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When there is no margin for error: Magnox to present at Learning Technologies Conference, London Olympia, Wednesday 26 January

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Magnox explains how Information Transfer helped them project manage the decommissioning of five nuclear power stations through specialist e-learning.

Magnox holds the contract to defuel and decommission five historic nuclear reactors, including Sizewell A, on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. They needed to train all project staff in procedures and the statutory requirements affecting the highly regulated nuclear industry. It took over a year internally to develop a massive 450-slide presentation to deliver specialist induction training on key operational aspects, which took staff off site for five days.

Seeking greater consistency and efficiency, Magnox wanted an e-learning solution to deliver this critical and very technical training to new project managers and operational staff with no prior knowledge of nuclear power. In his presentation, Andrew Smart, Director of Project Management, explains how Magnox achieved this. Working with Information Transfer, the solution was to develop a blended approach to delivery, with much of the knowledge component delivered as e-learning.

Information Transfer worked closely with Magnox subject matter experts to rapidly and accurately capture their knowledge without it becoming a burden on their time. It was a challenging task and Magnox needed to be confident that their specialist knowledge was being accurately disseminated. The twelve modules of e-learning that replaced the vast slide deck have been both effective in knowledge transfer and well received by learners.

In his presentation, Andrew Smart will outline how to successfully project manage your e-learning development, manage your internal audience and prevent 'scope creep'; he will talk about designing materials for both learning and performance support and will offer tips on making the design serve your learning needs. He will also look at ways to work with quality external suppliers such as Information Transfer.

Andrew Smart commented: "We have been very impressed with the way Information Transfer reviewed all of our processes and procedures and worked with us to develop first-class e-learning that not only trains our people, but is a sustainable tool for ongoing reference and future development. The e-learning greatly enhances our performance while at the same time reducing training overheads and improving our efficiency in delivery."

"From classroom PowerPoint to effective e-learning"
Andrew Smart, Director of Project Management, Magnox
Learning Technologies Conference,
Wednesday 26th January, 2pm - 3pm