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Management Systems typically track the
dates an individual has been on a course,
the time they have spent, the progress
made, as well as reporting their scores
on any exams or assessments undertaken
online,” explains Orban.
This tracking function is extremely
important to Daniel Dyer, learning and
development manager at leisure trust
Fusion, which will be signing up for a
selection of online learning courses from
the NSA. “With over 30 sites in the UK,
many of which are in remote locations,
the accessibility of online learning makes it
a very attractive prospect to us. As far as
CPD is concerned, online training allows
us to regularly assess our employees and
check their competence,” he explains.
Neil Burton, CEO at Holmes Place
Central & Eastern Europe, who is
currently trialling PTontheNET’s
Certifi cate in Health and Fitness
Management with some of his staff,
agrees: “Most online systems offer what Online CV Keeping all training records in Lifetime’s web-based format
‘guru’ trainers cannot, such as feedback, a can make it much easier for instructors to assess learners’ work
help function, management reports on the
uptake and pass/fail rates and statistical
data on how the training is being used.” LIFETIME’S E-PORTFOLIO
However, Burton says online training is
only successful if individuals are motivated
and consider training a benefi t, and if
managers are actively involved in their W
hen undertaking an eliminates paperwork by using a
apprenticeship programme, web-based format.
student employees must Regional trainers can focus on the
team’s training by setting measurable goals develop a file of all training records. instruction of each candidate via an
and monitoring participants. Traditionally, students would provide online student assessment database
Once an employee completes their evidence in a paper-based portfolio – each trainer has a tablet personal
in-house training with Holmes Place and for a regional trainer to assess, which computer, and all assessment notes,
qualifi es as a PT, they are rewarded with can become a huge, cumbersome conversations and even video footage
a subscription to PTontheNET. “This document. Lifetime’s E-Portfolio, is able to be updated immediately
has provided a really valuable incentive launched just over a year ago, onto the system.
to trainers, both to pass the exams we
set internally and to maintain their high
standards,” says Burton. benefits include:
◆ Timely completion of apprenticeships / qualifications
co-existing ◆ Non-browser based, so doesn’t need the internet to function and can be used
So what about the future of online anywhere. It simply needs to synchronise at the end of the day with head office
training? Marnoch sees a world where ◆ Students can get remote access to view their files and measure their progress
both online learning and classroom ◆ Students are ‘involved’ in their learning by having interaction with the assessor
teaching co-exist: “People and their and the e-learning process / hardware
learning styles are different, so I don’t ◆ The management information obtainable from the system measures the detail
think that online learning will take over necessary to manage business KPIs and individual staff members
and I hope there will always be a need for ◆ The management team at Lifetime can track candidates at any time and report
the more traditional styles of learning.” their progress accurately to employers
Nevertheless, as technology continues ◆ Bespoke and integrated internal training processes are mapped to the national
to advance and challenges some of the occupational standards to ensure the learner’s development mirrors the
issues traditionally associated with online assessment on-site by the Lifetime assessor
learning, the general consensus among ◆ Relevant data, including authentication signatures from the regional trainer and
industry professionals is that distance student, is captured and, in real time, communicated directly to the Learning
learning will continue to grow. As Baker and Skills Council (LSC). This eliminates the need for the majority of paper-
puts it: “It’s down to economics – it’s based forms required by the LSC, allowing Lifetime to draw down funding from
all about the bottom line for operators, the government in the most effective way possible
giving them a quality service that’s
convenient and good value.” Lifetime recently won the Work Based Learning Award for its innovative use of
technology in education and learning from Becta, the government agency leading
andrea bickford the national drive to ensure the effective use of technology throughout learning.
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