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8th September 2008
More instructional design courses from
Trainer1's Neil Lasher
Neil Lasher, managing director of the vendor neutral e-learning
specialist, Trainer1, is running further instructional design (ID)
public masterclasses in October and November at the RBS Williams
Formula 1 (F1) Conference Centre, in Grove, Oxfordshire. Lasher's ID
clients include the Open University, 24 Scottish Councils and the
British Army as well as organisations in the USA, Canada and Russia.
4th September 2008
Trainer1 develops its US-based operations
vendor neutral e-learning specialist, is developing its US-based
operations with the appointment of former Procter & Gamble (P&G)
executive, David Ringo, as chief operations officer (COO) and Richard
Lopasky as senior executive of sales in the new Trainer1 (USA) Inc.
21st August 2008
Trainer1 becomes Trivantis regional partner
vendor neutral e-learning specialist, has been promoted in its
relationship with publishing technologies and services producer,
Trivantis, from 'reseller' to 'regional partner'.
24 July 2008
Trainer1 expands its portfolio – and gives
customers greater informed choice
Trainer1, the vendor neutral e-learning specialist, has expanded its
portfolio of technology delivered learning products with the addition
of distributing Platte Canyon Multimedia (PCMM)'s products in the UK.
10th July 2008
Trainer1 offers the latest in mobile
Trainer1, the vendor neutral e-learning specialist which has become
the UK's only authorised training centre and re-seller for the
authoring tool, ToolBook, has revealed that the tool's producer -
SumTotal Systems – is about to release ToolBook 9.5.
13th May 2008
Trainer1 launches a new series of
practical e-learning courses
Trainer1, one of the UK’s leading independent e-learning
specialists, has added four ‘entry level’ one-day training courses to
its portfolio of successful e-learning and instructional design (ID)
7th May 2008
Neil Lasher advises the Open University on
Instructional design (ID) specialist, Neil Lasher, is conducting a
series of courses in ID techniques for the Open University (OU)’s
editorial staff and design team, which includes people who are creating
the OU’s e-learning materials.
23rd April 2008
Neil Lasher speaks on instructional design
at Olympia conference
Neil Lasher joins key figures from the world of learning
technologies - including Donald Clark (Ufi), David Wilson (Elearnity),
Gordon Bull (Learning Forte), Jane Hart (Centre for Learning and
Performance Technologies), Laura Overton (Towards Maturity), Clive
Shepherd (the eLearning Network), Charles Jennings (Reuters) and Phil
Green (Optimum Learning) – to speak at the Learning and Skills Group
Conference. Held at London's Olympia on 30th April, the event allows
the 250 or so delegates to discuss, interact and share experiences on
organisational learning, and the ever-changing technology used to
support learning in the workplace.
17th March 2008
Trainer1 concentrates on instructional
design and rapid application support tools at this year's HRD
renowned instructional design, along with the latest, updated version
tools for providing fast on-the-job support are being showcased on
Trainer1's stand at this year's HRD exhibition, being held from 15th to
18th April at the ExCel conference centre in London's Docklands.
14th March 2008
Trainer1 teams up at RBS Williams Formula 1
The world-renowned instructional design specialist, Neil Lasher -
who is also the President of the ASTD Global Network UK and a committee
member of the eLearning Network (eLN), the UK’s foremost professional
association for users and developers of e-learning - is running his
International two-day Masterclass on a modern approach to instructional
design again at the RBS Williams Formula 1 (F1) Conference Centre, in
(20 December 2007)
Trainer1 revises Institute's e-learning
The Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) has commissioned Trainer1,
one of the UK's leading independent e-learning specialists, to update
e-learning materials relating to its professional qualifications
programme - leading to both ‘diploma' and ‘certificate' level
(18 December 2007)
Trainer1 supplies the latest version of
Trainer1 - one of the UK’s leading independent e-learning
specialists and Britain’s premier Lectora distributor - is among the
first in the UK to offer customers Lectora 2008, the latest version of
the Lectora authoring tool from Trivantis.
(10 December 2007)
Neil Lasher becomes the eLearning
Network’s deputy chairman
Trainer1’s Neil Lasher has been appointed deputy chair of The
eLearning Network (eLN), the UK's foremost professional association of
users and developers of all forms of e-learning.
(31st October 2007)
Trainer1 upgrades its partnership
agreement with Harbinger Knowledge Products
Trainer1, one of the UK's leading independent e-learning
specialists, has upgraded its partnership agreement with Harbinger
Knowledge Products (HKP), of Pune, India, the makers of the Raptivity
rapid e-learning authoring tool. Under the new agreement, Trainer1
becomes a UK-wide re-seller for Raptivity and its sister product,
(27 October 2007)
Trainer1 groundbreaking approach to
reselling authoring tools
Trainer1 has become the UK's first e-learning specialist to become
'Vendor Neutral', supplying products from several competing
(25 October 2007)
Cracking success in e-learning
Following the success of independent e-learning specialist
Trainer1's 'Cracking e-learning' (
http://www.trainer1.com/crackingelearning.htm) one-day workshop in
London which attracted delegates from BT, BUPA, L&G and the London
Ambulance Service, Trainer1 is running a further Cracking e-learning
workshop at the Radisson Edwardian HEATHROW Hotel, London, on 21st
(23rd October 2007)
Trainer1 supplies e-learning infrastructure
to the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Trainer1, one of the UK’s leading independent e-learning
specialists, has won the contract to supply The South London and
Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust with its e-learning infrastructure.
(12 September 2007)
‘Take Away Learning’ Menu from Trainer1
Independent e-learning specialists Trainer1 have brought the concept
of ‘take away’ pricing to learning with their à la carte and set menus
for teaching the use of the popular e-learning authoring tool, Lectora.
(10th September 2007)
E-learning may have been around for nearly 15 years and its
predecessor, ‘computer based training’, for some years before that but,
today, most people who are given responsibility for implementing
e-learning in their organisations are unsure of the best way to go
(5 June 2007)
Trainer1’s instructional design courses
help charities and academia
Interest from the
academic and charity worlds – as well as from the corporate and public
sectors - in the ‘More than Instructional Design’ course, specially
developed by Neil Lasher of Trainer1, one of the UK’s leading learning
consultancies, has prompted Trainer1 to introduce differential pricing
for those who want to attend the course.
(16th May 2007)
Macmillan Cancer Support benefits from
The Macmillan Cancer Support charity has recently received a cash
boost of some £1,500 thanks to the efforts of staff at the training
solutions provider, Training Synergy.
(17 April 2007)
Instructional Design Guru Reveals Secrets
Neil Lasher, the
UK-based instructional design guru, is running his revolutionary 'More
Than Instructional Design' course in the USA - including Las Vegas, NV,
at the end of April and Atlanta, GA, in June.
(10th April 2007)
More demand for Trainer1's instructional
Organisations including a consortium of 24 Scottish councils, the
Future Electronics corporation in Montreal, Canada, and even the
British Army are queuing up to gain the benefits of the 'More than
Instructional Design' course specially developed by Neil Lasher of
Trainer1, one of the UK's leading learning consultancies.
(28th March 2007)
DCLG extends commitment to Trainer1
The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is
extending its contract with Trainer1, one of the UK's leading learning
consultancies. Under the contract, Trainer1 will continue to host the
DCLG's 'Learning Resources Directory' (LRD).
(22 January 2007)
Trainer1 in e-learning partnership with
Business Training Russia (BTR), one of Russia's leading short-term
business education and training companies, has formed a partnership
with Trainer1, one of the UK's leading learning consultancies.
Trainer1's Neil Lasher will be supplying expertise in designing and
developing e-learning materials, while BTR supplies the subject matter
knowledge and localisation needed to produce market-leading e-learning
materials for BTR clients in the Russian market.
(8 January 2007)
Lasher joins Hall and Masie as a recognised
Trainer1's Neil Lasher, has joined Brandon Hall, Elliott Masie, Bob
Mosher, Fred Harburg and Jeanne C Meister as one of six experts who
have each contributed an article to the January 2007 edition of the
prestigious US-based Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine.
(3 January 2007)
E-learning content creation tools at
Among the key features on Trainer1's stand at this year's Learning
Technologies conference, being held at Olympia, London, on 31st January
and 1st February 2007, will be a suite of state-of-the-art e-learning
content creation tools each of which sells for less than £100.
(18 December 2006)
Lasher speaks on informal
learning - in the UK and USA
Neil Lasher, of Trainer1, one of the UK's leading learning
consultancies, and the developer of the 'Five 'A's of learning'
instructional design model that relates specifically to informal,
task-based and workflow e-learning materials, is to speak at both the
Learning Technologies conference, being held at Olympia, London, on
31st January and 1st February 2007, and at the ASTD 2007 International
Conference & Exposition, being held from 3rd to 6th June 2007, in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Lasher will be speaking on 'informal and
workflow e-learning design' at both events in his capacity as President
ASTD Global Network UK.
(12 December 2006)
e-learning expertise to Russia
Trainer1, one of the UK's leading learning consultancies, is
supplying its e-learning expertise and experience to Business Training
Russia (BTR), one of Russia's leading short-term business education and
training companies. Among the Moscow-based company's internationally
known clients are Audi, Bacardi, Sony, Volvo, L'Oreal, IKEA and Diageo.
(12 October 2006)
Updated CourseMill learning management system from Trainer1
Trainer1, one of the UK's leading independent e-learning specialists
is offering the latest release Trivantis' CourseMill: version 4.1, a
SCORM-conformant learning management system (LMS) designed for
organisations whose enterprise-wide e-learning initiatives have, up to
now, been blocked by the high cost of LMS software and installation.
This is the first significant update of the CourseMill product since
Moscow speech for Lasher
(10 October 2006)
Neil Lasher, managing director of Trainer1, one of the UK's leading
learning consultancies, and the current president of the UK chapter of
the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)'s Global
Network, gave a keynote speech last week at 'Trainings 06', a major
conference for Russia's human resources professionals, held in Moscow.
Trainer1 launches 'ekademi'
(20 July 2006)
Trainer1, one of the UK's leading independent e-learning
specialists, in collaboration with By-Design, has established 'ekademi'
to help those who are producing e-learning materials to become
proficient in all the knowledge and skills required for these
e-learning materials to be successful. ekademi was launched
simultaneously in the UK and the USA - with a well attended and well
received course on instructional design (ID) being run in Atlanta, GA,
at the end of June, and the next UK version at the end of August.
Trainer1 offers Raptivity Version 3
(20 July 2006)
A significantly updated, SCORM-compatible version (version 3) of
Raptivity - the world's first rapid interactivity builder, which allows
users to build the kind of interactive e-learning that gets learners
completely engaged with the learning materials - is now available from
Trainer1, a Raptivity re-seller and one of the UK's leading independent
Neil Lasher publishes new instructional design model
(11 May 2006)
Neil Lasher, managing director of Trainer1 - one of the UK’s leading
independent e-learning consultancy and development specialists – has
published ‘The four ‘A’s of Learning’, a new model of instructional
design (ID). In this model, Lasher has encapsulated the lessons of 20
years of designing e-learning and related materials to produce a model
for ID specifically relating to task-based and workflow e-learning.
Trainer1 takes revolutionary instructional design course to the USA
(2 May 2006)
Following the success of its new instructional design (ID) course, called 'More than Instructional Design', Trainer1 - one of the UK' leading independent e-learning consultancy and development specialists - is to begin running the course in selected locations throughout the USA.
New version of Context Sensitive Learning from Trainer1
(27 April 2006)
Trainer1, one of the UK's leading independent e-learning consultancy and development specialists, has launched version 2 of Context Sensitive Learning (CSL) - its revolutionary delivery system that uses e-learning to give the end users the IT-related learning information they need at the moment they need it.
Raptivity from Trainer1
(24 April 2006)
Trainer1, one of the UK's leading independent e-learning specialists, has become a re-seller in the UK and Europe for Raptivity, the world's first rapid interactivity builder, which allows users to build the kind of interactive e-learning that gets learners completely engaged with the learning materials.
New approaches and tools from Trainer1 at Learning Technologies
Visitors to this year's Learning Technologies exhibition, at Londons Olympia 2 on 25th and 26th January, can discover the latest application of e-learning technologies at the Workflow Learning Centre, on the stand run by Trainer1, one of the
UK's leading independent e-learning specialists.
‘InfoLearn’ revolutionises the e-learning development process
(10 January 2006)
Trainer1, one of the UK’s leading independent e-learning specialists, creating sophisticated courseware for learning, has built and delivered an e-learning program – on operating SAP Business Warehouse – for Insight, the IT solutions section of Deutsche Post
Neil Lasher becomes ASTD UK's president
Neil Lasher, the UK-based e-learning guru and managing director of Trainer1, has been elected to the post of president of the UK chapter of the American Society for Training and Development
(ASTD)'s Global Network for 2006.
2006 previewed by Trainer1
While the latest version of the Lectora authoring tool, Lectora
2006, is available from 15th December, Trainer1 – one of three major
resellers of Trivantis' suite of products including Lectora – is
offering customers a demonstration version of the tool now.
reaKt, a sister product to CSL
Trainer1, the e-learning specialist and Europe-wide authority on workflow learning, has launched the Response Environment for Active Knowledge Transfer (reaKt), a tool that will deliver informal learning of any type from a search engine.
Tools from Trainer1 to augment
E-learning specialist Trainer1 has revealed that it is making a wide range of tools available to enhance the functionality and capability of the Lectora e-learning authoring tool.
Institute of Direct Marketing turns to Trainer1
The Institute of Direct Marketing
(IDM) has commissioned e-learning specialist Trainer1 to develop and produce e-learning materials relating to its professional qualifications
expands e-learning courses
Trainer1, the independent e-learning specialist, is expanding its
range of classroom-delivered training courses for those who want to
learn more about e-learning.
Trainer1, the independent e-learning specialist, has produced a kit containing ‘everything you need to build and manage e-learning’ within one box.
The Scotland Six opt for Trainer1
(24 May 2005)
Six of the largest Councils throughout Scotland now use the independent e-learning specialist, Trainer1, to train and support their in-house e-learning development staff. Trainer1 has also supplied these Councils with authoring tools – for use in developing their e-learning materials.
Start range expands
(19 May 2005)
Organisations that are apprehensive about investing heavily in
e-learning because they are unsure how to get the maximum benefit from
the investment can take their first tentative steps with hand-held help
from Trainer1, the independent e-learning specialist and creator of
sophisticated courseware for learning.
a stir with Workflow Learning
(16 May 2005)
Context Sensitive Learning™ (CSL™) - Trainer1’s revolutionary
delivery system that uses e-learning to give the end users what they
need at the moment they need it - is causing a stir around the world.
Neil Lasher to speak out in Orlando
(11 May 2005)
Neil Lasher, managing director of Trainer1, the independent e-learning specialist, is heading the UK delegation and also giving an address at the American Society for Learning and Development (ASTD)’s international conference and exposition (ICE), being held in Orlando, Florida, from 5th to 9th June 2005.
The Trainer1 three
(26 January 2005)
Trainer1, the independent e-learning specialist and creator of sophisticated courseware for learning, is revealing three major advances in the electronic delivery of learning materials at its stand at the Learning Technologies exhibition, taking place at Olympia, London, on 26th and 27th January.