EDGE Learning is the new tool for online training and professional development
Lo Que Pasa covered the new online learning tool replacing UAccess Learning on November 16.
The learning management system employees use to get trained on everything from HIPAA regulations to how to safely drive University golf carts is being replaced with EDGE Learning, which will go live Nov. 16.
EDGE Learning – which stands for employee development, growth and engagement – is the result of more than two years of work by a team of representatives from several units. The result is a modern, mobile-friendly system designed to streamline the process of completing required trainings and, ultimately, provide professional development opportunities.
"The intent is for this to be a growth and development tool," says Ashley Kurtz, learning and development manager with Human Resources. "It can help meet the University's larger visions for career plans and go beyond compliance and regular department training. We want people to be able to self-explore."
EDGE Learning, which replaces UAccess Learning, has an online interface, will provide users with a smoother experience, said Greg Wessels, senior business analyst with UITS.
"My goal when I started on this project was to allow users to get into the system and take the training with as few confusing steps as possible," Wessels says. "The user interface is cloud-based and constantly being updated."
The platform was developed in partnership with learning system provider Saba.
Wessels says EDGE Learning also integrates with UAIR's online data, making it easier for University units to provide information to regulatory agencies that require certification verification.
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