Vivayic and Monarch Join Forces

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.

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Monarch Wins eLearning Industry Award

Monarch Media has yet again made it to eLearning Industry’s prestigious list of 10 High-Value eLearning Content Development Companies. The eLearning Industry assesses online content development organizations for the quality of their work and the value they bring to their customers.

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Monarch Features on Top 20 List of Blended Learning Providers

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 Named a Top-20 Microlearning Provider

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.

Extending Online Learning to Mobile
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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.

Future-Proof Learning Systems

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.

Making Online Group Learning Effective

When organizations start down the path of online learning, there’s often an initial attraction to self-paced learning—and for good reason. Self-service courses, JIT (just-in-time) training, and adaptive learning are efficient and effective methods to help individuals.

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Doing More with Less

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.

How Is Business Learning Evolving?

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.

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When Personal and Professional Lives Intersect

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.

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Evaluating an Online Course: Before, During and After

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.

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Monarch Media Sponsors Local Teen Technology Event

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.

Researching Attention Spans

There is plenty of media coverage these days about the erosion of attention spans among kids and adults alike. One famous Microsoft study showed human attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8 seconds in 2015—blaming the 25% drop on our “digital lifestyles.”

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Estimating Costs for Online Courses

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.

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Optimize Grant Spending with eLearning

In order to deal with future budget uncertainty at the federal level, companies, state agencies, and colleges who are either applying for, or have been previously awarded federal grants, need to make smart decisions regarding spending. One way to do that is through eLearning.

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Monarch Media Acquires GroupMind

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.

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Using eLearning to Build Resilience of Bereaved Families

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.

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Monarch Media acquires GroupMind

Monarch Media, Inc., a leading e-learning and training solutions provider is pleased to announce the acquisition of the GroupMind Express platform. The purchase was effective as of July 1, 2017.

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Monarch Media Takes the Equal Pay Pledge

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.

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Tips for Designing Impactful eLearning for Adults

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.

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Giving Your Teams an Extra Advantage

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!

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Monarch Media Helps Out with OpenIDEO Challenge

As an active follower of innovations in eLearning and social entrepreneurship, Monarch Media Founder, Claire Schneeberger has recently been invited to participate as an evaluator for the OpenIDEO Future of Higher Education Challenge.

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Wolters-Kluwer: Book of the Year Award

We’re proud to congratulate Wolters-Kluwer on their award for one of the best nursing and health care publications of 2015 recently announced in The American Journal of Nursing’s (AJN) annual Book of the Year Awards.

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My American Farm: Thrive

Almost all of the food you eat, material for the clothes you wear, and wood for the house you live in is produced by soil. In the latest game from My American Farm, Thrive, students gather information and use important tools to help the soil and water thrive on the farm.

Monarch Media Makes Inc. 500|5000 for the Fourth Time

For the fourth time, Inc. magazine has named Monarch Media to the Inc. 500|5000, the magazine’s annual list of the fastest-­‐ growing private companies in America. Monarch Media (ranked 52nd among education companies) is a leading provider of digital learning solutions worldwide.

Santa Cruz Business – On Being Green and Carbon Neutral

Monarch Media, Inc., a leading provider of custom digital training and education solutions, is pleased to announce our recertification as a California Green Business by the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program and our pledge to become carbon neutral in 2015 with

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Using Gamification to Achieve Effective eLearning

If you’re involved in education—whether in the classroom or in an adult training setting—there’s a good chance you’ve heard the word “gamification.” Gamification has received a lot of attention in recent years as a strategy for applying game playing to learning to engage learners.

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Iowa ABD Case Study

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.

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Green Certified

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.