ICT Training Team
Plymouth, PL1 2AA
What is e-learning?
E-learning is a general term that relates to all training that uses electronic media, especially the Internet. We have done successful pilots on how e-learning can be used alongside traditional classroom-based training to help raise the quality and standards of learning and development opportunities for staff.
E-learning at the Council
An e-learning policy statement has been developed which sets out how e-learning will be managed in Plymouth City Council and explains to employees and managers the ways that e-learning can be used. Before accessing e-learning programmes for yourself or your team you should read the e-learning policy statement to understand your roles and responsibilities.
Learning and Development have recently started sending out headphones to managers to support the quiet use of e-learning programmes.
To take an e-learning course, learners have to log onto a learning management system (LMS) called the Plymouth learning zone. This system can track who has taken a course and when they completed it. There is a guide that provides an introduction about how to use the e-learning environment and how to set up an account in the document below.
There are a number of e-learning courses that have been written in-house and are being used. You will see links on the left of this page that outline the contents of these courses. The e-learning handbook is to be used by all those writing courses to ensure the content and design are consistent.
Other courses are being developed; if you are interested in learning more about e-learning at the Council and how you could incorporate it into your training, contact the ICT Training team.