Advertising  |  Affiliate revenue sharing  |  Auctions  |  Best Business Tips  |  Blogging  |  Crafts & Hobbies  |  Currency Trading  |  Home Remedies Tips  |  Mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestos  |  Mortgage and refinance |  Pets  |  Web Site design  | 

We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
 Please check back frequently as new topics are added and current topics are updated daily.


Place your TextLink AD here free

Web Site design TIPS
Information channel:

OfficeJax modular office furniture systems cubicles partition room dividers

The Monter Garage of eLearning

Have you seen Jesse James on the Discovery Channel's Monter Garage?
Each week Jesse and his handpicked team create a customized vehicle to dazzle and amaze you. So what does this have to do with eLearning? Read on...

Big boys like big toys

Did you see the episode when the:
* Cadillac Escalade becomes a tailgate party?
* DeLorean is transformed into a hovercraft?, or the
* Scary monter Santa float as it makes it debut in a parade?

WOW they were great... and it got me thinking...Jesse's approach to monter car design is directly related to leading successful eLearning programs. Here's why...

Each episode starts with a sketch of the "dream machine" and Jesse's verbal description of what he expects the machine to do. Just like Jesse's articulated vision, the training project leader has to be able to articulate the program vision and expectation to his boss and the team. If you can't describe the training purpose, it's time to re-think the project!

The Monter Garage rules are simple: 1) When completed, the monter machine must appear to be stock. 2) The team can spend no more than $3,000 cash for parts. 3) Jesse and his crew have only seven days and nights to design, build and race the machine.

So let's relate this to your training team... Have you taken time to create a simple set of rules for your team? Maybe you should take a lesson from the Monter Garage pit crew and make this a priority!

For the record, Jesse doesn't take NO for an answer, and whining is NOT an option. Hmmm... yet another good project management tip!

Each Monter Garage project starts with a day of planning Even though the team is running on a very short time schedule, the first full day is set aside for PLANNING. Then the contruction begins.

How often have you been tasked with developing a huge training project and no one really bothered to schedule time to PLAN? Using the Monter Garage analogy, if you are planning a 5 week development process, a full week should be devoted to planning. This is a good rule of thumb with about 20% of the project time should be spent in planning. Why? Because you can clearly articulate expectation, conduct essential research, collect information from a variety of stakeholders and produce a solid strategy for achieving the stated objectives. Keep in mind if you fail to plan, you plan to fail...

Just like the Monter Garage creation, online learning projects are big beasts and require a team effort. Jesse assembles his "dream team" based upon individual areas of expertise. He has welders, mechanics, fabricators and custom air-brush painters. His team must make the transformed vehicle not only look good, but "deliver on the promise" of functionality.

Likewise, the training project manager sets the scope with clearly defined roles and responibilities for each team member:

Researchers determine existing content to leverage and competitive information as well. Instructional designers look for ways to create standardized templates that facilitate the learning process. They create the instruction sequence and determine the best way to create meaningful activities for accountable training. Programmers must produce solid error-free code. Developers take raw content and create lesson while the graphic artist adds visual elements with graphics, animation and color cues. The tighter you define roles and keep people on-track, the better. When it all comes together, a training project is truly a work of art.

And finally....the moment of truth and accountability happens...will the monter creation work? Jesse always takes "the dream machine" out for that victory spin. Just like the monter's moment of truth, it is inspirational when the AHA moment (light bulb) happens for your students in your beta test. It is fun to see students demontrate proficiencies from the training you created.

When your training team is successful and your training customer are happy, it's a win-win!! You accomplished what you set out to do. We thank Jesse James and the Monter Garage for his inspiration on project management!

Karen Miller has over twenty years experience in applying instructional systems design principles to create blended training solution.   She consistently delivers web-based training products on-time, under budget while exceeding customer expectation. She is a national training award winner (ASTD'98, ISPI'02), published author, adjunct college professor and an ISPI-Certified Performance Technologist. Her company, Instructional Design Conortium provides instructional expertise and USA-based outsourcing services for the design, development and delivery of online training.


This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at


Five Web Design Trends To Kick Off 2018 - Forbes
Forbes Communications Council Communications, PR, public affairs & media relations execs share tips. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Post written by. Amahl Williams. Vice President of Smarketing for Pluris Marketing · Amahl ...

and more »

Top Web Design Companies Recognized for Excellence by 10 Best ...
PR Newswire (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses and their brands rely on heavily on their web presence to capture the eyes and attention of target audiences. That is why so many turn to one of the web's largest online industry magazines for ...

and more »

Web Design Specialist
We are looking for a smart, self-starter who loves to learn and get stuff done. Function 5 is a full-service website hosting and design company that is disrupting the market. We believe that all businesses should have great looking websites. With our ...

South Florida Business Journal

About the List: Web design trends revolve around consumer wants
South Florida Business Journal
So, it comes as no surprise that the top current trends in web design all revolve around the way an audience directly interacts with a website. Consumers want their sites to be responsive, mobile-friendly, visually appealing and have a direct focus ...

Practical Ecommerce

19 Free Web Design Tools from Winter 2018
Practical Ecommerce
Utilizing free resources from the design community is a good way to add value to your website. Here is a list of new web tools and design elements from winter 2018. There are designer and developer apps, fonts, content tools, and more. All of these are ...


Use These Web Design Tricks to Grow Your Business Exponentially
Growing any business is, well, tough business. You've got your hand in every pot while simultaneously wearing every hat. You're worrying about marketing strategies, product creation and growth plans, all in the same day. Related: 39 Quick Ways to ...

Designmodo (blog)

Trending Ways to Use Color in Web Design
Designmodo (blog)
Color is a staple design element we see everywhere in our lives such as on every website we visit or app we use. Right now you're seeing the colors of Designmodo. If you're reading this article on a “read it later” kind of app you're seeing the colors ...

BYU-I ranked best for online web design degree
Post Register
“BYU's fully online BS in Web Design and Development degree readies its students for careers in such diverse fields as information technology, advertising, corporate communications, and more,” the website said. “Depending on the amount of transfer ...

Web design startup features live conversations
GRBJ 3-5-18 · DeVos Place, arena income trends upward · ICE's presence increases in West Michigan region · Subscribe Now! Home » Web design startup features live conversations. Marketing, PR & Advertising, Small Business & Startups, and Technology. Web ...

HTML Goodies

Top 10 Web Design Trends for 2018
HTML Goodies
According to Brad at Dallas Web Design, "Asymmetric layouts are a trend I expect to explode in 2018. Almost every design client wants to "stand out or be different." A constant request we hear more and more from clients, is, 'Can it be less boxy ...

Google News

OfficeJax Modular Office Systems and solution







People Locator find anyone in the USA


Surplus Overstock Jewelry Antiques office cubicles desks workstation tables

Click here to
OfficeJax free ad space available here


Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It

Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It

Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It


Free Automatic Link Exchange

Find advertising supplies below wholesale in Akron, Ohio

Akron University of Akron university housing available

domain registration | domain registration | Hunt | Search Engine Services | india online
Text Link Ads

[Back to Top]



auction news and listings for Akron, Ohio

Akron crafts and hobby news center

Akron currency trading

Akron Ohio pet news

home remedies and tips

Advertising and promotion Akron, Ohio

The Akron blogging news center

Akron Ohio web site design news

Akron Mortgaging and refinancing

  go back


server monitor

check web page

© 2012 - 2018 All Rights Reserved

Increase pagerank automaticly with HitsSurfer

free page rank checker and seo evaluation tools