We strive to use modern teaching methods and technologies.
At Inzpire we pride ourselves on the high standards of our Training Academy courses and our innovation. We want all of our customers to achieve the best learning outcomes. To that end we make use of modern teaching methods supported by learning technologies where applicable.
If a training course is deemed appropriate for a customer, training objectives to key learning points are identified and a course outline drawn up. These allow our trainers to determine a sequence of learning types and activities to achieve the desired outcomes. We use the six learning types introduced by Professor Diana Laurillard from University College London: acquisition, discussion, practice, collaboration, inquiry and production. In parallel, our ‘Inzpire digital tools matrix’ identifies digital applications that suit each learning type.
Any digital content is hosted on our virtual learning environment, or VLE, which itself is a flexible toolbox for creating a training platform. It offers a safe and secure online learning space that hosts a variety of courseware from straightforward presentation packs to rich interactive web content to bespoke web applications. It is these that are developed from the process above.
Our digital learning developers within the Training Services Division enable our trainers and students to get the most out of the virtual environment. They are experts at manipulating the VLE software to meet course development and course management requirements. Furthermore, they are skilled at creating compelling digital content using an array of tools such as Articulate 360, H5P, Moodle plugins, and developing HTML5 applications from scratch. They strive for a first-class user experience from students’ initial VLE login to the end of their course.
Our approach enables a range of flexible course delivery options. These include traditional face-to-face interventions with or without digital content; digital learning before and/or after face-to-face; or fully digital learning with an online facilitator.
One such example was our COMAO course for Support Helicopters delivered to a European customer. The students from across Europe were enrolled to their course hosted on the VLE a week before their face-to-face intervention. Online they were greeted by their trainer and given the task of completing a non-assessed quiz that would determine their baseline knowledge of the subject. The results allowed the trainer to adjust his delivery accordingly to focus on the topics unfamiliar to the students. The VLE also offered pre-course study material and an online forum to connect with the trainer and peers. Describing the impact of the face-to-face training blended with digital learning, our trainer stated:
In summary we pride ourselves on the high standards of our courses. When combined with digital learning our customers can enjoy a modern learning experience comprising 24/7 access to course material; online interactions; self-paced learning; courseware before and after training face-to-face interventions; and online progress and feedback.
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On 4 July, the Air Battlespace Training Centre (ABTC) at RAF Waddington hosted an awards ceremony which included personnel from Inzpire
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