A new-generation learning management system (LMS) is one of the key products on display at the Learning Technologies event, taking place in London’s Olympia on 3rd and 4th February 2016.
The LMS, from Glasgow-based Create eLearning, is a hybrid platform that caters for coaching, mentoring, online and face-to-face training/ learning. Moreover, users can configure it to deliver learning materials anywhere in the world, in any language and on any delivery device.
“During a 20 year career in the clinical trials industry, I needed to train people around the world in a variety of languages and I had to buy LMSs,” explained Create eLearning’s managing director, Mark Taggart. “From a technological perspective, the whole process was frustrating, painful and costly.
“That had to change,” Mark added, “So I built this company – to provide an LMS that needs no coding, only configuring, and has been designed with the needs of the global organisation in mind.”
Based in Glasgow but with offices in New York and San Francisco in the USA and sales outlets around the world, Create eLearning’s LMS can be seen on stand N7 at this year’s Learning Technologies exhibition. The event, which also includes a conference, regularly attracts some 7,500 visitors from around the world.
In addition to its presence at the exhibition, Create eLearning – via its managing director, Mark Taggart – is presenting a seminar, in an exhibition hall theatre, at 3.30pm on 3rd February. The seminar explains the virtues of the video selfie as a training/ learning delivery mechanism.
Only released onto the market in January 2015, the Create eLearning platform adheres to a volumetric pricing structure, costing users between £1 per user per year and £36 per user per year. The platform already has a number of customers, including the Sepsis Trust – which uses the LMS to train nurses - the Metropolitan Police and, in the USA, SageNet.
“SageNet operates a massive security network in the USA,” said Mark. “It needs an offline, off-grid ultra-secure learning delivery and monitoring system – which Create eLearning supplies.
“We feel that the principal purpose of an LMS is to increase profit, improve efficiency and help users delight their clients,” Mark added. “Increased profits, efficiency and delighting clients are achieved by making sure that teams know what they’re doing, understand and buy-in to the goals and objectives, and are engaged and highly motivated.
“Our mission has been to create an LMS that makes it easy for users to understand all the skills and competencies within their business - and spot the gaps,” he continued. “It also allows users to build classes quickly and efficiently; build once and use over-and-over; track all training, coaching and mentoring actives and investments in one place; report on progress, link back to profit, customer satisfaction and efficiency, as well as make it easy for the best practices happening within their business to be more widely circulated.”
“We see Create eLearning as the jet-pack and wings that’ll help our customers’ performance to sky rocket,” he said.