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eLearning & Training Development

What is eLearning?

eLearning uses electronic technologies in the delivery of learning, training or education. Computers and electronic devices, such as tablets and mobile phones, connect learners to instructional material. eLearning can be “on demand,” a convenience greatly valued by users. Whatever the format, our focus is on a participant-centered approach.

Innovative technology makes it possible to take training at any time and use a variety of electronic devices. Learners can log in from any location as their schedule allows and move at their own pace. Innovation further improves the dynamics of learning by injecting animations, streaming videos, graphics and interactive exercises, as well as connecting participants across the globe. Training participants join webinars or complete self-paced learning modules on a flexible schedule, instead of bearing the expense of travel to scheduled classroom instruction at designated locations.

ORAU training specialists can help you realize the many advantages associated with eLearning. Primary benefits are convenience, cost savings, fast delivery and ease of updating materials. eLearning can broaden your reach to new audiences and present multiple opportunities for earning education credits. Trainings are customized to effectively meet the needs of specialized audiences.

What we do

ORAU training specialists and instructional designers can transform your traditional classroom training to online learning via custom websites or a learning management system. Also, we can design blended learning experiences where participants study modules independently online and then participate together through either webinars or in-person sessions at on-site classrooms or laboratories.

The flexibility of eLearning makes it possible for training to be very mobile. ORAU training specialists can conduct webinars that span globally via the Internet, or they can be at your location to lead and provide technical assistance and logistical support during training workshops or meetings. Also, we can host engagement activities at symposiums or deliver speed tutorials on devices set up at conference booth spaces.

Furthermore, ORAU evaluation specialists can develop knowledge checks or scenario-based activities throughout the course material so learners can assess their understanding and retention of the material, and the evaluation specialists can conduct post-training surveys to measure the impact of the learning experience.

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What we offer

  • eLearning and traditional training development with customization to diverse audiences
  • Instructional design and training program evaluation
  • Training program guidance and consultation, based on budget, schedule and specific needs
  • Culturally competent development of training manuals, handbooks and practice exercises
  • Communication materials for social media, talking points, outreach products and other resources
  • Learning management system hosting and support
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NLM and ORAU partner in developing eLearning courses

ORAU partnered with the Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division of the National Library of Medicine with developing a plan for the seamless transition from traditional, in-person instruction to web-based, self-paced training. ORAU assisted with staff training on best practices in eLearning and instructional design, specifically on the topics of training material development, test item construction, and organization of large-scale, multi-course trainings.

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Our Experts

Laurel Brown

Laurel Dye Brown, M.B.A., CAPM

Expertise: Content creation and digital strategy, instructional design and development, educational technology, project management

Brown specializes in developing online training utilizing traditional instructional design methodology and a variety of technologies to meet learning objectives. Specific areas of expertise include content development and strategy, instructional design and project management.

Certification: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Institute; ThinkTank Session Leader Training Course Certification

Mark Rash

Mark Rash, M.A.Ed.

Expertise: Design and development of online learning solutions and instructor-led training

With more than 12 years of experience in educational development, Rash has extensive knowledge in HTML5, as well as Adobe Captivate, Articulate and Creative Cloud. He has headed the instructional design and production of online courses covering a wide range of topics, including public health, disaster management, HIV/AIDS resources environmental health and toxicology and health physics.

CertificationsThinkTank Session Leader Training Course Certification

Amparo Atencio

Amparo Atencio, M.A. Ed., PMP, CPLP

Expertise: Human resource development, performance improvement, learning technologies and management of training projects

Atencio has more than 10 years of experience in training, instructional design, education tool development, project management, program implementation, evaluation, health promotion.

Certifications: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute; Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Association for Talent Development Certification Institute; ThinkTank Session Leader Training Course Certification

Come talk to us about eLearning and Training Development

See the ORAU booth at the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media to be held September 11-13, 2018, in Atlanta.

This annual conference brings together individuals representing academia, public health researchers and practitioners from federal and state government and the private sector, and provides a forum for collegial dialogue within and across these disciplines.

Contact us

For information about ORAU’s health communication, preparedness and response needs, contact Marcus Weseman, M.P.A., vice president and senior associate director, Health Communication programs, at 865.576.3420 or marcus.weseman@orau.org.