From the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) New Learning Technologies 2008 conference in Orlando HunterStone presented and released its newest SCORM eLearning Customer Solution Case Study.
Mark Schneider from Yale New Haven Health (YNH) and Tom Winterstein from HunterStone co-presented a case study and described how the Yale-New Haven team was faced with the issues of converting existing online courses to SCORM conformant courses for use within multiple Learning Management Systems (LMS).
The YNH team turned to Yale University Web Services Group, and as SCORM consultant, HunterStone, Inc. for custom hosting and SCORM conversion solutions which supported a variety of accessibility options. Technologies and tools were added to the LMS as a component of a comprehensive internal e-learning solution. These innovations included custom portals, delivery standards (SCORM), partner LMS reporting tools, registration enhancements, linking, remote hosting and supporting a blending of public, private, university, corporate and military requirements for healthcare education and training.
The result of this interoperability initiative was a series of online courses and solutions addressing emergency preparedness topics for healthcare workers in a variety of disciplines. The programs are widely recognized and distributed nationally.
Mark Schneider from the Office of Emergency Preparedness at Yale-New Haven Health System stated “HunterStone provided us with a reliable and proven solution to convert our online courses to SCORM. Their project delivery time was important to us as market needs were quickly changing. Their team of SCORM experts were instrumental in meeting our goals and objectives”
HunterStone's THESIS is a suite of eLearning tools which adheres to the SCORM specifications and integrates with Microsoft Office. This enables a user to author eLearning resources and objects straight from familiar Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and Producer. The THESIS "Learning Object Manager" allows a user to author complete SCORM courses and quizzes for online instruction, using multiple learning objects from different sources. THESIS Librarian "SCORM enables" Microsoft SharePoint to create Learning Object Repositories where subject matter experts can collaborate on course development and also use the tool as a meta-data manager. HunterStone utilized both THESIS and its vast SCORM knowledge to create a customized solution for YNH.
THESIS is ADL certified and integrates with SCORM 1.2 and 2004 Learning Management Systems including but not limited to: Angel Learning, Aspen/Docent, BlackBoard, Desire2Learn, DigiLore, DOTS (WebRaven), EKP, Gen21, GeoLearning, IBM Notes LMS, ICS Learning (Inquisiq EX), IntraLearn, Learn.com, LearnKey, LearnFlex (Operitel), Learnwise, Mentor Manager, Moodle, Oracle, Pathlore, Plateau, RedTray, SAP, Southrock, THINQ, TopClass, WebCT, and WestNet Learning. Additionally, THESIS works with Microsoft's SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK). THESIS is available worldwide through partners and resellers in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Hebrew, Danish, Dutch, and Arabic.
About Yale New Haven Health System - Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNH-CEPDR)
The Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (yalenewhavenhealth.org), established post-9/11 by Yale New Haven Health System, is a national leader in developing and delivering assessment, planning, education and training and exercise programs and services that support coordinated emergency preparedness and response for healthcare and other organizations.
YNH-CEPDR uses a course development/delivery and learning management system (LMS) developed by the Yale University Web Services Group.
HunterStone (hunterstone.com) is an innovative provider of eLearning and IT tools for Microsoft environments. The company designs, implements and maintains business applications that help organizations increase productivity and decrease operating costs. In addition to its THESIS eLearning software, HunterStone develops knowledge management systems and services for collaboration, migration and conversion within email environments. HunterStone is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in ISV and Information Worker proficiencies. Headquartered in the United States, privately held HunterStone has offices in the United Kingdom, Tasmania, and international resellers in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.