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Houses of Parliament staff to engage with e-learning

Houses of Parliament staff to engage with e-learning

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Mary McKenna with some of the Parliament team

Learning Pool’s Mary McKenna with some of the Parliament team

We’re delighted at Learning Pool to announce that we have been awarded a contract by Parliament to provide online training to staff across both Houses. This provision will be extended to Members and Peers at a later stage.

Learning Pool’s co-founder, Mary McKenna said: “We are thrilled with the award of this contract and our team is looking forward to becoming an external extension of UK Parliament’s own talented Learning & Development teams.”

Learning Pool provides online learning services (such as Modern Governor) and works in partnership with customers to help transform training. Uniquely, we encourage members to work together to create and share resources, helping realise savings of over £50 million to the public purse in the last five years.

The Government’s G-Cloud framework was used for the procurement of this contract, allowing greater flexibility and reducing the timescales of the procurement process.

Learning Pool will provide Parliament with a fully cloud hosted Learning Management System driven by open source technology, Totara LMS, for this project. This approach reflects well on the government’s agenda to support both the SME community and to use open source technology.

Parliament will use Learning Pool to train staff across the House of Commons and House of Lords on topics such as Fire Safety and Disability Awareness, with the launch planned for October 2013.

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