New offices at Bond's Mill estate

eLearning247 have moved to new offices at the historic Bond's Mill estate.

The Bond's Mill estate dates back to the early 18th century. A Stroud clothier named John Bond rented the mill in 1714 and Bond's Mill soon became one of the largest mills in Gloucestershire. The giant mill wheel stopped turning in 1934. The Ministry of Defence then took over Bond's Mill estate and it was cloaked in secrecy as they designed and tested weaponry.

3 top tips for designing effective eLearning

As with all types of training, a great place to start is with your target audience. Who are they and what do you want them to know?

1. Establish your target audience
Your 'target audience' describes the key characteristics of the learners that you're designing instruction for. It assists in your selection of objectives, examples, terminology, typical work practices, and cultural issues.

A good way to approach this is to build a profile of a 'typical' audience member: what kinds of things would that person relate, react, and respond to?

Bespoke (custom) eLearning development

Although increasingly known for our web-based rapid authoring software, our roots lay in bespoke eLearning course development. Over the years the team has had tremendous success in bespoke course development, boasting customers such as Jaguar Land Rover, the Rugby Football Union, British Nuclear Fuels, Thomson Reuters, Vodafone, British Horseracing Authority, the National Nuclear Lab, the National Skills Academy for Power … and the list goes on.

Offshore wind farm interaction for The Crown Estate

We have launched an exciting interactive product for The Crown Estate that demonstrates the lifecycle of an offshore wind farm. The product explains how it’s possible to build a wind farm 70 miles out at sea and explains what goes into the three main project phases; development, installation and operation.

eLearning247 produce eLearning materials that focus on addressing our customer's training needs. We utilise the available eLearning technology and media in its most relevant way to develop exciting learning which is multi-layered and multi-sensory.

New course builder functionality: Hotspots

We’ve just added a new hotspot interaction type to our online course builder. You can now place hotspots over any image. When a student rolls their mouse over the hotspot, a pop-up appears containing your information.

Adding to an already extensive range of page templates and interactions, your course content can be even more engaging and memorable.

If you have any suggestions or improvements for our course builder and LMS we’d love to hear from you. Please complete our feedback form at http://elearning247.com/contact-us.

Another happy customer

We’ve just completed another great project for the National Skills Academy for Power. Have you ever wondered how power is produced and how it reaches our homes and businesses; allowing us to watch TV, turn on our computers, use our mobile phones and so much more?

'The Journey of Power' takes its audience on an exciting journey which starts at a power station where electricity is produced, travels from pylon to pylon via cables, races through substations and eventually reaches our homes and businesses via underground cables.

eLearning247 supports Think Power

By 2020, there will be an astonishing 60,000 jobs created in wind energy in the UK, with wind power generation capacity expected to increase from 6GW to 28GW. The UK faces the challenge of having sufficient talent available to fill these roles itself. By working collaboratively, employers in the wind industry and education and skills providers are striving increase the capability and capacity of the workforce to meet the new demand. The Think Power website is at the forefront of this career drive.

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