Inspired by their experience of MOOCs, Barnardo’s IS learning and development team reworked its strategy to offer a flexible, blended learning solution requiring no face to face classroom delivery. Instead, a combination of learning technologies were used, including eLearning, live online classrooms and recordings, with helpful online resources just a click away. Business experts provided on the job coaching.
Learners had the flexibility to choose what they needed to learn based on their role, with weekly communications signposting them to relevant content. Fundraisers were also encouraged to use the social network tool Chatter. This proved powerful in boosting engagement, helping to foster a community to promote continuous learning and improved opportunities for knowledge sharing across the fundraising community.
Learner engagement began six weeks before the project went live achieving amazing results – even people outside of the department were intrigued and accessing the resources to find out more about the project!
While inspired by MOOCs, the Barnardo’s experience with training resulted in much different outcomes with 93% of users started the training process and 80% completed the essential eLearning (much higher than MOOC attempt and completion rates that have been seen worldwide.
Congratulations do the Charity Learning Consortium for successfully promoting the use of tools like Moodle by non profits and to Barnardo’s for using the tool to further than mission and help children throughout the UK. Read the full press release here: http://www.charitylearning.org/news-events/news/elearning-inspires-barnardos-fundraisers/