online learning

Are you a team leader and on the lookout for quality courses for your employees? Look no further! iversity.org offers excellent self-paced, online courses on topics which are important to every professional today.

Via our Whitelabel Academies you can easily enroll your team onto courses specifically curated for them and even create content for them which is can be accessed only within a closed group.

Our academies are easy to set up where you can easily provide course access to your department and also monitor parameters that actually matter like completion rate and feedback!  

Academy Pilot

If you would like to test an Academy for a small group of 5-10 employees, iversity.org will set up a pilot Academy for you for a short period for a nominal starting fee.

Features of an Academy
Here you can:

  • Invite staff from your company to join the academy
  • Enroll individual members of a group of members to a certain courses
  • Maintain a record of course progress and completion for reporting purposes
  • Create your own courses using your own Subject Matter Experts
  • Choose from our ready to use catalogue of professional courses free of charge

Get in touch with us on iversity-b2b@springernature.com if you are interested in testing a pilot with us.

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E-learning has been around now for two decades. In this time, it hasn’t earned a great reputation. When I tell people that I work in the online learning space, the reaction is rarely one of excitement. People who work in the corporate world usually tell me about the most recent compliance training they had to suffer through. “28 Clicks on “Next”, a few multiple choice questions, and that’s it.” The problem here is that working through content in isolation and without real challenges gives little cause for excitement. We need a new kind of instructional design for effective online learning!

The traditional approach to instructional design: elarning course = content

The iversity Approach to Instructional Design

Unlike other learning solutions that merely provide content, we at iversity understand learning as an active, social process. Education thought leader David A. Wiley summarised this point very well: „If high quality reusable content were all that were required to support learning, libraries would never have evolved into universities. That is to say, interaction with other human beings always has been and always will be an integral part of the learning process. This is especially true when learning of higher-order skills.”

Our fresh approach to instructional design: iversity course = learning process „If high quality reusable content were all that were required to support learning, libraries would never have evolved into universities. That is to say, interaction with other human beings always has been and always will be an integral part of the learning process. This is especially true when learning of higher-order skills.” David A. Wiley

That’s why iversity courses feature more than just content. As well as high-quality multimedia learning materials, all our instructional design combines challenging, open-ended assignments with a variety of ways for students to interact and learn with and from each other, such as the learning journal, a discussion forum and messaging feature. Students acquire knowledge in order to understand a certain topic, but must then apply it in different contexts, actively creating their own pieces of work while analysing and evaluating the work of others.

This kind of instructional design covers all steps of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning, allowing learners to reach learning outcomes they would not be able to reach with traditional corporate e-learning formats such as web-based trainings (WBTs). How exactly the approaches differ in this respect is something I will explain in a future post.

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