The YMCA wins Best eLearning Adopter and more at LearnX 2021

The Y (previously the YMCA), a valued Androgogic client-partner, won Best eLearning Adopter and Best New eLearning Initiative 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 Y. The Y is a community not-for-profit and the oldest youth organisation in the world. In Australia, the Y offers programs and services for children, recreation, camping, youth, and disability groups.

Research from the eSafety commissioner stresses that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in online activity and, as a result, an increased risk of exposure to harm online. Given this problem, the National Safeguarding Unit within the Y selected Androgogic to create interactive learning resources to teach people of all ages how to stay safe online. This project became the “Stay Safe Online, Tell Someone” program.

Androgogic developed three courses (for children, young people, and adults) using scenarios with engaging graphics, activities and knowledge checks. Codesigned with kids, young people and adults; the interactive resources use stories and media styles designed to engage each of the demographic groups.

Androgogic deployed Totara Learn, one component of the Totara Talent Experience Platform (TXP) to house the training. Each resource is available for free to the public, in both English and Simplified Chinese.

The eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman-Grant said,

‘’We know that one in five Australian children experience cyberbullying and the average age is fourteen.” She added that, “Education is a key component of the work we do and a powerful tool for behaviour change.”

The “Stay Safe Online, Tell Someone” program is available to the community for free here: https://training.ymca.org.au/  

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