Macmillan Cancer Support is using 23 mobile learning courses from Video Arts to provide leadership and soft skills training for its 500 staff and ‘added-value learning’ for 4,000 Macmillan health and social care professionals across the UK. The m-learning courses cover subjects such as teamwork, time management, appraisals, managing change, coaching, interviewing, managing stress and assertiveness.
Lesley Maguire, Macmillan’s Learning Technology Manager, said: “Smartphones and tablet computers are everywhere now and most people are comfortable in using them for a variety of applications. M-learning takes advantage of this technology and enables people to learn whenever and wherever they want. The mobile courses will benefit our staff and they’ll add value to the quality of the service that our professionals provide to cancer sufferers.”
The short training video clips include ‘wrong-way, right-way’ scenarios that demonstrate different skills, behaviours and techniques. These are supported by practical tips. Designed specifically for mobile devices and for on-the-move learning, the courses can be used as standalone learning resources or to reinforce the messages from classroom training or e-learning.