McGrath wins Best L&D Project and more at LearnX 2021

The McGrath Foundation, a valued Androgogic client-partner, won Best L&D Project and Best Blended Learning Model at LearnX Live 2021 in November last year.

The LearnX Live awards recognise excellence in Learning and Development. The trusted awards show has run annually since 2008. In 2020, Androgogic and partners won seven LearnX Live awards recognising work from client-partners such as First Nations Foundation, Austin Health, Endeavour Foundation, and Griffith University.

This year, Androgogic won 18 awards alongside our client-partners, including the McGrath Foundation. 

Best L&D Project

The McGrath Foundation sought to upskill 30 new metastatic breast care nurses, whose patients often have complex clinical and supportive care needs. However, education programs to upskill these nurses did not exist before these nurses came on board.

The goal of this project was to address the skills gap with a flexible blended learning model, building on the existing knowledge of the upskilling nurses. It was important to the staff at McGrath that the learning was not only effective and engaging but was also easy to maintain and update for course designers.

Androgogic was engaged to develop these courses from the ground up, rapidly deploying 20 modules on their Totara Learn site. These courses were clear and engaging modules, complete with Androgogic’s Androlabels, which help guide learners through the courseware with a clear and motivating user experience. Androlabels also allowed McGrath’s course designers to update and refresh their courses without having to learn additional authoring tools,

Preliminary research into the success of this project marks it a clear success. Nurses who undertake the courses self-report an increase in knowledge, skills, and confidence which help them to expertly support patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Best Blended Learning Model

Despite the 91% survival rate for breast cancer patients in Australia, survivors often require ongoing survivorship care. This includes identification of cancer recurrence and other cancers and the management of the long term biological, social, and psychological impacts from cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

To help train nurses in survivorship care, the McGrath Foundation engaged Androgogic to develop the IBIS Survivorship Nurse-Enabled Shared-Care Model (NESCM) course. The course trains nurses in:

  • Encouraging everyone involved in the survivor’s journey to take an active role in their survivorship care
  • ensuring timely information exchange and negotiation of shared-responsibilities
  • ensuring GPs have access to a range of tools and resources to aid in the survivor’s care

Androgogic helped to design and deliver the course on Totara Learn. The course contained a clear and logical structure for easy navigation, a variety of video and interactive resources, checkpoint activities for nurses to assess their own knowledge, and reflective tasks for nurses to actively engage with the NESCM model.

By developing course templates and using Androgogic’s pre-formatted Androlabels, Androgogic’s Learning Design and Development team was able to rapidly develop a sophisticated course with curated content developed in collaboration with the McGrath Foundation’s subject matter experts.  

Find out more about our award-winning client-partners here.