LINE up for a double success to praise

Screenshot from LINE Communications' highly praised training package for surgeons
Screenshot from LINE Communications' highly praised training package for surgeons
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E-LEARNING expert LINE Communications has notched up a double success.

The company, which has major operations in Sheffield, has completed a prestigious contract for car manufacturer Volvo and been shortlisted for a European award for its work on helping surgeons to learn how to classify fractures.

LINE has created a global learning development strategy for Volvo Cars, after carrying out extensive research across the company.

The Sheffield firm had to talk to dealerships in South America, Asia Pacific and Australia, carried out on site consultation with staff from Volvo’s national sales companies and dealers in Europe, the US and China and ran an online survey of 1,500 staff and managers in dealerships in over 12 markets.

The e-learning specialist, which has operations in London, Switzerland and Germany, as well as Sheffield, looked at Volvo’s existing learning technology and came up with ideas for making it more personalised and easier to access, with additional informal learning tools and mobile learning facilities.

Fredric Lundkvist, Volvo’s dealer network competence business development director, praised LINE for its work.

“I can’t tell how much LINE has helped us,” said Mr Lundkvist. “LINE’s method and work have far exceeded our expectations.”

Meanwhile, LINE’s fracture classification programme, developed with the AO Foundation, in Switzerland, has been shortlisted in the Best Project Impact category of the EureleA 2012 awards for technology supported learning.

The programme uses a combination of narrative, gaming and realistic practice to train surgeons at different levels of experience and help them to learn, practise and refresh their understanding of the AO/Müller Fracture Classification System.