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5 important metrics for measuring the success of your e-learning program

How are you measuring the success of your e-training programs?

Although it isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to do, it is quite important. If you don’t know what impact your training courses are having, it’s hard to tell what the payoff is.

However, that doesn’t make measurement any less challenging. What you track largely depends on what your goals are and what kind of organisation you’re running.

Nevertheless, here are several important metrics for measuring the success of your e-training program.

A Growth in Sales

If the training is tailored towards sales, customer service and product education, a well-executed program should lead to an increase in sales in your enterprise.

Of course, you still need to cross-reference these numbers against existing trends, seasonality, or other factors that historically affected sales volume.

Overall, your sales team should be better educated after going through course material, and well-trained salespeople are always going to do a better job of presenting products and services to leads compared to those who haven’t studied.

Reduced Cost of Training

Author Marc Rosenberg found that e-learning requires 25% to 60% less time than classroom education to learn the same amount of material.

Although course authoring and development will always require a certain amount of time and resources, e-learning course material can be re-used and delivered more efficiently compared to classroom-based education. Plus, you’ll save on instructor costs.

A decrease in overhead is a metric worth tracking for most organisations, regardless of whether they are more business-oriented or education-oriented.

Increased User Satisfaction

User satisfaction is a good metric to track, though it may be a little difficult to quantify. After all, for an e-training program to be considered a true success, your trainees should feel that the material was valuable, and that it helped them to […]

By |September 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off

2015 Trends For Learning Management Systems

We are quickly moving towards the end of 2015, and we’ve already seen a lot of things play out in the world of e-learning and Learning Management Systems (or LMSs).

What might not be readily obvious is simply the fact that trends in other markets – like gamification, video, and wearable learning – are also affecting LMSs.

Since e-learning is a technology-driven industry, it serves to reason that it would adapt to, and learn to play well with other developments in the tech space.

Here are some major trends in Learning Manage Systems in 2015 and beyond.

Video & Visual Media

It should come as little surprise that the popularity of YouTube and video-based learning is growing. When people want to learn something quickly, visually, YouTube is always at the ready.

While video may have been a nice-to-have in times past, it is fast becoming a prerequisite in creating effective e-learning courses.

Succinct, direct, and to-the-point is the name of the game. One-and-a-half to two minute videos work exceptionally well in the context of training programs.

Responsive Design & Mobile

What good is an e-learning course that doesn’t work well on all devices, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones?

That may not have been a question for yesteryear, but today, more and more organisations are looking for solutions that allow their Learning Management Systems to be used across a variety of different devices.

Of course, Flash is mostly incompatible with mobile technology. Fortunately, HTML5 has come to the rescue, enabling mobile users to play audio, video, animation, and 2D or 3D graphics without the support of additional plugins.

Looking forward, a mobile-friendly approach will be a necessity for LMSs. Have you seen Moodle recently on a mobile device? Check it out.

Cloud Based Platforms

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By |September 15th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Getting social with Moodle

The problem with teaching a large group of people in a classroom or boardroom setting is that it’s hard for instructors to give individual attention. Some students or employees might require a more hands-on approach compared to others, but if there are dozens or even hundreds of people to deal with, personal instruction becomes a near impossibility.

However, with Learning Management Systems (or LMSs), trainees can learn at their own pace. They can learn what they need to know in a timely manner and upgrade their knowledge and skills.

Moreover, LMSs often have discussion forums built right into them. Trainees can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of discussions taking place if the forums aren’t managed well, but by putting some general guidelines in place, you can reduce unnecessary off-topic discussions and encourage trainees to connect in meaningful ways.

There are a variety of different ways to socialize your courses. Here are some tips and ideas on how you can boost the overall enjoyment level of your courses and increase trainee motivation in the process.

Do Your Courses Need To Be More Social?

If your goal is to encourage more teamwork and collaboration among your employees or students, then you may want to make your courses more social. Again, the social component also tends to be more important in situations where there are a large number of trainees.

On the other hand, in cases where your group is smaller, or if you’re overall objective is to upgrade individual skills, then you may not need to make your courses any more social than they already are.

Socializing Your Course Design

Being more social with your course design involves using your LMS not just as a content delivery system, but also as an […]

By |September 14th, 2015|News|Comments Off

5 Benefits of Moodle for Small Business

Are you using a Learning Management System to support your small business?

In today’s world, changes come quickly. There is a need for organisations to stay on top of the latest developments, and to be invested in employee development.

LMSs can not only support the ongoing relaying of information and employee learning, it can actually be a more cost effective way of achieving that goal.

Here are five benefits for Learning Management Systems for small businesses.

It Can Help Your Employees Stay Up-To-Date With Products, Services & Policies

Most if not all businesses need a way to keep their employees updated with their latest products, services, or even company policies.

For instance, with a LMS, you can create modules or courses around the various features your new product has, and teach you sales team how to pitch the new item to prospects.

One of the added benefits to creating courses like these could be increased sales. If your sales team feels confident about selling the new item, it serves to reason that it will lead to more revenue.

2. It Helps You to Keep Your Learning Material & Data in One Place

Training materials can easily get out of hand. Some might be in digital form, while other bits and pieces could be in physical form, stored away in a file you can’t even find anymore.

Mitigating the chaos should be a high priority if you want to support your employees in the work that they do.

With Learning Management Systems, keeping your data in a central location is really just the tip of the iceberg. You can also keep your course material backed up, reduce the risk of data loss, and offer easy access to your staff.

3. It Makes It Easy To Track Employee Development

Your employees […]

By |September 14th, 2015|News|Comments Off

February Major Update

Howdy Partners!

If you can say one thing about our team, it’s that we do nothing in halves!

So what goodies do we have for you in 2015?  Because you’ve all been so good, we’ll save them til the end, and just let you know about a few additional heads within the eCreators team.

We welcome to the fold:

Sead Aliphasic – Technical Services & Project Manager
Greg Boock – Director of Sales
Sally Matheson – Operations Manager
Ellen Valvasori -Quality Manager
Hunain Aslam – Moodle Developer
Brendan Farrell – Storyline and Moodle Trainer

This new structure came about as a result of our latest strategic planning session we so can get our internal structure right to better help our clients, improve workflow and increase quality. The results are out!

Virtual Reality

VR is an area eCreators have been dabbling in for some time now. Virtual Reality in education has now become something tangible that can have a great impact on the way learners participate in online learning.  One of the many advantages of VR in education is that the experiences learners can have provide real and tangible emotional responses.  Believe us, when you’re standing on the side of that virtual building with the VR headset on, your brain is telling you to be careful – as though you were really there.

The company Oculus Rift that was recently acquired by Facebook has an online marketplace,, which is full of freshly developed samples of what can be done with the tool.  From fully fledged games, to ‘experiences’ and more importantly, early samples of educational materials.  eCreators can see some great value in the areas of safety, mining and policing, all of which we will be partnering with new and existing clients to create these experiences.

We’re running live demos […]

By |March 10th, 2015|News|Comments Off

December Update

Welcome to our December Update!

Well, it’s almost Happy Holidays, but we’re running to the line. I’m sure everyone out there is looking forward to a well earned break!

We’ve been working hard here at eCreators to refine our offerings, our support and all round customer service. we recently took the Senior Management Team away on a strategic planning weekend to really focus on our business and determine who we want to be in the market and what we want to be to our customers. It was awesome, we had some fun along the way and each team member brought it all home to come out with some positive outcomes for all.


Off the Shelf Content

One of the outcomes of our planning session was to drop our off the shelf content offerings.  This is for a few reasons.

1. We are of the opinion that they are not effective learning objects. They break the golden rule that learning needs to be effective, relevant and personalised to the learner. Generic content creates generic thinking. We at eCreators believe in a one size fits none approach.

2. Are you legally covered?  Can you be sure the module you buy off the shelf meets all current legislative requirements and has it been signed off by a certified legal council?

3. The module that is relevant and up to date today, could be out of date tomorrow. How does your supplier cater for this?

In weighing all this up, we’ve determined there can be substantial business risk in the use of this content if its not properly vetted. The best, and true way is to create e-learning modules through a complete development cycle. These may cost you a little more, but you can sleep well […]

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October Update

Hi, and welcome to our October update.
Team eCreators are going strong as we gear up for the end of year rush. We’ve had a very big calendar year, exceeding all of our growth targets and forging alliances with some major clients across Australia.

Who’s new in the zoo?
Three more staff join the team @ eCreators with Ellen V coming on board to take on Instructional Design and Quality Management. Ellen has worked for some major organisations in the past including The Body Shop and T2. She brings a bag of talent to the organisation and for those of you who have interacted with her already, I’m sure you’ll agree Ellen is having some great impact on the success of our projects.

Greg B also comes onboard as Director of Sales. Greg brings a wealth of corporate experience in the areas of sales, marketing and relationship management. It’s Greg’s primary role to ensure that our customers are happy with the level of service and support they are receiving as well as assisting to develop our growth strategies across the industry. All of our customers will have the chance to meet with Greg shortly (if you haven’t already) to get a health check on your site and future needs.

Hunain joins us in the support team to boost numbers on the help desk. We’re very aware that support is vitally important to our customers and we’re looking to reduce resolution times as swiftly as possible across the organisation. Hunain has a friendly manner and is customer focused to ensure your issues, questions and the like are dealt with swiftly.

We’ll also be putting on a new Operations Manager who will be starting in January. Watch this space!

New Moodle Training Courses
Need […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|News|Comments Off

eCreators July Update

Happy New Financial Year!

Hi all, and welcome to our latest newsletter. eCreators are excited to announce we have had our most successful financial year ever, which has recently seen us double our office space and add additional products and personnel to our organisation. This has meant additional heads in Sales, Moodle Development and Content Development.

For those of you who haven’t seen our new space, come on down for a catchup and a tour; or you can view a 3D model here, created by our talented Adam!

Moodle Update

Many of you are utilising Moodle 2.7, and at the latest Moodle Moot in Cairns, we got a sneak peek at Moodle 2.8, which is looking great, with the long awaited update to the Moodle gradebook on its way – you’ll love it.  Moodle development has been heavy this year and the team have been producing some amazing Moodle Plugins, Moodle themes and Moodle customisations for our range of clients in Australia and beyond.

eCreators are getting many more enquiries from beyond our borders which has seen us appoint a technical support presence in North America, giving us extended support coverage and backup for our 24 hour Moodle Support.

Dean will be speaking at the eLnet congress in August as to how organisations can migrate from enterprise LMS to open source products like Moodle and seriously harness the power and flexibility Moodle can offer. More details here:


New Starters

Joining the team are Greg B as Director of Sales. Greg brings a wealth of commercial experience to eCreators and will be setting the strategy for the support of our customers moving forward. Greg is a forward thinker with a high customer service ethic and is charged with making sure our customers […]

By |July 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off

eCreators April Update

Welcome to the eCreators April Update!

There’s been some busy days for the eCreators team and the year has got off to a very busy start!

With some changes to the team and some great new talent coming aboard we have recently increased our services and offerings with some awesome new treats for all of our existing and new clients!

Here’s a bit of an update!

1. New Team Members


We welcome aboard two new Moodlers, Thushara and Tim. Both have unique skill sets and many of you have already spoken with them. Both Tim and Thushara are working in the development and support base and are adding a fresh new look across all of our existing sites and adding value to some new goodies we have cooking away in the Moodle space. In North America, we also welcome Frank Fucile. Frank is working for us on a casual basis with our new North American Moodle customers.

2. Big Blue Button

We are soon to release hosting for Big Blue Button services for our Australian customers! Yes, you can now have Webinar software that can easily plug-in to your Moodle site. We have a range of plans available and a free demo site for you to play around in. Pop by and take a look – its great.  You can now run webinars all over the world for remote staff, offsite meetings, sales meetings, the works from the comfort of your own Moodle. Let us know if you’re keen to have a free demo.

3. New offices

We’ve made the move down to Docklands right at the end of Collins St, next to Myer.  Our new building is 5 star energy rated and is completely powered by Solar energy, with powered backup which […]

By |April 1st, 2014|News|Comments Off

eCreators becomes a certified Moodle Partner! Read the press release here!

For Immediate Release
11 September 2013
E-learning services provider eCreators gets Moodle vote of confidence

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA – eCreators, a leading Australasian provider of e-learning
and Learning Management System development services, today announced their
formal inclusion in the Moodle Certified Services Provider program, marking an
important milestone in the growth of the company.

As a Certified Moodle Partner, eCreators will build on its Moodle expertise and
offer specialist Moodle development and services to organisations and the
education sector in Australia, providing content development, Moodle training,
hosting, plugin development, customised themes and solutions, and a range of
related services such as Articulate Training.

eCreators’ flagship product, Learnbook, is an interactive theme that sits on top of a
hosted version of Moodle, integrated as an electronic learning solution designed to
meet the demands of small to enterprise-scale organisations.
Dean Saunders, Founder and Director of eCreators, said, “We are absolutely
thrilled to become a Certified Moodle Partner. Becoming a part of such a successful
movement for us pushes us in new directions and enables us to contribute directly
to the evolution of the product. We are looking forward to working closer with our
existing customers and offering some attractive services to new customers under
the Moodle banner.”

With the education and training industry expanding rapidly in the region, the
partnership is a welcome addition to the Moodle Partners network.
“Part of our philosophy is creating and supporting trustworthy, long-term
cooperation with committed partners,” said Martin Dougiamas, Founder and CEO
of Moodle Pty Ltd. “I’m really glad to see eCreators bringing their Moodle
experience to the Partner group, and to have their support in the continued
research and development of the Moodle platform.”
For more information and to learn more about eCreator’s flagship product,
Learnbook, visit


About eCreators
Established seven years ago, eCreators is a leading e-learning development and
services provider renowned for their expertise in developing content, building […]

By |September 12th, 2013|News|Comments Off