How To Fake AI Without Really Trying

This is an example of how Savv-e uses gamification to match the user experience with specific learning outcomes.

In this case, we designed an emotional 'chat-bot' to train staff in the finance industry in dealing with angry customers. The results were surprising and a lot of fun.

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3 Ways Games Are Good For Your Health

Right now, games are everywhere. In the corporate and government sectors, we’ve seen a rapid increase in gamification and gamified learning, particularly in training and customer outreach.

According to Digital Australia, the average Australian gamer is 34 years old, plays for over an hour a day, can’t be defined by gender, and is likely to be fighting his or her grandparents for a turn on the Nintendo.

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Our 5 step process for building a capability development strategy

The speed at which technology is evolving and business needs are changing is at an all-time high. So it only makes sense for workplace skills and capabilities to be evolving just as quickly, right?


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Dos and don'ts for social media at your office party this Christmas

Christmas party season is here and things are going to get celebratory!

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SCORM vs. xAPI: which is best for your business?

Everyday we discuss learning needs with our clients. Many of them ask about the difference between SCORM and Tin Can, as well as the benefits of going with Tin Can xAPI. Here we break down the background, options and benefits of each to help you make an informed choice.

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6 mobile learning best practices to improve outcomes

With the number of mobile internet users officially overtaking desktop users in 2016, and more and more people working away from the office, mobile learning isn’t just the future for eLearning providers — it's already here. But with every exciting new frontier comes new technological challenges to adapt to and best practices to take onboard.

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Science reveals upside of eLearning for better mental health

Organisations are increasingly aware of the impact of mental health issues in the workplace – the problems and the opportunities. In workplaces that are considered “mentally unhealthy”, there’s a much higher incidence of stress, anxiety and depression.

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Savv-e wins Platinum LearnX Award - Best eLearning Design 2017

 

Savv-e was presented with a Platinum award for Best eLearning Design – Best Bitesize Learning.

The award was won for the Cyber Security project - Cool, Calm and Connected co-created with the Commonwealth Bank. The project looked at the knowledge gaps of staff and customers on topics such as creating safe passwords, staying safe when shopping online and how to keep assets safe when out and about. The program created a relatable character facing challenges that everyone could connect with – this way the learning modules had great impact and led to changes in behaviour by the users.

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4 ways machine learning is improving web accessibility for everyone

Digital accessibility refers to the ease with which websites, media content and digital services can be accessed by the widest possible number of people. The team at Savv-e are passionate advocates for inclusion in digital design and we love to hear about advances in technology that can elevate experiences for our learners and content consumers.

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Are people managers as stressed as their people?

People managers are people too. For managers responsible for education, training and capability development, workplace stress is not just a learning topic that needs to be addressed in their organisations , it’s something that can also affect them personally.

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What Australian companies need to know about the cost of stress in the workplace

Sometimes we’ve just got to get real about the business side of things. “Burnout” is the word we hear commonly in the entrepreneurial space. However, how often are big picture and long term measures used to invest in workplace wellness in Australia? Recent corporate wellness statistics say it all about the reality for Australian businesses:

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Useful principles for building and improving a safety culture

Culture is more than a document collecting dust or a regular event in the calendar when you shout your team a box of doughnuts. It’s the way your company lives and breathes, turning business vision and goals into daily decision making. Whether intentional or unintentional, your culture creates workspaces that are either inclusive or exclusive, empowering or oppressing, innovative or by the book.

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Memorable ways to share your workplace social media policy

Like a double edged sword, social media can swing either way for your business. Strong and consistent efforts on the part of your marketing team AND your employees offer big wins for the long run of your business — as consumers, we love the personal insight into company culture and vision that social media offers. On the other hand, a wayward post can spiral into serious reputation damage and potential job loss.

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The 5 current cyber security issues Australian companies face

In 2016, we faced some of the biggest breaches all over the world. From Yahoo to Snapchat, many of the large scale attacks dealt significant damage to data privacy along with brand reputation. So what do these threats to cybersecurity mean for businesses in 2017?

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How to create a sense of responsibility for cyber security via your staff

Cyber security involves the technologies, processes and practices behind protecting your information systems from attack, damage or unauthorised access. In today’s technology landscape and the increasing cyber attacks on Australian soil, your company’s data is on the line.

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How a corporate social media policy empowers your PR department.

Truth is, every company needs a social media policy. It’s not just an effective means of building an authentic and authoritative company presence online. A social media policy also protects your company from becoming liable for your employee’s actions online.

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The social media dos and don'ts for your office Christmas party

With holidays just around the corner, the office Christmas party remains a great way for everyone to celebrate the wins of a long year and unwind with colleagues.

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Increasing value from your Learning Management System

Learning Management Systems (LMS) are a foundational tool for the deployment and tracking of online courses. However, with increasing demand for more sophisticated deployment and tracking features, there are opportunities to discover how your LMS can be used to its fullest capability to deliver an optimum experience both for your learners and administrators.

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Learner data: introducing your new best friend

There’s a quote that’s been doing the rounds online in the last couple of years: “Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” 

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Savv-e shorts...little bites of e-learning wisdom

 

Savv-e shorts from the Savv-e Team...little bites of e-learning wisdom to take you on your e-learning journey.

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Savv-e shorts...little bites of e-learning wisdom

 

Savv-e shorts from the Savv-e Team...little bites of e-learning wisdom to take you on your e-learning journey.

 

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Savv-e shorts...little bites of e-learning wisdom

 

Savv-e shorts from the Savv-e Team...little bites of e-learning wisdom to take you on your e-learning journey.

 

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Getting to better BETA

Getting to BETA is an exciting milestone in the e-learning project cycle, but if not handled well it can end up costing way more money and time than what was originally planned! To help you get the most out of your BETA feedback experience, we share our top tips (and common traps to avoid) when reviewing your e-learning module.

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Savv-e shorts...little bites of e-learning wisdom

 

Savv-e shorts from the Savv-e Team...little bites of e-learning wisdom to take you on your e-learning journey.

 

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Translating your e-learning course - the deciding factor

The topic of translating e-learning courses is one where every advantage has an equally significant disadvantage. Taking the extra effort to translate your training can increase your audience and improve communication, whilst subsequently increasing time and costs.

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How to future proof your e-learning technology investment

Helen from the HR Department has the challenge of coordinating learning initiatives in her workplace. The business objectives include implementing a compliance framework and maintaining a safe work place. Helen is positive she will ‘wow’ her managers with virtual tours through the office and 360 degree videos.  

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Savv-e shorts...little bites of e-learning wisdom

 

Savv-e shorts from the Savv-e Team...little bites of e-learning wisdom to take you on your e-learning journey.

 

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Meet the team series - Jola Van Der Horn

Savv-e welcomes Jola Van Der Horn who joins us as Client Solutions Manager.  We recently caught up with Jola to ask her a few questions and get to know the newest member of the team.

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Microlearning...is your business ready?

Let’s say you’re on the bus, reflecting on some concepts covered in yesterday’s leadership development seminar. You recall the term ‘Employeeship,’ and type this into Google. You view the one sentence definition, followed by a 1 minute Youtube video on the concept, and finish with a quick skim of some blog comments around the topic. Before you know it, you have developed a deeper understanding of employeeship in the last 4 minutes than the entire duration covering the concept in the seminar.

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Savv-e supports Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). As digital learning developers, we are committed to creating and promoting accessible learning experiences. Inclusive design is universal design…because accessibility is for everyone. 

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A sweet day with AHRI

Savv-e is turning Sweet 16 at the AHRI Inclusion and Diversity Conference today.

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Retales: 2 stories of how mobile transformed retail learning

The modern retailer faces enormous challenges: global competition, an uncertain economy and rapidly evolving consumer behaviour. And these are just the external pressures.

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Three tips to boost compliance learning results in retail

Keeping staff up-to-date with the latest compliance requirements can be tricky in the retail industry. High employee turnover rates and a large percentage of casual staff mean that there’s a constant need to provide compliance learning to new hires to avoid putting you at risk of compliance policy breaches.

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Gamification in e-learning, what’s all the fuss about?

Gamification has received much hype and buzz in recent years. In fact, it’s been so overused in the e-learning industry that it was featured in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for four years in a row.

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Savv-e Central 3.1 launched!

Today is a big day for Savv-e Central, as we reveal our improved platform, one that has continued to grow and adapt with us. 

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Moving towards a learner-centred approach: why and how to make it happen

Why a learner-centred approach makes business sense

As learning and development practitioners, we recognise the value of taking a learner-centred approach to the design and development of our learning interventions.But how do we apply this philosophy to achieve excellent organisational outcomes in today’s challenging and disruptive business world?

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The road ahead for Savv-e

It’s official, 2016 has kicked off. We’ve got a host of developments in the pipeline and the road ahead is promising to be an exciting one! We had a chat with our Director Lisa Vincent and Sales Manager Jean-Christophe Meunier (J-C) to let you in on Savv-e’s new year goals and resolutions.

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Savve’s year in review

2015 has been an eventful year for Savv-e. We’ve hit some huge milestones and have seen the emergence of some exciting e-learning trends. We sat down with our Director, Lisa, to recap the year that was. 

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Spotlight on our team members

The Savv-e offices are bustling with fresh faces. In a few short months our newest employees, Ian and J-C, have joined Ken and become cornerstones of our team. We’re now turning the spotlight on them so you can get to know them too.

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Savv-e and Toyota Financial Services Win Bronze Brandon Hall International Learning Award

Savv-e and Toyota Financial Services have won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze award for excellence in the 'Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy' category. 

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Using analytics to drive your learning programs: 10 things to do before you start

If you’re a learning manager or HR manager, chances are you’re not yet using analytics to drive your learning programs. And you’re not alone: the world of learning and professional development is a long way behind its marketing counterparts, who regularly use data to understand and predict customer preferences and behavior, and optimise the performance of their campaigns - all to great effect.

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A Savv-e switch: How Teachers Health Fund moved to a more streamlined approach to learning management

Meet Jerry from Teachers Health
Jerry Dalessis has been responsible for People & Learning at industry Private Health Insurer, Teachers Health Fund, for over 8 years.

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How to build stakeholder support for LMS success

Selecting and implementing an LMS for your business takes up a lot of valuable time and effort. Those efforts risk being wasted if you don’t get your stakeholders on board, early on in the process. Indeed, the system can be implemented perfectly, but if stakeholders don’t throw their support behind it, the whole system can fall apart, meaning wasted time and money for all involved.

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Personas: putting users at the centre of learning

Personas, while a fairly common concept in marketing, are a relatively new and under-utilised tool in learning. But at Savv-e, we’ve seen first-hand how big an effect they can have in terms of improving design and positively influencing learning outcomes, which is why they are a central part of how we deliver our training.

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How to align learning outcomes with business goals

It’s now been a decade since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and the need to “do more with less” mantra is still well entrenched in many businesses. From the boardroom to the water cooler executives and their leaders are in discussions about how to best manage available resources. For these leaders, the learning and development strategy and investment needs to demonstrate an immediate benefit to the business in order for it to find support and approval.

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Four tips for better compliance learning results

It can be hard to get people excited about compliance training, right? Experience has told them it may be the same old same old – so it can take a couple of email reminders for people to get it done. Reluctantly your learners scrape through the training and then don’t  give it a second thought. It’s done and dusted until next time.

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Putting together your learning management system A-team

An LMS can be a blessing for organisations, as it expedites many of the processes involved with learning and development. But an LMS is not a set-and-forget system, and managing and maintaining it to keep it running like a well-oiled machine can be a big job in itself. You still need to create and update content, manage and support your learners, keep the data clean and generate reports.

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Out of sight, but never out of mind: how to get the best results from training remote workers

It’s no surprise that the number of remote workers is on the rise. Now making up roughly 10% of the workforce according to some estimates, technology has made it more feasible and appealing for employees to work from home. There are benefits all round, including increased productivity and lower staff turnover for employers, and increased flexibility for employees.

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A match made in heaven: How to find the perfect learning management system for your business

A learning management system (LMS) is a very worthwhile investment for any organisation that is serious about its e-learning – it automates several processes that can be difficult or time-consuming to manage manually; it collects data that would otherwise be inaccessible and generates reports easily. But implementing an LMS can be a costly exercise in terms of money, time and effort, so it’s worth doing some research beforehand to make sure you’re getting the best system for your organisation’s needs.

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The importance of user experience and why you ignore it at your peril

Most of us have had the misfortune of taking a poorly designed online course. One of the worst I ever experienced had screens and screens of small text in a barely readable font coupled with audio delivered by a monotonous computer-generated voice. I was a hostage to the content unable to even skip ahead on the bits I already was really familiar with. Needless to say, I didn’t remember much of that course and I am pretty sure that despite the certificate I got at the end, I didn’t take much away from it.

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Join us for our next Savv-e Breakfast, July 30th!

Please join us over breakfast for a special innovation showcase on ‘Inclusive Learning’.We’ll be showcasing recent elearning projects from clients who are reaching their composite workforces through WCAG-accessible design, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) technology models, global learning projects and differentiated learning for diverse cultural, linguistic and educational audiences.

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New Immersive learning demo available

Check out the new workplace safety game sample from Savv-e! Click here to view a video of the game being played!

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Next Savv-e Breakfast on 30/7: Inclusive Learning

At our next exciting breakfast we’ll be exploring the challenges of making learning truly accessible and inclusive! See best practice examples and hear from industry experts on this important topic. More details closer to the date.

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AITD 13-14 May 2015 at Technology Park

Visit us at booth 1 for a chat and a digital learning game!

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AITD National Conference around the corner

Looking forward to seeing you at the AITD conference on 13-14 May at the Australian Technology Park.
This year Savv-e is a bronze sponsor!

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Five tips to make your digital learning strategy a success

I remember it like it was yesterday - the Christmas morning when my sister received a Rubik’s Cube. It was a particularly cool one, with images of different fruits in place of different colours. As an annoying inquisitive younger brother, I naturally wanted it for myself. Between half-hearted bites of lunch, and evading conversation with family members, I set about conquering the Cube.

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Digital Design Learning Workshop

Would you like to attend our Digital Design Learning Workshop on 17th March? Read on to find out more or to book.
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10 things you may not know about Savv-e

You may chat regularly with us or you may have only just discovered us, but how much do you know about Savv-e? We’ve put together ten things that you may not know.

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How social media is changing the way we interact in business environments

With today’s technology, it is common for people to communicate and share information with people from all over the world – at home, in the office and even on the bus. As a result of this, learning via various social media platforms is becoming popular. One of the more popular social media platforms for this is LinkedIn as it moves from a place where hiring manages find potential candidates to a place where professionals can enter closed groups and share information.

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Our top tips for elearning in 2015

2014 saw trends such as using HTML5, MOOCs, mlearning, webinars take flight - but what is in store for us in 2015? Lisa and Tracy share their top elearning tips for 2015 below so you can be prepared for the year to come.

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Multi-device Learning

Learning the way you live

There was a time when to do your banking, you queued up at a branch and waited. You had to think ahead and plan for the weekend so you didn’t run out of cash. We shopped, in bricks and mortar stores, taking the time out of our weekend to fight for car parking and the never ending lines at the checkout. Most people resenting the experience, wishing there was a better way.

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Hope to see you at Learning@Work this year

We can't wait to see you at Learning@Work on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th October at Australian Technology Park Sydney - you'll find us at Stand 1. Take a look at the floorplan here so you can plan your visit.

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Visit us at LearnX 2014

Looking forward to seeing you at the LearnX 2014 conference on Tuesday 14th October at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre. You can visit us at Stand 11. We’ll also be picking up our three Platinum awards in the afternoon.

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Innovation Showcase Wrap-up

Our innovation showcase Tuesday morning attracted more than 50 people who enjoyed listening from some our clients and partners who spoke about their evolving elearning strategies. Some of the hot topics included gamification, mobile learning, learning with BYOD, smart storytelling and elearning for an international workforce.

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Welcome Simone!

We’re excited to say that our team continues to grow here at Savv-e. This week we welcome Simone Sporle into the role of Client Solutions Manager.

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Savv-e wins a bronze at Brandon Hall Group awards in the US

The 20th annual Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards were announced in the US overnight and we are very excited to announce that our partnership with Ausgrid resulted in a bronze in the Best Extended Learning category.

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Savv-e Central 3.0 LMS – new assessment features for desktop and mobile

Written and on-the-job assessment features roll-out this week. These are prefect tools for the assessment of competences by RTOs, training providers and within organisations.

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BYO Device – pushing eLearning to the next level with mobile apps

eLearning has caught up to the mobile generation with the ability to create engaging content for any device. A great example is the project we’re working on at the moment for one of our clients involving an app – all you need is a device!

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Stuck for creative learning design ideas?

Movies, TV and literature entertain us, educate us and draw us in through stories, visual techniques, wonderful dialogue, characters, tension and media. Each movie, TV show and book has a unique way of telling that story and can have us hooked before we even realise it. This can be done through character development, composition, focal points, lighting, movement, pans, tilts, tracking, zoom and so on.

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Savv-e goes Spanish

Savv-e Central 3 is going live in South America this week for one of our valued clients.

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Snappy Savv-e development

We have some very agile projects on the go and a new snappy process for fast, furious and fabulous design and delivery. Roles are overlapping, design is more iterative and we’re using some exciting new tools to help us speed up the process.

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New Savv-e People!

Savv-e is expanding with new people, roles and some who have returned. We are delighted to welcome Dean back to the team after an overseas stint. He is back in his QA role with project management added to the mix as he helps manage a number of our exciting projects. Tracy is now a full time member of the sales team working closely with our existing and new clients on developing innovative digital design solutions to meet business and learning challenges. Katherine is our new marketing guru who is looking after all Savv-e marketing.

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3 Platinum LearnX awards for Savv-e!

We’re very excited to announce our learning partnerships with Toyota Financial Services and Ausgrid have resulted in three Platinum titles in the 2014 LearnX Impact Awards:

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Tracy joins our sales team

We are delighted to announce Tracy Richardson’s move to our sales team as Learning Solutions Consultant. Tracy brings to the role extensive experience in the design and management of digital learning solutions for the education, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. Tracy has a Masters in Interactive Multimedia and demonstrates great sensitivity to the needs of learners and insight into best-practice digital learning design.

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Great new pricing on our induction/ compliance solution

You can now get all your Savv-e online compliance and induction for as little as $25 per learner per annum. Our new costing is much more simple and affordable, especially if you previously found the outright purchase model difficult for your organisation.

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