Quick Square – E-learning Summary: Quick Square has over 8 years of experience providing a complete solution for the authoring, publishing and deployment of web based e-learning. There are 3 main areas to the approach that we utilize to create professional quality training modules, publish them for delivery on the web and deploy them to users that need training. Quick Square can provide a complete end-to-end solution for a client or perform specific functions. Here is a general breakdown of these e-learning components.
Content Authoring: Our client is the “content expert” and best knows the information that needs communicated. Frequently though our client may not have the time or technical skill to shape that content into a professional, graphical training module with voice over, animations and quizzes. They may even need assistance in overall instructional design for the course to be effective. Typically our client will supply the initial text, photos and proposed narration script in PowerPoint. Quick Square will then take this content and develop:
Content Publishing: There are many third party software products for authoring and publishing e-learning content. For years we have been using Articulate (http://www.articulate.com/) to take the PowerPoint files we receive from our clients and publish the final e-learning modules. In 2012 Quick Square adopted the Storyline product from Articulate because it provides a dual publishing option that includes both flash and HTML5. The HTML5 format allows delivery of animated content to IOS devices such as the iPad that do not support Flash. The key functions of Storyline for the content publishing stage include:
Content Deployment (LMS): Quick Square has been delivering e-learning thru our own LMS for over 8 years. The advantage of this approach is that we have the ability to customize the LMS for any type of login/authentication, tracking and reporting that a customer may require. Frequently used features include: