Our experience in the design, delivery and management of elearning platforms and programmes reaches back to the late 1990s. Since the early days of computer- and web-based training, we have been key to the successful implementation of several award-winning elearning solutions.
Bringing Standards to Systems
Elearning content is not usually developed by the same people, or organisation even, as the platform that will deliver it. Therefore, standards* have evolved to provide a reliable way for communication to take place between the two. Content developed to a particular standard can be uploaded into a system following the same standard and immediately be recognised. The content and system then communicate so that customisation, tracking, scoring and bookmarking can take place.
Imaginative Software has worked with systems already successfully delivering bespoke content, to make them work with the leading industry standards. This has increased the potential for these systems many times over, opening them up to a gigantic new audience, and bringing a dramatic increase in related revenue to our clients.
Bespoke Learning Platforms
We have created and worked on elearning platforms for several clients, to meet specific and exacting criteria for multinational blue-chip organisations. In turn, these platforms have been delivered to household names, to provide formal, accredited training to pharmacy and healthcare professionals.
A professional elearning portal that was commissioned in 2012 was successfully delivered that same year, taking first place in industry awards the year after. It continues to be the means by which hundreds of pharmacists across the UK learn and receive accreditation for distribution and prescription of particular drugs and vaccines.
Making Content Work
Organisations that have invested heavily in development of custom, highly tailored elearning content, have relied upon Imaginative Software to make that content work with standards-based systems. Our knowledge and experience of elearning standards and processes, coupled with our love of (and, dare we say, flair for) seeking out solutions to unusual problems, have resulted in a very considerable cut in costs.
Content thus engineered has provided diversity, disability awareness, money laundering, health and safety, medical and other critical training to staff and other professionals.
*About Those Standards
The now ‘traditional’ set of elearning standards, most commonly followed by content and system developers is called ‘SCORM’, and we are proficient in its several dialects. More recently, there is some movement towards a new, open and more flexible set of standards called ‘xAPI’ or ‘Tin Can’. You can read more about both of these sets of standards at https://scorm.com/.