After succesfully bringing modern, affordable, multi-device training to Bloodborne Pathogens, and then doing the same for general industry OSHA workplace training we started looking at the next industry that could benefit from a more streamlined and modern approach – and we settled on modernizing Healthcare Team training for our next mission.
We started started our first site because we felt there wasn’t an up to date, interactive, compliant solution for online training.
Obviously providing training is a business, but that doesn’t mean a training course should aim for the lowest common specification required to start getting sales.
In our analysis of the current market offerings we identified three main options that were available to employers wanting to train their staff.
- Certificate Mills: By this we mean ’training’ that basically cuts and pastes the main points from OSHA’s website, gives the trainee an option to skip all content and go straight to a 3 question exam. We won’t bother outlining why we think this is a terrible option for anyone who really cares about the safety of themselves or their staff.
- Outdated slide based eLearning courses: You probably know the kind that we mean. Looking like a poorly put together powerpoint presentation with some clickable boxes and possibly video added as an afterthought, these throwbacks to the old days of corporate eLearning do usually have a decent amount of content. The problem? They are almost universally disliked by trainees as they are linear, boring and not optimized for modern devices.
- Video courses: These generally come in two flavors, a straight to camera set of videos delivered by a subject matter expert, or a ’talking head’ animated video. We definitely feel that instructor led videos do provide some good in depth training, the main problem is they are generally overly long and lack demonstrative and interactive content. Multiple research suggests that video longer than 3 minutes in length loses engagement with learners and the content simply doesn’t stick. Most training courses use video of minimum 10 minute lengths, often up to several hours, is anyone really going remember what they sat through? On the other hand, talking head animated videos are, in our opinion, a cheap and fast way to get training up and ready for sale, but they do nothing to add to learner experience or retention of the training content.
We come from instructional design and training consulting backgrounds and had developed 100’s of hours of successful content for our clients, and in the last few years we have concentrated heavily on micro-learning models.
Without going into too much boring detail here micro-learning essentially breaks down content into short, targeted, manageable chunks that engage the learner, have a high level of interactivity and generally, are no longer than 2 to 3 minutes per topic. Another key feature of micro-learning is that’s it’s designed to be consumed on any device, and can be started, stopped, paused and resumed at any time making it the ideal way to consume a course in multiple sittings.
That’s not to say micro-learning is ideal for every situation – complex, theoretical topics for instance would be much better suited to instructor led training. That being said, we believe micro-learning IS the ideal way to deliver short, content rich compliance courses.
We are proud to offer what we think is simply the best solution for modern, compliant OSHA compliant Healthcare Team Training online, and we hope you will agree too!
We think the training industry could do with a little healthy disruption – the main players have been sitting on their laurels offering outdated content and training models for years, so we are offering a newer, better alternative – with a fouc on the diversity and inclusion that is so important nowadays.
Our founding principle is transparency, we believe you should know exactly what you are getting, and how much you are paying for it.
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If you take a look around the site you’ll also see demo lessons that you can launch and see what the training is like – basically, we aren’t afraid to put our money where our mouth is.