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E-learning for Education and Training Organisations

Here we look why having the right e-learning platform (such as a Learning Management System or LMS) is crucial to ensure education and training organisations of all types meet the needs of their learners and how Hubken can help.

E-learning for Education and Training Organisations

Here we look why having the right e-learning platform (such as a Learning Management System or LMS) is crucial to ensure education and training organisations of all types meet the needs of their learners and how Hubken can help.

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The education and training sector is a highly complex one. Beyond public sector schools, colleges and universities there are also thousands of smaller private and charity sector organisations such as trade associations, membership institutions and many more.
 
Much of this learning is delivered completely online using e-learning platforms or in the form of blended learning.
 
"From the start Hubken has been very informative and professional, with a fast response rate. Nothing has been too much, despite a lot of questions being asked" Kathryn Fladgate at the NCTJ
  
 
Challenges for education and training organisations:
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Higher expectations

Students and service users rightly expect the highest standards of training delivery from a specialist education or training provider. In the context of e-learning that means an LMS platform that is easy to access and navigate, with a professional and branded interface and the facility to deliver flexible, engaging content which also facilitates interactivity.

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The issue of complexity

Managing the training needs of many hundreds, perhaps thousands of learners can be a big admin challenge. In many cases this may involve a wide range of subjects and forms of learning being delivered to different audiences at appropriate times – potentially a recipe for headaches, which is why automation is so important.

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Lack of in-house IT

Most UK providers in the sector are relatively small organisations who may not have in-house technical teams to look after the IT and technical support side of delivering training online. This ranges from site hosting to fixing bugs, applying platform upgrades and so on. With users expecting reliable access to learning this can be a concern.

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Tight budgets

The education and training sector is a highly competitive one and for many that means having to run a tight ship financially. Often, many resources are focused on new content development and staffing costs meaning there is little left over to focus on the systems and processes needed to administer training itself, despite this being important.

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Need for video conferencing

The explosion in web conferencing in the light of the Covid pandemic has only increased expectations that a slick, integrated web conferencing facility is integral to any e-learning platform. Many organisations need to demonstrate that they are on the ball, especially if face-to-face learning is not part of their offering but online tutoring is.

 
How e-learning solves education and training challenges:
Hubken offer two powerful LMS solutions based on Totara Learn and Moodle technology. The right option for you depends on your training needs but both platforms solve challenges in many ways including:

Better learner experience, for less effort

So much of your online learning programme can be automated which reduces admin time for your team and provides your learners with a fast and slick learning experience. You can allow learners to register themselves and then allocate appropriate learning pathways to meet their needs which also adapt depending on how they progress.

Unlimited technical support

When you have learners who expect to be able to access your LMS where they like when they like you need peace of mind that the technical side is reliable. Hubken’s cloud-based hosting (delivering 99.9% uptime) and our unlimited technical support from a friendly, expert team both come as standard.

Future-proofing

Things change so you need an e-learning platform that changes too. Hubken can adapt your LMS to meet changing needs. Industry standard plug-ins can expand on functionality in the areas you need. You can also choose a cost-effective user banding depending on your number of learners and take advantage or a range of optional services from Hubken.

Powerful reporting

Tracking learning outcomes at an individual, cohort or course level is easy with Hubken’s reporting solutions which can be developed depending on your needs. Create reporting dashboards to the live data you need is at your fingertips. You can also ask learners for feedback on the quality of your learning content and identify areas for improvement.

LMS branding

Learner trust and engagement are important and the look and feel of your e-learning platform can play a big role in that. Learners expect to see your brand reflected in on your LMS and Hubken’s branding solutions demonstrate your ownership and control of your learning distribution. Ultimately, it’s about looking professional.

Cost effectiveness

Hubken’s managed LMS solutions are based on open-source technology which by nature is far more cost effective than proprietary LMS systems, which are owned by the company that built them. Depending on their size Hubken clients can save anything between hundreds to tens of thousands without compromising on functionality.

1. Better learner experience, for less effort

So much of your online learning programme can be automated which reduces admin time for your team and provides your learners with a fast and slick learning experience. You can allow learners to register themselves and then allocate appropriate learning pathways to meet their needs which also adapt depending on how they progress.

2. Unlimited technical support

When you have learners who expect to be able to access your LMS where they like when they like you need peace of mind that the technical side is reliable. Hubken’s cloud-based hosting (delivering 99.9% uptime) and our unlimited technical support from a friendly, expert team both come as standard.

3. Future-proofing

Things change so you need an e-learning platform that changes too. Hubken can adapt your LMS to meet changing needs. Industry standard plug-ins can expand on functionality in the areas you need. You can also choose a cost-effective user banding depending on your number of learners and take advantage or a range of optional services from Hubken.

4. Powerful reporting

Tracking learning outcomes at an individual, cohort or course level is easy with Hubken’s reporting solutions which can be developed depending on your needs. Create reporting dashboards to the live data you need is at your fingertips. You can also ask learners for feedback on the quality of your learning content and identify areas for improvement.

5. LMS branding

Learner trust and engagement are important and the look and feel of your e-learning platform can play a big role in that. Learners expect to see your brand reflected in on your LMS and Hubken’s branding solutions demonstrate your ownership and control of your learning distribution. Ultimately, it’s about looking professional.

6. Cost effectiveness

Hubken’s managed LMS solutions are based on open-source technology which by nature is far more cost effective than proprietary LMS systems, which are owned by the company that built them. Depending on their size Hubken clients can save anything between hundreds to tens of thousands without compromising on functionality.

 
 
 
e-Learning for Education and Training Organisations - NCTJ

Read an education and training success story

NCTJ Providing training to thousands of journalists requires a lot of admin, and it needed streamlining. Partnering with Hubken, the NCTJ created the Journalism Skills Academy – a Moodle LMS site that brings together all their training offerings, from distance learning materials to entertaining quizzes, all under the single umbrella of an e-learning platform.
 
We also work with other education and training organisations including: Montessori Centre International, University of Cambridge, Solent University Southampton and Royal College of General Practitioners.

Why Hubken Group?

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Since 2004 we’ve helped hundreds of organisations to achieve their training objectives, including countless educational and training organisations across the UK. Get in touch today to see how we could help transform training for you.

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