Awards 2021

Awards 2021

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Wed 17 Nov 2021 | From 19.30 GMT

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Shortlist 2021 - Category J

J - Best use of simulations or virtual environments 

AutoDesk and LearningMate Solutions

IMI Norgren’s engineering team had pre-planned their modernised, simulation-based training of the existing Autodesk courses prior to the unprecedented times of the pandemic. LearningMate was engaged to seamlessly transform the purpose generated training videos into a comprehensive, blended learning program with well-structured, bite-sized self-learning components facilitating on-the-go learning for IMI engineers. LearningMate used Kolb’s experiential learning theory to create “hands-on” practice in a simulated environment and succeeded in enabling the learners to master the skills required. The simulations saved:

  • an estimated 100 days travel time for on-site trainers
  • approximately £130K in on-site training costs, including travel and facilitation of equipment
  • potential loss of revenue due to non-availability of on-site training.

EHL 

EHL Group’s portfolio includes QS World’s Best University for Hospitality and Leisure Management EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality, and EHL Advisory Services. We developed our industry-first ‘Virtual Housekeeping’ class in 2018 to integrate exciting new teaching methods to inspire our students, encourage team spirit and communication, and deliver high-calibre training in operational skills - achieving outstanding results: 2100+ students trained, 20% increase in Housekeeping internships, positive student feedback, significant annual cost and CO2 emissions savings by eliminating expensive field trips - also attracting prestigious hotels wanting to buy our game-changing concept to train their employees

Hong Kong Police Force

To enhance the mobile policing of police motorcyclists on the challenging road environments in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Police Force has been continuously striving for advancement in traffic training. Ever since the introduction of motorcycle simulation training in 2019, the technology enabled instructors to review trainees’ driving performance from an all-round observation, and successfully facilitated the development of police officers’ motorcycle riding skill and hazard perception ability in a safe environment, with reduction in the number of traffic accidents with police motorcycles involved.

Lloyds Banking Group and Limehouse

Cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated than ever. Lloyds Banking Group - the UK’s biggest financial services company - needed to refresh their annual mandatory training on security to address the growing number of cyber threats faced by colleagues, both in and outside of work.

Working with partner agency Limehouse, the resulting training is an innovative, immersive and interactive journey through a fictional near-future city, where learners encounter a range of characters, locations and stories through a rich and detailed variety of virtual environments and simulations, from international security conferences to space station-based escape rooms.

Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

In March 2020, the National Health Service faced a gargantuam and unprecedented challenge. Public Health England braced us for the Covid-19 pandemic, warning that health care professionals would need to summon their deepest level of resilience to face the onslaught of air hunger related mortality and morbidity caused by the novel coronavirus.

In response to this the Learning and Development Team and the Emergency Department at the Royal Oldham Hospital delivered an in-situ simulation programme over fifteen months in which over three hundred participants (learners) improved their management of critically unwell patients whilst testing our operational processes.

Rapiscan Systems

Rapiscan Systems manufacturers security, detection, and x-ray equipment.

A lot of training, due to radiation and gamma levels, and strict health and safety protocols, means training can only be delivered in a classroom environment – or through eLearning, with limited practical scenarios. It was not physically possible to deliver certain types of training in a safe environment.

We launched the Reality+ program, specifically a learning technology platform which utilises Mixed Reality learning via Microsoft HoloLens to implement advanced training packages to combat this problem.

Reality+ is a transformational technology that elevates Rapiscan’s training and support services to an entirely new level.

SAI Global 

Workplace violence and active threat situations are a critical safety issue across the globe. In the United States active shooter events are all too common—over 80% of active shooter incidents occur in the workplace. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security identified a need for preparedness and training on this critical topic.

SAI Global’s Ethics and Compliance Learning team developed the Surviving an Active Threat simulation to mimic the urgency and emotional stress of an Active Threat (Shooter) situation and provide learners with a safe space to practice their response and build confidence in their reaction.

Schlumberger

Facing the long-standing challenge of convincing sales representatives to prepare thoroughly ahead of a negotiation, the Schlumberger team chose an innovative simulation-based approach. Building a realistic scenario, the learner follows a virtual pathway, emphasizing the value and tools available to prepare effectively.

On completion of the simulation, the learner conducts a virtual negotiation with his or her client, the success of which depends upon the preparation conducted in the simulator.

Feedback is very positive, and the objective of convincing the sales team of the value of preparation achieved

Ufi VocTech Trust

TalkoutVR have developed a dedicated VR training platform for UK Police Forces. These forces explained to us that Police training in the UK had become de-centralised and they were now responsible for running their own training courses. They only had 15 training days for each officer per year and were looking to adopt technology as an enabler to support in training which could be delivered quickly, remain highly cost effective and ensure engagement with the end users. The innovative use of Virtual Reality was able to address this opportunity as the future of vocational based training across the UK.

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