October 4, 2018

Polaris: Our New LMS

Ladies and gentleman, we are excited to announce the winning submission from the ‘Name our new Learning Management System’ competition.

And the winner is….Polaris!

Northern Health’s eLearning Manager, Bec Gilbert, tells us they wanted to brand it with a name that represents our organisation – that’s where staff came in.

“The new LMS will be an integrated and collaborative online learning space into the future. Because the LMS will be such an integral part of the Northern Health education experience, we wanted our employees to help name it,” she said.

The brief was simple. Come up with a single-word name that is unique, creative and symbolises our organisation.

Congratulations to Matthew Belevski, who submitted the winning name. Matthew explained how he came to choose Polaris – “I remember hearing about the North Star, aka Polaris, probably from a TV show, and at first I liked the link between North and Northern.”

“Once I started to do some research on the North Star, I realised just how well it linked up to the new LMS, with the sky revolving around the star, and the LMS being the central point for everything,” he said.

Matthew won himself a FitBit Charge and a bottle of French Champagne, kindly provided by LMS partnering vendor, Androgogic.

The LMS project team look forward to sharing progress reports and updates, as they continue on their journey of implementing Polaris, an exclusive online learning environment for all employees. Stay tuned…

Polaris, commonly known as the North Star or Pole Star, lies nearly in a direct line with the axis of the Earth‘s rotation “above” the North Pole. Polaris stands almost motionless in the sky, and all the stars of the northern sky appear to rotate around it.