The General Data Protection Regulation replaces the Data Protection Act on 25th May 2018 and explicitly requires all companies that deal with or collect personal data to have staff training in place. This includes any information you may store that can identify an individual, but we're not just talking names; it can include things such as bio-metric, genetic, cultural and economic information as well as email and IP addresses. Despite these explicit requirements, many companies still believe that it's just not necessary and are leaving their organisation at serious risk of penalty.
Companies and people working in food manufacturing are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace health risks or face serious penalties, the Health and Safety Executive said on the 2nd January 2018.
We are very proud to announce that Engage in Learning’s Development Director, Kim Whitmore, has been awarded a competitive Learning Technologies Award for Learning Designer of the Year 2017! The winners were revealed at a spectacular gala evening on 29th November at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, and we are so pleased that our hard work and dedication to providing the best online training solutions to businesses continues to pay off!
Engage in Learning Managing Director, Chris Horseman, took a seat at this year's eLearning Network (eLN) Big Debate panel, where leading authorities from the world of digital learning debate the answers to your questions on a range of important topics. This year saw the panel of eLearning experts thrashing out the benefits of generic, bespoke or DIY eLearning content. Ever pragmatic and no stranger to putting his expertise to good practice, Chris was very sure of his response.
International Data Protection Day is marked on the 28th January each year on the anniversary of the Council of Europe Convention 108 for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data. The opening of this treaty took place in Strasbourg on the 28th January 1981 and, in a nutshell, was the first binding international instrument which protects individuals through the collection and processing of personal data and which seeks to regulate the transfrontier flow of personal data. Obviously!
Blind Veterans UK believes that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. They support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and is now living with significant sight loss. The charity has offered physical and emotional support to vision-impaired ex-Service men and women since 1915. Because employees are spread around the country, getting them together for face-to-face training was difficult and training had been ad-hoc over the years, their challenge was to implement an eLearning training strategy that ensured consistency and effective, measurable progress...
...adding to the growing list of accolades which demonstrate that we are a strong choice in the eLearning industry.
We are very proud to announce that Engage in Learning has been shortlisted for this year’s Learning Technologies Awards 2017 in three categories! The winners will be revealed at the spectacular gala evening on 29th November at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge Hotel in London.
In addition to the bank of very positive testimonials, gold awards and countless silvers already sitting in our trophy cabinet, Engage in Learning has now been shortlisted for the following competitive awards...
...opening the doors for brain-optimisation in online training
Listeners of podcasts and audiobooks have been known to use digital devices that can accelerate the speed of narration without increasing the pitch. In fact, busy listeners are speeding up podcasts and claiming full comprehension at speeds of up to five times normal. This technology is exactly what developers at Engage in Learning have now introduced into their eLearning training courses.
It's August (unless you're reading this in any other month of the year, in which case, "It was August!") which means that many educational institutions will now be thinking ahead to September and preparing themselves for the intake of new pupils or welcoming back existing ones. Along with stocking up on pillows to scream into, a part of the yearly preparations will be the safeguarding children training for the school's new and returning staff. As a parent of four boys myself (yep, four boys...it's why I spend so much time at work), I am beyond relieved that schools ensure staff training on safeguarding and child protection policies. But I was under the impression that they currently only need to do this every two years and that it isn't a requirement to cover online safety. My inquisitive switch clicked... Well, the Department for Education's inquisitive switch clicked too in 2015 and consulted on proposed changes to its statutory guidance, including ensuring that training is an annual requirement and that online safety is taught. So what happened?
I was having a little chat with someone the other day about the recent pay-gap storm that erupted following a certain British broadcasting company revealing the salaries of it's high-profile presenters. Initially, the immediate backlash I recall seeing on the morning news amused me. As I sipped my early morning cup of Joe, I instinctively chuckled - "Haha, busted!". But then I realised that this isn't funny. There appears to be a significant pay gap between male and female staff, and a further division in the ethnicity of its best paid presenters. Suddenly, I wasn't so amused. If this is accurate, then we need to seriously have a little think about the equality and diversity issues that it draws attention to and about the legal obligations that companies in the UK have...