E-learning is now the foundation of corporate training, and is the future of education.
Education and training were, surprisingly, among the first sectors to be disrupted by the proliferation of personal computing. The incumbents in those sectors – schools, universities, training departments, textbook publishers – have clung on for two decades. But many of them are now peering over the brink. They have made the classic strategic error of fighting user-driven change instead of embracing it.
We pioneered socially-networked, mentored, blended learning more than twenty years ago, initially in the Project Management, decision-making, and selling skills fields. We developed innovative e-learning experiences for IBM, Boeing, the US Military, Honda, Cisco Systems, Ford, Kepner-Tregoe, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Accenture, and many more.
We developed e-learning instructional design which attained higher academic standards, and consistently resulted in much higher levels of corporate learning, than their classroom counterparts.
One of Britefire’s founders was lead consultant to the start-up which is now the University of Phoenix, and participated in the DARPA project which defined global e-learning technology standards.
We were ahead of the curve then, and we continue to innovate today. Our phone-friendly, gamified, social learning experiences are breaking new ground in mobile personalized education in India, Africa, China, and around the world. We are making quality, compelling learning accessible to everyone, on low-end smartphones, with limited bandwidth and challenging data budgets.
Because e-learning is so personal, it works best if you make it available on the devices that the learner owns and uses every day. People want to learn at their own pace in the time-slots that work best for them – on the train, late at night, at the coffee shop, or on the job. Learners should feel in control, and be given feedback that keeps them on track and focused. And they should have the option to connect socially with fellow learners to compare notes, help each other, or share stories. None of this matters if the core instructional design is not brilliantly conceived, and the educational content crafted to be engaging and motivating.
Talk to us if you are deploying e-learning within your organization, or if you are developing an educational or commercial e-learning service. We can help you define strategies for truly effective learning experiences. We can do quality control on any aspect of your program. Or we can manage the development of your e-learning content from beginning to end.