E-learning content creation tools at Learning Technologies

From: Trainer1
Published: Wed Jan 03 2007

Among the key features on Trainer1’s stand at this year’s Learning Technologies conference, being held at Olympia, London, on 31st January and 1st February 2007, will be a suite of state-of-the-art e-learning content creation tools each of which sells for less than £100.

These tools from Trainer1, which is one of the UK’s leading learning consultancies, include animation and puzzles, as well as morphing tools – which enable content to be delivered via a ‘realistic talking head’.

Also on show at the stand will be Trainer1’s increasingly widely used Context Sensitive Learning™ (CSL™) technology-driven support tool.

CSL™ provides ‘performance knowledge’ to help people improve their efficiency and effectiveness at work and was shortlisted for one of this year’s prestigious E-Learning Awards. According to existing purchasers, CSL™ has been shown to have cut calls to company helpdesks by up to 40 per cent.

The Learning Technologies exhibition is Europe's leading learning and skills event, covering every aspect of organisational learning and learning technology. With an unparalleled list of sponsors, over 120 exhibitors and more than 3,000 visitors, it is the single most important event for the learning and development professional.


Notes for Editors:

About Context Sensitive Learning™

Context Sensitive Learning™ (CSL) enables organisations to provide their staff with information and communications technology (ICT) training in a user-friendly way. CSL™ uses e-learning to give the end users what they need at the moment they need it.

It addresses ‘informal learning’ that, studies show, comprise 80 per cent of the learning within a typical organisation.

The CSL™ learning materials are written by the user’s organisation. These learning materials may be written in any transferable format. This ensures that the information they contain are exactly and entirely applicable to those who will be using them as job aids.

CSL™ provides training materials that can be applied to any program or content running on the client machine including web based applications and bespoke created software, documents and spreadsheets.

CSL™ provides the information people need without them having to leave their current task.

Moreover, CSL™ can create real value and ROI for user organisations – not by reducing users’ travel and subsistence costs but by reducing the time taken to develop learning materials and to getting users to reach ‘competence’. CSL™ integrates learning into workflow without detracting from the work itself – thus keeping the cost of training/learning to a minimum and, at the same time, maximising the output from the learning.

CSL™ constantly monitors which screen(s) the user has open on the desktop and, when required, will search and retrieve the relevant learning module that applies to the particular open screen or document – in a network environment. No files need to be deployed on the client machine, making implementation/roll out to large environments a simple process.

About Trainer1

Trainer1 is one of the UK’s leading independent e-learning specialists, creating sophisticated courseware for learning. It works in a number of areas including:
• Creating custom-built e-learning solutions
• Supplying e-learning training and consultancy to make clients self-sufficient in servicing their e-learning needs – especially in terms of embedded and workflow learning
• Operating as a ‘tools warehouse’ for tools used by Trainer1’s clients

Trainer1 has lengthy experience in computer delivered learning. In particular, Trainer1 develops, supplies and supports:
• Authoring tools - for the creation of content, meeting all common standards.
• Learning and Knowledge Management tools - for the management and distribution of content, including accreditation and reporting of data within existing databases.
• Delivery systems for workflow learning - CSL™.
• Tools and libraries to create multimedia content, including image editors, easy to use Flash production tools, libraries of sound, graphics and animation.
• Specialised training events to assist trainers and instructional designers to become self sufficient in e-learning design and production.
• Development services in the creation and maintenance of learning content.

Trainer1’s client list includes international major corporations such as ABN AMRO, Kraft Foods, Deutsche Post (DHL) and Mitsubishi Corporation, along with clients including DCLG (formerly the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) in the UK, the Department for International Development, and the UK’s Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, along with many municipal authorities.

Trainer1 is privately owned and remains a small, friendly company providing high quality product combined with personal service to Blue Chip Companies, as well as small and medium sized enterprises. Trainer1 is a member of many e-learning organisations, and Neil Lasher, of Trainer1 is a committee member of the eLN and President (from 2006) of the Global Network of ASTD UK. He also works with standards bodies to ensure technology is meeting the needs of users worldwide, as well as the guidelines determined by the governing groups in the e-learning industry.

Further information from:
Neil Lasher, Trainer1, 00 44 (0) 20 7264 4844; www.trainer1.com
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 00 44 (0) 1727 860405

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Contact Phone: 00 44 (0) 1 727 860405

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