Since August 2018 I've worked with over 25 clients around the world, providing them with my consulting and development services. My client's are usually either an e-learning agency who is looking to start using Adapt to deliver their client's projects or in-house L+D teams who require an Adapt specialist to get them on their way.
Every client brings a unique challenge that needs to be solved. I am ready to listen to your problem, diagnose the solution and then execute on the delivery. I work flexibly and can adjust myself to work around your team. Here are some success stories from clients that I've worked with.
Onlea are a Canadian Studio producing accessible and engaging interactive courses, educational experiences, and digital knowledge solutions. After discovering Adapt they were looking for a training provider who could help assist the team to understand the features of Adapt and how they could create the highest quality e-learning content using the authoring tool. They approached me to ask if this would be something that I could provide.
After meeting with their team to understand their needs and requirements, I created a five-session, tailored plan that began by introducing their team to Adapt and its core concepts, before moving on to more advanced concepts such as using CSS in the Authoring Tool and creating themes and plugins in the Framework. By the end of the final session, their team had the competencies to craft high-quality content using Adapt.
Simon is a technically savvy and knowledgeable instructor. His approach to training is flexible and as such he was able to answer our team's questions in a timely manner. Adriana Lopez Forero, President & CEO, Onlea.
Mindboost Learning are specialists in online training courses. They had been using Adapt for a few years before they contacted me for assistance. They had been using a hosted version of the Adapt Authoring Tool and were keen to start self-hosting so they could reduce costs. They also wanted to start using Framework version 5 whilst still having the ability to maintain their existing courses built in Framework version 4. I installed the multiple Adapt Authoring Tool versions required by Mindboost on their own server. We also provided clear documentation for how to maintain, update and create new servers to ensure long-term success.
Working with Simon was great. His technical document clearly explained how to perform the tasks we would need to maintain this service including how to start new servers when we needed them. A month after the setup I got stuck on an issue and he was quick to assist. Caleb Foster, Digital Learning Director - Mindboost Learning
The Hurley Group are an NHS partnership with multiple General Practitioner (GP) practices providing patient-centred care all across London.
In January 2017, they launched eHub, a system designed to enable GPs to perform online consultations, at scale, remotely, for multiple practices, leading to a much more convenient experience for both patients and GPs. Over the last three years, and particularly with the current healthcare pandemic, the use of eHub has expanded beyond the Hurley Group. This has raised a new problem of how to inform practices of the benefits of eHub and how to train their staff at scale.
The Hurley Group were convinced that an e-learning system that they could control and deliver to other practices was the way to go. After researching authoring tools they were convinced by Adapt due to its modern design and the benefits of a simple to use authoring experience that was low cost compared to other options.
I created the two hour module which included a bespoke theme that matched the brand guidelines and which used videos recorded by the Subject Matter Experts to ensure that the learning experience felt personal.
The Hurley Group wanted to replicate the experience of performing an actual remote consultation, where the GP would have to think on their feet, and where there may not necessarily be a correct answer. Using this desired outcome I designed and created the Block Branching extension. You can learn more about this extension, and download it for free here.
It was great working with Simon due to his knowledge of Adapt as he was able to offer the right functionality for each learning component to keep it engaging. The result has been content that will save us hundreds of hours of time and widen our innovative idea to GP practices across the UK. Ross Dyer-Smith, Creator of eHub & GP partner.
Me Learning are a UK based digital learning company who help organisations to learn through their library of digital learning content as well by the creation of tailored content. They had been using a popular off-the-shelf e-learning authoring tool to create digital learning content but were finding it was lacking over two deal-breaking points:
- Clients were requesting that courses were WCAG 2.1 AA compliant. With their current authoring tool it wasn’t possible to guarantee to learners that they covered these standards.
- Clients were requesting responsive digital learning content that their learners could access from any device.
After researching available authoring tools they decided upon Adapt as their chosen authoring tool due to its strengths in these two points. The open-source nature of Adapt meaning brought extra benefit as it meant they could offer extra customisation for high-end clients, it also meant they wouldn't have to pay licence fees to use the software.
They approached me to help create a base theme that they could use for their catalogue products as well as extend for their client’s projects. My winning proposal included not only the creation of the theme but also clear and precise documentation instructing Me Learning digital learning developers how to recreate all the elements of the theme, ensuring that the transition to Adapt was as smooth as possible.
It’s been pleasure working with Simon throughout this project. He’s an expert in his field. It’s been a breath of fresh air knowing we can trust his suggestions because they backed up with credible experience. Simon even went the extra mile and raised fundamental issues in Adapt Framework with the core team, hopefully making Adapt better for all users, not just our clients. Overall, it was a seamless experience and we’re really happy with the outcome. Charlie Atkin, Head of Creative, Me Learning.
Shelter, the UK housing and homelessness charity believe everyone has the right to a safe home. More than one million people a year come to them for advice and support in defence of their rights. Shelter are aware that by training professionals across Local Authorities, as well as other advice and support agencies they can amplify their own impact and change the country. They use Adapt to create highly effective knowledge products, upscaling their offer of support and qualifications to professionals.
I have been collaborating with them to create bespoke themes for each of their departments that adhere precisely to their brand guidelines. As well as enhancing existing open-source plugins to make their knowledge products work exactly as their own designer intended.
Shelter is now in a position where they are using Adapt to consider how they can roll out online learning of the highest standard to their own staff and volunteers.
Simon supported initially with two of our Scotland based projects; the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership and then Shelter Scotland with a follow-up project on financial support. Simon has been instrumental in getting Shelter to the position we are now in. Which is one where we are looking at implementing this way of building knowledge products with Adapt across our internal and external L&D departments. Nathan Sheach, Designer, Shelter Scotland.
Ken Cook are a e-learning agency and training provider based in the U.S. They contacted me requiring assistance to create an e-learning solution for their end client with heavy game-based learning elements. The project had been in limbo for months and they were looking to bring in Adapt expert to ensure they hit the client's deadline. I helped by optimising their Adapt build to run smoothly as well as developing these game based elements in Phaser.js to be contained in the final Adapt course.
Excellent job! Thank you Simon for collaborating with our existing creative team and developers, troubleshooting existing problems and streamlining our production work. Your experience and knowledge made it possible for us to hit our deadlines with an excellent end result. Thanks again! I look forward to our next project together. Eddie Garcia, Creative Director of Online Training, Ken Cook.
April Strategy are a consultancy based in London specialising in the consumer packaged goods, financial services, automotive and healthcare sectors. They were intrested in expanding an exisiting Adapt e-Learning module produced by another e-Learning agency into eight brand new modules. The project involved duplicating the existing course then adding and replacing text and assets to repurpose the content for new markets. Costs were kept low by the use of an existing theme which removed the need for a designer or a new custom theme. They also needed a partner who would be happy to maintain an ongoing relationship so that as requests for new amends came they could be delivered promptly.
Simon has proven to be a great partner for us to work with to expand our Adapt based offerings. He has been very transparent about how he works and is always prompt in replying to emails. Working with him as been a real pleasure. Tim Keogh, Partner, April Strategy.
Flow Hospitality Training (Flow) delivers a comprehensive learning and development solution tailored to the hospitality industry. Their offerings include a portfolio of e-learning modules and a feature-rich LMS. They were looking to enhance their current module portfolio and start offering responsive and accessible content to their customers. After initial research into the responsive e-learning authoring market, they decided to investigate Adapt. Its open-source foundation meant that Flow could modify the tool to work within their existing and highly efficient deployment environment in a way that other off-the-shelf authoring tools couldn't.
Flow first partnered with me to provide expert advice on what was possible in Adapt and the possible workflows that the tool enables. After their discovery phase, Flow worked with me again to create a demo to present to internal stakeholders to realise their vision for what a Flow e-learning module would look like in Adapt.
Flow were pleased to see they could achieve a good quality output from the Adapt tool, in particular with the retention of many of the more engaging elements of their existing e-learning, like games and large animated graphics, whilst still supporting multiple devices and screen sizes as their clients had been requesting. They especially appreciated the expert knowledge Simon brought to the project, making what could have been an arduous discovery/proof-of-concept phase run smoothly and efficiently.
Liberate Learning are a award winning e-Learning agency based across Australia. We have had an ongoing relationship running across multiple client projects to provide bespoke learning experience in a responsive e-Learning tool. I've worked with their graphic artists to create themes to match their design. I've provided suggestions on the best plugins they can use to match their clients demands and when they don't exist, create them myself.
Know How! AG are a German company that deliver a range of learning solutions. They commisoned me to create a gamification plugin as part of a larger offering for their end client. The project was completed in under three weeks, with development taking place on Know How!'s private repistory so they had retained their full control of the project.
OutThink are a London-based cybersecurity startup. For one of their clients we created a short e-Learning module built in Adapt. We went through multiple iterations of the theme to ensure it matched the client's strict brand guidelines. I also commissioned a Graphic Artist to create custom images and animations that were used throughout the module.
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