e-learning pioneer wins national award

May 21, 2009

 

Skills2Learn’s work to develop an advanced e-learning programme to help students and tutors in the solar power industry earned the Milton Keynes-based company the Training Initiative of the Year prize in the H&V News Awards.
 
The company’s award winning e-learning programme is based on fully interactive multimedia with audio, video, text using 2-D and 3-D animation and virtual reality. It is available for use in colleges and training centres and is designed for apprentices and engineers wishing to advance their career and learn how to install solar domestic hot water systems.  
 
Skills2Learn managing director Dr. Majid Al-Kader said: “The technology we used within the programme is extremely engaging and allows students to learn practical skills in a safe, virtual reality environment, by creating the kind graphics and interactivity that is found in advanced computer games.
 
“We have successfully developed many virtual reality based e-learning programmes for a wide range of industries and this is an excellent example of the way in which virtual reality training can be applied to a practical application.”
 
The e-learning training programme consists of eight ‘tutorial-based’ modules with end assessments and five scenarios. Learners can freely select the required module, learn about it using highly interactive sections and explore 2-D and 3-D graphics and animations.
 
The H&V News Awards took place at The Grosvenor House Hotel and represented the top achievers in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry.
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