5 Signs You Need to Outsource Your RTO Content, Stat!

Creating your own learning content can be one of the most complex and costly aspects of running an RTO. If your training organisation is experiencing any of these warning signs, it’s time to look to a more efficient and integrated solution.

Reason 1: Your teaching or financial resources are stretched

In many cases, curating, compiling and managing RTO content can take the equivalent of two full time staff. Factor that into your costs and it rapidly becomes clear why quality Learning content from an external provider can provide such good value. On top of this, your teaching staff may be brilliant at what they do but understandably unsure of how to make content engaging. Outsourcing the task removes this extra stress and responsibility and lets your trainers do what they do best – train.

Reason 2: Your students’ engagement levels are low

Far too many RTOs simply upload the equivalent of text book pages to an online platform and expect students to learn effectively with these. That’s a big mistake! Interactivity and multi-media learning are key to enjoying and retaining information, so if your content is anything other than exciting, it’s time to look to a more polished solution offering video, quiz and case study interaction.

Reason 3: It’s difficult to keep track of it all

We get it – keeping hold of textbook chapters, media marketing results and student/teacher communications can be a juggling act. You may even be using several software solutions or websites for videos, forums, assessments and more. Consider how much administration time and hassle you can save yourself with one modern solution that ties all of these things together.

Reason 4: Assessing student understanding is a struggle

It’s the retention of information that is a real indicator of success within an RTO, and if you have inefficient assessment methods then that will lead to confusing and inconsistent results for both teaching staff and students. Look for content that is provided with a standardised assessment rubric, and you will have an accurate understanding (and audit trail) of your students’ learning.

Reason 5: It’s a nightmare to keep up with compliance

This is a big one for many RTOs. Endless hours are spent ensuring your content covers everything, and even then there’s always a niggling feeling that you might have missed something. With the right external solution you can be certain that there are people dedicated to ensuring content stays compliant and current, so you can get on with the job of providing a great student experience.

If you are looking at any of these problems within your RTO, speak with the team at Learning Vault about unlocking great value, interactive educational resources.

Why is Case Study Learning so Effective?

Here at Learning Vault we’re a big believer in the saying that experience makes the best trainer. It’s why we choose content developers who have years of expertise in their industry to join our team, and it’s also why we choose to use case studies as a common feature within our training content. These are just some of the reasons case studies make for effective learning.

Case studies are simply more interesting than reading an entire textbook

Traditional learning methods might provide lengthy texts that are highly informative but also incredibly dull. Would you rather read about the best practices of customer service from a 1990 textbook, or would you rather place yourself in the shoes of a small business owner faced with a common customer service challenge? We find that a challenge like this makes it so much easier for students to absorb the information and skills they need to learn.

Not everybody learns the same way  

Some students learn very effectively through reading text, but not everyone learns best like this. Applying a real-world situation to a learning objective enables students to approach a concept in a new way and reinforce what they may have glossed over in a textbook environment. Feedback from a case study short answer assessment helps both trainers and students to understand how well the student has retained what they need to know.

It helps to emotionally connect a student with a problem or objective

Whether we’re talking about a business, leadership and management or retail course, these skills and lessons apply to real people rather than simple theory. A case study places the student directly into the mind of a business owner or office manager so they can better understand the relationships, challenges and opportunities that that person will experience.

It prepares students for the workforce

In a real office or business scenario students won’t have hours to research and compile a detailed response to a customer complaint or a demanding deadline. Our case studies help students adapt to thinking on their feet and applying their newfound knowledge and skills in a realistic scenario. Think of it as building muscle memory for conflict and goal management. They will develop critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills and leadership skills that can all be used and built on once they gain their qualification.

Interested to see how our case studies work within our learning content structures? Get in touch with the Learning Vault team and request a demo today.

Clarity and Focus: The Benefits of Learning Targets and Feedback

Drawing up a road map

When you arrive in a new country or city, one of the first things you’re likely to do is to pull out a map of some form. In many ways, learning objectives also serve as this map when it comes to studying a new training course. These objectives lay out goals, help students to see the bigger picture and set achievable milestones to break up what can seem like a daunting task. Instead of following classes blindly, students can take an active role in their own learning process.

The purpose of a course outline

With Learning Vault we lay out a course outline that not only lists what will be covered in the course, but also what students can expect when it comes to assessments. After all, it can be intimidating to be faced with a test when you have no idea what’s going to be involved or what you are meant to be demonstrating. In knowing that an assessment is going to consist of short answers or the interpretation of a case study with reference sheets, students can mentally prepare to work through that assessment. Our Touchstone documents also help to consolidate and clarify topics once students have learned about these in detail.

Closing the loop with feedback

Biggs’ Constructive Alignment model for course design explores the idea that being informed of the entire learning process in an outcomes-based education enables students to gain significant sense and meaning from that process. Regular feedback can be a vital part of this course style, so we ensure content is broken into smaller sections that provide ongoing feedback that students can use to monitor their progress. If they receive a ‘Not Yet Satisfactory’, teaching staff can provide personalised feedback on ways that the student can improve on their next approach.

Where to find course outlines and marks within Learning Vault

It’s incredibly simple to find both outlines and feedback within the Learning Vault environment. Both can be directly found by students when they click on their Courses section of their dashboard, creating an ongoing view of both learning outcomes and assessment results. Students can see at a glance how they performed in each assessment and how this affects their overall completion.

In addition, it is simple to contact teaching staff for further clarification and to post forum messages to other students within the course. All of these features combined help the student to take control of their own learning process for successful outcome-based results.

How RTO Managers Can Conquer Compliance

When I owned an RTO, I constantly felt like I was riding a bike up a steep hill of compliance. I always had the feeling that if I just got to the top, it would level off and I’d be able to enjoy the ride for a while. The problem was that every time I got there, I’d see there was another hill to climb – often steeper and longer than the last.

Managing compliance is a never-ending journey for RTO managers. Changes to standards, funding contracts, legislation, training packages and even industry practices – these things have RTO managers constantly updating, improving, changing and validating systems and resources. We’ve been on that road, and we know how much work is involved in running a compliant RTO.

One of the driving forces behind the establishment of Learning Vault was to flatten out some of those hills for our RTO clients, so they can spend more time on developing their business and providing quality training and assessment to their students. Here are some of those hills we can help to flatten…

Valid and sufficient assessment resources

“Our assessment resources are fully compliant”. Yep, I’ve heard it before too. It’s a big claim to make, particularly when compliance can sometimes be determined by a less-than-consistent auditing regime.
What you need (and what we actually provide) is this:

  • Detailed analysis and assessment mapping that covers:
    • all of the UOC components (PC, PE and KE)
    • mapping of Foundation Skills and Core Skills for Work
    • mapping of all formative and summative assessments
    • a detailed course plan that complements your TAS
  • Assessments that address the required assessment conditions, inclusive of workplace documents, resources, policies and procedures and case studies that included simulated interactions with others
  • Consistent and ongoing updates and improvements to the resources to address changes in training packages, industry practices or general continuous improvement activity (at no cost)
  • A guarantee to fix any compliance issue that is found in audit – any audit
  • Using any intelligence or improvements identified through our customers audits and applying these through regular updates in resources (at no cost)
  • Ensuring your RTO is updated instantly with any changes to resources so that your records remain current
  • Independent pre-validation of resources and validation documents provided at no additional cost.

Authenticity checking measures

Authenticity is always a sticky subject, particularly in relation to distance or online learning models. While student declarations go some way towards compliance in this area, RTOs really need to implement multiple strategies to ensure the assessment evidence submitted is authentic: both in terms of who has completed the work, and in the legitimacy of the work submitted.

One solution we’ve implemented into our online platform is the ability to conduct plagiarism checks and to quickly and efficiently identify any identical submissions. This function is easy to use, and we highly recommend that clients use this facility to demonstrate an authentic assessment system.

Well-designed assessment systems

It can be a tiresome task to ensure that all assessment submissions are consistently interpreted and that assessment results are consistent and comparable across an RTO. It’s been proven that unconscious bias and different perspectives can impact on the uniformity of assessment results, so RTOs must have systems in place that:

  • Ensure assessment decisions across different learners and different assessors are consistent
  • Demonstrate a well-designed assessment system that includes measures to minimise variation between assessors.
  • Provide evidence criteria (i.e. decision-making rules) to judge the quality of performance.

We’ve put a lot of thought into providing a reliable assessment system that minimises any inconsistencies in assessment decisions. Our system provides answer guides that include example answers, or detail specific criteria that must be demonstrated in a question or submission. We don’t feel that this is special – it’s an absolute must for compliance, and should be a standard feature from any legitimate resource provider.

What does make us different is that we provide a rubric for every question, activity or project task within our assessment suite. Our system allows for online assessment to save you time, with the benchmarks beside each assessment question or submission. I could spend all day talking about the benefits of the rubric assessment system, but you can find more detail over at Is Satisfactory Really Satisfactory?

Enhanced learning resources

Learning content is where lots of students are lost. There’s some good content out there, but there is also plenty of lazy and low quality stuff too. How many times have you experienced learning content that was bland, boring and too focused on theory, without any reference to how that information applies in a real workplace? Content is often developed in a tight formula that follows each Performance Criteria step by step. With some UOCs this makes sense, but often this doesn’t help in terms of the real world. You’ll find that our learning content is developed to ‘flow’ with more relation to how things realistically occur and intertwine. In terms of compliance we provide:

  • Mapping of learning resources within our UOC or Cluster analysis and assessment mapping
  • Learning resources that include examples and activities of practical application of skills and knowledge
  • Learning resources that are in plain English, that focus on practical and relevant workplace application
  • Engaging content. It’s not a compliance requirement, but it should be!

Be sure to check the fine print

Many resource companies offer a guarantee of the compliance of their assessment tools at audit, but be sure to read the small print. Much of the time you’ll find that you’re only covered for initial or addition to scope audits – and if you’ve been around for a while, you’ll know that they’re not the audits that cause the most worry.

If our product isn’t compliant at ANY audit, we genuinely want to know and we fix the issue. Not just for your RTO, but for all clients. We will adjust the assessment to meet any compliance requirement, and we will do it in the time frames you require.

Getting started

Learning and assessment resources are the one thing you can purchase that will impact compliance, student experience and profitability. We understand it’s a big decision, and we want you to be 100% confident that our resource is the right fit for your organisation. Don’t take my word on how good our product is. Call us on 1300 662 443 and take a good look at a content sample for yourself. Have your compliance team review it, show your trainers and see how it fits your framework. Chances are, it won’t cost any more than what you’re already paying (probably less), so take this chance to conquer those compliance challenges once and for all.

Written by Coleen Rivas // Managing Director

Coleen has worked in management roles within the training and employment sector since 1992 and within the VET sector including TAFE since 2001. What Coleen doesn’t know about training and education isn’t worth knowing! Recently, she sold her own highly successful RTO in which she had been hands-on in every aspect of the business including training packages, validation and professional development. This organisation held multiple Government contracts and delivered training Nationally. As a result, she brings a phenomenal amount of expertise and experience to Learning Vault to ensure we deliver world-class business and management content.

Why Purchase RTO Content Rather Than Creating Your Own?

Let’s face it – it is incredibly costly and time consuming to create your own RTO course content. You don’t only need to cover everything in your course structure; you also need to make sure it’s engaging and of course, compliant! The smartest move is to find a reputable provider of RTO course material, and the advantages become clear very quickly…

Purchasing course content will save you time (and money)

Depending on the size and scale of your RTO, developing your own course material can often take one or two dedicated full-time staff. Either that, or your team needs to work overtime to keep it all up to date. Who has that kind of time (or the overheads) to spare? Our course content scales perfectly with your student base making it incredibly cost-effective at any size, so your staff’s expertise can be put to better use teaching.

The content is likely to be of a higher calibre

Teaching does and should come first, so it’s only natural that you can’t devote all your energy into refining your learning resources. RTO course companies like Learning Vault exist purely to craft fresh and engaging course content, so we’ve become pretty darn good at it. We use the latest research on study techniques to break information into structured sections with truly interesting video and interactive content, plus real-world case examples.

Your content is always compliant and current

The detailed requirements for RTO compliance are there for good reason, but they also take up a LOT of time when it comes to checking and refining content. When you find the right RTO material provider (such as us), you can handball all of those concerns over to an expert team that constantly updates content so it’s compliant. Plus, if you choose the right platform (like ours), your assessment, administration and support system is built into one invaluable system making compliance as easy and efficient as possible.

You can be up and running much faster

Whether you’re a new RTO in the early stages of developing your courses or are looking to refresh your study resources, you wouldn’t believe how long it can take to research and develop even basic course content. On top of this, you’d need to research and customise a platform and check over everything for compliance. Or, you could access a proven system and framework and be up and running within 7 days. We know which option we’d choose!

Someone always has your back

Have questions, concerns or feedback? You’ll want to be working with a team who has the time and the inclination to actually refine and improve important features, as well as providing useful training to keep your entire team up to speed on your course platform. With the right provider, you’ll have all of this and more with ongoing support.

If you’re ready to check out the fantastic quality and accessibility of Learning Vault resources, give us a call.

Do Millennials Really Learn Differently?

The results are in and yes, Millennials learn differently! Those aged 18-32 most likely make up a large proportion of your student base, and if you aren’t tailoring your training content to them then you could be missing out on training some of tomorrow’s best leaders, managers and business owners. So what are young adults looking for in their training content?

Efficiency and ease of use

Younger students aren’t lazy – in fact, they’re extremely good at finding out what they need to know exactly when they need to know it through Google or YouTube. They are also short on time due to balancing every aspect of their lives. That means that any educational content designed for this group needs to be straight to the point and free of waffle. Give them short videos, snippets of relevant information and short answer assessments so they can learn and prove what they know without wasting unnecessary time.

The logic behind the learning

Generally speaking, those aged 18-32 aren’t fans of out-dated authoritative teaching – or rote learning. If you can rationalise why they need to learn a skill or theory then they’ll be much more likely to absorb and retain it. This involves tying concepts to real world situations where they will be applicable, and that’s exactly why we use case studies as a crucial element within our assessment structure. Making sense makes learning a whole lot easier.

The freedom to self-educate

Generation Y students are an independent bunch and actually more motivated to begin their own businesses than previous generations. Online education offers the perfect environment for them to learn at their own pace and supplement their own education with individual research. Training content should be all about providing the essential course structure and resources for them to base their own understanding on.

Feedback and relationships

Millennials are searching for meaning in their work, study and relationships. That’s why it’s important for them to have authentic connection to their trainers in an educational context, as well as a clear idea of how they’re progressing through a course. Discussions, grades and feedback are all important to this age group, so encourage your trainers to make the most of the engagement features within your training content platform.

Is Learning Vault right for your Gen Y group of students? Request your demo now and see how interactive, compliant and multimedia resources can keep the training process exciting and relevant for all demographics.

How to Boost Student Completion Rates in Training Organisations

We all love seeing students make the most of their studies, and there’s nothing more rewarding than hearing about their latest promotions and self-started businesses. Here’s how to help your students stay motivated and see their course through to full completion with carefully designed RTO materials.

Give them a taste for the real world

Theory is all well and good, but real world relevance is critical to student progress. As one example, we include a simulated business case study in our business diploma course. Students learn applicable skills as they follow the success and lessons of this example organisation, so they feel prepared and capable upon graduation.

Make it easy to catch lectures in lunch breaks

Students are working, caring for kids and attending to their other obligations in between learning how to take on the business world. According to the Journal of Applied Psychology, breaking up educational content (known as microlearning) can improve knowledge transfer by up to an impressive 17%. A course that’s arranged in 15 minute sections with a clear structure ensures students can pick up and retain critical skills, even if they’re waiting in line for the bus.

Keep things interesting and interactive

Traditional online course content is truly yawn-inducing, so it’s no wonder students have trouble getting through months of it. Video content is proven to deepen students’ understanding and increase motivation, and that increases more so with an element of interactivity. Keep them engaged and you’ll keep them on the path to successful course completion.

Provide unlimited access to study materials

Mobile access to learning resources is an absolute must-have for RTOs in 2017. In one Merrill Lynch case study mobile learning saw a 12% higher completion rate compared to desktop-only study. As well as making your course content available across smartphones, desktops and tablets, it’s also imperative to cater for the night owls, the afternoon scholars and the early risers. Choose a course platform that enables students to log in, collaborate and communicate 24/7, and you’ll provide the perfect environment for flexible, attainable education.

Provide an avenue for feedback (and actually use it)

If there’s something that isn’t quite working for an education provider, students will usually pick up on it first. Make sure there are plenty of ways for your students to send any compliments or concerns to your team, ideally through a central online platform that keeps everything in one place. Then, take the time to absorb, find insights and improve on your offering to maximise student satisfaction and completion rates.

Why Branding Matters for RTOs

Chances are you know exactly how important it is to present a strong brand for your registered training organisation within a highly competitive market, but why exactly is this the case?

Why branding matters in Vocational Education and Training

“Branding is the art of becoming knowable, likable and trustable.” – John Jantsch, marketer

Without the right branding and reputation, people may as well sign up for a YouTube channel or borrow a book from the library to pick up the basics of the industry they’re hoping to enter. What you’re promising is the expertise, support and experience that will help students get the most out of their learning experience and importantly, inspire them to finish what they start. You’re providing the structure to succeed in a new career. That means every piece of communication, every interaction and vitally, every aspect of your online learning experience should be clear, helpful and encouraging.

Your branding could change entire careers

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Branding is also an external signifier for your students. The name of your training organisation will be included in resumes, discussed in job interviews and ideally recommended to family and friends when they’re looking to study a course. You won’t be there to promote (or defend!) your name in every situation, so it pays to put all of your effort into providing an excellent student experience through quality content, an expert training team and consistent messaging. Build your high quality educational service, and you’ll find that word of mouth and respect does much of your marketing for you.

The importance of consistent branding

You want to create a comprehensive, smooth learning experience for students, so it pays to brand your RTO content appropriately. If you haven’t already, investing in modern branding and establishing branding guidelines will ensure you always look polished, professional and capable. Students are looking for consistency and attention to details in their training choice, and if you can reflect this in every flyer, web page and email then you’ll have the foundation for an enduring brand.

We understand how important branding is to your RTO. That’s why every training content package over 250 students gets free customisation for your Learning Vault platform, including your own logo, colour scheme and a custom URL or web address. It will give your students a clear vision of who they’re learning with and why.

Is Satisfactory Really Satisfactory? A Look at Assessment Rubrics

Like most people in the VET sector, I’ve completed a few qualifications over the years. Most of them were interesting enough, but in truth, like most students, I did the work because it was important for my career. There was one simple Diploma in Business Administration, however, that I do remember very well.

I completed that qualification over 14 years ago and I still remember the assessment projects I submitted for that course. It’s not that they were amazing assessment tools (they were as good as any). The reason I remember these assessments, and the detail of my submissions, is because I could achieve a graded result. I knew that a pass would get me the competent result I needed, but I wanted to see the word “Distinction” on my work. I worked my butt off during that course, and it was always a thrill to have an assessment mark returned that rewarded me for my effort.

The issues with standard assessment

As assessors we’re used to seeing average submissions that demonstrate competency, but not excellence. That can leave us too close to the ‘pass’ line when it comes to demonstrating the Rules of Evidence. If most students are just working to receive a ‘satisfactory’ result, then that’s exactly what we get. Nothing special, nothing great. It can also lead to unmotivated students who may not be getting the ‘thrill’ they need to keep going on with their studies. Graded results provide two major benefits:

Transparency and motivation for students

It was while working with my high-school age kids on their school work that I first considered the benefit of a rubric as a VET assessor. Like many parents, I often review or proofread their assessment tasks. Every assessment they bring home comes with a rubric – a set of criteria for the scoring of assessment tasks, describing the level of work or elements required to achieve a certain score or grade. The kids now know how to review the rubric, and they check their own work to see if they’re meeting those standards. These rubrics have completely changed their attitudes towards assessment: in fact, my kids have gone from C grade to A grade averages.

Clarity and consistency for assessors

We all know the importance of validating assessment results. Results that are given to students must be consistent and transparent without room for bias or opinion. The Principles of Assessment require that our assessment tools are reliable – meaning that all learners’ work is consistently interpreted and comparable, regardless of the individual assessors who conduct the assessment. One of the advantages of using a rubric is that the assessment interpretations are clearly spelt out for both the learner and assessor. There’s no room for alternative interpretations or differences in assessment opinions. A well-written rubric deals with these risks head on, and ensures reliability in assessment – every time.

Tailoring graded assessments for RTO courses

One of the big questions I initially asked myself was, ‘How does a graded rubric fit within a Competency Based Training model?’. To be honest, I was even a little concerned that this method may not be compliant. I had no need to worry at all. There is absolutely no compliance issue in grading your students’ work – you just need to do so within the rules of CBT and remember the Rules of Evidence always apply. What does this mean?

  1. Competency

Firstly, you need to be very clear on what competency is, and never confuse a graded mark with a competent result. Competency is achieved when the learner has demonstrated all of the skills and knowledge described in the unit of competency and associated assessment requirements.

Competency always comes first, any grading that is conducted is secondary to the assessment of competence. For example, in a graded system, a student completing a knowledge assessment may be able to achieve a score of 10 points for a total of 10 questions. In this case, the maximum score for a submission would be 100 points. What if a student achieved a 10/10 score for 9 of the questions, but only 3/10 (an unsatisfactory result) for one of the questions? The overall mark would be 93% – but this would be an unsatisfactory result, because the student did not demonstrate competency across all of the knowledge requirements. Alternatively, a student may score a lower (yet satisfactory) result for all questions achieving a 70% result – and yes, this student would be competent. One of the key rules in using a rubric system is to explain this carefully to students. The grading is not a determination of their competency, it is simply a tool that recognises and rewards the ‘above and beyond satisfactory’ that students often achieve.

The other wonderful benefit of a rubric system, is the quality and consistency of feedback that is provided to students. In the scenario above, the student that was ‘not competent’ receives positive feedback on the 9 quality responses, and has clear benchmarks to identify how to improve the ‘unsatisfactory’ answer. The student is likely to feel much more motivated to resubmit the one remaining question at an equally high level as the other 9 responses.

  1. Validation

Validation of your assessment practices just got a whole lot easier too. The benchmarks for a competent result are clearly identified in the rubric, but the ‘above and beyond’ competent achievements get recognised as well. There is little room for opinion, bias or inconsistency, because the rubric ensures reliable and well-defined assessment.

Rubric assessment for your organisation

Whether you provide an additional document that lists graded results is a decision for each RTO. You must provide the official Testamurs, Record of Results or Statement or Attainment, but there is no compliance issue if you include an additional document that lists grades. Remember, you need to make it clear that any additional document is not the official Record of Results.

At Learning Vault, we’ve developed a detailed rubric system for all of our knowledge and project assessments. Our platform allows for online assessment, with the rubric benchmarks beside each assessment question or submission. This makes assessment easier, faster and more consistent, saving your RTO time, and potentially money.

We’d love to show you how our rubric marking system works. With better quality submissions, more motivated students, easier assessment, better quality feedback to students, more consistent and reliable assessment results plus easier validation, it really is worth a look.

Written by Coleen Rivas // Managing Director

Coleen has worked in management roles within the training and employment sector since 1992 and within the VET sector including TAFE since 2001. What Coleen doesn’t know about training and education isn’t worth knowing! Recently, she sold her own highly successful RTO in which she had been hands-on in every aspect of the business including training packages, validation and professional development. This organisation held multiple Government contracts and delivered training Nationally. As a result, she brings a phenomenal amount of expertise and experience to Learning Vault to ensure we deliver world-class business and management content.

A Study of the Online Learning Experience

The online study experience can be quite different to a lecture theatre or college campus, both offering some advantages and some disadvantages over a physical learning environment. We take note of students’ common experiences and address these to make online learning appealing and effective.

“The course is more work than I expected.”

If there’s one consistent piece of feedback from students it’s that an online course is often more work than they had initially anticipated. It can be easy to feel daunted by the weeks of study ahead, which is why it’s important to break subjects into clear course outlines and smaller sections. Regular Discussions initiated by students and trainers will also help students to realise where they should have progressed to at any one time, so they can put extra catch-up hours in if they need to.

“Good time management is a must.”

Online content is all too easy to push to ‘come back to later’, and the further a student falls behind the harder it can be to catch up. The Calendar feature is an important feature that lets students plan their week of studying out ahead of time, and it’s incredibly easy to use. Students can block out their own personal study hours around any scheduled classes, creating their own routine that works around their work and life commitments.

“Sometimes I miss the social factor of a real class.”

One of the potential areas where online learning can potentially fall flat is the social aspect. Interaction with trainers and other students can help to clear up questions, reiterate concepts and provide a valuable support network. The beauty of the threaded forum Discussion section is that it allows students to have conversations going with other students, even if they work a day shift and happen to be studying at midnight. Weekly prompting questions by trainers can create a great focal point for these discussions.

“I want somewhere to practice what I learn.”

The online learning experience typically doesn’t give the student access to a workplace environment, so they have nowhere to put their newfound skills and theory into practice. That’s where our case studies come in. These real-world situations provide an immersive experience in which the student will need to apply their knowledge to a specific and realistic situation, and ensure the student completes their course with the confidence and techniques they need to start work in their chosen industry.

Finally, it’s important to note that not every student learns, interacts or stays motivated the same way as any other. What’s important is having the learning and support structures set in place so they can be accessed if needed. Contact the team to experience Learning Vault content for yourself, and see how it could help to transform your students’ experiences.