However, in the last 18 months or so, there has been an acceptance that if online learning modules are constructed well, are interactive and designed with instructional care, they can be incredibly effective. E-learning, in particular, can be a great tool for foundational knowledge across a range of subject areas and give participants an opportunity for self-paced learning and self-assessment. These online learning solutions can be blended with workshops conducted in classrooms and in the field to encourage teamwork and gets learners to think about workflow development as part of a larger team.
At RPS, we’ve been ahead of this school of thought for some time and have prioritised this blended learning approach for energy training across our portfolio. A key unifying element is the RPS Learning Hub, our bespoke online learning platform where participants can access and manage all their learning resources and information. The Learning Hub plays host to our webinar delivery courses as well as our e-learning modules. Course pages provide access to course materials, live event details, pre and post-course resources and a variety of interactive media, including quizzes, assessments, completion tracking, as well as opportunities for social learning and collaborative interactions.
We’ve also ensured that course materials are available to our learners when they need them most. Notes and learning materials are searchable and available in a personal digital library of learning on the Learning Hub dashboard.
Put simply, we would define a blended approach as striking the right balance between classroom sessions, e-learning, webinars and fieldwork, packaged with care and delivered by subject matter experts with decades of experience in energy training.