Our eLearning actually takes students two days to complete. It is also fully interactive using video, cartoons, interactive video, text and pictures. This gives plenty of variety for all types of learner. If a student gets a question wrong they are not just sent back to ‘try again’, but told why they got it wrong, and given more information, often in a different way.
We have tested this new way of running courses with staff in a couple of universities. The staff were of varied backgrounds: from cleaners and security staff to lab technicians and academics. Of those that had taken a FAW course before, 75% thought the course was better than their previous course and 25% thought it was the same. No one thought the course was worse, nor that the eLearning couldn’t replace the two days normally covered in class.
Students on these test courses said:
Brilliant online material, videos and animated videos!”
“Very good and comfortable under the COVID situation, I learned the same as I normally would.”
“I enjoyed the course and found it very useful. I liked having the flexible time to complete the online elements of the course and thought the in-person aspect was well delivered with plenty of time to practice the practical skills with lots of instructor supervision.”