DfE & SBRI Phase 2 Funding Secured
As everyone weaves in and out of crises in 2020 – we are delighted and very fortunate to have been given the go ahead to push forward with the development of our much needed digital solution to support young people with ASD into employment – thanks to Department for the Economy and SBRI for all the continued support and funding from all our team.
Delivering training in new and innovative ways
Our continued work with the phenomenal ELEMENTAL SOFTWARE has involved the release of job role based curriculum paths on their ONLINE ACADEMY and the completion of a how to deliver training online (Train the Trainer) enablement programme, facilitated by our very own DAMIEN CALDWELL over 3 days.
If you would like to find out more about our groundbreaking Online TtT programme get in touch via our contact form HERE.
Supporting each other through this crisis
Our founder DAMIEN CALDWELL was called on by the WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS on the 7th May to present to other consultants around the world on his experience of digitising processes and what has changed for consultants during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Launching essential websites during the pandemic
Our clients have realised very quickly that to get through this awful time they have to digitise their services quickly.
At this moment digital access is all we have as we self-isolate and our only access to the outside world for many is through their WiFi or mobile phone data connection.
We will get through this together
We strongly believe we all need to get our priorities right at a time like this.
Please sign up to our webinars HERE and make the whole ‘so much’ greater than the sum of its parts.
Storming our way through 2020!!
Since October 2019, we have been working on Phase One of an exciting SBRI Autism Initiative with the DfE, we are now getting ready to apply for Phase Two, hopefully we will have more details to follow in a couple of months!
February has also brought new projects through our friends at WORK WEST, exciting projects to be involved in from the beginning, more details to follow very soon.
Can you believe it is 2020?
January has been another busy month for DAMGEO LTD with the Go-live of VOLUNTEER NOW’s Safeguarding Course’s Online, it is great to see these popular courses up and running with new enrolments flooding in every week. Great team to work with and feeing extra proud as this was one of DAMGEO’s very first projects!
We are also looking forward to another exciting launch in the next couple of weeks of the new website for CENTRED SOUL, an amazing organisation in Newry run by the inspirational Rosemary Deans who raises the roof when it comes to emotional wellbeing, mental health and self care.
It has been a great start to 2020!
Happy Holidays & Thank You
As we approach some chill time with family and friends we just wanted to say Happy Christmas to all the people and organisations who have made 2019 a very special year for DAMGEO Ltd.
Special thanks to ACUMENSIS, CENTRED SOUL, CHILDREN’S LAW CENTRE, DEIRDRE MAGUIRE, ELEMENTAL SOFTWARE, FIONA BRADLEY, INNOVATE NI, KITH & KIN, METADECK, MOY PARK, PROUD / INCLUDE YOUTH, SBRI / DFE, SEVERFIELD, S3, UHUB, ULSTER RUGBY, VIBRANT TALENT, VOLUNTEER NOW, WCOMC and WORK WEST.
Writing this list of companies we have worked with this year has made us feel very humble and privileged to be in this fortunate position.
See you in 2020!!!
SBRI Funding Secured
Following on from the first phase release of Online learning for ELEMENTAL SOFTWARE last month, we are thrilled to announce Phase 2 has also been released in October on their brand new online academy designed and hosted by us! We are delighted to be part of such an exciting and innovative project!
We are also over the moon to announce we have been successful in securing Phase One development for the recent SBRI Autism Initiative in association with the DEPARTMENT FOR THE ECONOMY, more details to follow so watch this space!
It has been a busy month for us and a great start to Q4!!
Innovative Projects Go Live
This month we are pleased to announce the launch of the MOY PARK Document Library which will distribute essential documents and notifications to over 700 farmers globally. This partners with our Moy Park online enablement programs for MTech and SAP.
In addition, we are also delighted to release the first phase of online learning to accompany the cutting edge social prescription digital solution from ELEMENTAL SOFTWARE.
Further Funding Secured
CENTRED SOUL are an awesome not-for-profit organisation & social enterprise, founded by Rosemary Deans.
There is a lack of specialist support in over 80% of NI to help combat the high levels of perinatal mental health issues and challenges around birth trauma. This has caused a communication and connection barrier for people experiencing these issues.
There is another barrier, caused by the ever present stigma that accompanies living with mental health issues and the lack of essential information on what is ‘perinatal’.
Through TiR we secured funding to develop a pilot web app for Centred Soul to foster communication between these people, enabling them to connect and communicate amongst one another and help reduce this stigma.
At an event in the Guild Hall, Derry on 11th June 2019 we were delighted to secure further funding to bring this game changing app to the next level. News article here.
This month we are delighted to announce the start of a large digital learning project with ELEMENTAL SOFTWARE.
In addition, we are delighted to launch two new knowledge and communication web app prototypes with PROUD and CENTRED SOUL. These exciting developments (funded by TECHIES IN RESIDENCE, innovate-NI, SOCIAL INNOVATION NI, COMIC RELIEF & Community Foundation NI) will be part of a NI Tech for Good Showcase in the Guild Hall (Derry/Londonderry) on 11th June 2019.
10,000 learner account active
Approaching our second year in business we are delighted to announce the 10,000 account has been activated on a DAMGEO LTD digital knowledge managment or learning solution.
Excitingly this not only involves the staples of learning objects/experiences and learning management systems (LMS), it includes the embedding of Flexilevel Assessment, Artifical Intelligence, Scenarios, Product Simulations, Learner Analytics etc.
A lot of exciting news this month
I know we say this every month, but some more exciting announcements at DAMGEO LTD this month. After being highly commended at the Digital DNA awards with the amazing UHUB (behind the mighty All State) and 10 of the team attending the DANI Awards. We are very excited to announce the kick off of 4 new innovative and exciting projects at DAMGEO LTD. These new clients (prefer ‘partners’) are WE ARE PROUD, CENTRED SOUL, DEIRDRE MAGUIRE and FIONA BRADLEY.
DAMGEO LTD shortlisted for 2 major awards
This is with our amazing friends and business partners at the might UHUB.
Worshipful Company of Management Consultants
We are very honoured this month, to have our own Damien Caldwell, become a freeman of the WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS.
Exciting start to 2019
After a successful and groundbreaking project with MOY PARK in 2019, we are delighted to announce the kick off in January 2019 of a second expansive project with MOY PARK and the wider JBS GROUP, providing the dynamic and interactive online learning content and infrastructure for the rollout of the SAP ERP solution – in partnership with ACUMENSIS.
Thanks to everyone who has supported and made this such a phenomenal year for DAMGEO LTD. We wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a please make sure you have a fantastic new year.
Chatbots are finally ready
We never got into the digital learning space to produce to next-next-next-back-next experiences. There is no excuse anymore for producing flat content that has been switching learners off for years. With data analysis, artifical intelligence and machine learning we produce blended learning pathways that provide contextual and point-of-need learning.
As we approach the end of DAMGEO year one, it has been one hell of a ride and long may it continue.
If you have ever thought of becoming self-employed, give it a god damn go, it is one of the most empowering career/life choices you can make. Challenges have been a plenty, the reason for going self-employed initially (a cool piece of work with Facebook did not quite work out). First lesson, not everything works out, get over it quick.
However, things happen for a reason, a year later we can call Acumenis, Moy Park, uHub, Children’s Law Centre, Capita, Volunteer Now, Severfield, ALMAC, Kith & Kin as live clients with exciting projects complete, ongoing and importantly repeat business. Second lesson, do the best job you can do and you will win other (better) business.
Thanks to all the people who have provided boundless support, we know who they are and will do everything to support them in the future. Third lesson, quickly learn who the good guys/gals are.
We genuinely cannot wait until the next year. The best bit of advice we were given was ‘concentrate on your customers and staff, not nominating yourself for awards’, has worked for us.
Solutions are go
At DAMGEO we are delighted to announce the launch of the KITH & KIN financial wellbeing digital learning resource via our Digital Learning Environment. Inital feedback is phenomenal. There is a lot of very busy and motivated team members in DAMGEO at the moment, as work continues on our CHILDREN’S LAW CENTRE (CLC), UHUB, CAPITA and SEVERFIELD projects, all with key deliverables before the close of 2018. We would also like to offer a warm welcome to new recruits Chris and Ryan, busy working on our projects with CLC and uHub.
What an end to 2018, our first full year in operation…
Exciting Contract Announcement
With summer really over now unfortunately, we have some exciting news at DAMGEO LTD.
As our work will continue with CAPITA and MOY PARK into Q4, we have 2 further exciting contract awards to announce. DAMGEO LTD have been awarded a contract with CHILDREN’S LAW CENTRE to deisgn and develop a chatbot to help deliver key messages around a variety of law themes for young people under 18. In addition, we have just had project kick-off for the second phase of My UHUB, please check back for an exciting announcement on this towards the end of October.
An update on what we have been up to recently
Being busy is never an excuse for neglecting your website. So here it goes.
Over the past number of weeks we have launched the hugely successful and innovative MOY PARK ELEARNING HUB, designed and started hosting a new learning object for Kith and Kin on our Digital Learning Environment and kicked off our key design role in the set up of the Evolve academy at CAPITA.
New contract awarded
At DAMGEO we are delighted to announce a new contract for the provision of a financial well being online learning object for KITH & KIN. This content will be available to learners on our Digital Learning Environment by the end of July 2018.
Delivering a flexible learning solution…
Blast from the recent past
Before DAMGEO became a registered company, our CEO Damien Caldwell was asked to present at the 2016 University of Ulster annual staff conference on GOING DIGITAL: A QUALITY STUDENT EXPERIENCE.
Quality of information on Higher Education provision…
DAMGEO features in TechWatch and Sync NI
Startup tailors eLearning to suit the student, not the educator…
A lot of new news
Damgeo have had a great and very exciting few weeks. We have just completed our 2nd project with VOLUNTEER NOW on Adult Safeguarding. We launched our own Digital Learning Environment. We have also won new and innovative contracts with BELFAST CITY COUNCIL, MOY PARK (in partnership with ACUMENSIS) and ALMAC. We have also started the ball rolling to recruit at least 3 new staff by the end of Q2 2018 and are about to open a new office in Belfast. Mad, but great times, the seat belts are well and truly fastened.
Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in coming onboard.
We are delighted to announce a 2nd project kick off for Volunteer Now this quarter. This new digital learning course will accompany the Adult Safeguarding course that was launched in February 2018. This course will assist in the enablement of Adult Safeguarding Champions in organisations throughout Northern Ireland.
This course has been designed by VOLUNTEER NOW with support from the Health and Social Care Board.
Right Service @ the Right Time
Think it it is worth mentioning a project that kicked off this week. Damgeo were very lucky to be selected to work with the inspirational Cara and Pamela from uHub, to produce a mental health support app, that will empower the user to take action and improve their mental health. Getting vulnerable people to the right service at the right time.
Thanks to the Techies in Residence team, Social Innovation NI and Building Change Trust for bringing us together.
Visit the uHub website HERE.
An Injection of Colour
Our latest project management programme has somehow taken a graphic direction that we are all pretty proud of.
Check it out HERE.
The first course developed between Volunteer Now and Damgeo is now live. This is a vital course for volunteers on Adult Safeguarding. Damgeo are also hosting this for Volunteer Now on our Digital Learning Environment.
Exciting times and a great course with true social impact.
The Kids are Alright
Leaving a piece of work with a placement student, can have its risks. One of our placement students in Northern Ireland, was asked to create an interactive office in an eLearning authoring tool (an app they hadn’t heard of until last Monday).
They then went away and did THIS.
Alcohol, drugs and ASBOs: FAKE NEWS.
Very proud of a recent design by a member of the Damgeo team, representing the history of what is currently ISO 9001:2015.
Low resolution preview of ANIMATION.
Real Induction Digitisation
It still stuns me that when you mention ‘digital learning innovation’, experts in the field are not afraid for some reason to shout out ‘mobile learning’, ‘microlearning’, ‘gamification’ (perhaps the most horrible word in the English language, closely followed by ‘pedagogy’, yuck). These should be a given in 2018, come on, the mobile phone has been in widespread use for approaching a quarter of a century for goodness sake.
In our recent work with organisations we are designing Induction and wider staff development around all the benefits that digitisation has brought to the learning table, a sample of the timeline and components are previewed in this INDUCTION TIMELINE.
3/5 of our recent enquiries have been about the digitisation of staff induction and how it can be designed to actually impact new starts; get them job ready fast; and actually shape their employment behaviours.
Not just be a distant memory by week 3 and something you leave on while you make a coffee. Check out our INDUCTION EXPLAINER for more info.
New Contract Announcement
Damgeo are delighted to announce the signing of a prestigious contract with SEVERFIELD, to produce a state of the art digital learning experience to facilitate the roll-out of ISO 9001:2015 throughout their organisation.
VOLUNTEER NOW have partnered with Damgeo to turn their classroom content into engaging online content. The first course for migration is ‘See Something, Say Something’, a vital course for volunteers on Adult Safeguarding.
Damgeo are experts at getting organisation inductions online fast. CONTACT us to pilot an induction component of yours online.
Thought: Staff could even do their induction before they commence employment!
Damgeo have just released an industry first. A getting started Learning Analytics course using xAPI and Learning Locker.
Click TRAINING to find out more.