Tag Archives for education & training

The UX Train: Getting Your Clients on Board

Written by: Dane Robertson Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

You’re on the fast track to building a successful product after having discovered the value of a user-centered approach, but your clients aren’t all on board yet. Project goals, deadlines, and politics are outweighing the needs of the user. As advocates for your users, you must persuade your clients and stakeholders to put the users first. […]

Social Media 101: Listening To Your Fans

Written by: Amir Zonozi Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Social Media 101 Tips: Business isn’t as usual; consumers have become empowered, and stronger than ever. Customers are on multiple social media platforms, increasingly vocal and being heard. If you proactively listen to what is being said about your brand, you will stay ahead of the curve, increase revenue, and make important connections with your […]

Breaking Down Creativity

Written by: Amir Zonozi Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Creativity is one of the strongest characteristics valued in our society (and especially at MetroStar); it also is one of the main ingredients in the recipe for success, and it tastes like pink Starbursts. Okay, maybe not the pink ones, but it’s definitely in the same category of awesome, you get my point. In this […]

MetroStar is Attending “BYOL eLearning” This Week

Written by: Mahdi Gharavi Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

This week, I have the wonderful pleasure of attending my second eLearning conference in Salt Lake City, Utah: BYOLTM eLearning. If you recall, in June of this year, I represented MetroStar Systems at Salt Lake City, and liveblogged eLearningDevCon 2009 (you can find those posts here, here, and here). eLearningDevCon was hosted by Rapid Intake, […]

SharePoint 101/102 Slide Decks

Written by: Janis Hall Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Per request, here are pdfs of the slide decks used in the SharePoint 101 and 102 classes. Thanks! Janis Introduction to SharePoint “Introduction to a SharePoint Collaborative Envirionment” by Janis Hall View more documents from MetroStar Systems. Working With Libraries “Use and Benefits of a SharePoint Library” by Janis Hall View more documents from MetroStar […]

Change Management Liveblogged and Distilled

Written by: Derek Yale Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Rather then opting for an event or notes based liveblog style which is more apt for conferences or barcamps, I am going to go for a more educational, informative and experiential liveblog format that is more conducive to the formal training setting.  Basically, I am going to distill the high volume of the material I […]

Liveblogging eLearningDevCon 2009, Day 3

Written by: Mahdi Gharavi Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

It is my last and final day here at eLearningDevCon 2009. It has been an incredibly productive and educational few days. But, why bore you with an introduction. I’ll just jump straight into boring you with the details. For more on the conference, check my previous posts (Day 1 and Day 2) . Also, check […]

Liveblogging eLearningDevCon 2009, Day 2

Written by: Mahdi Gharavi Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Back up and running here in beautiful, mountainous, and cloudy Salt Lake City, Utah. Ready to go for our second day of eLearningDevCon. Thanks for joining us! Again, some info about the company: Conference URL: http://www.elearndevcon.com/ Twitter handle: @elearningdevcon Twitter hashtag: #devcon09 Conference Sponsor: http://www.rapidintake.com/ Today’s first session: Panel: The Future of Mobile Learning Moderated […]

Liveblogging eLearningDevCon 2009, Day 1

Written by: Mahdi Gharavi Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

The latest dose of my liveblogging binge is taking place in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. I’m here for the eLearning Developers conference, sponsored by Rapid Intake.  The weather has been cloudy since Monday, when I arrived. Fortunately, I missed the thunderstorms that had called the city home for over a week before my arrival. […]

Social Media Lunchbox #5: All About LiveBlogging – We’re Liveblogging it!

Written by: Mahdi Gharavi Subscribe to this Author's RSS feed

Today, we are having our 5th Social Media Lunchbox on LiveBlogging. In the interest of practicing what we preach, yes, we are liveblogging this unmeeting. We’re liveblogging by talking about our talk on liveblogging. After that quasi-palindromic sentence, I’ll have to pause, to give some of our readers a moment to pick up the pieces […]