AFL wins Best Pandemic Response at LearnX 2021

The Australian Football League (AFL), a valued Androgogic client-partner, won the Best Pandemic Response award at LearnX Live 2021 in November last year.

The LearnX Live awards are a trusted awards program that recognises excellence in Learning and Development. In 2020, Androgogic and partners won seven LearnX Live awards recognising work from organisations such as First Nations Foundation, Austin Health, Endeavour Foundation, and Griffith University.

This year, Androgogic won 18 awards alongside our client-partners, including AFL. 

The AFL season had been greatly disrupted by the outbreak of COVID-19 in the community. In May this year, AFL announced that clubs will return to training on June 11. To do this, AFL required unique COVID-19 training to be rapidly developed and undertaken by club officials and players.

Androgogic helped AFL deliver clear and practical courseware hosted on Totara Learn to help players and officials understand the Return to Play Protocols. These protocols aimed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to officials, players, and coaches. The module delivered was a short 20-minute SCORM activity developed in Lectora, with a quiz and knowledge checks natively in Totara tools to maintain engagement and prove knowledge.

Ultimately, the Return to Play project was a resounding success. The majority of learners completed their training within the week, showcasing the clarity and precision of the courseware. Today, over 86 000 coaches, players, and officials use the AFL platform for learning and professional development. 

The successful training campaign allowed AFL players and coaches to not only pass the course but to use their learning to protect themselves and others while on and off the field. This allowed AFL matches to be played from the first match of the season, all the way through to the grand final. 

The Return to Play training initiative enabled AFL players and coaches to learn and reinforce the new protocols to protect themselves and others just in time to get back on the field during the pandemic, playing a role in the industry’s shared responsibility to keep each other and the community safe.