City & Guilds & The Training Foundation to empower tutors through good e-learning practice
City & Guilds and The Training Foundation today announced a collaborative initiative that supports the development of quality online learning resources
For the first time, tutors with little technical expertise will be able to generate online learning material and print output without the need to learn HTML simply by using Acce-Lerator, an e-learning content development tool that produces content compatible with all computer platforms. Under the initiative, City & Guilds are licensing Acce-Lerator as an internal content development system and it is expected that tutors at City & Guilds approved colleges will also have access. Learners, in turn, should benefit from more targeted content with a consistent look and feel.
According to Dr Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, director of e-Strategy and Learning at City & Guilds: "The potential for e-Learning in education and training is huge, but too often, poor quality design inhibits both learner motivation and learning effectiveness. Both City & Guilds and The Training Foundation have a keen interest in promoting best practice in e-Learning content development."
City & Guilds is the UK's leading awarding body for work related, vocational qualifications. In total, the organisation awards around 1 million certificates to learners each year on over 500 subjects ranging from creative studies to catering, management skills to health and social care.
Nick Mitchell, Chairman of The Training Foundation stated that he looked forward to working closely with City & Guilds."The organisation has a long history of leadership in the UK educational system and is at the forefront of online education and training. We believe that working with City & Guilds' e-Strategy and Learning Directorate we can deliver an unbeatable service to the education sector and make a major contribution towards achieving the Government's ambitious but welcome objectives for online learning."