eLearning

Creating Learning content is a lot like composing — a collection of players, all doing their parts well; combine their creativity to produce something beyond the skill set of any individual. In this instance, the sum is far greater than the parts.

Let us use our creative power to develop an effective online training package for your organization. You'll get the tools you need to educate your new hires, current employees, volunteers, and other human resources when you choose Access Media.

  • Learning management system (LMS)
  • Learning content management system (LCMS)
  • Web-based training (WBT)
  • Reference guides
  • Software demos
Contact us today for a consultation on using state-of-the-art online training technology in your business or organization.

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Comprehensive Learning Resources

When you choose Access Media, you get a full range of services. We specialize in Instructional design, photography, video, technical writing, editing, and more.

The corporate curriculum of the 21st century is a collection of blended solutions. Learners often begin with an eLearning course or web-based training (WBT). The learning experience is followed by some form of face-to-face interaction that leads to an instructor / facilitator-led course segment, which ideally includes some hands-on skill building activities. This learner-centric process focuses on what the learners must do, both in the formal learning environment and on the job. You can also have us analyze existing instructional programs for conversion to eLearning modules. We’ll analyze the content to determine the most effective delivery method. We'll provide you with a complete curriculum, a part of a curriculum, or a course.

  • Needs analysis
  • Work analysis
  • Program design
  • Curriculum development
  • Learning system implementation
  • Usability and user interface design
  • Testing
  • Expert learning assessment and evaluation
We will find the easiest way to repair broken or outdated courses. We’ll make them more relevant and effective. At the foundation of our work is a very firm grasp on how people learn. We are research based, and we pay attention to the fascinating work being done in academic institutions around the world.

Instructional Systems Design

Instructional Systems Design recognizes more than 40 different delivery methods. They range from high fidelity flight simulators to web-based awareness training on Environmental. Health and Safety topics. ISDs try to match the content and learner with the method, and often more than one method is feasible. Once we identify the feasible ways to deliver effective learning, we conduct cost-benefit analysis to guide the decision of the delivery method.

At Access Media

At Access Media, if we can’t build it, we find someone with the experience, tools, and skill set that can. We enjoy taking on instructional designs that we outsource the development of, to other professionals, instead of developing the content ourselves. We often design facilitator-led face-to-face instruction that is presented by a team made up of one or more subject matter experts and a facilitator. The workshops we design have one thing at their foundation – interactivity.

Models in Instruction Systems Design

Models in Instruction Systems Design are plentiful, but the one that endures is ADDIE: Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. We often add an M to ADDIE for Maintenance creating the ADDIE-M model. We have seen other models come and go while ADDIE has endured. After all, it is not the model but the execution that is important.

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Request a consultation and we will discuss the business problem(s) you need to solve and give you a candid assessment of what solutions will be effective. We confirm that with analysis, and begin design when we have come to a consensus regarding delivery method. Often a blend of delivery methods is needed in a course that begins with WBT and ends with intensive role-plays and an interactive workshop that relies on active responding to accomplish its goals.

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LMS/LCMS Considerations

Keeping current on technological innovation in learning is a challenge, but you can count on Access Media. We work hard to provide you with the research-based, methods and applications.

A Learning Management System or LMS can help most organizations reach their goals. The right LMS is an essential element for all businesses. They automate a significant amount of the work of managing learning. But there are hundreds to choose from and the process of narrowing the field can be daunting for even the most experienced HR or IT professionals. AMII has developed a proprietary process and set of tools to help you narrow the choices down to a short list, evaluate alternatives, select finalists with which to complete a sandbox trial of the competing solutions.

Benefits of Using Cutting-Edge LMS Technology

A Learning Management System is a powerful tool for managing learning. Properly configured and deployed, it leads to many benefits.

  • Increase employee productivity by improving training scheduling, communication, delivery, and tracking
  • Increase efficiency by reducing employee knowledge gaps
  • Reduce lost time due to attendance in instructor-led training courses
  • Provide flexibility and a degree of automation in scheduling and tracking employee training
  • Improve employee retention
  • Reduce travel costs for live training and cut distribution costs for training materials required in multiple locations

There are many reasons why organizations find themselves considering implementing a Learning Management System (LMS). Many want to replace an outdated LMS that no longer suits their needs. Others recognize the significant benefits of LMS implementation, and plan to include the technology to support learning needs of a changing, growing, learning-focused workforce. Selecting the right one is, in many instances, an exercise in comparing and contrasting equals. There are many excellent LMS solutions to choose from and narrowing them down to a short list can be an unnerving and confusing task for the uninitiated.

Access Media is LMS neutral. We have identified over 200 LMS use cases that the best Learning Management Systems should perform well. That’s our baseline. We then work with our clients to modify the existing cases, and generate new ones, unique to the client’s wants and needs. These we incorporate into MS Excel spreadsheets grouping them by roles like, Learner, Manager, Instructor, and System Administrator. We place the relevant data about each case in single spreadsheet row that captures:

  • The Case ID code
  • State of the system
  • Pre-conditions required
  • Action/Task - the case behavior
  • Outcome desired
  • What actually happened when the evaluator tried to complete the case
  • The Score the evaluator chooses to give the case
Evaluators complete the use case behavior, and then document how well the LMS performed the task. There is a cell in each row with a dropdown that allows the evaluator to score the case. We include the scoring criteria (defined in collaboration with the client) for easy reference.

Figure 1. Use Case Example

This proven LMS evaluation method makes a time consuming, complex sets of tasks relatively easy to complete. Evaluators focus on what is important and a reasonably objective measure of the competing technologies results.

If you are new to LMS technology or need to upgrade, we can guide you through the selection process and ensure you get the tool that best fits your circumstances. Contact us for a consultation and learn more about this proven method to evaluate best in class LMS technology.

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Projects and Clients

We seek new clients and projects from anywhere in the world where there are reliable internet services, and English is spoken, at minimum as a second language. We design, develop and deliver in over 23 languages by applying proprietary processes.

Our clients are large global organizations and small companies that have a global reach. With over 35 years of learning how to help people improve on-the-job performance, we pay close attention to the relationship between learning, performance and incentives.

We believe that evolutionary learning can produce extraordinary performance that demands equalizing incentives. We seek to find the correct balance between these three essential elements of every successful business.

Work in Progress

Yazaki North and Central America Quality Curriculum

Starting in January 2015, AMII developed 24 courses on Environmental, Health, and Safety topics. Courses are in English and Spanish and are available as WBT or Instructor-led learning activities. We followed that up with a WBT on Project Management that replaces a significant number of PowerPoint driven instructor-led sessions in many global locations. We moved onto a WBT on Yazaki Problem Solving that is replacing most of a 3-day instructor-led workshop and is the foundation course leading to certification as a Yazaki Problem Solving Practitioner. We are beginning courses on auditing, expense reporting, and ITAF 16949:2016 with more to come. Many innovative development features include use of Text-To-Speech in multiple languages and voices. Worldwide, Yazaki employs over 180,000 people in 38 countries, 1,500 of whom are based in the company's North and Central American headquarters and research center campus in Canton, Michigan. For more information on Yazaki, see www.yazaki-na.com

Phalanx Weapon System Visual Maintenance System

Phalanx is a Close-In Weapon System used on the majority of US Navy and NATO ships. Sometimes it is referred to as the CIWS (pronounced “see-whiz”). It's a big machine gun that is about the size of a two-car garage. Radar-guided and rapid-firing, it can deliver between 3,000-4,500 20mm cannon rounds per minute. It operates either autonomously or under manual command as a last-ditch defense against incoming missiles and other targets. Phalanx uses closed-loop spotting with advanced radar and computer technology to locate, identify and direct a stream of armor piercing projectiles toward the target. These capabilities have made the Phalanx CIWS a critical bolt-on sub-system for naval vessels around the world and led to the C-RAM/Centurion, a land-based system designed to defend against incoming artillery and mortars.

My work was designed to improve operational readiness by providing visual maintenance procedures that replaced antiquated paper-based maintenance data.

You can learn more about the amazing Phalanx system in this online article from the Defense Industry Daily.

Completed while working with Raytheon Professional Services.

Service Engineering Awareness Communication

The Engineering Serviceability web-based training project (WBT) is a six-lesson interactive course that can be completed in less than an hour. It features bookmarking for the busy design engineer who cannot dedicate the time to complete it in one sitting.

Lesson Five includes a demonstration and interactive simulation of the Serviceability Self-Assessment. This tool was developed by Engineering Serviceability to help design engineers evaluate the serviceability of any given component or system. The tool combines the scores engineers provide to assess compliance with a Serviceability Design Functional Objective and the level of compliance to five serviceability attributes. These five attributes are applied to a broad set of components and systems.

Completed while working with Tti Global.

Chaos is unavoidable – here at Access Media International, Inc. we deal with it every day. Creating order out of chaos seems an impossible task but it is what we do. A maelstrom of ideas conflict, clash and sometimes seem to collude into a form of order. We tweak the process with good results and positive outcomes.

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