Development company Mercury Studio introduced a simple, yet revolutionary product at the annual DevLearn conference in Las Vegas this week. We had a sneak peek at the announcement back in August. Mercury has taken a relatively simple concept and turned it into a digital way of teaching important e-learning and workforce training initiatives in small, easily digestible doses.
The flipped classroom model has been around in K-12 schools over the last five years. In a flipped classroom, the instructor delivers instruction via videos where students can learn at their own pace. Some flipped classrooms use long form videos, others use shorter videos which makes content easier to understand and take in.
FLIP, from Mercury, has expanded upon that idea for workforce training and development, but in this case, through tiny videos. With Flip, companies offer their workforce bite sized training that gets opened, understood and applied. These smaller, e-training learning modules fit into the natural flow of the work day. Now, employees can learn everything from safety procedures, or how to put together widgets, to leadership skills, all through an easy to understand, platform.
FLIP has re-imagined the flash card, but in the digital age which means the flash card can be interactive and created for just about anything. Since Flip is available on mobile devices workers can learn from them anytime and anywhere they want to. It’s one of the most flexible forms of e-learning for training available today.
The front of each FLIP card summarizes the content that’s included in greater detail on the reverse side. FLIP cards can be text only, multimedia or even have videos that can go full screen. E-learning administrators love the flexibility of the platform. FLIP keeps a transcript of the video which makes it easy to find using FLIP’s built in search engine.
FLIP features include:
- No programming required
- Content authoring and deployment in minutes
- Smart content distribution
- Robust analytics
- Streamlined integration into existing management systems
- Built in LRS
“From budgetary constraints, allotting the necessary time for training, accessing training materials, keeping content current, to employee retention,” Mercury Co-Founder Zac Ball says, “there’s a lot of missed opportunities. FLIP allows companies to get valuable training and information to employees at the point of need.”
Ball went onto say “FLIP is the solution. It’s easy to integrate existing resources, and it’s engaging, while delivering bite-sized pieces of information. It gives a concise summary of your content in smart FLIP cards, grouped by subject decks and topic categories.”
Check out the latest in training at flip.training here.