E-Learning is currently booming, with the industry estimated to reach $325 billion by 2025.
Empowering people of all ages to access education from anywhere in the world, online learning allows individuals and businesses to overcome many of the obstacles associated with professional development and staff training.
Meanwhile, emerging technologies - such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - are enabling us to learn in fresh new ways, providing a wider group of people with a chance to improve their knowledge and gain vital employability skills.
To celebrate this week’s Digital Learning Day, we’re taking a closer look at some of the fantastic and inspiring edtech projects and digital learning platforms currently being developed by our members.
Founded in 1995, SHEilds has grown to be one of the largest NEBOSH health and safety training providers in the world.
The team has recently moved their IT department over to C4DI in order to shake things up and make connections with Hull's tech community.
"Digital learning opens up so many opportunities for a broad range of people," explains Owen Roach, Marketing Assistant at SHEilds.
"You can learn anywhere in the world with an internet connection, without having to travel and attend a classroom course - which can be costly for small businesses and individuals. In fact, sometimes it's impossible for people to travel due to work and family commitments, or other reasons."
A global leader in eLearning courses, SHEilds specialises in Health and Safety and Environmental qualifications and is accredited by awarding bodies, such as NEBOSH, City & Guilds, ProQual and ILM. They are also recognised as an IOSH-approved Training Provider for tailored courses.
"The courses we provide encourage mobility between industries. People can get trained up in specific areas for professional development and advance their careers," Owen adds.
Also focusing on employee development, Jigsaw Learning is a an instructional design and e-learning agency. They write, create and design e-learning courses, delivering a wide range of learning resources, including online training platforms, mobile apps, interactive e-books, workbooks, animations and videos.
“We work with humanitarian agencies, corporations, universities, publishers, and SMEs in the UK, Europe, US, Canada and further afield to create engaging and challenging learning programmes to help people do their jobs better,” explains Mark Timmans, Jigsaw Co-Founder.
“Being part of C4DI enables us to meet and work with like-minded companies and individuals, and to offer our clients a network of experts to support all aspects of their technical requirements.”
Good2Learn is aimed at KS2 children and is the brainchild of Paul Mandalia, who has worked closely with several members of C4DI to develop and create a series of curriculum-based video lessons. These short, bite-sized clips are integrated into an online platform that allows children to complete exercises, track their progress and gain rewards.
“Digital technology helps us to ensure children are engaging with school subjects and benefiting from a better learning experience,” Paul tells us.
“Our positive feedback has demonstrated that pupils love using our educational platform, as they can access it on their tablets, mobile phones and laptops. Meanwhile, going digital has also given us the opportunity to capture data and instantly update parents on their child’s progress.”
Good2Learn is currently offering a 14-day free trial for families, which includes full access to unlimited maths and English lessons, rewards and certificates.
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