Courseware development services
Your partner for all your courseware development needs.
QBS offers a full suite of courseware development services for enterprises who are looking at creating world of class learning programs for their employees and partners. We leverage our proprietary AI/adaptive platform along with the industry leading authoring tools to create immersive courses and assessments geared towards measurable learning outcomes.
For enterprises who are looking at developing courses for their immediate training needs and at scale, we offer rapid authoring services by leveraging our own proprietary platform as well as leading tools in the industry. We also incorporate interactivities, game mechanics to ensure that the courses are not only aligned with the learning objective but also immersive and engaging. Some of the mechanics that we use are assessments, quizzes, Badges, Leaderboards and games. These courses are build using technology which is highly flexible and customizable.
Mobile traffic has grown by a whooping 222% in the last 5 years and more than half of the eLearning content is consumed through mobile devices. Mobile devices are ubiquitous and are an integral part of our lifestyle. Not serving content through mobile device is not an option and a missed opportunity therefore publishers and enterprises should look at mobile first approach. We at QBS understand this and our solution is to author once and deploy across multiple devices.
With the proliferation of mobile devices and increased access to technology and content by users, the learning process has undergone a dramatic shift. Learners are now more interested in short video/learning nuggets which address their immediate need/learning objective rather than long courses which can take hours/months to complete. These short videos have a great impact and high degree of retention. More and more organizations have realized this growing trend and are now focusing on customizing the existing content to make it more bite sized.
Gamification is the process of integrating game mechanics into learning in order to motivate participation, engagement, and loyalty. This approach has proven to be far more effective because the retention is more than 50% compared to the traditional teaching. QBS team has rich and diverse experience in developing short games which can be blended with e-learning courses to make the learning process more engaging and fun.
QBS understand the importance of Instructor Led Training for organizations and we have helped multiple organizations create instructor led materials like presentations, user manuals, videos, audio, interactivities and guides.
The methodology which combines classroom learning with online educational material to make the learning more engaging is the core of Blended learning. This approach is used in most of the schools and colleges to train students because it combines best of both the worlds i.e. Traditional classroom methods with online tools. QBS has more than three decades of experience in building various components of blended learning. This ranges from ancillary materials to physical workbooks, online assessments, labs, simulation, etc.
One of the key challenges which any organizations face while expanding to different geographies is the need to localize their existing courses in order to train their employees speaking different languages and are from different religions and cultures. With its team of translators and localization experts, QBS not only converts courses from English to other languages, including Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, and Mandarin, it also ensures that the courses are culturally appropriate to the region.
Courseware development services
QBS offers a full suite of courseware development services for the enterprises who are looking at creating world class learning programs for their employees and partners. We leverage our proprietary AI/adaptive platform along with industry leading authoring tools to create immersive courses and assessments geared towards measurable learning outcomes.
Our services fall in three broad categories:
- Full cycle courseware development: Storyboarding, production and integration of courses.
- Changes to existing courses: Amendment/Enhancement to existing courses.
- Repurposing and Conversion of existing content: Converting existing courses to custom eLearning formats.
We have a highly experienced team having more than a decade of experience in creating award winning learning products.
- Instructional designers
- Graphic Artists
- Project Managers
We use some of the leading tools in the industry like:
- Adobe Captivate
- Articulate 360
Rapid Authoring Services
For enterprises who are looking at developing courses for their immediate training needs and at scale, we offer rapid authoring services by leveraging our own proprietary platform as well as leading tools in the industry. We also incorporate interactivities, game mechanics to ensure that the courses are not only aligned with the learning objective but also immersive and engaging. Some of the mechanics that we use are assessments, quizzes, Badges, Leaderboards and games. These courses are built using technology which is highly flexible and customizable.
Our authoring tool generates packages that are SCORM/TinCan complaint so that they can be distributed easily via standard Learning Management System/Learning Content Management System (LMS/LCMS). The output generated is also optimized for mobile devices.
Creating engaging courses with a fast turnaround time is challenging because we require the right skills set along with the technology. QBS has the right blend of skills set and the technology to address the learning needs of any organization.
Mentioned below are eight benefits of Rapid Authoring:
- Reduction in development time
- Reduction in development cost
- Swift packaging and deployment of courses.
- Repurposing of existing content
- Minimal set up time
- Easily customizable
- Optimized for mobile devices
- Accessibility support (WCAG 2.1, Section 508)
- QV tool (proprietary tool)
- Drupal Based Authoring Tool
Custom and Mobile Learning
QBS custom and mLearning solutions help organizations to create quality mobile learning courses that are platform agnostic. With a perfect blend of latest HTML5 and Java technologies and quality instructional design. QBS creates courses that help employees and students’ to access the courses across multiple devices. We also offer support for analytical engines.
Our key features include:
- Author once and accessible across multiple devices.
- Mobile optimized bite-sized modules.
- Courses with a blend of video, interactivities, animations and assessments.
- Analytics and custom report features.
- Online and Offline secured access – 64 bit encrypted courses.
QBS approach to microlearning is to understand the overarching goals of the organization by proposing a strategy which takes into consideration a holistic approach for education and skill based learning which involves small learning units. It involves short-term-focused strategies especially designed for skill based learning. The goal is to deliver short bursts of content for learners to study at their convenience. Content can take many forms, from text to full-blown interactive multimedia, but should always be short.
Examples of microlearning content are:
- Short Videos
- Short Audio
- Tests and Quizzes
- Games (e.g. simple single-screen challenges)
- Text (phrases, short paragraphs)
Some of the key benefits of Microlearning are:
- Faster Delivery
- Highly engaging
- Boost knowledge with high degree of retention
Limitations of Microlearning:
- Not ideal for complex concepts
- Not suited for in-depth training
Strategies to implement microlearning:
- Skim the fat and make content which address specific requirement
- Add multimedia/video and interactive to make the content more engaging
- Use gamification strategy to engage users.
- Use assessment to evaluate the learner.
Get in touch with us to know how we can help in crafting and implementing your microlearning strategy.
Gamification and Simulations
The amalgamation of games with courses has been one of the leading trends in corporate training. Incorporation of games in eLearning courses requires a very good understanding of pedagogy of content, balance of functionality and right level of interactivity. QBS has a team of highly experienced ID (Instructional Designers), Programmers, Game Designer to address all the gamification requirements for smaller as well as large organizations. QBS has delivered many game based courses and simulation for clients across various verticals like retail, finance, and healthcare industry.
Some of the game mechanics which we use to achieve the desired goal:
- Quick Feedback
- Goal based modules
- Rewarding features like Badges and Points
- Leveling Up
- Competition among learners
- Collaboration among learners
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Instructor Led Learning
Instructor-led training, or ILT, is a training process where instructors use training and learning material to train learners either individually or in groups. It is a synchronous process where training happens in real time. QBS has a team of experts who have worked as teachers/instructors and understand what it takes to develop quality content. We develop ILT content keeping in mind the learning objective, instructional design principal and the needs of the learners.
Our consulting strategy is to leverage the best of technology and suggest processes that are not only cost effective but also highly efficient.
Our approach to create ELT courses:
- Define the objective that needs to be accomplished during the training
- Integrate interactive and virtual tools for engaging the learners.
- Effective and balanced use of materials for better learning outcomes.
- Creation of quality reference materials and assessments for better engagement and analytics.
Blended Learning services
Blended learning requires physical presence of both instructor and learner. The curriculum/content is designed to use traditional classroom methods with online tools. QBS has a team of experts who can help in creating these content and tools for all your blended learning needs.
- Remote Blended Learning
- Lab rotation blended training
- Flex Blended Learning
- The ‘Flipped Classroom’ Blended Learning
- Individual Rotation Blended Learning
- Project-Based Blended Learning
- Self-Directed Blended Learning
- Inside-Out Blended Learning
- Outside-In Blended Learning
- Supplemental Blended Learning
- Mastery-Based Blended Learning
eLearning Localization Services
The QBS team of writers and editors understand the requirements and nuances of every topic, language, and representations for use in the corporate environment. We have developed a robust process for translating content for our clients. We implement a stringent quality control process that includes several rounds of review, copyediting and proofreading. A key feature of this process is every translation undergoes a content QC, in which an editor ensures that the translation is complete and faithful to the original text and purpose.
We can translate/localise content in multiple formats like videos, audio, interactives, flash and HTML5 digital learning objects, Word, Ppt, in different languages.
Get in touch with us to know how we can help address your content localization requirement.