Learning content specialist Video Arts will run a competition with a difference, showcase its latest video titles and e-learning library and launch a new cloud-based learning management system at Learning Technologies 2015 (28-29 January, Olympia 2).

Visitors to stand 124 can win the chance to have their own bespoke bite-sized video made for them. Video Arts will script, film and produce the video, using professional actors to bring alive the competition winner’s desired learning points. The winner will also be invited into the studio to see the filming, which will take place as part of the company’s 2015 production schedule.

The final film will follow the bite-size style of the Video Arts Essentials series, which includes 70 videos on the key skills for managers and employees. Each video lasts 1-3 minutes and features well-known actors such as Robert Webb and Helen Baxendale. Currently used by clients such as African Development Bank, Hackney Council and University College Birmingham, this series draws on the subject expertise of Sir Antony Jay, Peter Honey, Charles Jennings, Desmond Morris, Professor John Adair and others.

At LT2015, Video Arts will showcase its new e-learning library of 22 interactive online courses, which build on the learning points from the Essentials videos to deliver three or four short learning points in 30 minutes of memorable, practical learning. Each course follows a structure of ‘look’ (a video trigger of the learning points in context), ‘think’ (reflect on your own behaviour), ‘practise’ (answering questions to test your understanding of the concepts) and ‘remember’ (with summaries and infographic reminders).

“E-learning is evolving to become a more user-orientated, device-friendly experience and our new online courses are specifically designed to deliver that,” said Martin Addison. “This new series of fast-paced, entertaining and engaging management and workplace skills courses highlights the key techniques and principles for success in the workplace. The courses deliver memorable learning content that can be applied in every organisation.”

Video Arts is also announcing a new collaboration with learning technology company Netex. This partnership brings together award-winning learning content from Video Arts and Netex’s cloud-based platforms to make it even easier for organisations to get entertaining and effective content out to their learners on any device. The new cloud-based learning management system supports social learning and online seminars, and an app enables learning content to be accessed offline via iOS and Android devices.

“Netex is an experienced and internationally-recognised technology provider and we’re delighted to be partnering with them to offer our clients a new way to manage their learning catalogue and deliver learning when and where it is needed,” said Martin Addison. “With this solution, you not only get great content, you can also be sure that it’s always up-to-date and available.”