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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2007/04/10 - Organisations including a consortium of 24 Scottish councils, the Future Electronics corporation in Montreal, Canada, and even the British Army are queuing up to gain the benefits of Trainer1's ‘More than Instructional Design’ course.
A consortium of 24 Scottish councils, the Future Electronics corporation in Montreal, Canada, and even the British Army are among the organisations wanting to gain the benefits of the ‘More than Instructional Design’ course specially developed by Neil Lasher of Trainer1, one of the UK’s leading learning consultancies.
Since publishing - last year - ‘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 to produce a model for ID specifically relating to task-based and ‘rapid’ or ‘workflow’ e-learning, Lasher has been in demand to run instructional design (ID) courses in the USA, the UK and even Russia.
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.
“We will provide you with a process for structuring e-learning courseware to facilitate effective, performance-enhancing e-learning,” said Lasher. “This course takes you through the instructional design process by working on a real project.
”You will receive tips on how to isolate the learning requirements, create the right blend to address different learning styles, design a course map, identify opportunities for interactivity and practise scriptwriting as well as get the opportunity to receive advice direct from the trainer as along with other course delegates,” he added.
“Delegates can find out if they are suited to creating e-learning materials and the course takes the novice from the ‘toe in the water’ stage to ‘full immersion’ in the world of e-learning,” he said.
“However, 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’.”
Courses over the next few months include a monthly course in London; one in Las Vegas in late April at one of the pre-conference workshops for the Lectora User Conference, and in Atlanta in June.
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, +44 (0) 20 7624 4844