I Squared Learning Partners with NQI to Improve Workplace Excellence

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Partnership develops new e-learning game, All About Excellence.

I Squared Learning, a provider of interactive and intuitive automated e-learning platforms, today announced that it has teamed with The National Quality Institute (NQI) to develop an e-learning game called All About Excellence. The game will be used by NQI as a Digital Games Based Learning (DGBL) tool. This is the second game that NQI has developed on the I Squared Learning platform.

NQI leveraged I Squared Learning's platform to create a game that would support its mission to promote workplace excellence. The game teaches users how to successfully implement and achieve a productive work environment. Understanding the need to attract employees from all levels, the game replicates real world experiences to help energize teams and provide the insights on how to improve in their organization.

"Digital games based learning products such as All About Excellence allow organizations to teach and assess skills and behaviors, going beyond the evaluation traditional testing methodologies can provide," said Stephen Davies, Vice President of Business Development, I Squared Learning. "NQI now has a tool that not only educates users about excellence, but will enable them to use their knowledge in scenarios they are likely to encounter in their day-to-day activities."

The NQI and I Squared Learning partnership has a natural synergy. I Squared Learning offered the ideal platform for NQI to develop its customized game. The interactive and intuitive automated e-learning platform combined with content based on NQI's expertise in improving the workplace, resulted in the development of a superior course leveraging Digital Games Based Learning.

"I Squared Learning continues to be a vital partner in helping us enhance our program offerings to provide our customers with innovative options to boost their workplace excellence," said Adam Stoehr, Director of Training and Certification, National Quality Institute. "All About Excellence gives users an introduction to how they can work with NQI to achieve the productive work environment they desire."

All About Excellence includes four scenarios where users need to determine the best course of action. In addition to introducing users to the NQI core principles, the game explores questions such as:

  •     How am I going to create a quality or healthy workplace when I already have a full time job?
  •     What's in this for me?
  •     How can I contribute to organizational excellence when I am just one person?
  •     How can I use these concepts and tools when I am face-to-face with customers?

NQI offers a variety of training and certification programs. I Squared Learning first partnered with NQI in 2005 for the development of Interactive Assessor. Based on Digital Games Based Learning, Interactive Assessor helped NQI to train and certify assessors for their various frameworks starting with the Business Excellence Framework.

About the National Quality Institute (NQI)

National Quality Institute (NQI) is the national steward organization for the annual Canada Awards for Excellence. Created in 1992, NQI is an independent, not-for-profit organization and is the leading authority in Canada on workplace excellence based on quality systems and healthy workplace criteria. NQI provides organizational leaders with strategic business frameworks, services, and tools that support ongoing performance improvement in quality and healthy workplace environments, using NQI's innovative Roadmap to Excellence. The four levels of NQI's Progressive Excellence Program (NQI PEP®) lead to eligibility for the Canada Awards for Excellence. http://www.nqi.ca

About I Squared Learning

I Squared Learning is a provider of interactive and intuitive automated e-learning platforms that enhance personnel skills training and assessment. I Squared Learning's digital games based learning (DGLB) platform is enabling certification and training bodies to more consistently and accurately teach and assess skills and behavior. For more information please visit http://www.i2learning.com

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Della Siemens

High Road Communications

613-236-0909 ext 306

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