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Find out what it takes to win an award. Come along and hear a handpicked selection of winners tell you their stories. From project vision and planning, through development to successful launch. How did these projects engage their audience and achieve their objectives? Meet the winners and find out why they won.
- Hear first-hand the case studies of different award winners
- View outstanding elearning content
- Find out what goes into creating award winning elearning
- Discover the vision and planning behind the different solutions
- Understand how these projects successfully engaged their learners
- Have a chance to network with the winners and ask questions in a Q&A session
Supported by the Elearning Awards
About the Awards
The Chair of the E-Learning Awards, Tony Frascina, gives us an overview on what is so special about the E-Learning Awards, what the judges (all eLearning network members) are looking for and what’s coming up in 2013.
Best use of Rapid eLearning Content: AAT- Delivering a rapid e-learning programme in the not-for-profit sector
AAT, the professional body for accounting technicians, wanted to create content students could access quickly, alongside diagnostic tests and targeted feedback. Working with 10 Subject Matter Experts they produce 150 screens of bite sized eLearning modules in just 63 days.
About the speaker:
Robert Donelan is Head of Learning Services at AAT. He has worked in the e-learning industry since 1998 and was a senior teacher before that.
E-Learning raises awareness and supports adults with autism to live fulfilling and rewarding lives. (Excellence in the production of content) Nelson Croom & British Psychological Society
Nelson Croom developed 3 modules to help raise awareness of adult autism amongst psychologists and the general public, working with people with autism, to generate ideas, and share real life stories. The success of the content has meant it has reached a far wider audience than originally intended, being recommended and taken up in health authorities and schools.
About the Speakers:
Jacqui Nelson, Director: Working for Nelson Croom, Jacqui has been involved in the development of a number of award winning e-learning services, and has developed particular expertise in what makes successful online CPD.
Ian Jeal, British Psychological Society: Ian is the Learning Centre Manager at The British Psychological Society. He has been at the Society for six years. In that time he has worked on the development of the Society’s CPD standards and procedures for Chartered members and the development of the Society’s training and development portal, the BPS Learning Centre.
Development company of the year, Epic
Epic had a bumper year at the eLearning Age Awards in 2012.
In this exciting and illuminating talk Epic, e-learning company of the year, talk about several very different case studies, all of which won e-learning age awards in 2012. Find out how Epic personalised and tailored a traffic awareness course for huge number of very different users, brought multi-device learning to busy healthcare professionals and enabled performance support for global staff in high-end retail stores.
About the Speakers:
Andy Costello, Solutions Consultant: Andy joined Epic in 2000 as an instructional designer creating impactful and immersive e-learning and he is passionate about this approach to engaging learners throughout the world. In 2009 Andy was invited to take on a solutions consultancy role and now manages some of Epic’s largest client accounts across all sectors.
Kath Fleet, Learning Consultant: Kath has extensive experience in learning design including scenario-based simulations, systems training, knowledge transfer and soft skills (attitudinal and behavioural). She has researched and designed for diverse audiences including those with learning difficulties or disabilities.
Best use of eLearning to ensure Compliance: SAI Global & CSR – Preventing Bribery and Corruption
Cambridge Silicon Radio implemented an Anti-Bribery & corruption programme in partnership with SAI Global, customising an existing SAI Global library eLearning course. Learners had a customised learning experience to ensure that they received the appropriate level of content, and used exercises to focus on attitudes and behaviour, rather than simply learning “what the law says”.
About the speakers:
Joan Keevill: Joan is director of Designs on Learning and a senior training consultant at SAI Global specialising in compliance elearning and workshop facilitation. Prior to setting up her own company Joan worked at BBC Training & Development, developing rapid elearning content.
Jason Baker: As Head of Instructional Design at SAI Global (EMEA), Jason leads the team designing sophisticated risk and compliance learning solutions across multiple media for a wide range of complex and diverse organisations. Jason has over 15 years of experience in learning and has worked with some of the world’s leading e-learning and educational software development companies. In this time he has built a wealth of experience in the creation of effective learning experiences for learners of all ages.
Ask the Panel
Here’s your chance to ask questions to a panel of judges, organisers and entrants about the awards process.
Best use of Synchronous eLearning – Virgin Media & ILX Group
David Wood will share the story from Virgin Media, who won gold in the Synchronous category. They moved away from a 3 day classroom course to synchronous elearning for delivery their intermediate ITIL standard. Course pass rates were 20% higher than the UK standard, and with substantial cost savings.
About the Speakers:
David Wood is a Learning solutions Design Lead for Virgin Media. He has extensive experience in using Learning Technology, partnering with the business to deliver content that both engages & excites the learner.
Best use of social media for learning: QA
We often hear about how social media can be used in eLearning but here’s a great example of how QA rolled out a collaborative social platform for its Sales Professionals. Hear how the site grew within the first 6 months, including the addition of user generated video content, alongside blogs, documents, wikis and courses to support the business goals.
About the Speakers:
Ron Edwards is Head of Virtual Learning for QA, having worked on both the corporate and Managed Learning service Provider sides of eLearning.
Giles Smith is Head of Strategic Client solutions at QA where he works with clients to transform the way they deploy and manage learning to ensure L&D drives real business value
Wrap up: Making your own award winning projects
To wrap up the day, it’s a chance to reflect back on the great wins, and what simple ideas we could use back in our own workplaces to make what we do award winning!