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Edison, NJ, United States, 2005/12/05 - Major UK retailer, Woolworths, and the railway control and signalling technology specialist, Westinghouse Rail, are among the corporations taking advantage of Context Sensitive Learning™ (CSL™) – a revolutionary e-learning delivery system..
Corporations are beginning to reap the benefits of using Context Sensitive Learning™ to reduce learning costs, as well as increase worker efficiency and productivity through providing access to informal learning materials at the point of need.
Major UK retailer, Woolworths, and the railway control and signalling technology specialist, Westinghouse Rail, are among the corporations taking advantage of Context Sensitive Learning™ (CSL™) – a 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.
Devised by e-learning specialist Trainer1, CSL™ is set to take the US by storm, with companies including Procter & Gamble along with UPS in discussions to implement this technology.
In addition, Trainer1 has concluded distribution deals for CSL™ is the USA with Intralearn, a Connecticut-based e-learning specialist in Business Performance Technology, and with Capstone Technologies, at Camas, in Washington state.
Recently shortlisted for an e-Learning Award in the UK for the most innovative use of e-learning, CSL™ is also being distributed in Italy, Scandinavia, South Africa, Singapore and Malaysia.
According to Trainer1’s managing director, Neil Lasher: “Westinghouse Rail Systems has reduced learning costs, increased worker efficiency and productivity through providing access to informal learning materials at the point of need via the CSL™ system.
Lasher added: “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, maximizing the output from the learning.”
Trainer1 is one of the UK’s leading independent e-learning specialists, creating sophisticated courseware for learning. It has lengthy 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.
• Specialized 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 corporations such as ABN AMRO, Kraft Foods and Mitsubishi Corporation, along with clients including 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 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 its sister product, 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, maximizing 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.