Newsletter December 2012

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It's been a busy year, so catch-up on some of our new developments.

With a redesign in August, our home page has a different look, with a news slider highlighting items of interest and a section introducing newly developed resources. We have included a search feature too.

Also new is our blog, the best place to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and additions to Learn Zone.

Your profile page

Logging in now takes you straight to your profile page. As soon as you access a course or resource, it is added to a handy favourites list. This means you can jump quickly to the area you were last working on. Don't forget that you can to add a picture of yourself and a brief bio and change your password, email address or other personal information. Find out more about this in the Learn Zone Support FAQs.

Resources at your fingertips

We have introduced an overview page for e-learning courses, toolkits, guidance packs and online videos available on Learn Zone. Resources are presented in a neat card arrangement for easy viewing. Each card contains a summary and an enrolment link taking you to the item. You can sort the cards by audience to see what's most relevant for you:

  • Professionals
  • Public
  • Macmillan Staff
  • Volunteers

We've also provided a search tool.
Resources

New in 2012

It's been a productive year for resources:

Acorn Approach

An innovative online toolkit for hospices and schools working with children and young people to change attitudes to death and dying.
Acorn Approach

Can we talk about work? 


This online course gives you the basics on issues such as workplace rights and benefits. Find out how to signpost patients and clients to sources of specialist help and support and answer questions about employment and cancer confidently.
Can we talk about work?

High quality information and support 


Guidance on quality standards and sustainability for Macmillan cancer information and support services (CISS) and MQuISS.
High quality information and support 




Information giving and signposting


An online course enabling you to give information and signpost appropriately.


Information giving and signposting

Late effects 


This online course looks at the late effects of cancer treatment and where to signpost for useful sources of information and support.
Late effects

Working with cancer


Refresh existing knowledge and gain new information on the Occupational Health impact of a cancer with this online course.
Working with cancer

Working with children pre-bereavement

A toolkit for those helping children and young people when someone close has cancer.
Working with children pre-bereavement

Leadership Toolbox Updates

We've added three great resources:

Good practice for leaders and managers 


Learning materials that give you theoretical knowledge and practical tools to address day-to-day leadership challenges and support strategic planning activities. Also available for mobile.
Good practice for leaders and managers

LMKnowledge

Over 10,000 searchable, up-to-date business articles, videos and podcasts to inspire and engage you.
LMKnowledge

Video Arts App


Access the Video Arts suite of courses on your smartphone with the m-Learning Mobile app. Downloadable to iPhone, iPad, Blackberry or Android device.
Video Arts

Extra support

Another added feature is our support site. Can't remember your password or username? Changed your email address? Simply log a support ticket with us and we'll look into it for you. You can also find a handy list of FAQs, which cover some of the common issues our users need help with. It's well worth taking a look at the list of questions before contacting us.
Learn Zone Support