Client: Creative Associates
Project: Moodle development and course design
In order to illustrate the importance of online learning, Senior Education Technology Specialist at USAID Tony Bloome explained that development professionals must gather evidence to prove the promising opportunities of technology and education that will help us make this case. Initial evidence from the U.S. Education Department has shown a slight learning retention gain by using a blended combination of online and in-person learning activities.
Meeting the needs of this project required a broader understanding of cultures and languages. Elightenment Learning, Inc. working in partnership with Creative Associates developed a multi-media learning platform along with course development set in SCORM. The LMS was based on Moodle, and while it contained a variety of customizations, the Moodle core remained intact to provide for future upgrades. Courses were designed in multiple languages for ease of delivery and to ensure students were able to focus on content rather than language barriers.
Project: Multi-tenant Moodle Development
In an effort to bring together 15 police academies in the Caribbean, Metrostar sought to create an online community that brought many challenges. There needed to be a platform that was easy to use addressed multiple languages, and created a social community along with a learning one. The project required meeting the issues of a variety of training needs while attempting to move them to a shared community.
Elightenment Learning, Inc. provided a multi-tenant solution building off of Moodle. Additional customizations allowed the site to be scalable and grow with the needs of the agencies involved. Also, the customizations permitted the ability for students and instructors to work together across agencies to create a stronger community within law enforcement. As outcomes of the work were necessary, we built a strong foundation for ongoing feedback to all involved.
Client: Beyond Campus Innovations
Project: Course Design and Development, Moodle
The NJ CTL project, Beyond Campus Innovations, is an online learning community of teachers and instructors. The project required creating a clean interface and social community for teachers to receive continuing education in physics and other subjects. The challenge was setting up courses and course content in a user friendly format that allowed the teachers to progress at their own pace. Further, the site and courses had to provide a very intuitive layout so that technology was not a hindrance.
Working with Moodle, Elightenment Learning, Inc. developed the courses using native Moodle as it's tool. While HTML coding was a strong component of the project development, all was maintained within the standard Moodle core. Working with NJCTL's instructional designers, Elightenment Learning, Inc. created the online courses utilizing a creative approach while remaining true to the standard Moodle installation.