CLIENT: McCarthy Building Companies
E-Learning Objective: Use the BIM (Building Information Modeling) approach and technologies to enhance and streamline a variety of processes such as business development, constructability, coordination of systems, and more.
Background: Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides a great opportunity to construction companies. Multiple modules, some concept-based and some software-based, were developed around BIM, such as:
1. BIM Awareness
2. BIM Coordination
3. Model Management
4. Google Sketchup
5. Autodesk Navisworks Freedom and Navisworks Manage
6. Autodesk Revit
The concept-based courses incorporated case studies and best practices, and were precursors to instructor-led courses where participants walked through coordination of an actual BIM project. The software-based courses were hands-on using company models and actual projects to teach the tools. Participants were able to confidently and effectively incorporate BIM into their projects.
CLIENT: Anheuser-Busch InBev
E-Learning Objective: Encourage use of Critical Thinking during problem-solving efforts to ensure solutions are based on evidence and supporting data.
Background: Our client provided their employees with five e-Learning modules on the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) problem-solving methodology. They also provided an instructor-led course and a test for certification. Management realized one skill that was lacking during the problem-solving process was critical thinking.
Good problem solving is all about gathering evidence and facts and making decisions based on the data. They were noticing that actions were being determined without proper evidence and support. A 30-minute e-Learning course on critical thinking was developed. Obviously a 30-minute course does not a master critical thinker make. But a great 30-minute e-Learning course can make one aware of why and how the skill can be used, and why and how they can learn more. The e-Learning course provided a pre-work opportunity to bring context and encourage practical application in the instructor-led course.
CLIENT: Ameren Missouri
E-Learning Objective: Use Microsoft Word templates and macros to create administrative and technical procedure documents.
Background: An important component of this client's business is safety and attention to detail. In an effort to achieve that goal with their documentation, they created standardized templates for procedures performed in the field. It was crucial that these procedures be thoroughly documented in a consistent manner for ease of use.
This course consisted of 8 modules. Each module was accessible via an interactive menu and each piece of content involved demonstrations and simulations. A troubleshooting module at the end listed frequent problems employees had experienced with the software and step-by-step demonstrations on how to fix them.