Hull University wanted a better way to deliver courses to a wider audience for part-time and full-time learners. We designed and developed bespoke eLearning that delivered fantastic results.
The Engineering Department at the University of Hull wanted a better way to deliver courses to a wider audience for part-time and full-time learners. With more and more people studying from home and in the workplace, they needed content that learners could easily access and complete at their own pace.
The course needed to cover important aspects of Process Safety Management including, safety reports, reasonable and practical standards, applying the principle of ALARP, permit to work process, hidden hazards, dangers of confined spaces and much more.
Another important element of the project was to enable students to easily share and communicate information between themselves and with their tutors across all devices.
What we did
Working closely with Professors Dr Jim Gilbert and Dr Phil Rubini, we translated their expertise of engineering into an eLearning friendly format, using video and 3D animation to demonstrate more complex topics. To meet the aims of the brief, our team introduced the concept of the Flipped Classroom to the University. Flipped Classroom blends newonline learningwith classroom-based lectures enabling greater flexibility for home learning and classroom discussion.
To help create ongoing, easy methods of sharing information and communicating with tutors and peers, we integrated third-party solutions. These included Dropbox and Skype to provide a fully connected training programme that works across all devices.
Over 75% of Learners preferred the new courses to traditional learning and over 88% benefited from taking the learning in their own time at home. Most of the learners said they liked the 'Flipped Classroom', with over 78% saying they would recommend it to a friend.
Other comments from the learners included ‘Much easier to follow at your own pace’ and 'Easier to concentrate and take the material in through elearning'.