New immersive e-learning platform for aid workers in Syria

New immersive e-learning platform for aid workers in Syria

Frontline Humanitarian Toolbox (FHT)  is the latest Near-Life™ interactive, online training platform from DTS. Designed in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Spirit and Sida,  FHT will support Arabic-speaking humanitarian aid workers across Syria and help save lives.

Hostile environment training online

Hostile environment training online

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. 

DTS launches HostileWorld

DTS launches HostileWorld

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. 

Remote Security Management now in Arabic

Remote Security Management now in Arabic

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 […]

New Remote Security Management course on Mission Ready

New Remote Security Management course on Mission Ready

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 […]

Big Chip Awards 2016 Shortlist

Big Chip Awards 2016 Shortlist

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 […]

Introducing Academy925

Introducing Academy925

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 […]

8 tips to improve employee engagement

8 tips to improve employee engagement

Improving Employee Engagement – 8 Simple Tips Employee engagement is seen as an internal state of being- physical, mental and emotional- that brings together earlier concepts of work effort, organisation commitment, job satisfaction and flow. In simpler terms, employee engagement is about waking up in the morning and not just going to work for work’s sake but feeling that your organisation is fulfilling its purpose and you are working on a common goal to achieve your business’s objectives. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek But why is it important? According to a study done by Gallup […]

Interactive Video and the Changing Face of Training

Interactive Video and the Changing Face of Training

In 1923 radio was first introduced as an educational tool. It was a landmark step in using new technology in learning. A mere 10 years later the relationship between technology and education had developed so quickly that 52% of schools had already incorporated silent film as a teaching tool. Fast forward to today and we have the seemingly unstoppable rise of e-Learning. The rapid changes in computer technology have changed the face of education and have revolutionised the professional training industry. Interactive video in e-Learning The term ‘e-Learning’ was first coined in 1999. Since then the market has grown exponentially, more than doubling in size in the last five years. […]