HostileWorld is an interactive training platform that delivers hostile environment training online for aid workers, contractors and volunteers deploying to hostile and challenging environments. It is ideal for those who either do not have access to traditional face-to-face hostile environment awareness training or have previously completed a HEAT course and need a refresher.
This week sees the launch of HostileWorld; a new interactive training platform that uses Near-Life™ technology to revolutionise hostile environment training. The site will allow journalists, aid workers and others stationed overseas to access crucial skills and knowledge that will save lives.
The Remote Security Management course on Mission Ready is now available in Arabic. The course introduces learners to a range of tools to manage security remotely at each phase of a project – from design to closure. They are then transported, through video-simulation technology, to the war-torn nation of Zabadin – a fictional Middle Eastern country – to respond to a cholera outbreak with the fictional NGO Health Emergency International. Faced with a series of dilemmas, learners must apply their newly-acquired knowledge to take tough security decisions under time pressure and in coordination with team-mates in headquarters and field offices. The Arabic translation means that Arabic-speaking NGO workers and local personnel […]
DTS and partners RedR have launched a new course on the Mission Ready platform: Remote Security Management. Remote Management – or ‘constrained access programming’ – describes an approach to running projects which involves “transferring greater programming responsibility to local staff; and overseeing activities from a different location.” Remote Security Management (RSM) may be part of this approach. It splits security management responsibilities between staff in a potentially insecure location and staff in other locations. No longer a temporary or last resort: Donors and implementers working in insecure contexts primarily view remote programming as a last resort strategy to be adopted once other measures have failed. However, remote programming is now the […]
Digital Training Solutions has been shortlisted for the Big Chip Awards 2016 with its innovative learning platform, Mission Ready. The platform will compete in two categories: Most Innovative Application of Technology and Best Not-for-Profit Project. Mission Ready is a joint project of DTS and RedR UK, with financial support from USAID and UKAID. The platform is aimed at delivering training to humanitarian aid workers around the world. Using DTS’s Near-Life™ technology, learners engage with filmed scenarios that they will likely face in the field and have 10 seconds to make a decision in response to what they have experienced. Their choices determine the outcomes and have real consequences in the […]
Immersive learning platform set to revolutionise corporate training Digital Training Solutions and Josie Hastings Associates have launched a new immersive learning platform that is set to change the face of corporate training. Already derided as dull, the online revolution in education has only made workplace learning seem less engaging than ever. Academy925 is designed to change all that. Utilising cutting edge interactive video technology, Academy925.com takes a game based approach to learning. People who use the platform are placed in an immersive learning environment with first person scenarios requiring users to respond to a range of ‘near-life’ work based situations. When you take the course, you play the role of a newly […]
Working alongside disaster relief NGO, RedR UK, DTS has launched online learning platform Mission Ready for the international humanitarian sector. The platform has been created to provide a number of interactive simulations and challenges to prepare aid workers for what they may face in the field. Become Mission Ready with real-world scenarios Mission Ready puts trainees in a ‘real-world’ environment where they are required to interact with individuals and make decisions. Field Security Management The first training course is Field Security Management, designed to meet the security needs of organisations and individuals working in hostile environments. Material covering a range of security topics – including context assessment, security planning and staff managment for security – has been developed […]