Part 2: Present a Crowd Pleasing e-Learning Cast Anywhere You Go

October 21, 2013 Marijah Adams Cleek

In the corporate world, employee training is a must. Workers need to be kept up-to-date in order to continue excelling. This information is no surprise. But did you know that 85 cents of every dollar spent on in-class training goes to its delivery of it1? Or that in 2011, more than 1 billion people were registered in training courses, costing employers an average of $1,400 per employee2? That price can really add up. Of course, you don’t have to provide training to your employees. But that probably won’t fare well, considering 23% of employees leave their positions due to lack of training provided for development opportunities3. This doesn’t have to be the case for your business. With CodeBaby Studio, employees can receive training from an interactive e-Learning character, also referred to as eLearning avatar, for considerably less than $1,400 per person. CodeBaby Studio can be used as a stand-alone training and teaching tool, and videos can be imported into all sorts of presentation tools, like PowerPoint.

5 e-Learning CodeBaby characters

Part 1 of this blog series, Captivate, Titillate, and Resonate with e-Learning, outlined several reasons why CodeBaby Studio is a smart and fun investment for your company. Now please allow me to explain why.

Casting Without Auditions

How you want the training to be presented will determine the role your CodeBaby avatar will play. E-Learning modules can be designed with the learner as the observer,  which is great for technical or tutorial interfaces, or for the learner as the participant, ideal for soft-skill enhancement or sales training. Once you choose the best option, you can determine which roles your characters will play and what type of persona they will reflect. In this video, Lilly explains the three R's of social media usage at Telstra.

Characters can facilitate technical training or soft-skills training through a series of different role types. Ernst and Young opted to create an expert facilitator that interact ed with a co-learner for their Intranet Home Page Tutorial technical training. Grant Thornton decided to use an expert instructor, peer facilitator, and involved co-learner. When it came to social media training, Telstra chose to go with “Lily,” a peer instructor who guides learners through an interactive digital comic book.

Medtronic selected “Alex” to be the expert facilitator for their employee orientation. But CA Technologies opted to switch it up by making the learner the facilitator and the CodeBaby character “James” the prospective employee. 

Essentially, the casting can be whatever you want it to be, and the character will deliver however you need them to. It’s sort of like American Idol®, but every character is good. Grant Thornton shows how e-Learning modules can be informative and fun.

We’re Coming with You

In 2012, the total number of US commuters was 128.3 million4. This might present a little bit of a problem when it comes to on-site training. Luckily, CodeBaby Studio is capable of running on a desktop or mobile device, so you can send your training sessions to anyone, anywhere. But there are a few things to keep in mind when going mobile. CodeBaby Studio makes it possible to create scenes with multiple characters interacting, but that might not be the best option for tablets or smartphones. Too many characters on a tablet, or more than one character on a smartphone, might start to look more like a party than an mLearning module. Because the smartphone appearance involves the most amount of development, it’s probably best to be employed as a skills reinforcement tool rather than full-fledged elearning course. But really, it’s your choice, and no matter which device it is, CodeBaby characters will always steel the screen.

Here is an example of a tablet training module from W/ (WSlash).

Now, check out the same module on an iPhone.

To learn more about casting your own CodeBaby eLearning character, send us an email to info@codebaby.com today! Or come back for part three of this blog series to learn more about CodeBaby Studio backgrounds, props, and effects.

 

1 Gutierrez, Karla. “18 Mind-Blowing eLearning Statistics You Need To Know.” SHIFT Disruptive Learning. http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/bid/247473/18-Mind-Blowing-eLearning-Statistics-You-Need-To-Know

2 Rizkalla, Emad. “Bringing Learning Management Into the LinkedIn World.” Bluedrop Performance Learning. http://www.conferenceboard.ca/Libraries/EDUC_PUBLIC/WO-2012_Bluedrop_Performance_Learning_Emad_Rizkalla.sflb

3 Longstreet, Colleen and Michelle Winkley. “E-Learning and the Impact of Employee Engagement.” Training Industry, Inc. http://www.trainingindustry.com/learning-technologies/articles/elearning-and-the-impact-on-employee-engagement.aspx

4 Statistic Brain. “Commute Statistics.” http://www.statisticbrain.com/commute-statistics/

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