There are lots of reasons for charities to use eLearning, which go way beyond just cost, consistency, speed and accessibility. Tim Drewitt has interviewed 10 charity learning practitioners, to examine how they’re benefiting from using digital resources as part of a blended approach to developing skills. His findings are published in a white paper: 10 reasons why charities should use eLearning.
Download it for free at clc.link/whitepaper or visit the Charity Learning Consortium stand at the virtual Festival of Work.
The report is packed with practical examples of how charities are reaping the rewards of using online learning. For example, Toria Acreman, Internal Training Manager at St John Ambulance Cymru, has found eLearning to be ‘invaluable’ for training staff and volunteers to face the coronavirus pandemic. Kris Medlang, Learning and Organisational Development Business Partner at Shelter, explains the importance of looking for low cost/high impact solutions when you’re spending charity money – and eLearning ticks that box.
All the charity learning practitioners involved share their top tips for successful eLearning. Author Tim Drewitt has also created an action plan to maximise the benefits.
Tim Drewitt commented: “Whether you’re making the case to start your eLearning journey, or looking to enhance the investment you’ve already made, this report will really help.”
Martin Baker, founder and CEO of the Charity Learning Consortium added:
“Having eLearning at their fingertips has been invaluable for charities during coronavirus. Just take a look at the fantastic example in this report of how St John Ambulance Cymru is using eLearning in the battle to save lives.
“Charities have discovered that they can achieve far more than they ever imagined using technology. But eLearning is just a tool and it’s how you use it that counts, so I’m hugely grateful to Tim Drewitt for shining the spotlight on the inspirational work of learning practitioners in the sector.”
About the Charity Learning Consortium
More than 190 charitable organisations benefit from working with us. Bringing charities together enables the Consortium to offer cost-effective, quality eLearning to more than a million people working in the third sector across the UK. Our collaborative concept paves the way for eLearning success with outstanding ongoing support, shared experience, knowledge and resources, and virtual events throughout the coronavirus pandemic to help charity learning practitioners.
About Tim Drewitt
Tim Drewitt is the newly appointed Associate Director for the Office of the General Counsel at Open Society Foundations. He has worked in learning and development for 27 years. As a corporate practitioner, he’s worked in financial services, legal and telecoms, at organisations including Aviva, Vodafone, Eversheds and Lloyds TSB. On the vendor side, he’s been a consultant and product manager for a variety of leading eLearning, LMS and leadership development providers. Tim transforms L&D through the use of digital learning and other innovations, with a particular focus on learner experience and the measurement of learning impact. He speaks on these topics at conferences and his work and insights have been acknowledged by his appearance in the list of Top 100 Movers and Shakers in Corporate E-learning.