E-learning specialist Trainer1 has concluded re-seller deals with companies in the USA, Italy, Scandinavia and South Africa for Context Sensitive Learning™ (CSL™) - Trainer1’s revolutionary delivery system that uses e-learning to give the end users the IT-related learning information they need at the moment they need it.
CSL™ - shortlisted last week for an e-Learning Award for the most innovative use of e-learning - joins products from SkillSoft, Question Mark and Intralearn in the portfolio of Connecticut-based e-learning specialists Business Performance Technology. CSL™ is also being distributed in the USA by Capstone Technologies, at Camas, in Washington state.
In Italy, CSL™ is being distributed by CT2 SRL, of Milan, and, in South Africa, its distributor is Zenith Systems, of Johannesburg. Riventi Norway is handling CSL™ sales in Norway as well as in Sweden and Finland.
According to Trainer1’s managing director, Neil Lasher: “We are also nearing reseller agreements with companies in Malaysia and Australia. There is also interest in CSL™ in Namibia, Nigeria, Mauritius and Botswana – which is being met by our South African re-seller.”
Nearer home, railway control and signalling technology specialists Westinghouse Rail Systems has rolled out the CSL™ system, reducing learning costs, as well as increasing worker efficiency and productivity through providing access to informal learning materials at the point of need.
Lasher commented: “The threefold concept behind CSL™ is that it provides immediate learning, intelligent learning and direct delivery of that learning. As such, it meets the need for what are now being termed ‘workflow learning’ tools.
“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.”
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 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 - 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™ 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.
CSL™ is available in number of cost options.