Each eLearning project is unique, but they all have one thing in common: Plum’s unwavering commitment to providing learners with the best learning experience possible.
Training Needs Analysis
You have a training need, and you believe eLearning is the solution, or maybe you’re not sure.
Plum will help you identify the business problem you’re trying to solve, and evaluate how effective eLearning can be in addressing the problem.
Convert to eLearning
You have content and/or interactions in another format, such as a presentation deck or an instructor-led training, and you want to create eLearning to scale delivery.
Plum will help you check your assumptions about the existing material’s scope and effectiveness, and then create meaningful and engaging interactions for your eLearning course.
Convert to Virtual Classroom
You require an instructor to lead training for onboarding or skill development, and must now adjust to meet the needs of a remote workforce.
Plum can help you design surprisingly engaging virtual instructor-led training. Caution: participants may never want to go back to traditional classroom training!
Rebuild Existing Training or Develop from Storyboards
You have an existing eLearning that needs updating, but do not have access to the source files and/or tools used to author the course, or you have completed storyboards and need authoring only.
Plum will rebuild the course based on your existing build or storyboard specifications, using any popular eLearning authoring tool or native HTML. Source files are yours to keep with any Plum build!
You have an existing eLearning course that you’re generally happy with, but it isn’t fully accessible for learners with disabilities.
Plum will help you design and build a course that meets Section 508/WCAG standards and optionally provide specialized usability testing.
You have an existing eLearning course that you’re generally happy with, but needs updating due to recent changes in your organization, team, or processes (or it’s just gotten stale).
Plum will help you identify the areas of your existing course that need refreshing, and then implement the changes in your existing build, or rebuild using the latest technology.
You have an existing eLearning course that you’re generally happy with, but it just doesn’t look as polished and professional as you want it to, or your brand guidelines have changed.
Plum will create fresh new designs for your course, whether you have strict brand guidelines or want each course to have its own unique look and feel. We can provide you with mockups and design specs, or implement the design into your courseware.
You have a training need, you’ve determined that eLearning is the solution, and that’s as far as you’ve gotten!
Plum will use our proven design and development process to create the best eLearning your learners have ever seen, and we’ll guide you through every step of the way!
Not Plum Services
We think that Plum’s approach produces the best eLearning experiences (and our clients and learners agree), but we’ve found that it doesn’t work for everyone. Below is a (partial) list of things Plum prefers not to do.
Games for Games’ Sake
Games such as those based on popular tv trivia shows don’t mimic real-world decision-making. In fact, they’re often just basic multiple-choice questions in a clichéd disguise. Plum prefers to gamify (add game elements to) scenarios to make decision-making both fun and realistic.
Walls of Text
Learners can be intimidated by having too much content staring them down from their computer or device. Plum prefers to engage learners in new content and concepts with meaningful decision-making, and break down the “walls of text” to just a few bricks at a time.
Design from an Outline
Content outlines are linear, but eLearning doesn’t have to be! Plum prefers to design activities to target specific performance-based learning objectives, and then determine the most appropriate navigation and flow.
Create Training “Templates”
Trying to squeeze your unique training content into pre-designed templates can be like trying to pound a square peg into a round hole. Plum prefers to design custom eLearning tailored to your unique organization, its employees, and their roles.
You may be wondering, “How much will my project cost?” Since there are so many variables in any elearning project, the answer is always: “It depends…”