James has taken advantage of his experience of working both as a provider and customer of many learning technologies. Throughout that experience communication has been the critical component of success. With the goal of maintaining the most transparent communication possible, James has developed the concept of Client Portals, making use of Google Apps technology.
Each client of LLOUD LLC has a password protected portal for managing their projects. Within each portal, James maintains an activity journal which documents the course of progress in each project. In addition, your client portal is a workspace for prototyping various technologies, managing documents and learning assets, and collaborating with as many team members as your project requires.
James has called this methodology 'Open Source Advising' as it not only preserves the final results of your work together, but also the stream of ideas and information that lead to success.
View a sample client portal for Alloyd Labs, a company that was created by James' grandfather, Roger Albert Lloyd, Sr.