E-learning


VA Techies is an e-learning service provider that caters to the needs of each learner. The rise of the digital age has had a huge impact on education, with the advent of online learning. This is an entirely different approach to learning that uses the online platform to teach students and pass knowledge. We understand these changes to the learning environment and offer unique and custom solutions to our clients. Our approach to e-learning is rich and interactive while meeting our client’s objectives. Our instructional designer’s team work along with clients to ensure that all the online course modules meet the desired goals successfully. Apart from this, we also assist clients in creating case studies, assignments, and quizzes which help assess the progress of learners. Our competitive advantage is that we offer both the technology and the instructional expertise, thus ensuring that our clients can rely on us entirely.

Our e-learning services are completely customizable to cater to clients’ needs. Make an enquiry right now to know more about how we can help you with your educational programs and training.

Web- based Trainings
We specialize in providing e-learning solutions for corporate training, educational institutions, and individuals. This includes a complete package of hosting your training online.
Are you looking to replace the existing system in your workplace? Our web-based training can fulfill everything on your checklist. It is effective, interactive and meets the purpose.

How do we make this possible?
There are plenty of e-learning tools and instructional techniques that we use to transform your online courses.
Let’s take a quick look at how we make this possible.

Learning Management Systems – Learning Platform to host your training sessions online

Learning Management Systems (LMS) is a software application that is used to plan, deliver, and implement courseware in the online platform. It is also used to assess learners’ progress on a course. It is an online classroom where the instructor can create and deliver content, interact with students, and monitor their participation and performance.  The results of assessments can be accessed in the form of reports that are generated. The LMS can also be used for its interactive features such as discussion forums and video conferencing. Some examples of LMS are:

Moodle

This is an online learning platform that is designed to provide educators, learners, and administrators with the ability to create a personalized learning environment. As of June 2013 (Source: Wikipedia), Moodle has over 7.5 million courses with over 1.2 million teachers.

Blackboard

This is also a virtual learning environment which helps manage courses and has a customizable open architecture with an open chat feature. As of May 2013, Blackboard has been offering its services to over 37,000 clients.

 

e-college

This is an e-learning software provider that is owned by Pearson PLC. Pearson eCollege is a on-demand, software as a service (SaaS) that caters to secondary and post-secondary learning institutions.

 

Sakai

This is a free, educational platform that is developed by a community of commercial organizations, individuals, and educational institutions. It supports teaching, research, and collaboration.

Canvas

Instructure is the developer of Canvas learning management system. It operates as a software as a service (SaaS) and is a comprehensive cloud-native software package.

  1. They help track student/user progress.
  2. They have quizzes that are auto-graded and build in Rubrics that assess the students’ work.
  3. You can develop case studies and simulation exercises.
  4. They have integrated audio and video lectures.
  5. There are discussion forums for students to interact among each other and with the instructors.
  6. They support PowerPoint lectures.
  7. They provide reports that help identify inactive students.
  8. You can write Blogs in these platforms
  9. They support an internal e-mail feature for communication.
  10. Updates and notifications on classes can be given through the announcement display option.

Some of the well-known LMS that we use to build training programs for clients are Moodle, Blackboard, e-College, Sakai, and Canvas. These LMS are unique and can be customized and tailored to meet your needs making learning more effective. We also provide tracking systems that are efficient and helps manage student/user performance, participation, sends remainders regarding deadlines, helps organize, manage, and maintain course material, hence, enhancing the overall teaching and learning experience for the users.

How does this benefit you?


The internet has changes the way knowledge is shared, transforming the future of education and expanding it beyond boundaries. Even traditional educational institutions are adapting to this change by transferring their courses to suit the online platform so that their students can have access to course material regardless of their geographical location.
With more and more virtual teams in companies and organizations, not all employees will be available for training in the same location. Coordinating and transporting all the employees to be trained from different locations is a hassle that can be easily avoided by moving corporate training to the online platform. This way accessibility is not an issue, the success rate improves, and training expenses are kept in check.

What are the options? I have decided to go Global and Share knowledge

VA Techies works closely with clients to help them choose the platform that meet all their course and training requirements. Below are some commonly used formats for course delivery:

Self-paced virtual class


This type of course can be accessed from anywhere and at any time. It makes learning flexible and without any boundaries. Students can learn the course at their own pace. Audio and video lectures and tutorials are provided with assessments that are auto-graded. Instructors are not required to monitor all the students; however an SME can monitor, answer questions, and support students. This is most suitable for adult learners. All technical support will be provided by VA Techies.

Instructor-led online courses


In this format, live sessions will be hosted by instructors as per a course schedule. During offline hours, students may reach out to instructors with queries via e-mail, chat, and online forums. Instructor hosted webinars will help keep the class connected. VA Techies helps clients recruit instructors who are experts in their respective fields, if required. Clients’ trainers and instructors may also preside over the online sessions.

 

Unique Services We Offer in this Transition

Integration of Flash, Prezi, Screencast, and Articulate


The traditional way of teaching and learning has been replaced by interactive and visually exciting courses that make use of tools such as Flash, Prezi, Screencast, and Articulate. Incorporating these tools makes the training and courses more user-friendly and inviting, thus, enhancing the quality of the content and delivery.

Customization of the LMS


We customize the LMS that our client chooses and help in adding themes that most suit the training program, the classes, and the image of the clients’ organization. VA Techies also specializes in the development of new LMS, on request.

 

Articulate Storyline

This provides the easiest way to create interactive courses and its content. Tests at the end of modules, group assignments, and case studies can be created very easily using Articulate Storyline.

  

Chat, e-mail, phone support


VA Techies offers 24/7 support ensuring that all learner queries are addressed immediately or forwarded to the SMEs or instructors in charge of the course. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are also provided in order to address all general queries.

 

 

Prezi


Similar to PowerPoint, this cloud-based software is used to enhance the delivery of lectures and presentations. It is an alternative to traditional slide-based presentation formats and aids in visual story telling. It can be used to create lecture notes, guides and training material, and manuals that are related to the course or training sessions.

Online Library


We also help clients create a virtual library for their students. This way course material such as textbooks can be downloaded on any device and accessible regardless of location. Books can be searched and sorted in the library using author name, title, publisher, or ISBN codes.

Instructional Design Support


VA Techies has an in-house team of experts who help clients build their online courses that comes with abundant course materials and resources to assist learners to enable them to complete the course successfully. Consulting services are also provided for courses that are already developed to improve course delivery, incorporate technology, and re-assess the outcomes.

Screencast


This is a digital video recording software that captures the activity on a computer monitor. It is mostly used for voice-over narrations. Once a lecture is recorded, the same recording can be used for many sessions, saving precious time.

 

Recruiting SMEs

VA Techies also helps clients recruit potential candidates to help manage the online courses. Our team follows unique practices when recruiting candidates that aides in understanding how best the candidate fits into their role of supervising the online classrooms.

Live Seminars or Webinars

Live Seminars and Webinars are a good way to add value to online courses. VA Techies provides you with the platform to host your seminars online. Tools such as WebEx, go to meeting, and adobe connect are used to deliver these seminars. Clarity, reception, and the seamless online streaming are important for a smooth online seminar or webinar. These sessions can be recorded in advance and sent as e-mails to students so that they can take re-visit and review them at any points, at their convenience.

Integration of Flash, Prezi, Screencast, and Articulate: The traditional way of teaching and learning has been replaced by interactive and visually exciting courses that make use of tools such as Flash, Prezi, Screencast, and Articulate. Incorporating these tools makes the training and courses more user-friendly and inviting, thus, enhancing the quality of the content and delivery.

Chat, e-mail, phone support: VA Techies offers 24/7 support ensuring that all learner queries are addressed immediately or forwarded to the SMEs or instructors in charge of the course. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are also provided in order to address all general queries.

Instructional Design Support: VA Techies has an in-house team of experts who help clients build their online courses that comes with abundant course materials and resources to assist learners to enable them to complete the course successfully. Consulting services are also provided for courses that are already developed to improve course delivery, incorporate technology, and re-assess the outcomes.

Customization of the LMS: We customize the LMS that our client chooses and help in adding themes that most suit the training program, the classes, and the image of the clients’ organization. VA Techies also specializes in the development of new LMS, on request.

Prezi: Similar to PowerPoint, this cloud-based software is used to enhance the delivery of lectures and presentations. It is an alternative to traditional slide-based presentation formats and aids in visual story telling. It can be used to create lecture notes, guides and training material, and manuals that are related to the course or training sessions.
Screencast This is a digital video recording software that captures the activity on a computer monitor. It is mostly used for voice-over narrations. Once a lecture is recorded, the same recording can be used for many sessions, saving precious time.
Articulate Storyline: This provides the easiest way to create interactive courses and its content. Tests at the end of modules, group assignments, and case studies can be created very easily using Articulate Storyline.
Online Library: We also help clients create a virtual library for their students. This way course material such as textbooks can be downloaded on any device and accessible regardless of location. Books can be searched and sorted in the library using author name, title, publisher, or ISBN codes.
Recruiting SMEs: VA Techies also helps clients recruit potential candidates to help manage the online courses. Our team follows unique practices when recruiting candidates that aides in understanding how best the candidate fits into their role of supervising the online classrooms.
Live Seminars or Webinars: Live Seminars and Webinars are a good way to add value to online courses. VA Techies provides you with the platform to host your seminars online. Tools such as WebEx, go to meeting, and adobe connect are used to deliver these seminars. Clarity, reception, and the seamless online streaming are important for a smooth online seminar or webinar. These sessions can be recorded in advance and sent as e-mails to students so that they can take re-visit and review them at any points, at their convenience.

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