Andrew Scivally, CEO
Workplace learning is one of the earliest and hardest-hit business initiatives due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Lockdowns and work-from-home edicts have forced businesses to the brink, leaving them to ponder the question: Can we afford to push the pause button on capability building? The answer is no!
At times like these, the only way businesses can sustain their learning programs is through an online approach or eLearning. While online learning is not new to the enterprise arena, many enterprises fail to see it is a viable option to keep the workforce connected and engaged while developing or enhancing their capabilities using innovative methods. From training new hires to helping associates or even managerial-level personnel learn and develop new skills or reskill at their own pace or providing a single source to disseminate information quickly, these courses have no boundaries to what can be achieved—especially if they can be customized as per companies’ requirement. Considering that on-site and face-to-face training initiatives have come to a halt, it is time for enterprises across the board to embrace this proven technique to train their employees to help them stay ahead of the curve, even with the pandemic shadowing business operations. Offering companies exactly that is eLearning Brothers, a leader in the corporate learning technology industry.
Founded in 2009, eLearning Brothers is on a mission to combine “interactive, engaging, and inspiring content” to offer clients off-the-shelf eLearning courses, help them create their own digital learning curriculum, and quickly deliver it to their employees through a robust platform.
Over a decade, the Utah-based company has grown to become a global provider of eLearning templates, custom eLearning design, and training for eLearning professionals everywhere. The company today provides a complete suite of integrated training development and delivery tools, including the leading authoring tool, Lectora, and virtual reality course builder CenarioVR. eLearning Brothers also creates award-winning custom learning solutions and provides a robust learning management system to deliver and track learning content and the learner’s progress. Clients can utilize these tools together with an extensive library of professionally-designed eLearning templates, game modules, and courses.
“Companies today need to develop and retain top-talent, innovate and create new products, improve customer experiences, and stay ahead of the competition. Employee learning and development is critical to achieving this,” says Andrew Scivally, CEO of the company. “At eLearning Brothers, we can help clients create digital learning that rocks! Learning that takes place anywhere on virtually any device at any time.
At eLearning Brothers, we can help you create digital learning that rocks!”
Learning that’s convenient, gamified, flexible, engaging and where it’s easy to track learner results and progress.”
eLearning Brothers typically helps clients get into eLearning by focusing on three key areas: “Build It, Buy It, and Bid it.” First, customers can easily build eLearning courses using authoring tools like Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or dominKnow. eLearning Brother’s templates and stock assets like pre-built interactions, course starters, games, stock photos, icons, videos, and more, help clients create a complete eLearning course specific to their needs and engage their learners. Secondly, customers can buy eLearning by way of eLearning Brothers’ off-the-shelf courses ready for immediate delivery. The final option of bidding is targeted towards companies looking for a customized eLearning course, but don’t have enough time or resources to build it. In such cases, clients can bid out an eLearning project to eLearning Brothers’ team of experienced developers and instructional designers to create a course.
Once a course is created, eLearning Brothers’ robust learning management system or learning experience platform allows clients to deploy it seamlessly. This platform allows clients to track the learner’s progress and collect valuable data to improve their training programs continually. “We offer clients a lot of options when it comes to helping their employees learn effectively,” says Scivally.
To better elaborate eLearning Brothers’ value proposition, Scivally highlights an instance when the company helped a hospital train its employees through eLearning. At the time, the hospital lacked the financial and human resources required to train new hires (clinicians) on their ultrasound machines. In addition to the fact that they did not have enough trainers, they lacked the investment required to buy these expensive machines in large quantities to train every employee. With eLearning Brothers’ virtual reality course creation tool, the client was able to create 360-degree videos and put together an interactive VR experience for the clinicians. Learners could put on VR goggles and learn how to use the ultrasound machine without having to get behind a real one. This simple yet robust solution helped train their clinicians most effectively and saved them thousands of dollars. What’s interesting in this case is its long impact on the client’s operations, especially with the COVID-19 outbreak. While many establishments struggle to train their employees during the pandemic, this hospital can seamlessly teach and engage its workforce by harnessing the power of eLearning through eLearning Brothers’ robust solution pre-COVID.
With many such success stories up its sleeve, the eLearning Brothers custom development team has received multiple awards, including a Brandon Hall HCM Excellence Award for Best Use of Games and Simulation in Learning. Going forward, the company envisions investing heavily in gamification and virtual reality to make its platform all the more robust and up-to-date. Having acquired two companies earlier this year, eLearning Brothers aims to introduce and infuse more content and technology into its business.