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Best practice in Work Based Learning - Innovation in Training

Liz Hilton demonstrated Charnwood Training Group’s Health and Safety Resource and the Charnwood Induction Pack.

Liz discussed:

Company benefits – reduced travel costs and better use of time of training officers, by eliminating initial induction visits; plus find how easily the induction can be repurposed for other clients.

Costs and what’s involved – a relatively small initial investment on software, however you do need skill, design and scripting experience to use Flash to create interactive objects.

Commercial benefits - once you have developed a template, it could easily be customised for other clients.

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  • June 30, 2011
  • Best practice in work based learning - charnwood

    1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 30, 2011 | slide Work Based Learning Forum @ the e-fair 23 rd June 2011 Stan Unwin – Advisor RSC East Mids RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
    2. 2. WBL Forum @ the e-fair <ul><li>Best Practice in Work Based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>11.00 – 11.05 Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>11.05 – 11.20 Innovation in Training </li></ul><ul><li>Liz Hilton – Charnwood Training Academy </li></ul><ul><li>11.25 – 11.40 Innovate for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Ford - CTEM Ltd </li></ul>June 30, 2011 | slide
    3. 3. Innovation in Training Liz Hilton, Learning Technologist
    4. 4. <ul><li>Joined Charnwood Training in May 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Background in graphic design and multimedia. </li></ul><ul><li>My goal is to introduce a blended e-learning strategy to Charnwood Training. </li></ul>Background
    5. 5. <ul><li>In the hospitality sector there is a skills shortage. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners have long, unpredictable working hours and struggle to find time for fixed study periods. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is often given low priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Training sessions cancelled at short notice. </li></ul><ul><li>Our training currently involves much travel by Training Officers. </li></ul><ul><li>This is costly and time consuming. </li></ul>The Problem
    6. 6. <ul><li>Creating a range of Flash and video based interactive learning materials. </li></ul><ul><li>These can be accessed either via the web or memory stick for those with poor internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>This allows learners flexible access to training materials, which they can fit around their busy schedules. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces journeys made by Training Officers. </li></ul>The Solution
    7. 7. Charnwood Induction Materials <ul><li>The following slides show screenshots of parts of our company introduction and health & safety packs…. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Introduction Pack, designed to engage and involve learners…
    9. 9. Introduction pack course finder – helps to streamline induction process
    10. 10. Frequent use of review mechanisms, eg. hospitality themed drag and drop quiz test knowledge & engage learners
    11. 11. Health and Safety Pack, hazard spotting exercise…..dealing with statutory requirements in an engaging way….
    12. 12. I ncluding quizzes with meaningful feedback breaks topics down into bite size pieces much more likely to be digested by learners
    13. 13. All these learning tools contain review sections to help reinforce topics covered
    14. 14. On completion, learners can print a certificate of achievement…
    15. 15. <ul><li>Once developed, it is relatively easy to use the template to develop new learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>A recent example is an induction pack we have created for Punch Taverns, based on the original Charnwood introduction </li></ul>Repurposing learning materials
    16. 16. Screenshots of Punch Induction pack…
    17. 17. Having already created a template I was able to put this together quickly for a major client…
    18. 18. Using the same approach of chunks of information, followed by quizzes to text knowledge
    19. 19. <ul><li>Relatively small initial investment on software. </li></ul><ul><li>However you need skill, design and scripting experience to use flash for creating interactive resources. </li></ul>Costs and what’s involved
    20. 20. Company benefits <ul><li>Reduced petrol costs, by eliminating initial induction visit. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced reputation for Charnwood Training as innovative learning providers. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the company’s reach. </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Once you have developed a template, it can easily be customized for other clients, as shown in the Punch Taverns example. </li></ul><ul><li>This template has since attracted the interest of other commercial partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Charnwood’s multimedia capability has helped attract new clients including Punch, Wetherspoons and Greene King. </li></ul><ul><li>Each of these will generate new learners. </li></ul>Commercial benefits
    22. 22. <ul><li>Liz Hilton </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>Charnwood Training </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 07703 188544 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Contact details
    23. 23. <ul><li>This presentation was part of the RSC East Midlands e-fair 2011 “Becoming an agile learning provider” for more information and to see all the resources go to </li></ul>Further resources