At uMind we understand how to create powerful, captivating, and enriching online learning solutions. Our ability to mix content, code, and creative design allows us to deliver great products that yield impressive results.
We thrive on delivering creative learning strategies, innovative technologies and high customer satisfaction. Our clients are composed of businesses of every size from local startups, to global multinationals.
We structure and model your content to facilitate learning and retention. We take into account the learner profile, learning objectives, and business objectives in order to deliver the right learning approach best suited to your needs.
Our pedagogical approaches are always carefully selected to optimize learning. Making these strategies come to life requires a small dose of technology, and lots of know-how.
The creative process is not just about designing good looking interfaces; it's about making it easy to learn, engaging the learner, building on your brand image, or creating an emotional connection ♥.
We can build content from scratch or convert instructor-led training into e-Learning. We can collaborate with your subject-matter experts or draw on our pool of talent from around the world. Our team can create, adapt or repurpose content to ensure a custom e-learning course that caters to the specific needs of your audience.
Our instructional design team will integrate intuitive course structures and proven learning methodologies designed to facilitate learning and retention. Our knowledge of learning methodologies is extensive and includes 12 years of R&D and over 60 publications.
Our research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Education, Knowledge Engineering, and e-Learning, has allowed us to develop techniques that facilitate learning and retention.
A fundamental tenet of this design is that one size does not fit all as the learning process varies considerably from learner to learner.
Content doesn't need to be in boxes anymore. New technologies now allows us to fuse form and function in order to bring content to life (ex. HTML5, CSS3, JS etc...), to make dynamic, or simply, to give more control to the learner.
All developments can be delivered according to SCORM 2004 standards and specifications.
Design has become an integral part of e-learning because of its impact on the learning process.
We often select a UI (user interface) for reasons other than visually appeal. Creative design allows the learner to determine important content on screen, to prioritize a reading sequence, or to establish hierarchy among the elements. Because of this, our design team is constantly encouraged to think beyond the paragraph in order to present content.
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We understand the importance in capturing the knowledge you have and making it accessible through e-learning. All our custom e-learning developments take into account three key elements to ensure the most effective knowledge transfer; content, code, and creative design.
The decision to work with umind was purely financial. We saved 50% in training time using their learning methodology.
We get a kick out of building web apps that make learning easier, more efficient, or just more fun.
Working with uMind has been a refreshing experience, they listened to our needs and came up with great solutions.
CMS. May the source be with you.
If you need to create, manage, store or deploy content dynamically, we can build a CMS from scratch, or provide you with an open source alternative stemming from active developer communities. We love open source code because it allows us to benefit from core features that are common to most web applications while focusing on the unique features and functions that set you apart from the rest.
Be agile. Iterate more often.
Our approach to web app development is agile and iterative: we get going quickly, listen to what you say and develop a custom solution accordingly. We don't believe in spending your money writing long-winded project specifications and stuffy documentation that no-one will read beyond the development of the project. We would rather use the time to get the first release live, and develop the system based on actual user feedback rather than guess work.
UX. An art and a science.
Content is king, but what about its form and function? User experience plays an important role in your appreciation for the content you consume on screen. In fact when done right, you will most likely consume more content, and perhaps even retain it longer. In order to properly present the information on screen, we carefully map out user stories and create logical flowcharts which end up as wireframes. We strongly believe in the power of great design, and information architecture to help communicate your message.