It is designed to work with non-IT programmes – such as influencing skills and interview techniques – and, as such, is a complementary product to Trainer1’s Context Sensitive Learning (CSL), the delivery system that uses e-learning to give the end users the IT-related learning information they need at the moment they need it.
Trainer1’s managing director, Neil Lasher, commented: “Increasingly, organisations – and individuals – want immediate access to the right learning materials to meet their need. They don’t want to enter into long or full courses when all they need is a small learning byte to meet their current need.
“That’s where tools such as reaKt and CSL are so valuable in both an organisational and individual development context.
“The threefold concept behind reaKt and CSL is that they provide immediate learning, intelligent learning and direct delivery of that learning. This means that they meet the need for what are now being termed ‘workflow learning’ tools.
“These products integrate learning into workflow without detracting from the work itself. This means that they keep the cost of training/learning to a minimum and, at the same time, maximise the output from the learning.”
Trainer1’s reaKt is a ‘dot net’ application that is web/intranet based and which is able to deliver material such as white papers and web-based learning courses. It costs £2,750 on a yearly licence for a whole organisation – irrespective of the number of users – and can be upgraded to Trainer1’s knowledge management tool, Argonaut, should purchasers want to track the use made of the system.
Trainer1 is an independent e-learning specialist and creator of sophisticated courseware for learning, with a long experience in computer delivered learning. In particular, Trainer1 has developed, supplies and supports:
* Authoring tools - for the creation of content, meeting SCORM, AICC, LRN, XML, and QTI 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.
* Specialist training events to assist trainers become self sufficient in e-learning design and production.
* Development services in the creation and maintenance of learning content.
Trainer1’s client list includes major corporates such as ABN AMRO, Alliance & Leicester, Kraft Foods, Mitsubishi Corporation, Specsavers and Camelot, along with public sector clients including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Department for International Development, Kings College Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability and many local 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 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.
About reaKt and Context Sensitive Learning
Context Sensitive Learning (CSL) and reaKt enable organisations to provide their staff with information and communications technology (ICT)-related and non-ICT-related training respectively in a user-friendly way. These products use e-learning to give the end users what they need at the moment they need it.
They address ‘informal learning’ that, studies show, comprise 80 per cent of the learning within a typical organisation.
The reaKt and CSL learning materials are written by the user’s organisation - in the same way as learning materials are written at present but using different techniques. 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 and reaKt 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 and reaKt integrate 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 and reaKt constantly monitor 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.
CSL and reaKt are available in number of cost options.