In today’s environment, Learning and Development’s potential to impact the company can be significant…or it can be a dud. With the right instructional design company and company training partner in place, you can be sure your programs will succeed when there’s no room to lose. With three decades experience under our belts, we know learning, we know training design, we know creativity and motivation, we know technology, and most importantly, we know how to make your programs and initiatives succeed.
To get a solution that really fits the type of training you need, basic off-the-shelf isn’t going to cut it. Allen knows training and can create the tools to meet your specific challenges. Let’s talk.
Training Design Development
The key to any successful project is the upfront planning. Allen’s experience conducting assessments over the past 30 years has allowed us to hone down best practices and processes, regardless whether you’re looking for a complex, long-term, in-depth engagement or a quick and simple consultative review of gaps and potentials. Typical types of methods we use to help in that upfront analysis and planning include:
- Usability Testing
- Course Conversion Strategies
- Curriculum Redesign
- Job Analysis
- Performance Gap Analysis
- Learning Program Evaluations
Visit our Training Consulting section to learn more about our training assessment and analysis methodologies.
Allen’s content analysis matrix helps define roles and expectations when creating custom content. The Allen instructional design approach gives focus and discipline within our flexible framework of content gathering.For content levels 1 through 3, clients frequently contract with us to assess the current state of their content vs. stated objectives, to recommend content scope changes and to validate existing content or needs assessment results. For Level 4 content, we can create content on virtually any topic thanks to the experience and aptitude of our designers.
Our design teams frequently:
- Conduct onsite visits
- Lead focus groups
- Review industry literature
- Gather data through questionnaires
- Interview executives
- Conduct beta testing
- Work with partnering SMEs
Allen’s proprietary process for developing all our projects is derived from proven models like ADDIE, but tweaked and customized to match the lessons learned over 30 years of design and development. One thing is certain, the efficiency of our method helps speed project development while cutting costs and ensuring delivery of the optimal solution.
Translation & Localization
When your learning program needs to be rolled out internationally, Allen will help you through the translation and localization process. Having translated hundreds of courses into dozens of languages for delivery in multiple countries across the world, we have the experience to know how to successfully roll out these types of projects. Thanks to our proprietary process and technologies like the Allen Learning Portal, we make it easier, faster and cheaper to collaborate with multilingual/national SMEs and translation partners.
When you’re ready to move current courses and content to more robust, sophisticated and up to date levels of training, Allen’s courseware conversion services help. We transition your content using learning strategies and roadmaps that outline the best method for delivery of the new content. Our methods make it possible to not only quickly convert your content, but to make sure we don’t lose anything in the process. Whether transitioning from ILT or Powerpoints or dated e-learning, we’ll help you get your program to the level it needs to be to impact learners.
Rapid Content Development
Need a quick turn-around? Have a particularly tight budget? Allen’s Rapid Learning Development services deliver high-end courseware for projects with the leanest parameters. At Allen, we work hard to save you time and money without sacrificing quality. That’s why we’ve created internal, proprietary technologies like authoring tools and project management portals that speed up development and cut costs. As a result, we’re able to help clients get the highest-quality e-learning and blended learning even when they have strict budgetary and timeline constraints. Allen’s rapid learning development services are perfect for projects like:
- Compliance courseware
- PowerPoint conversions
- Legacy courseware conversions
- Conversions of disparate content into e-learning
- Tight budgets and time crunches
Training Consultation Services
As part of the design and development of all learning and development programs, a considerable amount of upfront work is requisite to their success. That’s why we have a full array of consultative services around analysis, assessments, performance consulting, and discovery. Please visit our training consulting services page to learn more.