Services

edTotal's parent company, edChunk, has been creating training programs, instructional and training materials since, for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and organizations like yours since 1999. Here is a list of some of our services. References furnished upon request.

Curriculum and Certification Definition and Development

The essentials of instructional design - audience analysis, needs assessment, task analysis, media analysis, objective definition and hierarchy. We produce design documents and other analyses that outline and define the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform tasks and be certified in the real world.

We organize and divide content into manageable, digestible, cognitive chunks.

Tracking and Reporting

The edTotal Learning Record Store can track and report any activity. The edTotal LRS can be configured both on the client side and server side to combine reports of multiple activities to award badges and certificates, alert supervisors or systems and much much more.


Set Your Learning Free


Operational Learning Centers allow users to access, share and review. Learn more about Operational Learning Centers here.

Why edTotal LRS Operational Learning Centers are better than your LMS

Think Beyond Your LMS

The genesis of training departments was operations.

For example, airlines needed more ramp personnel so they decided they needed training programs for ramp personnel.

In the beginning, these training programs were created and administered by operations. Training very closely reflected real tasks in real job roles. Over time, due to legal and other concerns, training needed to be tracked and training programs worked its way into the Human Resource realm.

With this shift, the need for the organization to track and report training was often given priority over the effectiveness and access to training - the horrors of an LMS.

I have heard many of my colleagues, people whose work I admire and respect, casually mention how the training program they created was the best one that could be housed in their LMS. The impact of many training programs are diluted and weakened due to the constraints of tracking and reporting.

That was long ago. Technology has changed. Culture has changed.

We created the edTotal LRS to once again bring operations and training together while satisfying the record keeping needs of Human Resources. The edTotal LRS also gives operations an opportunity to extend their learning and certification programs beyond a series of computer based training lessons, to extend tracking and reporting beyond training and into performance.

Content Development

eLearning, mLearning, classroom, videos, instructional diagrams, drills, games, simulations, job aids, procedures, attestations, workbooks. We work with your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to create impactful training.

Adults process information in many different ways through different media. A few truths:

  • There is no substitute for a good teacher. We have all had them and their lessons have stayed with us our entire lives.
  • People learn best by doing that which they will be doing.
We are fans of the Socratic method. We like blended learning, chalk talks, building instructional diagrams with learners and using them as the foundation for their long term understanding and future problem solving. We know learning has to occur in the learner and bombarding the learner with hour upon hour of disorganized, irrelevant content will not produce the results your organization envisioned for its training and certification programs.

Assessments and Checklists

A contractor is coming to your house to repair your home's fire sprinkler system. Do you want the repair person who passed a written exam to be certified or the one who passed both the written exam and demonstrated proficiency in the field?

Before organizations could produce a 10 question exam using a simple online tool, standards for certification and compliance better matched the job role and work environment. Would you rather test that a person can don safety gear by having them list the order in which they don the different pieces of gear OR by observing them in person actually use the safety gear? Or both?

A major motivation in our creation of the edTotal LRS was to raise the standards for certification. Passing a written exam for some job roles is sufficient, for many other job roles, exams need to be coupled with demonstrated proficiency in the field.

Accessibility

edTotal builds training products and programs that meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 at the AA or AAA level.

We are an approved Accessibility Vendor for the state of Minnesota.

We have created accessible training programs using web, video, documents and online assessments. We have worked with departments to make their websites and training materials accessible.

Our accessibility services include web design, eLearning, videos, closed captioning, sound description. View some of our accessible documents and videos here:

MNLARS learning Center

Ask us about accessibility.

REAL Certifications

We build custom REAL Certifications with our edTotal Certification engine. Working with your SMEs, we determines your tasks, activities and curriculum and construct a REAL certification that works for your organization. Learn more about REAL Certifications.

Contamination Room

Performance Support

We've never understood why compliance courses are buried within learning management systems. If the content was important enough that some agency or company felt it important that every person take the course (and pass the quiz), then why is the information not readily available - in a learning center, on a mobile device?

The content in our REAL Certifications and Operational Learning Centers are meant to be referenced when needed in the performance of the job.

Operational checklists and other mechanisms can be incorporated into our learning centers so organizations can continue to track and guide performance.

The data in our edTotal LRS can also be analyzed and cross analyzed against operational and performance data to determine gaps in learning and performance.

Mobile learning and certification