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Kwango E-Learning & The NHS National Learning Management System (NLMS)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Kwango NHS e-learning courses can be deployed on the NHS National Learning
Management System (NLMS). The National Learning Management System is a way
for NHS employees with an Electronic Staff Record (ESR) to access e-learning
courses developed for the NHS.

The Kwango/NLMS solution allows:

  • NHS organisations to deliver local or customised NHS e-learning courses
  • Training teams to manage e-learning course delivery
  • Remote access for employees to Kwango NHS e-learning courses, creating a
    flexible way of learning to suit individual learners
  • Tracking of user progress and the ability to record results of tests and
    other data in ESR against the portable employee record
  • A consistent delivery mechanism for local or customised e-learning content
    across the NHS
  • Working with Parents E-Learning

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010

    Kwango has recently launched our latest e-learning course on Working with Parents, adding to our suite of other popular Children’s Services e-learning courses.

    The course supports the ‘Think Family’ Government initiative to help improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families.

    Customers are using Working with Parents e-learning in a number of ways. These include giving new practitioners an awareness of important issues in working with Parents and providing existing staff with a useful refresher; developing practitioners’ knowledge of positive parenting and parenting skills and ensuring practitioners look after themselves and seek good support.

    Working with Parents e-learning contains interactive interviews and quizzes to further engage learners and can be customised for individual customers.

    Parents and the home environment they create are the single most important factor in shaping children’s wellbeing, achievements and prospects.

    Every Parent Matters (2007)

    The kwango ContactPoint e-learning course

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

    kwango has recently launched our latest Children’s Services e-learning course on ContactPoint, adding to the nationwide popularity of our suite of other programmes. The kwango ContactPoint e-learning course is already being used by authorities across the country.

    Contactpoint e-learning is a companion to our very popular Information Sharing e-learning course.

    How are customers using Kwango ContactPoint e-learning? There are a number of ways.

    The course provides interactive information and knowledge of ContactPoint for all staff, so that everyone understands the importance of ContactPoint in time for the winter 2009/10 roll out.

    It is being used as a pre-learner or refresher for Authorised ContactPoint Users undertaking face-to-face ContactPoint training.

    Customers use it as a companion to our very successful Information Sharing e-learning course. kwango Information Sharing e-learning also acts as a pre-learner to face-to-face training for Authorised Users of ContactPoint.

    kwango ContactPoint e-learning can be customised for each individual authority to add important local details, strategies, terminology and contact numbers to help ensure a high quality, effective, easy to use learning experience.

    ContactPoint is an important new Government initiative to support the “Every Child Matters” agenda. kwango is pleased to offer its own support to the nationwide roll-out programme planned for late 2009/early 2010.

    E-Learning for Residential Care Homes

    Monday, June 1st, 2009

    We have been very pleased by the response to our newly redesigned website. In addition to an increase in general traffic, we have been delighted to see an increase in enquiries about our e-learning courses  from sectors we haven’t traditionally served directly. Topping this list with a substantial number of enquiries are residential care homes for older people.

    Although pleasing, this level of response is not altogether surprising: kwango e-learning and residential care homes for older people are a perfect fit. We offer a number of e-learning courses which can benefit their staff directly, such as our Dementia, Safeguarding Adults, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Mental Capacity Act e-learning courses, and we also offer a very economical way to help smaller institutions to achieve across-the-board training.

    Of course, it is not just residential care homes for older people who stand to benefit from our e-learning courses: other organisations may be interested in our Safeguarding Children e-learning course or any number of our other e-learning courses. We hope, through our new website, to continue to find more opportunities to deliver our Adult Services, Children’s Services and Healthcare e-learning courses.

    Creative ways to increase the use of e-learning!

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

    Induction Training in Cambridgeshire, Pre-learning in Northamptonshire and E-Learning Launches in Gloucestershire. Multi-agency training with a consistent message in the Social and Healthcare sectors.  Reaching the parts other training cannot reach!

    These are just a few examples of how kwango customers are using e-learning to reach out to the large number of practitioners who need training in our Adult Services, Children’s Services and Healthcare subject areas.

    If you are an existing kwango customer you can contact us for our latest Advice Notes on how you can increase the take-up of e-learning in your organisation.

    Minimise your carbon footprint through e-learning!

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

    One public sector organisation that we are aware of have set themselves the ambitious target of reducing their carbon footprint by 50% in 3 years.

    It is already widely acknowledged that e-learning can deliver more training to more people for less money.  How much does it cost to take your people from their day jobs and put them in a training room for a period of time? You lose productivity and may have to pay for temporary replacement staff, the trainer, training materials, travelling expenses, accommodation, catering, equipment and room hire.

    Whilst we at kwango recognise that e-learning can never replace face to face training, minimising travelling, energy and material production costs through the judicious use of e-learning will also help to reduce your carbon footprint.

    Kirklees Metropolitan Council exceed 100,000 page hits in a month

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

    Congratulations to Kirklees Metropolitan Council on being our first customer to exceed 100,000 page hits in a single month on one of our courses!

    Kirklees Metropolitan Council recently received over 100,000 page hits in a single month on our Common Assessment Framework e-learning course.

    This means that well over 1,000 individual e-learners logged on and completed this course in one month alone.

    Kirklees use kwango e-learning courses in both Children’s and Adult Social Care Services and with our unique licensing arrangements are able to make our courses available to partner agencies via workbooks, CD’s, the Internet and their SCORM-compliant Learning Management System.