Paul Rudd Information Professional

expertise gained through experience

Learning Technologies 2015

Billed as Europe’s largest L&D event the 2015 Learning Technologies event is a must see event. The event was full of information on the latest technologies and innovations and best practice and it also included a large free seminar programme which is one of the main reasons I attend this event each year.

A selection of seminars attended at this event included:

Atticmedia’s seminar entitled: Developing an always on Learning Strategy: Learning in a Mobile World

– a seminar on learning approaches in a era where people are able to access content on their mobile devices anytime and anywhere.

This seminar included information on the BBC Janala project which was a multi platform project to provide English language learning to millions of people in Bangladesh. This project included the following vendor considerations:

  • Treat the mobile as a learning experience in its own right
  • Extensively test with your target audience
  • Constantly monitor usage and evolve the approach

The Janala project consisted of 3 minute lessons, Interactive Voice response self-evaluation quizzes and had the ambition of being used by 25 million users by 2017, which it has already achieved.

Kallidus’s How North Devon Healthcare Trust’s Award Winning LMS implementation has Improved Compliance and Patient Care

This was an incredibly interesting and successful LMS implementation and a selection of the how successful this project was can be seen from the projects key conclusions:

  • Released 8,300 staff hours back into the organisation
  • Increased Learning Compliance by 21%
  • Saved an estimated £1 million in training costs

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is the largest UK Trust by geographical coverage, operating across 1,300 square miles. The trust had access to an NHS funded National LMS but due to the usability and accuracy of the system they wanted an improved and learner friendly system that could improve learning outcomes.

Kallidus’s LMS enabled learners to choose from a catalogue of eLearning that was relevant to their roles, which enabled them to achieve the following:

  • Alignment with organisational objectives to meet, and exceed, compliance targets, and develop staff effectively
  • Make significant efficiency savings to help deliver the highest quality care