I am Managing Director of the eLearning Marketplace Ltd, which is a central source of online training, with a catalogue of over 1,200 courses, and supplier of an LMS for business and education.
I am also a work based learning consultant specialising in the application of learning technologies. I have spent over 20 years’ in the FE and Skills sector where I combined my experience of the management of government funded programmes, quality assurance as an external verifier and my IT experience in the private sector, with my passion for developing innovative approaches to delivering work based learning. I managed the JISC remit for supporting the work based learning sector in England and Wales and was also Projector Director of the £2 million London Assessor project, which trained and qualified over 600 individuals to join the work based learning sector in London. In the past few years I have been working with training providers to enhance and bring efficiencies to their provision through the use of innovative solutions, along-side management of the eLearning Marketplace.
I am currently working on a JISC project looking at the new apprenticeship standards and how technology can enhance and make more efficient the apprenticeship journey.
Organisations implementing or developing their own blended learning or virtual model of training often ask how to ensure the quality of their online delivery. There are numerous elements that contribute to the quality of online training and factors that influence the achievement of objectives. What is certain is that organisational leadership, culture and strategic approach that promotes the development of the capabilities you are trying to achieve is critical to success.
@elearningmarket provide an e-Learning Global growth update
In the last five years we’ve spoken of the slowing growth of e-learning in the US and Europe, who were the early adopters of e-learning, and the corporate markets use of e-learning who were the predominant users. We predicted huge growth in the use of mobile learning and the increasing use of gamification and virtual and augmented reality. So where are we now and what does the future look like?
Blended Learning Quality Assurance Framework Toolkit by @carolynplewis @elearningmarket
The Blended Learning Quality Assurance Framework has been by written by Carolyn Lewis, Managing Director of eLearning Marketplace, who has been working in the field of learning technologies and quality assurance of training, particularly blended learning in adult education, for over 30 years. Carolyn has drawn on her experience managing the JISC government funded remit to support work based learning providers in the UK with their use of learning technologies, her experience as a City and Guilds EQA, the expertise of many other experienced practitioners, awarding organisations and Ofsted feedback to develop a very comprehensive framework.