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RD3: Behavior Modification

Posted on: July 23rd, 2021

One of the meanings of the word behavior is “the way in which a natural phenomenon or a machine works or functions.” This definition means that a particular action will result in a particular response. Every software has a specific behavior that is defined by code. Depending on the complexity of a piece of software,…

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Avsoft Releases A321neo CFM Leap + PW Course

Posted on: July 16th, 2021

Avsoft has created an Airbus A321neo aircraft systems online pilot course. The course includes 29 modules which cover all the major aircraft systems, including components, operations, controls, and indications associated with each system. There is a version of this course for two engine types: CFM Leap-1A and PW1100G-JM, and each version is available in either…

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RD3: The Demise of Toolbook and Implications for Its Users

Posted on: July 14th, 2021

Once upon a time, there was an eLearning content authoring application that was widely adopted by the aviation training industry. This authoring tool was called Toolbook. It’s important to understand that Toolbook was created by a powerful tech company with deep resources, not a small garage-based startup. Toolbook was developed by a company called Asymetrix Learning Systems,…

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Richter Flight Service selects Avsoft A320 aircraft systems course

Posted on: July 9th, 2021

Richter Flight Service GmbH, a provider of individual flight charter and scheduled flight solutions based in Wesel, Germany, has selected Avsoft International’s A320 aircraft systems course for online pilot training. Manager, Andreas Ganssmüller commented:  “As a newly founded aviation company, we have received permission from the German aviation authority (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) to train pilots…

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RD3: Offsite eLearning Course Delivery

Posted on: July 9th, 2021

During the development of SCORM, one of the purposes was to make eLearning courses easy to share. This is done by distributing a zipped file that contains all the information required to install and run the course through any SCORM compliant LMS. “All the information” encompasses a tremendous amount of data – it also includes…

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RD3: Publishing Modifications to Existing eLearning Course Projects

Posted on: June 28th, 2021

We have a customer based outside of the US that delivers several of our online courses through a third-party Learning Management System (LMS). They were in the process of rationalizing their fleet, and this required an extensive modification to one of their courses. When I say extensive, I mean very time consuming. Since Avsoft courses…

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RD3 Checklist Function: Dotting the I, Crossing the T

Posted on: June 18th, 2021

In order to build online courses on time and on budget, you have to minimize the amount of duplicated work. The ideal process is to perform a particular task one time and still be assured that everything was done. As an example, let’s take the audio recording of a module. There are essentially three tasks…

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RD3: Automated Project Management

Posted on: June 11th, 2021

Typically, organizations that develop eLearning courses employ a full-time project manager. The reason a project manager is needed is because there are many stakeholders that collaborate during the course development process. These stakeholders typically include the: Subject Matter Expert (SME) Technical illustrator Audio recorder Animation and interactivity developer “Customer” With so many people involved in…

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RD3: eLearning Development Using Swiss Cheese

Posted on: June 4th, 2021

Avsoft is famous for its large collection of flight deck posters – we’ve been making them since 1996! When we draw a flight deck, we painstakingly go over it with a very fine-tooth comb – we demand absolute fidelity. This involves looking at every detail several times in order to catch any mistakes. We fondly…

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RD3: Proofing the Easy Way

Posted on: May 28th, 2021

One of the must-do items during the development of an online course is the proofing. You need to examine each asset that’s used in the course, including: Narration Audio recording Graphics Animations Questions When we first started to build online courses, we would complete the whole module. Then, we would huddle together in the conference…

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