Web accessibility, and levels of 508 compliance means making websites, content, applications, and LMS/CMS platforms usable to people of all abilities and disabilities.
After 12 years working together as strategic partners, Monarch Media and Vivayic have officially come together as one company. In August 2020, Vivayic, Inc. acquired Monarch Media to further develop the strengths of both teams. Taking this step made sense given our shared values about running mission-driven businesses, attracting and developing the best and brightest staff, and building innovative user-centered solutions. Most importantly, we share a passion for designing learning experiences that make a measurable difference for our clients.
Winning an eLearning Industry award is a great honor, and Monarch Media is proud to receive another award from them. Our second eLearning Industry award in 2019, this time, Monarch secured the 11th spot on the list of Top 20 Content Providers for Blended Learning. Companies that made the list were ranked based on their quality of work, domain expertise, innovative methods, customer ratings, niche specialization and corporate social responsibility.
Monarch Media is yet again a proud recipient of a prestigious eLearning Industry award. This time we landed a spot on their list of Top eLearning Content Providers for Microlearning 2019. The eLearning Industry evaluates online content development companies across the globe, in various different aspects of the field. This year, their focus being microlearning, they assessed eLearning companies based on their expertise, production quality, customer reviews, niche specialization, innovation and the company’s social responsibility.
eThink Education, a world-class eLearning provider, announces a partnership with Monarch Media, an industry leader in designing and developing customized eLearning content, course, and curriculum solutions. Through this partnership, eThink is able to offer clients access to Monarch’s consultative content development and programming services.
Universities and businesses have always been expected to structure current information into a curriculum and make it interesting for students and employees. But never has the role demanded such a heightened level of technological expertise with the added pressure to attract and retain students and employees who are bombarded by countless digital distractions via mobile devices.
At Monarch Media, we know how important it is for our technical solutions to work for an entire organization, regardless of its distribution across a single office, multiple states, or different countries. We also know that once a solution is implemented, it should maintain its relevance for years to come.
As you consider transforming existing print or live training to eLearning a natural tendency is to also reduce budgets to reap the “savings” of eLearning. That may certainly be appropriate in some cases, however, it’s important that you think strategically and make smart decisions in order to maximize the budget you have.
One interesting emerging trend in education is how shifting business needs are driving changes in learning institutions. In this article we’re going to explore some of the driving forces that are shaping business education needs, and what businesses themselves, and the organizations that support education for business are doing to address those needs.
Monarch Media is pleased to be collaborating with Arizona State University’s REACH Institute to create an evidence-based online program for bereaved families. The Resilient Parenting in Bereaved Families Program was initiated by Irwin Sandler and Sharlene Wolchik, and was recently featured in Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.
Evaluating the content and design of your course with direct input from your audience is a hallmark of user-centered design. It can greatly improve the outcomes of the courses you create. We recommend surveying your audience before and after designing your course to collect valuable data. It’s also helpful to look at the data your LMS collects on users to see how they interact with the course.
Monarch Media is a proud sponsor of the Santa Cruz Teen Entrepreneur Challenge. Created by teens for teens, this event poses a challenge to students (grades 7 to 12) to design, create and implement a project, all in a day. The purpose is to develop interest in technology, engineering, and design.
eLearning projects can take many forms, which can make figuring out the cost to create the course seem confusing and mysterious. So how can you understand the factors that influence pricing? When evaluating your potential project, consider the following factors: Seat time, Screens, Interactivity, Audio/Narration, Video.
Monarch Media is pleased to announce its acquisition of the GroupMind Express platform. The GroupMind product line consists of tools and processes that draw on the wisdom of the crowd for culture and leader development, collaborative learning, change management, and more effective planning and decision-making. For the past fifteen years, GroupMind tools have helped companies achieve better results because of greater alignment through collaborative processes.
Monarch Media, Inc. is pleased to be collaborating with the Arizona State University’s REACH Institute to create a program to benefit families who have lost a parent. The Resilient Parenting in Bereaved Families Program was initiated by Irwin Sandler and Sharlene Wolchik at ASU, who have been researching evidence-based programs for bereaved families for 30 years.
In today’s fast-paced informational age, finding the right information when you need it can be a difficult task. This is where an online learning community, or community of practice, can be a great benefit. Creating a digital library of curated content with advanced search capabilities allows individuals to access information quickly.
Teaching to impart a skill is inherently different than teaching to impart knowledge. With an eLearning course, designers have the added challenge to create a course that allows learners to practice behavioral skills in a medium that does not always lend itself to interpersonal interactions.
Monarch Media is a proud signatory of the White House Equal Pay Pledge. In an attempt to close the gender-gap pay, this White House initiative has employers committing to conduct annual company-wide gender pay analysis, make efforts to pay men and women fairly, and identify best practices that help ensure wage fairness for all workers.
Knowing your audience is critical when developing an online course, program or curriculum. This is especially important when considering adult learners. Over the years, several learning theories have emerged that offer important guidance but no one theory can be applied to all adults.
So, your employees have been trained. They’ve completed their learning online, at their own pace, without compromising work. This online model saved your company both expenses arising out of classroom training, and lost time incurred from being away from work during training. This is a great start!
One way to motivate learners is to immerse them in an online community. After all, it’s the social connections and interactions that make learning engaging. Community is the glue that holds your online class together. It allows learners to give opinions, share ideas, provide and receive feedback, and collaborate on issues and answer questions.
Research shows that public school teachers who receive skills training for sexual health and safety curriculum are most likely to achieve positive student outcomes. Online training offers low cost, easily accessible, skill-based trainings that are needed to meet the growing training demand of schools.
The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) took over the Iowa Pledge Program in 2000. This program asks Iowa’s kids to pledge that they will not use tobacco products; retailers to pledge to not sell tobacco products to underage users; and law enforcement to pledge to enforce the state tobacco laws.
Our commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible way is recognized by the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. We actively conserve natural resources and prevent pollution by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Monarch Media, Inc has been a Certified Green Business since 2008.