DFDS is a huge organisation. You may have travelled on its passenger ferries but you may not be aware of its Logistics activities which moves freight as well. Its routes extend to Scandinavia in the north, Italy in the south, Ireland in the west, Russia to the east and involves visiting 21 countries. It employs six thousand people, half that number as mariners.
News and Press
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Good things come in threes! Three cheers, primary colours, the ingredients of the BLT.
On Thursday September 15th another good thing to remember - our third nimble®Community Day. We aim to make it the best yet!
You can register here
We’ll have another exciting key note speaker, there will be break-out groups to help you develop best practice, find out about our latest developments and improve your skills and knowledge.
The development of eLearning is advancing rapidly, recent research recommends the importance of ensuring you stay up-to-date with learning technologies. How can you do this? What should be your priorities and values? This article provides 5 lessons based on this recent research.
‘nimblets’ - you won’t find this collective noun in the dictionary! It’s the term we use for the dedicated, hard-working and creative folk who work for nimble®. Rather like bunnies, they’re multiplying as well. In 2015 we’ve been joined by:
Rory and Luke, who were introduced back in July as new members of our coding team. You can read more about their experience and what they do now by clicking here.
nimble® by name, nimble by nature - that’s us!
We pride ourselves on responding to new developments and to requests from our customers. We think listening and responding to feedback is important, whether it’s on the phone, via email or even from our newsletters! That’s what keeps us nimble!
So here are some of the improvements we’ve introduced in 2015 to nimble®Author, thanks to your suggestions and requests:
Perhaps some of our commercial customers won't see the immediate relevance of the world of education to their needs, but if you give us a minute of your time, we want to challenge that perception.
You’re busy creating courses, the clock is against you, your mind is focused on the content and assessment; it’s easy to compromise on the professionalism of your work. We recommend a few simple tips to ensure your material is professional and your learners experience courses which look good in every way.
Here are 5 tips to get you started:
1. Have you branded your learner login area?
(If not, navigate to Settings, then Site, choose a background, logo and colour and finally click Save).
We’re still buzzing with excitement after the success of our nimble® Community Day. The number of delegates doubled compared to last year, a reminder of how many organisations are joining our community. Yet size isn’t everything! The greatest thrill came from the positivity generated by everyone, as shown in the comments from our evaluation sheets:
elearning247 would like to congratulate LinkedIn training and strategic consultancy, ValueExchange, on the launch of it's first e-learning training course 'Getting Started with LinkedIn'.
The first in a series of affordable online courses, the five module course, priced at £50+VAT, enables clients to access LinkedIn training wherever and whenever they need it.
Learning and development specialist Clive Shepherd will speak at this year's nimble®Community day on 17 September!
They may have a prehistoric dinosaur attraction, but when it comes to learning, West Midland Safari & Leisure Park (WMSLP) are keeping one foot firmly in the future. eLearning247 are delighted to welcome WMSLP to the nimble®Community.
eLearning247 have created three new additions to the ever-expanding 'Business Essentials' series of nimble®Courses. They are Fire Safety Essentials, Freedom of Information Essentials and Bribery Act 2010 Essentials.
The UK insurance industry is the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. It plays an essential part in the UK’s economic strength, managing investments of £1.8 trillion (equivalent to 25% of the UK’s total net worth) and employs around 315,000 individuals. As such, eLearning247 are delighted to welcome insurance heavy-weight Autonet as a new customer.
Following a successful launch of nimble® at the Learning Technologies show in January 2014, nimble® has again enjoyed a tremendous response at this year’s show at London Olympia.
With online shopping putting pressure on the High Street, both Laura Ashley and Crew Clothing have decided to 'fight fire with fire' by investing in online training solutions to support their workforce. Each have a long-established and ever-growing presence throughout the streets of the UK making the co-ordination of training an increasing challenge. The adoption of eLearning has enabled both brands to create, supply and track training material for their personnel much more quickly, simply and easily.
We believe that the key to a successful eLearning product lies in the collaboration and participation of our customers. We believe that, as a community, we can support and encourage each other to get the best out of nimble®. That’s why we’re introducing a nimble®Community zone; a dedicated customer ‘information centre’ supported via our existing nimble® website.
We’re delighted to have received some really positive feedback about our nimble®Community day, recently staged at the regally rural Stonehouse Court Hotel in Gloucestershire. The purpose of the day was to connect nimble® customers with one another in order to facilitate shared awareness of nimble® user experiences, while highlighting the full spectrum of nimble’s® product functionality and capabilities.
A big thank you to the highly respected
Learning Light have described nimbleLMS as "...a skills orientated LMS, which is engaging and effective to use. With a strong focus on the learner, this light and elegant solution includes a very good authoring tool: nimbleAuthor".
The era of eLearning
There is now a plethora of online courses designed to form the backbone of most companies’ human resources toolkits. Indeed, by law, organisations are finding it their corporate responsibility to train their employees across a multitude of political, social and skill-specific topics, in the interest of both their employees’ personal well-being and that of the company. At eLearning247 we’re combining these fundamental courses with our dynamic and engaging learning platform, nimble®.
Since 1837, the Pitman Training brand has remained synonymous with high quality office training and they continue to be the UK's leading independent training provider. Traditionally providing world class office and IT skills in their modern training centres, Pitman Training are now seeking to extend their offering even further to meet demand for learning online. eLearning247's nimble®Author software has been chosen to build these courses, mainly for its ease of use and speed.
Gail Charlton, Product Development Executive states:
Blended Learning is an often-used buzzword in the eLearning/Education sector – not only through its increasingly popular application in school and college education, but through its practical and flexible adoption in the business development and human resources sector.
What is Blended Learning?