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Providing effective training in a self-paced environment

Leveraging CYPHER's interactive features to enhance learner engagement and retention

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CPD for Accountants was launched in 2018. The company provides e-learning courses for accountants and financial advisors. The content they offer focuses on business development and practice management. All their courses are eligible for CPD hours. Their learners are predominantly working in Australia and New Zealand, but they also have learners based in Canada and the UK. Read on to learn how CPD for Accountants used CYPHER to train their learners in a self-paced format.

“CYPHER ticked the boxes!”

Dale Crosby, Director, CPD for Accountants

INDUSTRY

Finance

COMPANY SIZE

Medium

HEADQUARTERS

Australia

SERVICES

Business development and practice management

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The challenge

  • Navigating the transition from traditional in-person CPD training to online platforms while ensuring effectiveness and engagement
  • Meeting the diverse learning needs of accountants across various specializations and experience levels
  • Ensuring CPD courses aligned with regulatory standards and industry best practices for accreditation and professional development requirements

The solution

I was looking for an integrated LMS platform to relaunch existing online courses in a self-paced format. Based on my online research, I found CYPHER to be the most fitting option for our needs. I was attracted by the ease of transferring my existing content to CYPHER, the learner experience and the customer support I received. Given the relatively low initial investment, it wasn’t a difficult decision to choose CYPHER.

Implementation

Our learners get basic instruction on how to use the platform. Any questions are quickly addressed on a 1:1 basis. Otherwise, no challenges. The platform is always reliable and the level of customer service is very high. We had already been running online courses through live sessions. I wanted a platform that would provide more flexibility for learners to access and complete courses at their own pace. CYPHER ticked the boxes!

 

Features

First of all, there’s the ease of access to learner details — so I can see at a glance how learners are progressing and whether they need support. Then, there’s the ability to create assessments in qualitative or MCQ format; this is an essential component to the success of my e-learning courses. Finally, I’d like to mention the ability to create new courses relatively simply and quickly, as I can easily respond to industry developments and changes.

User engagement

The platform is easy to navigate. The most challenging action for learners is to set up their account, which is quite a straightforward process. Overall, the platform is easy to use.

“I like the flexibility associated with e-learning. I can access content based around my own schedule. I also like the fact that I can learn both through course content as well as assessments.”

Sarah Blackman, learner

The results

  • Leveraging CYPHER's interactive features to enhance learner engagement and retention through dynamic content delivery and interactive assessments
  • Utilizing CYPHER's customizable learning pathways to tailor CPD courses according to individual accountants' skill levels, preferences, and career goals
  • Harnessing CYPHER's robust reporting and tracking functionalities to monitor CPD progress, ensure compliance, and provide insights for continuous improvement

In the last three years, there have been many small changes which have helped improve the functionality for instructors, learners and admins. 

“It’s good to see that the platform is continually being updated and enhanced.”

Dale Crosby, Director, CPD for Accountants

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