Tipping Point Solutions INC.
Concussions are a major challenge for the U.S. Army. In the past five years alone, it has diagnosed more than 75,000 cases of mild traumatic brain injury in soldiers. Despite that large number, thousands more go undiagnosed, which puts soldiers at risk for permanent neurological damage and early onset dementia.
The Army pinpointed underreporting and ineffective training in recognition and treatment of concussions as the main reasons the problem persists. To correct the issue and better protect servicemen and women’s health, the Army needed a learning approach to target the attitude and behavioral changes required to improve concussion reporting and treatment at the unit level.
Under Program Manager Nick Wilson’s direction, Tipping Point Solutions Inc. created a film-based learning suite to effectively educate the Army’s soldiers and medical personnel on the proper recognition and treatment of concussions.
Time and personnel limitations are top challenges when it comes to educating a military workforce. In response, Wilson captured learners’ attention with television-style character storylines and realistic injury events. These story lines not only modeled correct behaviors but also provided best practices to make these behaviors work in real-life military situations. Instead of relying on multiple-choice knowledge checks, the carefully crafted storylines engage learners on an emotional level so learners understand the high stakes of correct diagnosis.
Since rolling out the film as a teaching tool, the number of completions for practice-based concussion course training have increased to 100 percent from 10 percent.
LEO Learning Ltd.
It’s not feasible to sit down at a desktop computer and search for a solution during a natural disaster.
The staff at the National Emergency Management Association are charged with helping to keep the public safe during crisis, but to perform their jobs effectively they need access to learning at the point of need, which could literally be anywhere in the United States.
To prepare its 500,000 service team members, contractors and volunteers to deliver relief, NEMA partnered with Leo Learning Ltd. to develop a native application that delivers content suitable to a workforce of people from a wide range of backgrounds, skill sets and knowledge levels.
The EMAC Essentials app works instantly on Apple and Android devices and divides content into four modules to account for every possible emergency situation. The app is native, so it doesn’t require an Internet connection, which is often unavailable in the field.
Further, the public has access to the app. This allows volunteers to download it during training without needing NEMA approval, which allows volunteers to respond faster in times of crisis.
In support of Defy Ventures mission to provide people with criminal backgrounds with leadership training, Grovo used microlearning to help convert classroom training into bite-sized videos and subsequent quizzes to increase retention.
Providing access to learning in this way allowed Defy to increase their program to 150 participants from 20 and expand it to 11 states.