A client recently asked me about the metrics we use for estimating custom development of eLearning courses. She wanted to explain to her colleagues the reasons why one course takes weeks to create and another takes months.
The Business of Learning
There have been a couple of situations recently that made me think of an aspect of Fredrickson’s custom learning development business that we don’t talk about often, but where I think we really excel: the logistics of learning.
I hear this occasionally from potential clients here at Fredrickson and I think it’s worth exploring. Usually, it’s in relation to a mission-critical (or career-critical!) business initiative where the training component really needs to be both smooth and effective. Although we actually are a big firm as far as developers of custom learning experiences go, there […]
“Variety and challenge.” That’s how most instructional designer candidates answer when I ask, during an interview, what they’re looking for in their next position. Usually, they mean meeting new people, writing about different topics, and using different authoring tools . On the other hand, managers who are bringing someone on board for a short engagement […]
Being long-time advocates for Plain Language (PL), we were pleased to read Governor Dayton’s Executive Order 14-07, “Implementing Plain Language in the Executive Branch,” signed yesterday, March 4. In his EO, Gov. Dayton writes: “Plain Language is a communication, which an audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Plain Language will […]
1:45 – 2:30p Travel Time 2:30 – Client Meeting 3p – 3:45p Travel Time Yup. That’s forty-five minutes each way for a client check-in meeting, held in-person to briefly discuss next steps in the design and development process for an e-learning course. Was it inconvenient? You bet. Was it worth every minute of time […]