Winning Elements of eLearning Gamification

Winning Elements of eLearning Gamification >

Adding Fun, Friendly Competition to Training 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…

Sharpspring Sales and Marketing Automation Platform

Sharpspring Sales and Marketing Automation Platform >

An In-Depth QA with a Client After a Year of Use 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,…

Five Pet Peeves of Custom eLearning

Five Pet Peeves of Custom eLearning >

Do Your Online Learning Courses Annoy Your Audience? 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…

The Patient Journey

The Patient Journey >

This is a fun little video we produced over 10 years ago for one of our favorite clients.  It was a creative introduction to complexities around patient healthcare.  Even after all these years, it is still a nice intro.

The Big Deal About Microlearning

The Big Deal About Microlearning >

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. Being asked to…

List of Custom eLearning Companies in Texas

List of Custom eLearning Companies in Texas >

Do Your Homework to Find Your Ideal Training Partner 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…

Limitations of Off-the-Shelf LMS Software

Limitations of Off-the-Shelf LMS Software >

Why Are There So Many Dissatisfied LMS Customers? 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…

Tips for Writing eLearning Scripts

Tips for Writing eLearning Scripts >

Engaging eLearning Narration Starts with Compelling Copywriting 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…

The Culprits of eLearning Scope Creep

The Culprits of eLearning Scope Creep >

Mistakes Clients Make that Drive Up eLearning Development Costs 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…

eLearning Scope Checklist for Realistic Quotes

eLearning Scope Checklist for Realistic Quotes >

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. This checklist is what we use…

Planning for eLearning Development

Planning for eLearning Development >

There are many ways to approach eLearning development. 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…

List of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

List of Learning Management Systems (LMS) >

Understanding LMS Capabilities A Learning Management System (LMS) is software that automates the administrative tasks of training. Such tasks include registering users, tracking courses in a catalog, recording data, charting a user’s progress toward certification, and providing reports to…

CEO Round Table

CEO Round Table >

This is a current project for a CEO Roundtable on health in the workplace.  The WordPress template is modified to match their other web properties. View Website

Healthmetrics

Healthmetrics >

This is one of our current projects.  We actually greatly modified a WordPress template that several of their sites are based on. The style is set to match their other web properties. View Website

ECC Guidelines

ECC Guidelines >

This is a complex custom WordPress website that integrates into a larger website by the American Heart Association. The website helps the AHA merge their many guideline updates into an integrated set of searchable online guideline documents. It is…

Avoiding Common eLearning Development Mistakes

Avoiding Common eLearning Development Mistakes >

When we started Left Brain Media almost 20 years ago, it was not a given that corporations would use on-demand, web-based, eLearning courses extensively. Almost all are today because the effectiveness has been proven. In addition, the cost savings…

Creating Symbolic Links to Directories

Creating Symbolic Links to Directories >

Symbolic links to directories are handy tools to have on your Linux server. One thing you can do with them is share a folder of resources with many different sites on your server. Unfortunately, they are a little tricky…

Recent Shoots

Recent Shoots >

Here are a few low-resolution samples from some previous photo and video shoots.  Need some custom photography?  We can manage your custom lifestyle photography photoshoot from beginning to end.  Talent, wardrobe, direction, location, props, makeup, and more.  

Left Brain Media Terms of Service >

Introduction Please read these terms of service (“terms”, “terms of service”) carefully before using the leftbrainmedia.com website (the “service”) operated by Left Brain Media. Conditions of Use We will provide their services to you, which are subject to the…

Hispanic Health Risks  Infographic

Hispanic Health Risks Infographic >

For this project our client had some raw data about health risks to Hispanic communities. We brainstormed with them and then created these infographics for Hispanic Heritage Month for their website.

Post Production Magic

Post Production Magic >

While  the words, “We will fix it in post!” are never what you want to hear when shooting video.  There are many times that post production can make all the difference.  Here are a few samples of what our…

Steve Jobs and User Interface (UI) Design

Steve Jobs and User Interface (UI) Design >

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.

Managing High Blood Pressure Activities

Managing High Blood Pressure Activities >

These are a couple of HTML 5 based eLearning activities.  The target audience was on desktop computers, so these don’t scale down for mobile use. Blood Pressure Measurement This is an activity to help healthcare professionals evaluate their current…

Join Hands, Save Lives

Join Hands, Save Lives >

Promotional video for the one of our favorite clients, and also the winner of 5 Telly Awards. This project is a good sample of the quality that can be created on a relaively limited budget, even usuing some volunteer…

Life’s Simple Seven

Life’s Simple Seven >

Working with one of our favorite clients, we produced these seven videos in a couple of weeks to help them with an initiative several years ago. Get Active Manage High Blood Pressure Don’t Smoke Eat Better Lose Weight Reduce…

Retro Holiday Game Show

Retro Holiday Game Show >

Back before the iPhone changed everything, we used to create a lot of games and eLearning using Flash.  Everything we create today is with HTML 5 and it is more flexible and robust that Flash ever was.  But this…

The Business Case for eLearning

The Business Case for eLearning >

  • October 9, 2009
  • Blog

No matter how qualified and competent employees are, there will always be a need for training. Efficient, Cost-Effective Training Whenever a company introduces a new product or service, implements a new business process or software application, modifies its structure…

CSI The Experience

CSI The Experience >

Ages ago when Flash was still used on the web, we created this site. It was a very short project where we were brought in to build the site with only about 45 days to do it, and the…