Case Studies:

Avanta Work Programme

Opus Pro, Dokeos and Avanta

making elearning help more people into work

Elearning Material for Jobseekers

Winning major contracts to help fulfil the UK government's Work Programme meant Avanta would be required to help even more people into work. They chose to use Opus Pro and the Dokeos LMS to provide interactive elearning courses which customers could work through themselves and thereby see just how effective elearning could be.

"We evaluated a wide range of products but chose Opus Pro because of the flexibility it offered without losing the ease of use we needed for other members of staff to be able to update material.

Both Digital Workshop and Dokeos were very responsive in making sure their software met our needs specifically and that was important in our decision.

Feedback from users was very positive and over 45,000 customers have now passed through the system."
Paul Wolstencroft,

Digital Workshop helped design a core template based on existing paper-based material, Powerpoints and CD-Roms. Then a range of SCORM-conformant modules were created in Flash format for delivery via the Dokeos Learning Management System.

Modules covered all aspects of the training Avanta wanted to provide from Understanding the Work Ethic to Preparing and Improving a CV, and even an Introduction to Self-Employment.

To accommodate all the clients the UK government wanted to help, the elearning courses needed to encourage and assess learning without too much involvement from on-site trainers. However, the material also had to be easy and flexible enough to be updated as required by Avanta staff without the need to get design and development teams involved for small changes.

The versatility of Opus Pro meant the material could include self-assessment functions and real-time feedback on client responses without any on-site trainer intervention and without complex programming. A character-assessment quiz was evaluated within the program and areas for improvement highlighted immediately. By including personalised material in this way it was hoped that clients would be more engaged.

Whatever the outcomes you need, elearning with Opus Pro ensures versatile, engaging and effective courses can be produced and evaluated quickly and cost-effectively.

If you need a template to get you started quickly or need help with specific practicalities we're always pleased to help. Digital Workshop can even offer design and development assistance if you need it.