Sydney (AU), March 2020 - Savv-e has been working on multiple projects with Australian organisations, both governmental and not for profit, over the past year that have contributed directly to improving our society and well-being.
These efforts have been recognised by the 2019 LearnX Live! Awards in the following four accolades:
- Platinum - Best People & Culture Strategy—Diversity and Inclusion (Savv-e and the NSW PSC)
- Gold - Best eLearning Design—Accessibility (Savv-e and the NSW PSC)
- Gold - Best Learning Model—Blended (Savv-e and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia)
- Silver - Best eLearning Design—Free eLearning Resource (Savv-e and The Smith Family)
The LearnX Awards are held annually to celebrate innovation in workplace learning, attracting entries from Australia’s leading learning and training companies. Such an achievement highlights the effectiveness of Savv-e’s learning solutions in delivering successful business and learning outcomes for organisations across a range of industries.
"We are so proud of this achievement for both Savv-e and our clients," said Lisa Vincent, Savv-e co-founder. "To be recognised on a global scale is a testament to the positive impact of our partnerships and learning solutions."
Savv-e’s partnership with the NSW Public Service Commission received two awards, both acknowledging projects that promote accessible and inclusive workplace environments.
Savv-e and the PSC worked to develop the Disability Awareness Suite, used to build disability confidence among employees and ultimately increase the sector-wide employment of people with a disability.
Though participation is voluntary for PSC employees, over 6,000 have completed the modules since their rollout—a result higher than anticipated. Having received positive feedback from both participants and management, the Suite will continue to play a role in the PSC’s vision for increased participation of people with disability. Savv-e is delighted to have contributed to the PSC’s efforts towards diversity and inclusion, and for the project to have been recognised by the learning industry.
The Gold award for Best Blended Learning Model—a category recognising learning projects with more than one delivery method—was won in partnership with Royal Life Saving - Australia. Responding to the identified need for a more engaging, memorable delivery method for the Pool Lifeguard Certificate qualification, a digital learning solution was created to engage younger users and secure a competitive advantage for RLS. The online learning suite incorporates gamification, rich media elements, and time-sensitive activities and enables face-to-face training time to be devoted to a lifeguard’s practical skills. Unlike those undertaking the traditional approach, participants enrolled in the blended delivery model have achieved a 100% pass rate, showing how digital learning can revolutionise workplace training. To be recognised in a typically competitive category is an excellent achievement.
Savv-e assisted The Smith Family in creating a digital version of Let’s Count—an early intervention program that develops preschool children’s mathematical abilities. The initiative is based on the understanding that numerical proficiency is vital for lifelong learning and aims to build numerical familiarity within disadvantaged children from a young age. Two digital learning modules were created to improve the reach and cost-effectiveness of Let’s Count, while still achieving the same outcomes as face-to-face training.
Feedback from pilot study participants and The Smith Family’s management has been overwhelmingly positive, praising the modules’ engaging nature and ability to reach an increased number of children and early childhood educators. Let’s Count Online will continue to assist The Smith Family in reaching more of the 1.1 million disadvantaged young Australians as part of their Five-Year Strategy. Savv-e is proud to have won Silver for the Best Design of a free eLearning Resource, and that the project’s positive community impacts have been recognised.