After months of preparation, today sees the launch of eQual Learning – a suite of interactive online courses specially created for the new level 3 Diploma (mandatory in apprenticeship frameworks from tomorrow).
The new e-learning suite is based on a Moodle platform and is packed with videos, lectures, PowerPoint presentations, podcasts, quizzes, reading material, web links and a wide range of engaging interactive animations.
The knowledge for the Diploma is delivered in five themed courses:
• Promoting positive outcomes
• Working together to protect children
• Development and learning
• Safe environments
• The role of the professional
As well as using eQual Learning for our own learners, we plan to make it available to other training providers, colleges and employers. Access to all five courses starts at £79 per student, making this a really attractive option either as a complete set of courses or as a complement to existing activities. Because of the flexibility of the Moodle platform, users can add their own branding and even content.
Many so called ‘e-learning’ courses are little more than online textbooks, so we wanted to create something genuinely interactive and multi-media, which caters for a wide range of learning styles. Students will work through the material at their own pace, in their own time; and, at the end of the course, there are links to the set assignments, which can be added to the learner’s portfolio, whether paper or web based.
A showcase of sample material from several courses can be accessed online at www.equallearning.co.uk. Please do click and have a look!