|The Development Partnership Scheme|
The Development Partnership Scheme
Now you can personally improve the learning efficiency of members of your organisation by up to four hundred per cent. Almost unbelievable, I know, but research has shown that this extraordinary level of improvement can be achieved, when you deliver your training programmes using integrated (or 'blended') learning techniques (see below). As a professional trainer, it is likely that you already have most of the skills required to produce integrated learning programmes.
All you need to do now is to add new competencies to your skills portfolio: those of designing and writing e-learning content, and delivery integration. This can be achieved through the Sherpa course which leads to a "Certificate in Designing and Writing Integrated E-learning Content." Click here for details.
In addition, you could recover the cost of your investment through the Sherpa Development Partnership Scheme. If you produce courseware which has an application outside your organisation, we’ll market it for you. As a result, you can recover some, or even all, of your costs.
The Development Partnership Scheme provides
Since 1994, members of the Holley Warren Partnership team have experienced the benefits of using integrated learning techniques by blending classroom work and coaching. Many follow-up sessions generated an enormous buzz, since most delegates could cite significant improvements in their performance and testified to a sense of achievement.
This experience is supported by research. Olivero, Bane and Kopelman (1997) found that executive coaching increased public sector employee productivity by 88% after 8 weeks one-on-one coaching, compared to an increase of 22% by training alone.
This has been corroborated by others. A course developed by The Securities Institute in partnership with Wide Learning had a 63% pass rate using traditional training methods. This wasincreased (coincidentally) to 88% using ‘blended’ learning.
Research by Professor Murray Goldberg of the University of British Columbia, comparing e-learning, classroom learning and integrated learning, showed "staggering" improvements using integrated delivery techniques.
How Integrated Learning Works
The E-learning Component
[Technology Based Training] author will NOT have received specific training in the many skills required for TBT development, such as analysis skills, instructional design, writing aims and objectives, question techniques and answer analysis."
To ensure that the e-learning components of integrated learning courses are as high in quality as classroom courses, we have produced a learning programme called "Designing and Writing E-learning Content." This course passed its pilot phase with flying colours and is now available for you to add another string to your HRD bow. It is an integrated learning course delivered through a combination of e-learning, classroom workshops and on-line mentoring. A fully web-based option with on-line mentoring is also available.
You can qualify at two levels: Certificate and Diploma. The certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course work, the diploma on the production of integrated e-learning course content.
1. Organisations wishing to write their own e-learning content:
2. Those not wishing to write their own e-learning content:
Sherpa Integrated Learning Ltd. was incorporated in June 2000 and is currently an operating division of The Holley Warren Partnership.
Established in 1994, the Partnership has provided training services for, among others, Barclays Bank, Burmah Castrol, Boots Contract Management, Campbell’s Grocery Products (UK), Pizza Hut (UK), Severn Trent Systems, North Somerset Council, Renishaw plc, Maxima Information Group plc.