In this blog you can read more about the cooperation between Vakmedianet and Procademy.
"You can think of a new e-learning tomorrow and by using procademy you can be live in no time."
Projectmanager Business Development Vakmedianet
Offering reliable information at the right moment, so professionals can make better decisions and get quick results. That is what Vakmedianet has in mind.
Vakmedianet is the leading B2B publisher in new and established media channels in The Netherlands. The 56 brands reach more than 1.2 million professionals and stand for relevant and reliable journalism and editorial on websites, in magazines, training courses and conferences. Specific industries Vakmedianet serves include food, logistics, construction, healthcare, government and mobility.
Vakmedianet's training courses enable professionals to maintain their professional knowledge and score permanent education points. Procademy is proud partner of the publisher in the field of interactive e-learning, blended learning and personal development.
Monique Scholten - Projectmanager Business Development Vakmedianet
As project manager business development at Vakmedianet Monique was closely involved in the selection of a good platform for e-learning.
"It had to be much more fun to learn and develop yourself via Vakmedianet. Our existing platform was also outdated and in real need of replacement. The e-learnings we had, for example, only consisted of texts. We really wanted to change this. We wanted to make it much more interactive with videos and different types of tests. And all that was possible with procademy . You can choose from a wide range of interactive exercises and test questions."
"The new LMS had to be immediately usable, look attractive and be user-friendly, both for the person who was going to set up the e-learning and for the end users. With procademy we could get started right away. It has an intuitive environment and is easy to use. After an explanation it was just a matter of doing it. Learning by doing, so to speak. And that is what practice has proven to be."
"Because we opted for an existing 'fixed' LMS, we wanted it to be continuously developed. Procademy fortunately does not stand still. They are innovative and have an international network. We are kept well informed of new developments and functionalities through newsletters and discussions.
Our starting point is that we use what we have as much as possible. However, we are delighted that procademy can be customised. They have made it possible for us to sell an entire package as an annual subscription - the 'all you can eat' model. We started with that, but now we also offer separate e-learnings in a catalogue.
"Our first e-learning academy was for finance professionals. The Finance Academy went live in the summer of 2019 and consists of 20 interactive videos and 20 text modules on hot topics such as big data and data analytics, risk leadership, robotics, value creation and integrated reporting.
The experts who speak are prominent, working for example at Nyenrode. In other words, they are of truly high calibre. We have also interviewed the top lecturers for our magazines and online platforms, and they speak at our events and conferences, to complete the picture.
We were very curious to see if our current subscribers would convert to the new academy. And they did! We more than achieved our target. And our competitors got so nervous of us that they started stumping up their prices.
Because of this positive reception, we now also want to add e-learnings about soft skills for financial professionals. How do you present your figures? How do you behave in a finance team? Etc. And we decided earlier, to launch a second e-learning academy for professionals in the logistics industry."
"With as many as 20 interactive, high-quality expert videos, we went live."
In 2020, The Finance Academy has been nominated for the Cross Media Brand of the Year.
In the video below you will find a video that can be found in one of the e-learning modules.