Sustainability 101

The Path

Several years ago, PathWise teamed up with The Natural Step Canada to create a very successful Sustainability 101 eLearning course that was used by The Co-operators. The Co-operators is a leading Canadian insurance and financial services co-operative.

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PathWise created an animation-rich, story-driven course for The Co-operators that is designed to run on multiple devices and platforms.

The course revolves around the interactions between two characters, Juliette and Marc. Throughout the course, both characters strive to learn more about The Co-operators commitment to sustainability principles, how these work in a business context, and how to apply these principles regardless of one’s role within the organization.

Using scenarios around these characters helps the learner engage with the material in a powerful and personal way.

Voice narration drives the course, providing explanations and guidance to the learner. Closed captioning is included for all narration to ensure accessibility for those who are hearing impaired.

PathWise also adjusted the course design, closed captioning, and layout to implement a full French translation.

The Results

The Sustainability at The Co-operators course uses diverse ways to explore important concepts that are building blocks of The Co-operators strategic plans. The use of scenarios pulls the learner into the course in a way only stories can; the freedom of choice in interactive features gives these learners ways to investigate concepts more organically. Finally, the inclusion of features like whiteboard videos helps make foundational ideas clear, so the learner leaves the course more empowered to be an agent for sustainable change.

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