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2 Minutes with OTrain – What is OTrain?

Here’s our latest live feed from our 2 minutes live with OTrain series. You can see more of these videos here in the 2 Minute Category, or keep up to date by joining us on Facebook. Today – What is OTrain? OTrain puts training online, but what does that mean? Posted by OTrain on Tuesday, July 05, 2016   If you enjoyed this 2 minute tip, please share. For more 2 Minute tips like this, join us...

2 Minutes with OTrain – The Online Training Room

Here’s our latest live feed from our 2 minutes live with OTrain series. You can see more of these videos here in the 2 Minute Category, or keep up to date by joining us on Facebook. Today – The Online Training Room. Comparing the typical Training Room to the Online Training Room Posted by OTrain on Tuesday, July 05, 2016   If you enjoyed this 2 minute tip, please share. For more 2 Minute tips like this, join us...

2 Minutes with OTrain

Here’s our latest live feed from our 2 minutes live with OTrain series. You can see more of these videos here in the 2 Minute Category, or keep up to date by joining us on Facebook. Today – The OTrain Growth Model. The 5 cornerstones to underpin your Training Organisations Growth Posted by OTrain on Thursday, June 30, 2016   If you enjoyed this 2 minute tip, please share. For more 2 Minute tips like this, join us...

10 Sleep Hacks Every Student Needs to Know

A handy tool for the student toolbox is a few sleep hacks.  If there is one thing that goes hand in hand with that pile of text books it’s lack of sleep. Whether it’s pulling an all nighter finishing off that assignment due tomorrow or celebrating the night with friends.  There is usually one reason or another that sleep didn’t seem all that important at the time. Sleep deprivation can make it very difficult to succeed, having an adverse affect on your mental health, concentration and memory. SleepPeople.com have put together a great infographic ’10 Sleep Hacks Every Student Needs to Know’ which provides students with some great tips for getting the best nights sleep possible. A great night sleep is a very important requirement and should be a focus for any student wanting to succeed at learning.  ...

OTrain invited to Advance Queensland Summit

Last month we were invited to attend and exhibit at the Queensland Governments Innovation and Investment Summit, as part of their Advance Queensland initiative. Held in Brisbane over two days, the purpose of the summit was to bring innovative Start ups, Investors, Government and other Stakeholders together to exchange ideas, collaborate and maybe even conduct a business deal. The event delivered an incredible couple of days, with so much to see and experience, it was difficult for one to know where to look next. With so many exciting innovations on show there were a couple of standouts for me personally. First there was DRU, Domino’s Robotic Unit, a driverless solution to pizza delivery.  Domino’s have definitely thought outside the box here.  Designing a robot that keeps your order piping hot and drinks icy cold while navigating the footpaths from the store to your door.  DRU is a world first in the space of commercial autonomous and definitely a big insight into the future of such technology. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb0nxQyv7RU[/youtube] The other innovative idea to catch my attention was a fitbit like device for machinery.  A device that monitors indicators such as noise, heat and vibration designed to prevent breakdowns and attaches with a simple magnet. There was even an App to make Divorce quicker! The hive of activity in this space at the moment is nothing short of amazing.  I am excited to see what will make it to market over the coming months and years. One thing to keep an eye on is Bruce Dell and his company Euclidion.  Euclidion makes 3D graphics and hologram materials and are about to...

Choosing a Moodle Hosting Provider

There is a lot to consider when choosing a Moodle hosting provider.

In its simplest form, your Moodle LMS is actually little more than a number of files and folders. Hosting is simply somewhere to store all those files and folder so that your Moodle Learning Management System is available to your student; typically via the internet.

Whilst the computer geeks use words like ‘cloud’ and ‘web’ in reality those files sit on a computer somewhere. That computer is often referred…

Security Matters

Web security is as important as home security yet I am constantly amazed by the lack of respect and poor actions by people when it comes to protecting their passwords and keeping their websites safe.

Most people are either too busy, or simply believe “I’m too small, why would anyone want to hack me”.

However, what most people don’t understand is the two biggest threats to your organisation are automated bots and your own employees..

Grow your business with the OTrain Training Company Growth Model

I’ve been working with training organisations since 2011 and during that time, I’ve found the OTrain Training Company Growth Model, helps to build a scalable, reliable, and predictable business.

Now I’m not talking about the legislated required obligations.  It goes without saying that you need to do things right, including your compliance, reporting and hiring obligations. I’m talking more about the organisational model that underpins a great training business..

Reflections on Being CEO of a SaaS Business Through Year 4 and 5, $20m+ of Capital Raised, Triple Digit Revenue Growth

From time to time I come across a post that is so good, I have to do more than simply share it via social media. This is such a post.

Copied word for word from its original location, in case its taken down or moved, this is an honest reflection from the Founder and CEO of a fast growth company, sharing some of his learnings from the past few years..

OTrain gets new Digs

With continued growth and plenty of big plans ahead, OTrain is pleased to announce we have become one of the foundation residents at the new Canvas Coworking Space in Toowoomba..

Hey RTO – Does your Online Training Make you money?

With online training and elearning the fastest growing part of the training sector, its no surprise that most RTO’s have joined the stampede and started to put their training online. In fact, in my day to day conversations with RTO’s around the country, I rarely come across someone who doesn’t have some sort of online component, or hasn’t tried some sort of online delivery for their training content or assessments..