Trainer1’s instructional design courses help charities and academia

From: Trainer1
Published: Tue Jun 05 2007

Interest from the academic and charity worlds – as well as from the corporate and public sectors - in the ‘More than Instructional Design’ course, specially developed by Neil Lasher of Trainer1, one of the UK’s leading learning consultancies, has prompted Trainer1 to introduce differential pricing for those who want to attend the course.

Delegates from academic or charitable organisations can now attend ‘More than Instructional Design’ courses for £450 instead of the corporate rate of £650. Moreover, organisations from these sectors that send two or more delegates to a course can negotiate even further reductions in price.

The courses are designed to further delegates’ understanding and creation of e-learning, helping them to become both proficient and self-sufficient in producing effective e-learning materials. They help delegates to create precise, reliable and cost-effective learning for the most demanding of professionals.

"This course takes you through the instructional design process by working on a real project," said Lasher. "We provide delegates with a process for structuring e-learning courseware to facilitate effective, performance-enhancing e-learning and the course takes the novice from the ‘toe in the water’ stage to ‘full immersion’ in the world of e-learning.

Lasher, who in 2006 published ‘The five ‘A’s of Learning’, a model of instructional design (ID) which encapsulates the lessons of 20 years of designing e-learning and related materials, added: "The tips and techniques that the course explores are applicable to ID for all forms of learning delivery – not merely e-learning. It is this cross-platform applicability that is attracting an increasing number of delegates on our ‘open courses’."

The next courses will run on 12th – 13th June and on 3rd – 4th July. Both courses will be held in London.


Notes for Editors:

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 7624 4844;
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 00 44 (0) 1727 860405

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