Published: March 30, 2016

Orthodontics Specialists Align Technology Smile At Online Learning Success

The medical device company Align Technology has seen the effectiveness of its online learning materials improve since it began using the Create eLearning platform.

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Mark Taggart

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The medical device company Align Technology has seen the effectiveness of its online learning materials improve since it began using the Create eLearning platform.

When Align Technology wanted to continue to develop the clinical knowledge of its various teams throughout Europe, it realized that it needed a blend of classroom-delivered and online-delivered learning materials – and that led it to look for an up-to-date, '21st century' online learning authoring environment, allied to a Learning Management System (LMS).

According to Rob MacDonald, a Clinical Sales Trainer based at Align Technology’s European headquarters, in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, "When measured against each of our criteria, we found that Create eLearning’s products – especially in terms of authoring tools - consistently came in the top two or three positions. Competing products didn’t match that consistency."

Within six months of engaging with Create eLearning, Align Technology’s 45 or so online courses had been produced – and published - in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Rob said, "One of the benefits we’ve found from the Create eLearning platform is that it can easily cope with presenting the same material in different languages.

"Our 450 or so employees throughout the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries have access to these up-to-date, interactive online learning materials. They can access the learning materials via any delivery device – from a mobile phone to a desktop computer – and their results are seamlessly uploaded to the company’s main LMS for recording and analysis."

According to Rob, "The results are fantastic. Since the new, Create eLearning-developed online learning materials were introduced, we’ve seen a distinct improvement in usage rates and in learner achievement.

"There’s no doubt that Create eLearning’s ability to make the online learning materials available in a range of local languages, as well as being able to inject greater interactivity into these materials has made an enormous difference to the learners’ performance", Rob commented.

To read Align Technology’s story, visit the Create eLearning website.

About Align Technology

Formed in 1997 and publicly traded since January 2001, Align Technology is a medical device company with US headquarters in San Jose, California and international headquarters in Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. Align Technology is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of orthodontic products - notably the Invisalign system and the iTero Intraoral scanning systems and services. These help dental professionals to achieve the clinical results they expect, and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.

About Create eLearning

The Create eLearning Platform is a Learning Management System (LMS) that claims to be "like Netflix for training and coaching". This mobile-friendly e-learning portal allows users to build, host, deliver and track e-learning, as well as unite all their online training and coaching. The LMS software can be accessed in the Cloud, offline and off-grid – and it is SCORM compliant.

Founded by Mark Taggart, Create eLearning’s LMS makes it easy for users to understand all the skills and competencies within their business - and spot the gaps. It also allows users to build classes quickly and efficiently; build once and use over-and-over; track all training, coaching and mentoring actives and investments in one place; report on progress, link back to profit, customer satisfaction and efficiency, as well as make it easy for the best practices happening within their business to be more widely circulated.

Further information:

Mark Taggart, Create eLearning, +44 7754 933180; [email protected]

Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 1727 860405; [email protected]