It is with great sadness we announce that LBM founder and owner Tim Bobo passed away on Friday, May 12, 2023, after a hard (and often silent) battle with cancer. For 23 years, Tim and his team brought resounding…
A local church ministry wanted help putting together a simple motion graphic of one of their gospel presentations. This is the result.
For this website project, we leveraged a standard, responsive, and accessible WordPress template with many nice features we had developed. We were able to knock out many different sites using this same theme.
Reclaim Your Rhythm is a recent website for one of our favorite clients. The organization is holding a special voting event on Instagram for Black History Month. The client needed a way to track a fan-favorite event running for the month of February 2022.
While Left Brain Media has been creating captivating media solutions for two decades, we produced an eLearning demo reel you can watch in just two minutes. Let us power your next project.
This is one of the many dozens of websites we have created for this client over the last 16 years. The first page has a counter that estimates the number of patients with AFib in the United States based on published studies.
This anti-tobacco site for a large heath organization shows the current laws around the country related to tobacco product distribution.
With this quick project, the client needed a motion graphic to display in an exhibit booth. They gave us a rough, text-only script and a five-day turnaround time. We edited the script, sourced music, mocked up a full storyboard, got approval, and then created the motion graphic.
Jeopardy, MythBusters, trivia games, Words with Friends, Duolingo, Comedy Defensive Driving courses, and eLearning gamification… What do they have in common? They all bring fun to learning, which engages the audience and makes content memorable.
SharpSpring is a complete sales and marketing automation platform that is very powerful, user friendly, and affordable for any organization. We recently became a reseller of the SharpSpring platform, which allows us to sell it at a discounted rate and provide our clients custom support as needed.
When an organization invests resources to roll out training, it’s a huge disappointment when the audience feedback consists of eye rolls, complaints, and the indifferent “meh.” Throughout our 20 years in custom eLearning development, we have seen the best and worst of what the industry has to offer.
When and How to Use a Bite-Sized Training Strategy
Do you ever feel like the rope in tug-of-war, being pulled by things vying for your attention? Chances are you do, and so does your training audience.
Why would a company publish a listing of its competitors? For starters, we simply could not find an online directory of custom eLearning companies in Texas. Clients deserve to make informed decisions.
After 20 years of talking with all types of clients, we realize many have one thing in common: Few are completely happy with their off-the-shelf LMS software… at least not for long. Here are some limitations of off-the-shelf Learning Management Systems that most often lead to disappointment.
We have a saying at Left Brain Media: “People like two types of writing: good writing and their own writing.” All of us, including professional writers, have blind spots when it comes to our own work. As a reminder to ourselves and to help others, our instructional designers put together this list of tips for writing eLearning scripts.
Earlier, we shared a checklist to follow when writing an eLearning RFP to ensure realistic quotes. But once your project is underway, you need to be aware of traps that could lead to eLearning scope creep.
As we continue our two-part series detailing the steps of the eLearning development process, we shift our focus to media development.
Many efforts get key steps of the eLearning development process wrong, yet having the right approach is vital to the success of your project.
How do you correctly scope an eLearning project? In the last twenty years, we have estimated and bid a lot of eLearning projects. Correctly scoping a project is key to a project’s success.
In this article, we introduce the common phases of traditional eLearning development. As we look at each phase, we will also provide some general scoping recommendations as you consider the eLearning course budget. Next, we will briefly highlight some alternative approaches to both eLearning and eLearning development.
Let’s step back for a bit and think of eLearning as a whole. How is the world doing with eLearning? Is it making progress the way it should?
To ensure a company’s thousands of leaders adopted communication skills taught at a leadership development conference, reinforcing the message for weeks to come would be critical. The solution was a series of microlearning games that leverage the leaders’ spirit of competition.
There are many Learning Management Systems on the market, and their prices and functionality vary greatly. The courses Left Brain Media develops work with any modern LMS. If you are exploring your options, the list of Learning Management Systems we compiled will be especially helpful.
This current project is for a CEO Roundtable on health in the workplace. The WordPress template is modified to match their other web properties.
So what are some of the common mistakes eLearning development mistakes that kill the potential positive impact? They all can be summarized in a single statement: “You don’t know what you don’t know.”
Symbolic links to directories are handy tools to have on your Linux server. Let’s look at how you can create symbolic links to directories in just five steps.
Here are a few low-resolution samples from some previous photo and video shoots. We can manage your custom lifestyle photography photoshoot from beginning to end: talent, wardrobe, direction, location, props, makeup, and more.
We created this short motion graphic video to introduce our client’s new eCard program.
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For this project, our client provided some raw data about health risks to Hispanic communities. We brainstormed with them and then created these infographics for their website to showcase during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Take a look at this quick example of a responsive eLearning game we developed in HTML5 with Tumult Hype, which works on mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.
This is a fun little video we produced more than ten years ago for one of our favorite clients. It is a creative introduction to complexities around patient healthcare.
One of our retail chain clients wanted to help its employees gain the knowledge needed to make healthy life choices. The client had a ton of content to cover, but the employees often just had short periods of time to learn the material because of competing demands. It was a great opportunity to leverage gamification.
This video is an overview of an eLearning series we created for one of our favorite clients. Designed for both mobile and desktop platforms, these courses feature many hours of custom video interviews and animations.
The words, “We will fix it in post!” are never what you want to hear when shooting video. However, there are many times when post-production can make all the difference. Here are a few samples of what our talented video editors can do.
I am impressed at how much Steve Jobs was involved in UI design. It makes sense that Apple initially had some big application development problems after he passed away. I was glad to see when they regained their footing, at least most of the time.
This is still one of our favorites from The Oatmeal. Read, in cartoon form, the progression of a website project from hell. For more information on website design, check out this article on website design services by DesignRush.
This article by Ryan McAfee on Pond 5 has a ton of content and is a great resource for beginners.
We captured a live event and used it to create a promotional video for similar events in the future.
We created these HTML 5-based eLearning activities for a target audience on desktop computers. While they work fine on an iPad, these do not scale down for mobile use. These activities were part of a larger training module.
This promotional video is for the one of our favorite clients, and also the winner of 5 Telly Awards. This video is a good sample of quality created on a relatively limited budget. It used some volunteer actors and required access to facilities and equipment to make things realistic.
Working with one of our favorite clients, we produced these seven videos in a couple of weeks to help them with an initiative.
No matter how qualified and competent employees are, there will always be a need for training. Whenever a company introduces a new product or service, implements a new business process or software application, modifies its structure or goals, or seeks to make improvements in overall operations, training is critical. The question is, “Which method of training yields the best results?”
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