ceases to be a scheduled event and becomes an ongoing activity
- Always accessible—eLearning Nuggets™ are always available to help you learn or review material anytime anywhere
The technical requirements for eLearning Nuggets™ are minimal, making it easy for organizations to deploy an ideal e–learning solution on existing equipment and with minimal investment. eLearning Nuggets™ can be installed on your organization’s intranet, LAN or WAN, or locally on individual PCs.
- Standard server configured to serve Web pages to client machines over the Web or LAN/WAN (e.g., Windows Server with IIS, Apache, iPlanet, etc.) Since eLearning Nuggets™ run on the client side, the server does not need to be a dedicated server
- Internet Explorer 8.x or above
- 1GB of hard disk space (depending on number of individual eLearning Nuggets™ installed)
- Windows 8.x, 7, XP
- Internet Explorer 8.x or above
- Sound card and speakers for voice over (recommended)
- Internet access
- No plug–ins required
eLearning Nuggets™ are very competitively priced. For custom eLearning Nuggets built to train users how to use proprietary applications, pricing is based on time and materials to build the solution. The pricing of an existing off–the–shelf eLearning Nuggets™ solution is determined essentially by two factors-the number of eLearning Nugget™ modules to be licensed (e.g., Windows, Internet, Word, Outlook, etc.) and the number of end-users accessing the solution.
Depending on your needs, other factors that may affect pricing include content customization, language version and market localization.
Please feel free to contact us to price your eLearning Nuggets™ solution: