Beginnings are always the hardest. You have to draw people away from what they’re doing and try and hold their attention. Nail it, and the rest is easy. Mess it up, and you may never recover. We all know this from delivering any form of communication; from meetings and marketing material to any level...
About this time last year, I wrote an article sharing the statistics for a LinkedIn experience. Specifically, it was on the number of people who reached out and congratulated me on a work anniversary with OTrain. The general point of the post was how little people were using LinkedIn to grow and leverage their...
I have nearly 2500 contacts on LinkedIn and this week (according to LinkedIn notifications) I celebrated 5 years in two of my businesses. OTrain, my company that puts training online, and OGroupMGMT my management and consulting company. I only know this because I started to receive messages from my contacts, telling me I was...
Last week I did something stupid. I rode a motorbike to the tip of Cape York. The adventure itself was not stupid, in fact it has been on my bucket list for a long time, but what was stupid was that I haven’t really ridden a motorbike that much. And I certainly have never...
OTrain is a Queensland based, full service provider of online training solutions working with training organisations just like you. Primarily we do two things. We help put YOUR training online, and we help make YOUR online training work. This includes helping you grow. One of the key things we have found helpful for training...
Introducing the new feature for the month: Completion Progress Bar. When the progress bar is added to your course, students can see a visual representation of their progress, including activities that have to be completed. It also allows teachers/administrators to view all their users progress for a quick overview. Watch this quick video for...
The Emotional Cycle of Change.
Ever wondered why that new initiative just didn’t take off.
Join Shane as he discusses the Emotional Journey of Change, and why your new ideas don’t stick, as well as 3 quick tips on what you can do about it.
There is a lot of doom and gloom around the training space right now as members of our sector learn to adapt to the new world we operate in. I am an active in a number of LinkedIn and Facebook groups, and barely a day goes by without someone jumping on board and listing...
4 Levers to Double your Sales
Find out the 4 levers you can pull in your business right now to double your sales and double your profits.
There’s no good having the best-kept secret! Double your Sales but pulling these levers in your business today.
Simon Burmingham, the Minister for Education and Training this week announced sweeping changes to the VET FEE HELP sector.
There is lots being written about the specific, but in short, the amount a student can borrow for a course has been reduced.
Have you every thought how great it would be to have more students than you could handle?
Maybe you’ve said out loud it’s the admin, assessments and reporting, stopping you from spending quality time with your students and growing business.
If you’ve ever had these or similar thoughts, what you’re really looking for is an Automatic Training Machine.
Are your target students, Cold, Warm or Hot?
Shane shares with you the different stages your potential students go through prior to becoming a student.
Personal Vulnerability & Ordinariness
Are you worried about having a squeaky voice when it comes to public speaking?
It’s important to show who you are to your audience. The things you may be uncomfortable about may just work in your favour.
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 your average student’
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)?
At OTrain, we are always looking for ways to improve our user experience.
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.
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;
At OTrain we use Adobe Captivate as our preferred Authoring Tool to create great online courses.
Last week Adobe launched an update to Adobe Captivate 9.
The updated version of Captivate offers:
Is your LMS up to date?
This seems like a pretty obvious question, but what a lot of organisations don’t understand is that owning an LMS is a bit like owning a car. There is a constant stream of maintenance required to keep everything in tip top shape.
I speak with training organisations everyday and one of the constants is how many tell me…….
Flash Vs HTML
Does your training contain Flash Files?
Shane shares with you why it’s important to review your Flash files and the possible need for an upgrade.