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The Automatic Training Machine
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The Automatic Training Machine

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.

Creating a Student Avatar or Persona
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Creating a Student Avatar or Persona

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’

How did the online census fail so miserably?
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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)?

New Feedback Dashboard
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New Feedback Dashboard

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.

What does the Future of Work look like?
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What does the Future of Work look like?

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;

Is your Learning Management System up to date?
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Is your Learning Management System up to date?

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…….

2 Minutes with OTrain – The Raving Fans
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2 Minutes with OTrain – The Raving Fans

Raving fans are important for any business. These are the people that tell everyone how great you and your team are and how their friends must do their course with you.
What are you doing to create Raving Fans?

2 Minutes with OTrain – What is OTrain?
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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,...
2 Minutes with OTrain – The Online Training Room
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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...
2 Minutes with OTrain
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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...
10 Sleep Hacks Every Student Needs to Know
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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...
OTrain invited to Advance Queensland Summit
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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...
Choosing a Moodle Hosting Provider
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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…

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