About Us

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eLearningDepot.org has a proven track record of producing high quality ILT (Information Learning Technology) work for Heart of Worcestershire College (previously named Worcestershire College of Technology) for some years. More recently, it has branched out into external work, collaborating with colleges and the corporate sector to develop high quality, on-brand e-learning resources, most noticably with the launch of the Blended Learning Consortium, a project to develop and share high quality resources specifically for the FE curriculum. Visit ble-fe.org for more information about the Consortium.

Our dedicated team of programmers, designers and audio-visual specialists are able to take your vision from concept through to reality, producing content that can be as simple or complex as required. This includes quizzes, video and instructional audio that when combined, leads to an outstanding student experience as well as ensuring eLearningDepot.org products are accessible to all.

Our Aims

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More for less

With increasing pressure on budgets, there is a significant reduction in costs with an e-learning solution. Beyond the initial outlay, there is no further cost if the course were to be repeated time after time. If a more formal course is required, then a blended solution will still reduce the overall cost of having a full-time trainer available all the while. By operating as a social enterprise we will be in a position to leverage value for money by providing products and services at a highly competitive price.

Impact

The use of new technologies will attract and engage learners. The ability to “learn on the go” means that courses could be studied anywhere, anytime on a range of portable devices. This can be a significant advantage to learners and teachers / trainers. Making use of scenario based activities or videos can enhance the learning experience and ensure that the subject matter is viewed within context. Our team has considerable experience in developing learning technologies and also in teaching using these technologies.

Speed

Making courses available online through e-learning means that training can take place almost instantly. Learners can also study at their own pace, making this a suitable tool for differentiation. We already have courses available to ship.

"High quality e-learning can bring many benefits to your organisation. These include more flexible delivery of learning / training, efficiency benefits and the ability to create interesting interactive learning experiences for learners of all levels and ages."

Peter Kilcoyne, ILT Director Heart of Worcestershire College



The Team


Meet the team

Our team of learning technologists and instructional designers have an extensive range of specialisms covering many areas of education, digital design and online learning.

Matthew Cox

Matt has extensive teaching experience in FE and in the past has worked as a programmer in the corporate sector. He has many years of experience with Moodle and the content development process, as well as extensive experience of working with outside organisations.

Tracey Marlow-Jones

Learning resource production specialist and tutor with a background in the private sector as a Project Manager within the IT industry. Tracey is a qualified teacher and also works in the community creating and delivering courses for hard to engage learners.


Chetan Vadhia

Chet specialises in video production, having run his own freelance videography and photography business for many years. He also has experience teaching in FE, as well as the use of Moodle, Mahara and other learning technologies.

Dom Sweeten

Dom's background is in graphics, UI design and web technologies. In addition to his key design skills and a degree in multimedia web design, he's also our specialist audio guy with over 15 years’ experience in audio production, sound design and mastering.


Peter Kilcoyne

With extensive experience in delivering successful ILT projects, Peter is the ILT director at Heart of Worcestershire College and is responsible for implementing the delivery of online and blended learning courses and currently manages a successful e-learning team.

Beccy Jones

Beccy is a learning resource production specialist with over 13 years’ experience in the FE sector. She is a qualified lecturer and has taught computing for a number of years, previous to this she has worked in the private sector as a research scientist for government projects.

Oliver Stearn

Oliver provides front line ILT support to staff and students, assisting with enquiries regarding learning technology and VLE issues. He also maintains and administrates our in-house VLE and hosts regular ILT and accessibility training sessions.