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TfL moves learning to Kallidus LMS

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Transport for London (TfL) has chosen e2train’s Kallidus LMS to replace an existing system and extend the reach of their e-learning programmes. The system is currently used by 7,000 TfL employees but is ultimately scheduled to roll out across the whole of the TfL network.

High buses at Victoria Station
High buses at Victoria Station 

TfL, created in 2000 is the integrated body responsible for the Capital's transport system. TfL’s training department is responsible for delivering learning programmes to around 27,000 managers, administrators and operational staff.

Explains TfL e-Learning Coordinator Andrew Eddy: 'We’ve been running e-learning programmes for around four years. So when we came to procure a new system we were fairly confident about our requirements. We run a blended learning solution so the system had to have good classroom management functionality as well as the capability to run generic and internally created e-learning to a diverse range of groups of users.'

As part of the contract, e2train also supplies a catalogue of around 120 courses from SkillSoft. These will run alongside more than 50 custom TfL courses.

One of the department’s key challenges is to help staff recognise that e-learning is a training intervention as valuable as a classroom session. e2train believes the new gadget-led user interface of Kallidus 8 provides the kind of dynamic, user-centric environment that will drive acceptance and increase the perceived value of the e-learning programme. Andrew Eddy, currently assessing the latest Kallidus 8 environment, comments: 'The gadget-led front end will add more flexibility to the home page and that has got to be potentially useful.'

TfL are also assessing other opportunities to enhance their learning solutions. Concludes Andrew: 'We’re already looking at linking our learning plans with employee performance and personal review data. But our next goal will be to roll out the system to another 6000 more users so we’ve got our hands full in the short term!'

Comments e2train Director Martin Belton: 'Winning the opportunity to work with TfL is particularly rewarding because their experience of existing systems has given them a clear insight of the kind of solution they need to take them to the next level. But everybody also knows that providing a transport infrastructure in London is a seriously challenging task. So it’s rewarding to know Kallidus LMS has been chosen to play what is a key role in helping to make London a better place for us to travel around in.'