Tech-free e-learning launch at Learning Technologies 2007

Dec. 11, 2006 – MyKnowledgeMap (MKM) – www.myknowledgemap.com – is introducing a new version of its e-learning course planning system, Compendle for companies and professionals on Stand 81at Learning Technologies 2007 this January.

Europe’s premier learning and skills event, covering every aspect of organisational learning and performance improvement technology, Learning Technologies takes place at London Olympia 2 from Wednesday 31st January to Thursday 1st February.

York-based MKM is a specialist in the development of bespoke and standard learning environments and platforms. The company’s products range from tools to build users’ own e-learning, through to custom content to suit specific lessons or projects.

Compendle Professional is an easy to use tool that enables the creation, customisation and publishing of e-learning courses without technical know-how.

A complete course-planning system, Compendle can handle a range of SCORM 1.2 and IMS standards and covers every aspect of course design, from content ‘brainstorming’, through course structuring and planning learning outcomes, to publishing courses on VLEs, online, or on CD.

Compendle Professional also allows trainers to custom-modify and update e-learning materials. Courses can be built, adapted and tailored for company training by enabling the bundling in of logos, case studies, web links, objectives and notes, images and text used in compatible, Adobe Flash-based learning courses.

Compendle Professional is the latest introduction to MKM’s Custom Learning Studio suite of user-friendly programs for the creation of interactions that can be built into complete, flexible courses without requiring specialist technical expertise.

With a clean and accessible interface, Custom Learning Studio enables trainers and human resource managers to import any computer-based resource – whether from CD-ROM, word-processed handouts, weblinks or topics in a pre-packaged VLE-based course – and organise it into the course that they want to teach.

Other components in the Studio include Storywriter Toolkit and Hotspot Toolkit.

Storywriter Toolkit is an easy-to-use program to create comic-strip stories with multiple outcomes, and decision points requiring student engagement.

Newly-approved by BECTA, the Government agency supporting all four UK education departments in their strategic ICT developments, Storywriter Toolkit now enables course developers to import their own digital photographs, so activities can be even better tailored to students’ learning needs.

Storywriter Toolkit custom comic-strip interactions can be created from a range of templates, which map out possible routes through a story and show the decision points encountered on the way. Drag-and drop content enables the fast change of interactions and outcomes for up-to-the-minute learning that’s perfectly suited to particular client or learner groups.

Storywriter activities conform to e-learning standards and can be published in VLE, CD-ROM, internet, intranet, or network share formats.

Hotspot Toolkit is a program that allows trainers to create fun, engaging images and 3D environments with “hot-spots” that learners can click to reveal answers or further information. At the end of the activity, learners can print out a report to take away, showing what they’ve discovered.

Further information available at http://www.customcourse.com/studio.asp

end

Notes for Editors:

About MyKnowledgeMap
Founded in 2000, MyKnowledgeMap (often known as MKM) is a dynamic company delivering web-based knowledge systems designed by individuals, for the individual.
Operating in the corporate, public and education sectors, MKM’s range of products and services includes:
• Academies: MKM is the UK’s leading supplier of infrastructure systems for national skill academies.
• Skills diagnostics: MKM’s Skills Diagnostic suite allows clients to build their own system of skills diagnosis and training regimens.
• Learning: MKM’s e-learning solutions, including e-learning content, delivery systems and teaching aids, are used by a worldwide and growing range of organisations.

Further Information from:
Rob Arntsen / Tom Holland/ Dawn Ritchie, MyKnowledgeMap 00 44 (0) 1904 659465
Peter Muir / Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR 00 44 (0) 1727 860405

— End —