The medical device company Align Technology has seen the effectiveness of its online learning materials improve since it began using the Create eLearning platform.


When Align Technology wanted to continue to develop the clinical knowledge of its various teams throughout Europe, it realized that it needed a blend of classroom-delivered and online-delivered learning materials – and that led it to look for an up-to-date, ‘21st century’ online learning authoring environment, allied to a learning management system (LMS).


According to Rob MacDonald, a Clinical Sales Trainer based at Align Technology’s European headquarters, in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, “When measured against each of our criteria, we found that Create eLearning’s products – especially in terms of authoring tools – consistently came in the top two or three positions. Competing products didn’t match that consistency.”


Within six months of engaging with Create eLearning, Align Technology’s 45 or so online courses had been produced – and published – in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Rob said, “One of the benefits we’ve found from the Create eLearning platform is that it can easily cope with presenting the same material in different languages.


“Our 450 or so employees throughout the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries have access to these up-to-date, interactive online learning materials. They can access the learning materials via any delivery device – from a mobile phone to a desktop computer – and their results are seamlessly uploaded to the company’s main LMS for recording and analysis.”


According to Rob, “The results are fantastic. Since the new, Create eLearning-developed online learning materials were introduced, we’ve seen a distinct improvement in usage rates and in learner achievement.


“There’s no doubt that Create eLearning’s ability to make the online learning materials available in a range of local languages, as well as being able to inject greater interactivity into these materials has made an enormous difference to the learners’ performance,” Rob commented.


To read Align Technology’s story, visit the Create eLearning website.