RedVector.com Enterprise Services Training and Development Solutions For the A/E/C Industry
Company Overview RedVector is the leading provider of online learning solutions and courses to the engineering, construction and design industry. • Providing online education is our core business • We help people achieve their goals, advance their careers and enrich their lives through education.
Company Overview RedVector: Education for Construction, Engineering and Architecture • 90+ diverse team members • Financially Stable and Profitable • Focus on Construction, Engineering and Design Education • Quality + Flexibility + Competitive Pricing = Happy Clients
Company Overview Since 1999, clients have relied on RedVector for: • E-learning Content Development (Instructional Design, Technical Writing, Hosting / Database Management, Reporting / Statistics) • Enterprise Training Management (Corporate Library of 900+ Courses, 80+ Clients, Reporting / Analysis) • Training Program Management (CTQP, License Management, Corporate University Infrastructure)
Company Overview A major advantage of computer based training is the ability to provide reports, statistics and controls on student and instructor activities: • Enrollment and Completions • Exam Scoring Analysis (Student, Class, Question integrity) • Proctored Exams (Role Based Security, Timers, Separate Student / Proctor / Instructor Interfaces)
Company Overview RedVector Learning Portals have been adapted to handle diverse requirements for student, instructor and proctor data mining: • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Craft Assessment Site • FDOT Project Management • Exam Questions • State Board Reporting
RedVector E-learning Qualifications Instructional Design Seven years of experience discovering “what works in e-learning” • Encourage Active Learning By using text and graphics together. • Apply the Personalization Principleby using Conversational style. • Practice Makes Perfect.
RedVector E-learning Qualifications Adult Learning Adults bring a wealth of experience to training, and have needs that must be met for learning to occur. Four Principles of Adult Learning: • Adults need to be involved in planning / evaluation. • Experiences (including mistakes) provide the basis for learning activities. • Adults are most interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their job or personal life. • Adult learning is problem-centered rather than content-oriented.
RedVector E-learning Qualifications 508 Compliance Basic Guidelines we check for during development: • Alt comments on all images • Accessible hyperlink names • Skip link – give a way to bypass repetitive navigation menus and jump to the main content • Text color contrast
RedVector CEU/PDH Library 900+ Technical and Soft Skills Courses for All Experience Levels Interactive, Asynchronous Content PDF Reference Downloads Meets e-learning Industry Protocols: SCORM, AICC, HTML, etc. Content Developed for the Engineering Design and Construction Industry Courses Designed to Meet US State Licensing Board and Professional Organization Requirements Instructional Designers & e-learning Developers on Staff Authored by 100+ Subject Matter Experts & Publishing Partners
RedVector Library R&D and Maintenance • 14% 2006 Revenues invested in R&D • 33-46 hours of content created monthly • Content Reviewed/Updated Annually • Subject Matter Expert Network 100+ • Publishing Resources • Rapid Content Creation Services • Instructional Designers on Staff to Guide SMEs • Entire Library Migrating to Interactive/SCORM Compliant Format
State and Organizational Compliance • Requirements maintained with over 192 state boards and organizations • Requirements Database maintained on RedVector Learning Portal • Courses Cross Referenced/Categorized by Requirement(examples) • NY State & Florida Engineering Boards • FCLIB • AIA • Automated CEU/PDH Completion Reporting for 20 state boards and organizations (manual for others). • Course Delivery Customized for Specific Requirements(examples) • Florida General Contractors (Minimum Time Standards) • Texas Electrical Contractors (Dynamic Identity Verification) • Course Content for Specific Requirements • Ethics • Health, Safety, Welfare • Building Code, etc.
Client Support • Dedicated Client Support Staff • Technical Support • Course & Site Navigation Help • Course Recommendations • Single Point of Contact Options • Print, Ship & Grade Home Study Exams • Live Support 8 am- 10 pm EST, M-F • 24 x7 Online Support • Online Feedback • Requirements/Reporting Resolution
ADDIE Development Process RedVector develops courses by: • Identifying topics needed through client request, RFP guidelines (analyze) and/or existing content • Identifying learning objectives for each topic & approval by client (design) • Developing course materials, checkpoints and test questions which reinforce learning objectives (develop) • Launching courses for client testing (implement & evaluate) • Reviewing client comments, making changes and launching final product for client • Continual assessment via after-course survey (evaluate again)
Content Development Framework Instructional Design • Content Acquisition/Authoring • Instructional Design • Quality Management Agency Compliance Management Quality Control Project Management Content Development Course Layout Flash Formatting Lectora Customization Checkpoint Integration Research Engineering Web/Flash Development • Content Acquisition/Authoring • Instructional Design • Quality Management • Project Management
Content Development Workflow 1 2 3 4 Review & Evaluate existing PPT and all other course materials Create outline of main course topics Develop learning objectives covering all main topics Begin placing text from PPT into word document and editing / revising / adding Submit Lectora draft (including graphics, multimedia, and learning exercises) for review Development of course into Lectora Submit document to FDOT SME for review and feedback Add graphics into word document rough draft and written descriptions of interactive exercises 8 7 6 5 Submit Lectora 50% draft to FDOT Complete Steps 1 – 8 for remaining 50% Develop test questions, test pools in Word and Excel Submit to FDOT SME for review and comments 9 10 11 12 Complete change requests from FDOT & submit final course Submit 95% draft to FDOT Develop test questions in Lectora 15 14 13
Content Development Staff Team: • Copywriters • Developers • Instructional Technologist • Project Manager • Graphic Designer • Audio Expert Miscellaneous: • Audio Editing Booth for professional sounding audio recordings
Project Plan Software Toolbox: • Lectora: rapid e-learning development software – commercially available and supported & meets industry protocals • Flash 8: interactive, engaging content development • Photoshop: graphics editing • Captivate: simulation and demonstration development software • Cubase: professional audio recording and editing • Adobe Premier: video editing • Swift 3D: 3D development
Certification Management • Offline Course Exam Fulfillment Services • Automatic Exam Scoring (Bubble Sheet & Electronic) • Document Storage/Archiving • Scanning, Paper Management • Database Management & Integration Solutions • Qualifications Requirements Verification • Customized Learning Management Portal • Robust Reporting Tools • Identity / Credentials Verification • Blended Learning Solutions • Instructional Design Services • Logistics Management • Asynchronous & Synchronous • Dedicated Client Support RedVectorQualifications Program Administrator for
Professional License Management • Document Acquisition • Document Preparation • Education Certificates • Automatic Submission of Credits (where accepted) • Electronic Records Retention • Disaster Recovery • Records Management • Board Verification • Unlimited Access to RedVector CEU/PDH Library • Dedicated License Manager • License Renewal Reminders • Client Support Center with Toll-Free Access • Online Journal Access & Records Retention
Website Infrastructure: 2006 • 85,000+ registered users • 125,000+ courses taken • 650,000+ Unique Visitors • Automatic Grading and Certificate Creation • E-Commerce enabled • Database of over 600,000 records • Secure Off Site Servers • 4 Levels of Redundancy • High Availability • Scalable • Multi-Media Capable
Technical Tools • Lectora Rapid Development Course Authoring Tool • SCORM, AICC, HTML, CD-Rom & Single File Executable • Future Ready • Non-Proprietary, Industry Standard • Widely Supported • Multi-Media Object Capable • Flexible Testing Capabilities • Learning Management • Flexible Reporting • Training History (Alternate Resources) • Shopping Cart Enabled • Web-Based • Custom/Branded Portals
Resident Expertise • Learning Management Development • ASP • .NET • SCORM/AICC • Database Expertise • Oracle • SQL • Multi-Media • Flash • Java • Enterprise Application Integration • Web Services • FTP • Import/Export Support
Marketing Execution • 85,000 Registered Users • Educational Advisory Team • Retail & Enterprise Sales Channels • Certificate Website • Branded Learning Portals • In-house Direct Mail • 1.5M Pieces Annually • 3x/Licensed Professional • Targeted around CE deadlines • State/Local Organization Referral Programs • Paid/Organic Search • #1 Placement Goals w/Overture & Google • Daily Keyword Management • Trade Show Activity • Affiliate and Partner Programs
The RedVector Impact • Reduce Exposure to Variable Training Costs • Develop Effective Leaders • Measurable Training Results • Improve Communication • Improve Project Margins • More Effective Planning • Meets State and Organizational Continuing Education Requirements • Reduce Travel Expense • Hold Employees Accountable to Minimum Knowledge Standards • 24 x 7 availability = Increased billings • Improved Employee Retention Rates • Provide a Training Resource for Mobile/Remote Employees • Supplement/Reinforce Internal Program Content • Educated Workers = New Clients & Improved Client Retention
ROI: e-Learning v. Traditional Training 1 Development Day *Assumes e-learning conducted during non-billable time
Direct Savings: e-learning SAVINGS for 1 e-learning unit (1 hour): $160-$208/student
Enterprise Clients • Shaw Environmental • WD Partners • IESNA • AECOM Technology Group • STS Consultants • Davis & Floyd • Erdman Anthony • Parsons • EarthTech • Sargent & Lundy • Texas A&M University • John Wiley & Sons • Gensler • Georgia DOT • Dewberry • TIC • PBS&J University • Dupont • Black & Veatch • Zachry Construction • McGraw-Hill Professional • Wilbur Smith Associates • CDI • Washington Group International • URS Corporation • Florida DOT • Heery International • Blasland, Bouck & Lee • Progress Energy • STV
Conclusion Why is RedVector the right choice for your firm? • We have performed quality work for the industry on many difficult projects on budget and on time • We are experienced in all aspects of online course development for technical, compliance and soft skills training. • We have performed successfully as a training program administrator • We have no learning curve • We are a trusted partner with our clients For a top quality solution delivered on-time, on-budget, choose RedVector.
Contact Information Mike Vandall Vice President Enterprise Services RedVector.com, Inc. Two Urban Centre 4890 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 740 Tampa, Florida 33609 Telephone/Fax: (813) 864-2663 Customer Service (866) 546-1212 firstname.lastname@example.org www.RedVector.com