"LearningStone definitely meets our needs"
Janette Beetham - Rights Resources Limited
Having searched for many months for a learning platform which was suitable for delivering a dyslexia-related program I finally found what I was looking for in LearningStone. Some of our administrators and our users have 'processing differences' such as dyslexia and dyspraxia so having administration aspects as well as a user-interface which is 'accessible' and user-friendly is imperative for us. LearningStone definitely meets our needs...and with the newly added tests & quizzes feature this has now helped us fill in the gap we had - in seeking a way to be able to deliver ongoing CPD for our Accredited Dyslexia Champions.
At Right Resources Limited we specialize in working with people with dyslexia & associated processing differences. We utilise 'accessible' services and tools to help employers support 'a thriving and productive neuro-diverse workforce'. LearningStone is helping us achieve our mission in raising awareness of the benefits of embracing and supporting neuro-divergence in the workplace.
"Completely blown away by LearningStone's features and tools!"
Daniel Douglass, President of the The Scale-Up Group
The software has taken our business from a static (website-classroom-email) customer experience into a whole new dimension. I think the official term is "blended learning" but for us it's an elevated value proposition based on the digital requirements our clients have for us today. I don't think the future is e-learning but rather in-person learning combined with tools like LearningStone.
"I could not run my company without LearningStone"
Jeanne Bakker, Owner at Brain Bakery
What I love about Learning stone: Ease of use even for groups of more than 700 participants. Very easy for participants to join through Facebook or LinkedIn. Both smartphone and desktop work fast and well. To post something takes no more than it would on Facebook. I use LearningStone for Social Learning during Learning Journeys of 9 of our larger clients. Twice I needed some help and they were there for me with a good solutions. I recommend LearningStone (and no I have no relation with them whatsoever except being a raving Fan. :-))
"Great virtual learning environment for our clients"
Ernst Harting, Partner at Phaos Consulting
Learning Stone enabled us for the first time to offer our European clients a fully customisable, cloud based, attractive, professional virtual learning platform, with a modest investment in time and resources. After a full year, we couldn't be more pleased. The interface is absolutely great, with a solid design 'under the hood' that is still being improved. We find it easy to work with, tailoring each and every course timeline to the specific requirements of the client, including their language, logo, and house style. The system is very stable, and while some functionalities are not fully intuitive, customer support is always at hand. Apparently we're not the only ones who work crazy hours. We appreciate that our change requests are invariably taken very seriously and usually lead to the desired outcome. One of the most important features has been that even my technically less savvy colleagues quickly learned how to use and enjoy the system, and not just by the easy copy-and-paste and tweaking of existing course timelines. The built in storage and video upload works great, enabling us to share all our materials with the client in a heartbeat. And it's fast! Adding, modifying or deleting building blocks, and moving them around, is literally a matter of minutes. Add to that the numerous options for group collaboration, a nice survey tool and low cost per user, and you have a winning formula. I'm convinced that 'blended learning' will become increasingly important and that the same applies to LearningStone as a leader in the field.
"I succeeded in getting my online training up and running in one afternoon"
Christiaan Montanus, Program Developer at Kapok Training & Acting
I succeeded in getting my online training up and running in one afternoon. Granted, I had most of the content sitting in a folder on my hard drive ready-for-upload. Granted, I already had a clear picture how to structure my online course. Granted, I'm not shy when working with a computer. But none the less, working with LearningStone as an administrator feels easy and familiar. LearningStone follows all conventions other web-based services you're familiar with so there's not much of a learning curve. There are no confounding menu's or settings for that matter. It's all pretty straightforward. And while I was setting up my course it was reassuring to be able to switch to the 'user view' with the click of a button and to similarly switch back to editing mode. Typo? Easily fixed. Switch this piece of info for another? Done in 3 seconds. Adding participants took no time at all since you're able to copy/paste an excel file with names and info.
When the course started, the participants got aces to the online material without any bumps and started doing their assignments leading up to the first face 2 face training (getting to know each other, reading up, a preparation exercise). I expected them to get more involved with the 'social timeline' where group members can exchange ideas and opinions - but that took some prodding from our side.
"LearningStone is my new assistant!"
Jacqueline Boots, Coach and Trainer
I used LearningStone for an entrepreneurial course of 6 months. During this period the group got information and was able to communicate with the teachers and each other. It cost me less time to have contact with them. I think it's a great tool.
Working with LearningStone is very easy. It saves me a lot of time. It looks very professional.
"The software is easy to use."
Anna Hill, CPA & Trainer at Accounting We Will Go
I use your software to teach an accounting course, and generally I like the software. I love the wall feature.
I was impressed when someone in my class had a technical issue with sound and they contacted you and you helped them. Thank you!
"Great product in addition to training programs"
Karen Reichert, Trainer at Human Capital
Learningstone offers a nice survey tool, well designed and easily accessible.
The support of this company is great.
"Great product, easy to use. Real value for your money"
Inge Goudriaan, Director at Bluefields
Bluefields uses Learningstone as an extra supporting online learning tool for coaches. We love this affordable, stable software product. They offer great and friendly support. With Learningstone we were able to lift our service to a much higher level in an easy way. Our clients value the extra online learning environment a lot.
"Great and easy to use instrument for blended learning!"
Marcel Daems, Senior Trainer at MEDE
We use Learning Stone to give our clients a special service in addition to our face to face training. Some content that we normally offered in these trainings, is now offered through the LearningStone platform. Because we are a small company with just 8 professionals and we didn't have any previous experience in e-learning or blended learning, LearningStone makes us learn it very fast. Why? Because it's so easy to use because the features are well developed. Not just for trainers and coaches, but also for our clients. What we experienced from the start is the way the developers of LearningStone were open for dialogue with us, so that features were improved fast: they listened very well to our feedback. After using it just for e-learning or blended learning, we also use it as a community platform for groups of our clients that are interested in working as a network. Great platform! to communicate with the teachers and each other. It cost me less time to have contact with them. I think it's a great tool.
Easy to use as a developer of courses. Easy to use as a member of a course. Customizing it for clients.
"Free E-module from LearningStone is perfect to try-out this professional E-learning software"
Anneke Van Hoek, Co-founder of Restorative Justice Nederland
We, at Restorative Justice Nederland (www.restorativejustice.nl), wanted to organise for the first time an E-training, in our case for mediators and judicial professionals. We hardly had budget so it was wonderful to find out that LearningStone offers a free module for a group of maximum 20 participants. I didn't have any experience with this kind of software so I was very happy to find out that LearningStone is very easy to use. And if something wasn't clear, I could email the helpdesk and received always very quickly the needed answers to my questions in not too technical language that I could understand. In this way I was guided through the software, by both the video-instruction and other information on the LearningStone website and the personal guidance from the Helpdesk. In that way I could easily design the E-training alone, without any background and technical knowledge in this field and with not much time investment or frustration. Another thing I liked is that you can tailor both the content / structure of your training to your own target group and personalize the design by throwing in your own logo etc. The end result looked very professional, and so it turned out to be a good 'business card' for our organization. But most of all I liked the fact that the software facilitates a lot of interactive communication, since that really can make or break the success of your E-training. Not only communication between the E-coaches and the participants was easy, but also between the participants. And because all participants could upload a picture and create a profile, the communication became personalized. Really cool and time-saving is the inbuilt survey-tool. Different types of questions are ready made, which you can tailor to your own needs and the evaluation results are automatically send to you and aggregated into nice charts. If you have to do this yourself it takes a lot of time to develop and analyse it. Now it's delivered to you automatically. I think with this tool LearningStone really stands out! All and all I highly recommend LearningStone to anybody who has no technical knowledge and not much budget and time. The costs are very low and the quality is high. Just try out their free E-module and get inspired.
"Thrilled with how easy it is"
Sarah Cook, CEO of The Stairway Consultancy
The Stairway Consultancy is a leading management consultancy in the UK dedicated to helping organizations increase their focus on their customers and develop their leadership and employee capability. We discovered LearningStone when we were looking for a service that could support a management program involving trainees from all over the UK. It was important for us that we didn't have to start a long term project involving technical issues that would distract from our own work.
We needed a platform that would support both the organization of groups and offer us an online spot to organize the programme.
We've been thrilled with how easy the people at LearningStone have made it for us. Previous systems could take months to implement, LearningStone was a matter of days. LearningStone has made it possible for us to let our participants collaborate in a private environment and get to know our company from another side.
"LearningStone is just what is needed"
Peter Rizza, CEO of Princeton Center of Education
I like the advantages that LearningStone provides, Having a cloud based environment is very helpful, especially with a great interface. We have found LearningStone to be very stable with great support. I believe users will enjoy all of the collaboration features included in the service. We are so impressed with LearningStone that we have invited them to present at our local chapter for ATD in New Jersey so that our membership of trainers and practitioners can all experience this product.
"Good support for trainers!"
Bart Vollmuller, Project manager at Driestar Educatief
We came across LearningStone when we were developing a learning platform with Microsoft tools. We realized this was going to make our lives as trainers a lot easier and so we dropped our Microsoft approach and haven't regretted it since! LearningStone has saved us an incredible amount of time and the team has been very supportive and friendly at all times. Our clients are impressed with our new learning platform (and it hardly costs anything compared to our original plan).
Thank you LearningStone!
"Interactive sharing - great tool!"
Gilles de Groot, Managing Director at Flying Penguin International
With LearningStone we were able to support our client with a system that saved time and offered great collaboration features that actually worked. I loved that it was so easy to set LearningStone up in my own house style. As we work internationally it's important that the calendar functions support different time zones and that LearningStone has a survey module built in making it easy to evaluate. I can warmly recommend LearningStone to any trainer not only because it's well made but because it really offered a competitive advantage.
At Flying Penguin International we chose LearningStone as we needed a system to support our training programme for an international logistics company. After the easy setup - which we could literally do within hours, we let our trainees join from all over the world: Stockholm, London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and many other cities across the world.