In a West Midlands-based ILT survey that I recently undertook, I also asked… “Considering the future needs of your organisation to fully embed ILT , which of the following support/training would you like?”. The results are shown below and amongst other things they highlight quite clearly the need for good practise examples of e-learning within the WBL sector (83.3% of respondents have so far requested them!).
QIAs Excellence Gateway already goes some way to address this with case studies drawn from inspections in colleges, workplaces and adult learning centres throughout England, but I thought it might also be useful to outline specific examples of what some providers are already doing both in this region and further a field.
E-Guides Case Studies - As part of the Work-based learning E-Guides pilot programme, NIACE developed a set of case studies which demonstrate the effective and innovative use of technology by those WBL provider staff that had trained as E-Guides.
- Acacia Training and Development Ltd - Use of MP3 voice recording and online portfolios
- Sandwell Training Association: Development of a blog
- Springboard Southwark: Development of e-portfolios
- Training for today: Use of YouTube and MySpace
Skills for Business – These case studies demonstrate the real value that exploitation of appropriate technologies can add to business performance. You can search them by sector, company size, the business issue addressed ( e.g. customer care, introducing new technologies etc) or by the specific learning technologies in use ( e.g. generic courses, bespoke training, mentoring etc).
I hope that’s enough to get you thinking about the possibilities at least. Should you be interested in reading more examples you’ll find plenty on our very own website here.
For more information on any of these projects or on ways that you too might be able to adopt e-learning in a similar way, please get in touch.