Living and learning with new media
We believe that good educational and training programs should be enjoyable and enriching; they should encourage students to explore and find their own way of understanding while providing structure and challenges that direct students to reach specified learning outcomes.
Developments in technology and changes in the way we use it, are producing new and exciting ways to learn. We can now create and integrate videos, audio podcasts, animations, dynamic web pages, interactive mind maps, blogs and bulletin boards to produce very effective and engaging online learning environments that can be accessed by students where and when they need to.
We specialise in creating and managing online learning environments that provide both openness and flexibility while simultaneously directing and challenging students to achieve specific learning outcomes. We can create packages from scratch or we can audit, optimise and supplement existing course material so that it will appear on the web as an autonomous and self explanatory learning experience.
Importantly, we strongly believe that a large part of effective communication (and by extension teaching) is interpersonal (and this perhaps has been one of the things that to date has been missing in online learning). We therefore stress the importance of making the material both personable and authoritative, and this means paying attention to the the style of presentation; not just the visual style and finish but the tone of voice or language register that we use in addressing the student.