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It happens more frequently than you might imagine.  We get a call, or are in a meeting with a new client, and we ask them what sort of learning technology solution they are looking for, and they don’t know.  Now there are a lot of different factors that contribute to the confusion of those first entering upon a learning technology solution: vendor’s buzzwords, lack of exposure, speedy technology discoveries and adoptions, but whatever the case is, we are always quick to respond with a few short explanations about the advantages each of our services offer our clients and their learners:

eLearning: Sometimes called ‘online learning’, can consist of a course that is downloaded, or hosted on the internet or learner management system (LMS)
     Strengths: Cost-effective, distance learning
     When to use: Great for on-boarding and compliance learning, or anytime when training is needed but distance isn't 

Virtual Reality Learning Simulations: Using virtual reality hardware, a 3D simulation is created around a learning objective. Often times re-used for different objectives.
     Strengths: Immersive sense of presence
     When to use: When the learner would ideally be present in the learning environment, or with the equipment, but is unable to due to distance, danger, expense, or limited availability of training materials (expensive, fragile equipment)

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Recent research from the equality and human rights commission (EHRC) shows that some pregnant women experience workplace discrimination while on maternity leave - often in the form of too little contact with their employers - leaving the women feeling isolated and out-of-touch with the workplace they are re-entering.

There are KIT (keeping in touch) days that can be arranged, but often those can become a burden for the employer and the employee on maternity leave to arrange and to ensure they are thorough. This is where a form of learning technology can shine in an unexpected way. 

Social learning networks are nothing new - but the implementation within corporate still has some sophisticating to do.  The social platforms are known to increase productivity, enhance knowledge management, improve HR management, and reduce costs, but what is so shockingly often left out of the list is how it can enrich communication.

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Wayne (our 3D graphic artist) on how he creates a player model:

We are currently working on a project with the AAL and some of our European partners to create some serious games for mobile devices that will help reduce stress in the workplace for a project called StayActive. There is much more to the project than the games (like wearable tech!) but we are responsible for the games portion of the project. The game we are currently working on we have dubbed “Soar” (name still in the works) - in which the player is a bird. This blog is a small peek behind the scenes of what is involved to create the bird player model in a game.

This little bird is what will represent the player within the Soar game - and these are the steps Wayne took to create it:

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What does eLearning have to do with nutmeg, jerk salmon, marshmallows, and my little pony? More than you might think…

Last Monday, eLearning Studios closed up shop for the day and headed to the country where we put our creative juices to work marinating chicken instead of pondering over the latest technology and the potential it holds for learning.

Upon arrival at Becketts Farm (can’t recommend it enough – you’ll see why) we were split into two teams for a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ challenge. The Red Tomatoes and the Green Peppers went to work slicing and dicing – mostly produce, but there was a finger or two that tried to join in (quickly bandaged – nothing too dramatic!) and in no time we had all worked together to whip up a pretty impressive spread!

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At eLearning Studios we take pride in all our work, but just between you and me - some projects do become our favourites, and our work for Cancer Research UK’s Racercise instructors is one of these projects.

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