How to Follow Up With Someone Who's Not Getting Back to You

Tools Used: Articulate Rise 360, Articulate Storyline 360

Development Time: 5 hours

Learners/Audience: Undergraduate students, MBA students, and learners enrolled in an executive education program. This course can help learners prepare for future managerial decision-making.

Challenges: Converting an article, Rebecca Zucker's "How to Follow Up With Someone Who's Not Getting Back to You", into an interactive course.

Solutions: Rise is accessible and provides numerous interactive opportunities for the learner to work with the material. I chose attention getting yellow, small blocks of text, and frequent knowledge checks to encourage the learner's involvement.

Results: An accessible, interactive course that's easy to navigate and challenges the learner to master the objective.

Tips for Work at Home Parents

Tools Used: Articulate Storyline 360, Vyond, Audacity, Canva

Development Time: 6 hours

Client: Growth Technologies

Learners/Audience: Parents who are normally high performers at Growth Technologies but are experiencing low productivity due to lack of time management skills and working from home for the first time.

Executive Summary: Growth Technologies is a multinational company offering products, services, and solutions that include cloud-based products, networking, education, and other support services. According to a Flexjobs survey, www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/flexjobs-survey-flexibility-support-parents-pandemic/ families need flexibilty and support for working parents. While childcare services are offered to employees working on site, 22% of respondents stated they will have to request full-time work-from-home status. The goal of the company is to support work-from-home parents to increase productivity.

Challenges: Parents working from home have trouble managing their time. Parents found distractions and lack of a consistent work environment prohibited productivity.

Solutions: This eLearning course featuring Vyond animation presents ten tips addressing family interruptions, establishing a work environment, and limiting distractions from the community. This course gives learners practice in creating a schedule and identifying ways to limit distractions to increase productivity. Vyond animations was chosen to capture the learner's attention with graphics and reflect the diversity of the company. Closed captioning is included for the hearing impaired, and a variety of activities are included to give learners different opportunities to interact with the material.

Results: Following the tips in the eLearning course can create better family-work balance and a happier, healthier work life. A happier employee is a more productive employee. A company survey reveals 78% of work-at-home-employees experience greater productivity after implementing the ten tips learned in the eLearning course.