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eLearning & Training Development

What is eLearning?

eLearning uses electronic technologies in the delivery of learning, training or education. Computers and electronic devices, such as tablets and mobile phones, connect learners to instructional material. eLearning can be “on demand,” a convenience greatly valued by users. Whatever the format, our focus is on a participant-centered approach.

Innovative technology makes it possible to take training at any time and use a variety of electronic devices. Learners can log in from any location as their schedule allows and move at their own pace. Innovation further improves the dynamics of learning by injecting animations, streaming videos, graphics and interactive exercises, as well as connecting participants across the globe. Training participants join webinars or complete self-paced learning modules on a flexible schedule, instead of bearing the expense of travel to scheduled classroom instruction at designated locations.

ORAU training specialists can help you realize the many advantages associated with eLearning. Primary benefits are convenience, cost savings, fast delivery and ease of updating materials. eLearning can broaden your reach to new audiences and present multiple opportunities for earning education credits. Trainings are customized to effectively meet the needs of specialized audiences.

What we do

ORAU training specialists and instructional designers can transform your traditional classroom training to online learning via custom websites or a learning management system. Also, we can design blended learning experiences where participants study modules independently online and then participate together through either webinars or in-person sessions at on-site classrooms or laboratories.

The flexibility of eLearning makes it possible for training to be very mobile. ORAU training specialists can conduct webinars that span globally via the Internet, or they can be at your location to lead and provide technical assistance and logistical support during training workshops or meetings. Also, we can host engagement activities at symposiums or deliver speed tutorials on devices set up at conference booth spaces.

Furthermore, ORAU evaluation specialists can develop knowledge checks or scenario-based activities throughout the course material so learners can assess their understanding and retention of the material, and the evaluation specialists can conduct post-training surveys to measure the impact of the learning experience.

group of professionals at eLearning event

What we offer

  • eLearning and traditional training development with customization to diverse audiences
  • Instructional design and training program evaluation
  • Training program guidance and consultation, based on budget, schedule and specific needs
  • Culturally competent development of training manuals, handbooks and practice exercises
  • Communication materials for social media, talking points, outreach products and other resources
  • Learning management system hosting and support

Our Experts

Laurel Brown

Laurel Dye Brown, M.B.A.

Expertise: Content creation and digital strategy, instructional design and development, educational technology, project management

Brown specializes in developing online training utilizing traditional instructional design methodology and a variety of technologies to meet learning objectives. Specific areas of expertise include content development and strategy, instructional design and project management.

Certification: Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute; ThinkTank Session Leader Training Course Certification

Amparo Atencio

Amparo Atencio, M.A. Ed.

Expertise: Human resource development, performance improvement, learning technologies and management of training projects

Atencio has more than 10 years of experience in training, instructional design, education tool development, project management, program implementation, evaluation, health promotion.

Certifications: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute; Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Association for Talent Development Certification Institute; ThinkTank Session Leader Training Course Certification

Contact us

For information about ORAU’s health communication, preparedness and response solutions, contact Freddy Gray, director, Health Communication and Preparedness programs, at 865.576.0029 or