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6 top tips for selecting the right elearning supplier for you

25th February 2015

If you’re looking to commission an elearning programme for your organisation, there are many things to consider, to find the right supplier for your needs. Find the right elearning provider and your staff will have an enjoyable learning experience and thrive when they take their newly learned skills and experience back to the workplace. Get…

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Understanding Equality And Diversity In The Workplace

5th February 2015

In the UK, companies are legally required to adhere to certain practices that ensure discrimination is eliminated and expectations of equality are always met in the workplace. All workers must be treated equally and be given the same set of opportunities regardless of their race, age, gender, sexuality, disability, culture or anything else that might…

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Are dedicated elearning suppliers becoming obsolete?

29th January 2015

With the growth in authorware such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Mohive, et al, anyone it seems, can be their own elearning developer, designer and project manager.  The great asset of these applications is that the democratisation of content production can save an organisation thousands from their budget and offer complete control over the…

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Top 5 reasons why your university needs a MOOC

22nd January 2015

As a potentially ‘disruptive’ technology, Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS) have been the subject of much debate since their inception in 2012. Their potential for democratising learning and reshaping traditional training models continues to intrigue learning and development professionals and increasingly the higher education sector. Already we are seeing shifts in the traditional paradigm, particularly…

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Knowledge Management, E-Learning and the Modern Enterprise

15th January 2015

The old and rather clichéd phrase ‘knowledge is power’ is one that many of us would accept to be a truth in the modern age where for the most part, knowledge is at our fingertips in the form of the web. In business however, it’s not just the power of knowing more and better than…

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Social and Collaborative Learning, Engagement and the LMS

8th January 2015

It’s well-documented that collaborative working practices can help improve productivity in the workplace. The sharing of knowledge has many benefits to an organisation such as improved workflows and better teamwork. What this adds up to essentially, is a more profitable business which retains valuable knowledge and fosters a healthy company culture. Within the organisation, it’s…

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E-Learning Trends to watch for in 2015

18th December 2014

Like so many things these days, e-learning is constantly evolving. So, as we approach the end of another productive year, it’s now time to take a look into the future and consider what 2015 might bring us in terms of e-learning. Digital learning is undoubtedly here to stay. It’s been around so long now that…

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8 Top tips on how to design effective elearning for mobile platforms

12th December 2014

Technology is moving at an incredible pace: handheld devices are getting smarter, smaller and cheaper and mobile internet is getting faster and more reliable. With now double the number of users consuming online media through their mobile devices, it makes sense for elearning to also move from the traditional work station to smart devices. Gone…

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How To Use Unconscious Bias Training For A Healthy Company Culture

5th December 2014

In our last post, we looked at 5 tactics that can be used for overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace, and today we are going to be following up on those thoughts with some considerations on how this training can lead to a happy, healthy and motivated company culture. Unconscious bias is something that we…

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5 Tactics For Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

2nd December 2014

Unconscious bias is actually a rather scary concept, but it is nonetheless something that nearly everybody is subject to. In simple terms, unconscious bias refers to the biases that we have towards others that are not in our conscious control. When we meet people, we make instant assessments of them, normally based on our own…

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Creating a Strategy For Equality And Diversity Training

No matter what your institution, business or other workplace environment, creating a unified vision where inclusion and diversity is valued by all is of utmost importance. Long-term success in any organisation is only achievable by including people from all backgrounds and sections of society. By making sure they’re all equally a part of the working…

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Barnardo's

17th November 2014

“David and his team are valued partners and have provided Barnardo’s with good support in developing e-learning programmes. David has provided excellent guidance and his team have brought a high level of creativity to the design of new innovative programmes which Barnardo’s can now offer to other customers on safeguarding and child sexual exploitation. “…

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Accessibility: creating voice reader elearning for blind and visually impaired people

It goes without saying that e-learning should be available for everybody. What is more, e-learning environments and courseware should be accessible, useable, and of the same quality for all who participate. The great thing about e-learning is that the information and knowledge expressed throughout the course is often done so through various multimedia – text,…

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Smartphone elearning – the importance of responsive design

13th November 2014

I think it’s fair to say that we have now officially moved away from the perception that it is only an option to make your elearning content available on the smartphone – it’s not, it’s imperative. Over the last five years, mobile internet traffic has experienced a somewhat steady growth, but, this has seen a…

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Is E-learning for Diversity a tick-box exercise? How to move beyond compliance

29th October 2014

We live in an increasingly diverse society, which is very often reflected in the workplace. It is of course important that we always respond with the appropriate sensitivity to this diversity, and learners in all workplace settings will reflect it in their gender, age, class, sexuality, race, religion, disability and ethnicity. The legal framework that…

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Marshall ACM at the SDF Conference 2014

9th October 2014

Marshall ACM is taking part in the SDF Staff Developers Conference at Leeds’ Met Hotel on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 November 2014. Over two days the SDF Conference 2014, ‘Creative Leadership – how we develop our leaders with originality and impact’, will have four keynote speakers: Laughologist Kerry Leigh on ‘Laughology’ ActionCOACH James Vincent…

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University of Portsmouth

26th September 2014

“University of Portsmouth has worked with Marshall ACM for many years having initially invested in their Equality and Diversity on-line training package. As the Equality and Diversity Manager I am really impressed with the personal service they provide and the engagement they offer to their clients. The product range is always being developed around the needs…

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University of Surrey

23rd September 2014

“Marshall ACM delivers diversity training that engages staff and makes a difference, where working together is key to organisational cultural change.”   Angie Cousins Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion University of Surrey (Sept 2014)

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Marshall enei Unconscious Bias seminar

22nd September 2014

We recently held a complimentary 2-hour Unconscious Bias seminar for Marshall clients with our new partners enei – Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion – at Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation within South Bank University. The event was attended by almost 20 Marshall clients representing 13 organisations from the private and public sectors. Dan Robertson of…

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enei and Marshall form new partnership

19th August 2014

The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) and Marshall have forged a new partnership, and to mark this occasion we’re running a complimentary unconscious bias session exclusively for our clients and partners at the Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation St George’s Circus, London SE1 0AE. David Marshall, Marshall CEO explains: “We’re very pleased to announce…

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enei Unconscious Bias E-learning

13th August 2014

Exploring Unconscious Bias, dramatically The Marshall ACM ENEI Unconscious Bias course was designed in collaboration with the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion, one of the premier organisations in the field of Equality and Diversity. Building on Marshall ACM’s expertise in the field, the course incorporates engaging vox pop videos with members of the public…

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E-learning commissions – August 2014 update

8th August 2014

We seem to be bucking the trend of the traditionally ‘quiet August’ with several new e-learning commissions to report this month. City of Glasgow College have just launched their student diversity training course. And the University of London have commissioned us to produce a new staff induction course. Both courses will be ‘responsive design’ which…

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City of Glasgow College

23rd July 2014

“Whilst other companies provide similar packages, I was delighted by the level of customisation and localisation available from Marshall ACM. Indeed, we were able to incorporate images and reference to policy, values, behaviours and services specific to our college, together with a Scottish voice-over. Subsequently, rather than adopting a generic, off-the-shelf product, Marshall ACM has…

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“Whilst other companies provide similar packages, I was delighted by the level of customisation and localisation available from Marshall ACM. Indeed, we were able to incorporate images and reference to policy, values, behaviours and services specific to our college, together with a Scottish voice-over. Subsequently, rather than adopting a generic, off-the-shelf product, Marshall ACM has…

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