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.
What we did
Our team introduced the concept of the Flipped Classroom, blending new online learning with classroom-based lectures. and built a dynamic HTML5 framework that took the best bits of traditional eLearning courses and combined them with the benefits of newer technologies. This provided a format that would work across all devices and could be easily expanded. We also created unique interactive exercises to check knowledge and integrated third party solutions, Dropbox and Skype to provide a fully connected training programme.
Working closely with Professors Dr Jim Gilbert and Dr Phil Rubini, we translated their expertise of engineering into a more eLearning friendly format, using video and 3D animation to demonstrate more complex topics.
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. ‘Much easier to follow at your own pace’ and 'Easier to concentrate and take material in through elearning’ were some of the comments that came back from the Learners.