Howden designs, engineers and supplies air and gas handling equipment, operating in more than 20 countries with over 4,400 employees worldwide.
Howden commissioned eCom to take the traditional learning plans for their ‘Developing Engineering Excellence’ course and develop these into an online learning solution with over 40 eLearning modules. The eLearning courses were rolled out on a global basis and had to take into account the needs of different nationalities, languages and customs.
eCom worked closely with Howden to create a framework for the subject matter experts to input their content and then in structuring the technical material and identifying the best interactivities for the content. Video and animation are used extensively to illustrate engineering principles with learners able to control animations to explore the theories being explained. Each module includes online assessment to provide verification of the knowledge gained.
Howden won ‘Excellence in the production of E-Learning - Private Sector’ at the UK e-learning Awards in 2011, in partnership with eCom Scotland.