eLearning/online training

Each online learning need is different, some require robust content or curriculum development, others are training activities – how to do something.

Still other projects are compliance activities around particular topics with a need for baseline understanding.

Some projects require stringent reporting or tracking features on individual module components; others just need to be completed with a required level of understanding, a check-off. Each training need is different.

There are projects that require underlying support technology that tracks everything a learner does, stores assessment data and allows for complicated administrative oversight, others can be best supported in an off-the-shelf LMS.

Our goal is to help identify the best solution for you.

  • Custom elearning development
  • There are projects that need a level of sophistication or data tracking that can only be accomplished with a system that is custom developed. This involves creating custom web and backend environments that allow you to track and assess the users, and provide for dynamic content presentation based on user input.

    For these projects, we can develop back-end database systems, connected to a smart, web front-end. The level of complexity is totally dependant on your needs. We can build administrative systems that allow you to manage, track and provide reports on access and usage. If you need it, we can build it.

  • Rapid Development
  • Sometimes you just need to get a project done quickly. If the needs for data, tracking or assessments are lighter, then the project doesn't require a high level of design. In those cases we can develop using tools like Articulate to get projects done quickly, but still provide for a rich user experience.

    The nature of products like Articulate is that they allow relatively fast design that also can shorten the review process. Articulate can serve as the storyboard tool and allow us to let you preview as we develop, which creates a faster review cycle. This allows changes to be made much more quickly. These projects can still have a high level of design, and look and feel professional; there are just fewer options for tracking and reporting.

    Articulate projects can be designed so that you can revise content yourself once the project is complete. Staff would need to be trained on the use of Articulate, but you could potentially do light maintenance on the projects.

  • LMS Solution
  • For those cases where you want to manage the content yourself and do not need a great deal of customization, then the use of a learning management system (LMS) is the right choice. We can set up a LMS and work with you to design, develop and deploy your project quickly. This gives you the opportunity to control content revision yourself after launch.

    LMS's do limit the way content is laid out; you lose the customization that you have with a custom-built or an Articulate project. For some projects you do not need the instructional flow possible with a custom-built or an Articulate project, and the option to have total control over the content and revisions without the aid of a developer makes this the best choice.

eLearning/online tools

The development of any online learning environment involves more than just working with database, web code or software systems. It also requires the development of activities and colorful presentation designed to engage the learner. We use a variety of tools and methods to develop these essential components.

  • Animation
  • We develop animations using HTML5 rather than Flash™. We do this for two reasons, one, our projects are then compatible with Apple mobile technologies, and secondly, the HTML5 animations are more accessible-friendly than Flash™.

  • Design
  • Creating the right look and feel for a project is critical. It needs to be designed for the audience that will be using it; it should make sense to them. Our graphic designers and animators design to attract, engage, and motivate your audience. Our design team strives with every project to produce the highest quality visual designs for every interface, from desktops to mobile devices.

  • Web Design
  • Web design and presentation is where the content meets the user. Understanding what web presentation approach to take depends on the intended audience and the technology they will be utilizing to access the web (desktop, laptop, tablet or phone). CAIT can help in understanding what approach will work best for you.

    One key to our web development is use of responsive design. With the move by users to mobile technologies, it is critical that we meet the learners on the devices they are using. With the use of responsive web design, we can design and develop one code base that will work from the desktop to the smart phone and provide the user with the same content and the same experience on whatever device they are using.

  • Mobile Technologies
  • Mobile technology, one of the most rapidly adopted technologies in history, is changing the way organizations serve and support both internal and external users. Mobile devices and technologies have transformed how we interact with the world around us and how we utilize services on a daily basis. We at CAIT want to help you understand how to best utilize these tools.

    CAIT has expertise in developing applications (apps) for iOS or Android platforms. We have also designed and developed mobile web interfaces as an alternate to an iOS or Android app.

    We have also utilized the unique presentation available in Apple's iBooks. If your audience is users of iPads, then maybe an iBook is a tool that can meet your needs. iBook development is considered a rapid development process as you can develop and preview the iBook as you go. This process allows for quick feedback and revision and can result in a significantly shorter production timeline.