Part of the National Health Services, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values, and behaviors, at the right time and in the right place.
The Health Education team used Lectora eLearning software on a joint project with several other countries in the European Union, including Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, and Greece. The goal of the project was to use digital technologies to deliver health education and training more effectively.
When Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber selected Lectora® as their authoring tool of choice, the developers were excited about the different levels of power Lectora offered to users of all skill levels. After using Lectora to create several different courses, Lectora’s power was so impressive that they continued to use Lectora for all other projects.
The course features a clickable map that allowed learners to navigate around and direct their own learning. Lectora enabled them to create a very non-linear way of learning, as opposed to a page-by-page or PowerPoint style of learning.
Other products don’t offer the range that Lectora does, which is why we’re sticking with Lectora. For example, you can quickly create e-Learning from PowerPoint content with Lectora, but it is also powerful enough to create more advanced content with variables. We used Lectora to create a serious game that engaged learners. Lectora really lends itself to this type of interactive eLearning development.
Learning Technology Program Manager, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber
The program was presented in Brussels at the European Union headquarters, and its success led to more projects for the Health Education team. “Using Lectora to create a serious game for learning has raised the profile of our organisation locally,” Price stated.
The game created a great deal of buzz from learners as well as professional peers. “Feedback from learners has been very positive because the serious game is more engaging and social,” said Price. “We integrated blogs and used Moodle to create a discussion forum for learners. The program really wowed people.” Using Lectora, Health Education created a highly effective and engaging learning program. They continue to recommend Lectora eLearning software to other organizations looking to create inspiring eLearning programs.
Lectora proved a great tool for creating just-in-time, rapid eLearning for health care workers, as well as more extensive learning programs like an interactive program for ambulance staff. “I believe we’ve only just scratched the surface of what we can do with Lectora,” Price said.
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