Weejee Learning Rewards U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center at 2013 DevLearn DemoFest

Released on: November 26, 2013, 12:10 pm
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Durham, N.C., -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Weejee, a global provider of custom, interactive, and fun enterprise-wide eLearning solutions, had the honor of selecting an eLearning DemoFest sponsor's choice winner at The eLearning Guild's 2013 DevLearn Conference and Expo, North America's leading event focused on learning technologies. eLearning DemoFest, a collective eLearning showcase where conference participants present their latest projects, was held Thursday, October 24th, and featured over 80 project demonstrations. While there were many excellent submissions, Weejee chose the U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center (NTC)'s Accident Investigation Overview project as the top award winner.

Rob Clark, a Chenega Global Services contract employee and eLearning developer at the NTC, demonstrated the Accident Investigation Overview project. The course, which took five months to complete, focuses on the methodologies, models, and analytical tools used to investigate an accident with the goal of preventing future accidents. It was developed for the more than 2,000 future accident investigators who will be participating on DOE Accident Investigation Boards, and is an alternative to previous learning methods using a 200-page handbook and hundreds of pages of DOE regulations. The new eLearning course condensed that information and presented it in a new and exciting way that makes learning not only more interesting but also more effective.

Weejee, who was the Best of Show winner at DemoFest in 2011, selected DOE NTC as this year's sponsor's choice winner because of how the solution uniquely addresses Weejee's Funification criteria, including narrative, surprise, six-second-rule, and stunning visuals.

“We were impressed by the creative way the NTC converted lengthy and dense content into an effective and entertaining solution, really bringing the idea of funification to life,” said Tracy Bisette, chief learning architect and co-founder of Weejee. “In addition, the course seamlessly integrated multiple tools, used resources wisely, and featured real people as actors to enhance the learner experience. The resulting course was a fun, engaging, and effective strategy to convey important information.”

In addition to sponsoring DemoFest, Weejee co-founders Tracy Bissette and Ian Huckabee presented “Learning Made Fun: Gadgets, Games, and a Safe Place to Explore,” a session focusing on the effect of using funification in organizations to help create better learning. Weejee utilizes its unique brand of fun in services such as custom digital solutions, curriculum and learning needs analyses, program design, social learning strategy, and instructional design and development.

About Weejee Learning
WeejeeLearning, LLC is a Durham, N.C.-based custom learning design and development company providing enterprise-wide e-learning solutions to corporations, NGOs, associations and nonprofits. Weejee focuses on making learning fun and more effective by combining the latest technologies and techniques with a high degree of creativity. Weejee optimizes the success of learning and training programs through highly interactive e-learning, instructional design, mobile learning and strategies for social learning and collaboration. For more information, visit http://weejeelearning.com.

About DOE National Training Center
The DOE NTC performs the mission-critical support function of developing, maintaining, and delivering standardized health, safety, safeguards, security, and protective force training for DOE and NNSA Federal and contractor employees. The NTC is a direct report organizational element of DOE's Office of Health, Safety and Security and is operated by Chenega Global Services, LLC.

About Chenega Global Services
Chenega Global Services, LLC (CGS) is an 8(a) subsidiary of Chenega Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC). CGS is an experienced, well-capitalized professional services firm specializing in environmental, logistics, facility operations, and medical services.  CGS has been the operating contractor of the DOE NTC for the past 4 years.

About The eLearning Guild
Founded in 2002 and based in Santa Rosa, CA, The eLearning Guild is a global community of practice with more than 57,000 members worldwide. The eLearning Guild is focused on serving the needs of those who leverage learning technologies to manage, design, and develop learning solutions for improving individual and organizational performance. The Guild publishes Learning Solutions Magazine, conducts research, produces online events, organizes five conferences and three expositions each year, and offers educational opportunities through Guild Academy. To learn more about The eLearning Guild, please visit http://www.eLearningGuild.com.

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