Klevar: Unfolding Opportunities for Effective Learning
A government department faced issues retaining recent graduates in their first 2-3 years in the profession. The higher management, however, was appraising the value of developing a series of learning interventions that could redress the situation. With demands to build online modules, instructional infographics, and animated videos to extend face-to-face training, Adelaide-based Klevar was selected for the job. Klevar formulated a sustainable design and development strategy and helped the establishment cultivate a skilled staff to maintain the products in the coming future.
At this point while most would see the digitalization of learning process to be an online phenomenon and e-learning as the best way to achieve the same, Melanie Worrall, Managing Director, Klevar, holds a different perspective. “Learning experiences are made up of online and offline components. Synthesis of these, with a focus on technology and education, this is what we do.” In addition to the design and implementation of digital learning strategies, Klevar have been leveraging newer technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality to deliver outcome-based learning solutions.
Extending its technology enabled learning solutions portfolio, the company has recently launched products and services to support Articulate 360 and Articulate Storyline 3. The Articulate 360 family of products allows organizations to build engaging digital experiences for their staff and students. It makes online learning development easier with the help of Rise, video editors, and content libraries.
Learning experiences are made up of online and offline components. Synthesis of these, with a focus on technology and education, this is what we do
Explaining use cases for Storyline 3, Worrall cites working with a game developer to design a 3D space, implemented in a Storyline developed module. The module allowed the staff to access a virtual school and experience a series of micro-scenarios to learn how to deal with common problems, which proved to be “much more effective than reading a 60 page PDF.”
Being customer driven, Klevar believes in forging long-term relationships with its clients and stays engaged even after a project is completed. The firm follows a clear set of standards and accountability framework affording stable execution of projects. The firm also provides a webinar series and Storyline user group to share knowledge and information to its customers.
Three skills, as per Worrall, that make a learning technology provider effective are: knowledge of education, technology frameworks, and visual design. These skill sets along with a pedigree of educational technology experience and a team with diversified expertise allow the enterprise to yield best-of-breed knowledge and advice to its clients. “An interesting feature of our team is that they are all curious about how things can work better and they are all problem solvers.” The team works on ground-breaking solutions irrespective of the platform the client deploys.
While the firm has made a niche for itself in the home market, its operational associations also give the firm international exposure. And, Klevar is developing a series of products that the firm anticipates will be its international launch pad. One of the possible outcomes could be an Artificial Intelligence monitored interface that can make suggestions to help learning become more effective. This interface could enable the learner better absorb the content and apply it to new and emerging situations and the firm believes is a logical approach for the near future.