Learning and development professionals who recognise the value of role-play training are turning their sights towards interactive video. Interactive video is changing online content making it more immersive and engaging. At the same time, it allows for greater standardisation and better feedback. Data-driven insights indicate that interactive video is better at increasing engagement than standard linear video or traditional classroom training. For larger organisations, where responsive decision making is valued, there is huge potential for interactive video to improve learning and deliver efficiency savings. Already we have seen projects from emergency response organisations, NGOs and others that are beginning to tap into the value interactive video can bring. What is […]
DTS’s Frontline Humanitarian Toolbox has been shortlisted for the Big Chip Awards 2018 in two categories: Best Tech for Good Project and Most Innovative Application of Technology.
Using Gamification in Hospitality Sector Training Gamification in hospitality sector training can help overcome the challenges that the rapidly changing and highly competitive sector faces around high-quality, cost-effective training.
Hostile environment awareness training: when natural disasters occur With 2017 on track to be a record-setting year for natural disasters across the globe, the need for hostile environment awareness training couldn’t be greater.
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, Frontline Humanitarian Toolbox delivers humanitarian elearning in Syria to help aid workers there deliver life-saving programmes.
HostileWorld is an interactive training platform that delivers hostile environment training online for aid workers, journalists, 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 […]