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including our Learning Management System

and online training courses.

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OTrainU

Learning Management Software

 

Put Your Training Online

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Studi.O Services

 

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The Services we offer!

OTrainU

Our fully hosted, cloud based Learning Management System designed to Create, Host, Deploy, Assess, Record and Report all your training needs Learn More

Studi.O

Our team of elearning and training experts with the skills and experience to turn your training material into engaging and effective online courses. Learn More

Ready to GO!

Our growing catalogue of Ready to GO! courses covering a variety of topics from Soft Skills to Compliance based training programs. Learn More

Training Success Club

Our collection of resources, tools, webinars, workshops, coaching and mentoring services to help you create and get more out of your training.Learn More

The OTrain difference.

We believe in Software PLUS Service

At OTrain, You get Intuitively Simply software PLUS Outstanding Service and Support

We believe in SIMPLE pricing

At OTrain, You get unlimited users, courses, administrators and reports, all for a simple monthly hosting fee

We believe in being ONTIME

At OTrain, you get your project on time If not, we discount the price by 10% for each day its late. More than 10 days, its yours for free

We believe in TEAMWORK

At OTrain You get “all hands” support. Everyone in our organisation mans the chat and phone lines, from the Managing Director to the Front Desk

We believe in FAST

At OTrain, You get immediate access and a fast turn around

We believe in TRANSPARENCY

At OTrain, You get a transparent pricing model, with fixed price projects and no surprises

Our clients are using OTrainU and the OTrain services to deliver all types of training. From our educator and RTO clients delivering First Aid and Responsible Service of Alcohol training, through to our fast growth employers delivering their Induction and On-boarding programs. We’ve got Chemical Supply companies teaching their clients how to correctly and safely apply their products, and Spill Companies using the OTrainU system to teach their clients how to clean up chemical and other spills. And we’re not limited to particular sectors or industries. From Childcare to RTO’s, Manufactures to Electrical Contractors and Transport companies, OTrain is in operation across the economy. With OTrain you can opt for a fully outsourced model and have us do all the work, or use your existing skills and resources to do it yourself, and quite often its a mix of both. At OTrain we’re here to put your training online, but more than that we’re here to help make your training work.

OTrain is, simply put a better way to Train

Our Recent Posts

Creating a Student Avatar or Persona

At OTrain, we run a series of training programs via our Training Success Club that show people how to create their own online training.  These programs are based on the exact process we use to create online courses for clients, and the same process we use to work with clients developing their own courses. To date, this approach has been used to develop over 400 courses, so it’s fair to say we’ve had a little experience, and we’ve seen a few things. It doesn’t matter the subject matter, or the client, or the budget, or the experience of the designer when it comes to creating an online course, we always start with the same question: TELL US ABOUT THE AVERAGE STUDENT?   See most people run off and start thinking about themes and templates, interactions and assessments and start getting into the nuts and bolts of the course design.  But designing an online course should always start with the student in mind. At OTrain we start with what we call a Student Avatar.  This is an idea or concept borrowed from marketing.  We look at who is the typical student that is going to undertake our course?  Sure our course could be taken by ANYONE, but the reality is there are usually a fairly defined set of characteristics for the ‘average’ student. The more we can define these characteristics, the more we can build our course to meet the students specific needs.  This is a basic fundamental practice of training, but something often overlooked and lost when creating an online course, especially when we get dazzled by all the pretty options...

How did the online census fail so miserably?

There has been much discussion about attacks on our information, attacks on our privacy and how the census site crashed due to people trying to hack into the servers that the site is/was hosted on. It’s quite possible there was no malicious attack on our data at all, rather the volume of traffic all at once simulated an unintentional Denial of Service Attack. So what is a Denial of Service Attack (DDoS)? There are two common types of attacks; Brute Force Distributed Denial of Service And I’m going to try now to turn some of this nerdy language into human speak. Brute Force Attack Imagine a typical house on a suburban street.  There is a little white picket fence, with a little white gate. This suburb is well known to be impulsive buyers and is visited regularly by door to door salesman. A salesman walks up to the door and says ‘Hi I’m Fred, let me in’ and when unsuccessful comes back and says ‘Hi I’m Dave, let me in’ and so on, hoping at some point you’ll recognise him. Getting through the front gate is no problem as it’s only one person trying to get through at a time.  But he cannot get through the front door without being recognised. This is a Brute Force Attack.  These attacks are generally stopped at the door by secure logins and good password security, as well as ‘jailing’ or blocking the originating IP address for a period of time. Distributed Denial of Service Attack Distributed Denial of Service(DDoS) Attacks, are different in the way they operate. If we think back to...

New Feedback Dashboard

At OTrain, we are always looking for ways to improve our user experience. As part of this commitment, when we released our last theme, we introduced a short user survey at the bottom of our template, asking the user to rate their experience on that session. User could select a smiling, neutral or negative face to report on their thoughts. This feedback is then fed directly into a purpose built tool to log and manage the feedback. We have been trialing, monitoring and improving this for some time and we are pleased to say we are now ready to release it to our OTrainU clients. When a user selects an image (positive or negative), there is a corresponding score that is created and logged as well. The scores are totalled daily and using a variation on the popular “Net Promoter Score”, a total score is assigned for each day. This daily score is then logged in a coloured dashboard calendar, providing a quick, visual image of your users experience. We have created 4 categories: Red – overall a bad day for user feedback Grey – overall a neutral day for user feedback Blue – overall a good day for user feedback Super Blue – overall an excellent day for your feedback. In addition to the visual overview, Administrators are also able to drill down on a single day and see what individual scores each user has provided. We have been tracking this information for some time, improving the formula and feedback, and in our next upgrade we are making this information available to users with Client Admin permission via...

What does the Future of Work look like?

We were lucky enough to be invited to attend the RedEye Future of Work Conference in Brisbane this week as an exhibitor and speaker. With the theme obvious, the discussions and information shared was not. Dr Alexandra Bratanova, Research Scientist at Data61 CSIRO, set the stage sharing with us the data that shows how the workforce has changed since the 90’s to now and how these changes are only picking up pace at a rapid rate as we move into the future. Their research identified 6 megatrends that make it very clear, the Future of Work is going to look and feel very different to how we currently work.  The 6 megatrends are; The second half of the chessboard Porous boundaries The era of the entrepreneur Divergent demographics The rising bar Tangible intangibles Out of these 6 megatrends, there were 3 that I felt really stood out for our industry, both in how we create and deliver training and education.  These 3 are; Pourous Boundaries Jobs of the future are likely to be more flexible, agile, networked and connected.  As will training in the future.  Future students will expect to be able to complete their training from wherever and whenever they want to.  It will no longer be a ‘nice to have’ but rather a ‘must have’ Tangible intangibles As we moving into a future of knowledge, employment growth in service industry sectors such as education and health care are likely to continue.  Also set to become increasingly important are service sector jobs requiring social interaction skills and emotional intelligence.  Definitely a big hint as to what kind of...

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Did you know

Putting your training online can

  • Reduce delivery cost by up to 85%
  • Reduce delivery time by 2/3rds
  • Improve reporting, compliance and audit trail
  • Make training and workforce development more interesting and engaging for all involved.

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