Welcome to our December Update!
Well, it’s almost Happy Holidays, but we’re running to the line. I’m sure everyone out there is looking forward to a well earned break!
We’ve been working hard here at eCreators to refine our offerings, our support and all round customer service. we recently took the Senior Management Team away on a strategic planning weekend to really focus on our business and determine who we want to be in the market and what we want to be to our customers. It was awesome, we had some fun along the way and each team member brought it all home to come out with some positive outcomes for all.
Off the Shelf Content
One of the outcomes of our planning session was to drop our off the shelf content offerings. This is for a few reasons:
- We are of the opinion that they are not effective learning objects. They break the golden rule that learning needs to be effective, relevant and personalised to the learner. Generic content creates generic thinking. We at eCreators believe in a one size fits none approach.
- Are you legally covered? Can you be sure the module you buy off the shelf meets all current legislative requirements and has it been signed off by a certified legal council?
- The module that is relevant and up to date today, could be out of date tomorrow. How does your supplier cater for this?
In weighing all this up, we’ve determined there can be substantial business risk in the use of this content if its not properly vetted. The best, and true way is to create e-learning modules through a complete development cycle. These may cost you a little more, but you can sleep well at night knowing they’re sound, the case studies are relevant to your organisation and you’re not just buying shovelware. Take a look at some of our custom Articulate training modules and I’m sure you’ll agree.
Moodle & Articulate Storyline Training
We now have a trainer onboard at eCreators who will be looking after Moodle training on a regular basis. Keep an eye on our website for upcoming sessions.
White Ribbon Partnership
As a part of eCreators Community giving project we have partnered with White Ribbon Australia. This partnership provides free Moodle Hosting and free Moodle Support to this fantastic cause. White Ribbon spearheads Australia’s fight to end men’s violence against women. They are also a not for profit organisation and donations to their cause are always welcome. More information can be found here: www.whiteribbon.org.au
Our official shutdown is December 23 to January 5. During this time we will be running standard support on our 1300 number, which will divert to an engineers mobile after hours.
We’d also like to extend a warm thank you to all of our customers. We have an ethos around here that we always go the extra mile for our customers, and that way of thinking it instilled in all of us – in fact, it’s pre-requisite for working here. There’s been many customers out there this year with great things to say about eCreators and we thank you for your kind comments – to us, they are the greatest awards of all. We wish you and you families, friends (and animals?) a warm, safe and merry end of year celebration.
Take care out there, and we’ll see you in 2015.