Using a learning platform reduces costs and saves time. Typically, students would study within a classroom environment; by using itslearning, colleges can introduce online learning hours where students learn either from home or independently within the college. This frees up classrooms, learning resources and tutors.
“itslearning allows us to track learner progress easily through the use of online assignments and tests. Staff can easily input and upload resources to help deliver sessions within the mindset of Blended Learning. The interface is very user friendly allowing for those who may be apprehensive to engage with technology to develop their skill sets and try new things”.
Gary Vear, Learning Technology Manager at Accrington & Rossendale College
Today’s learners see their educational futures built around technology. Devices such as smartphones and tablets have become ever-present in day to day life, with learners eager to incorporate these tools into their learning with the expectation of being able to access their learning materials whenever and wherever. With itslearning there are no barriers to learning, tutors and learners can access materials 24/7 on any device.
Enable students to learn new content at their own pace and ‘replay’ lessons, coursework, and assessments as needed. itslearning turns the physical classroom into a collaborative learning space where students create content, share ownership of learning, and reinforce knowledge through activity, discussion and application.
itslearning’s collaboration with Hopwood Hall College has helped to drive up learner success rates by 10 percentage points, propelling it into the top quartile of the UK FE sector.
Attract more students by offering flexibility. In today’s world, learning is no longer 9am to 5pm. By offering online learning, it eliminates the traditional “catchment area”, it allows students to take control of their own learning and enables them to study when it suits them.
The ability to easily monitor the progress of students leads to increased retention rates. Track which students are completing their work on time. Those that aren’t can be easily identified and appropriate action can be taken in a timely manner.
“mandate the inclusion in every publicly-funded learning programme from 2015/16 of a 10% wholly-online component, with incentives to increase this to 50% by 2017/2018. This should apply to all programmes unless a good case is made for why this is not appropriate to a particular programme”
Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG)