Learning and Development
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What is elearning?

Elearning is a general term that relates to all training that uses electronic media, especially the Internet. We have done successful pilots on how elearning can be used alongside traditional classroom-based training to help raise the quality and standards of learning and development opportunities for staff.

Elearning at the Council

An elearning policy statement has been developed which sets out how elearning will be managed in Plymouth City Council and explains to employees and managers the ways that elearning can be used. Before accessing elearning programmes for yourself or your team you should read the elearning policy statement to understand your roles and responsibilities.

PDF icon elearning policy statement for employees and managers

Plymouth Learning Zone

To take an elearning 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 elearning environment and how to set up an account in the document below.

PDF icon Guide to using the learning zone

There are a number of elearning courses that have been written in-house and are being used. The elearning handbook is to be used by all those writing courses to ensure the content and design are consistent.

PDF icon elearning handbook

Other courses are being developed; if you are interested in learning more about elearning at the Council and how you could incorporate it into your training, contact the Learning and Development team.