by the voluntary sector in Pembrokeshire
2004 - August 2005
The research project on
e-learning in the voluntary sector has now come to an end. You can
read up on the findings in the following publications:
- a brochure
with a summary of the findings and case studies form interesting
projects in Pembrokeshire, here
- the full
report of the research in Pembrokeshire with extended case studies
- a summary
of the findings from Wales
- the full
report for Wales
Have a look at our leaflets:
courses and websites for voluntary groups' (funding etc),
'e-learning for all abilities',
'e-learning and the environment'.
is broadly defined by the Welsh Assembly Government as “the
use of electronic technology to support, enhance or deliver learning.”
includes the use of videos, CD-Roms, television programmes, computers
on- or off-line and even mobile phones in a variety of ways as part
of a formal course or for more informal learning. The potential
of all this is to make learning more interesting, flexible and tailored
to individual needs. Instead of sitting in a classroom you could
learn at home, at work or use a computer in a public space, whenever
you've got time, and you can progress at your own pace.
are some examples of courses and projects that make use of e-learning:
is providing support for a group of carers to take part in the City
and Guilds course 'Learning for living'
is now a Learndirect
link centre. You can enrol here for courses and get support with
course choice. Learndirect offers a range of IT and business courses
which come with tutorial support. You can choose to do the courses
at special Learndirect centres, where you have access to up-to-date
technology and support is available. egt Pembrokeshire College
or PAVS in Haverfordwest. Alternatively once you have registered
you can complete the course at home or from your workplace.
It - e-learning material from Oxfam, shows how groups in the
voluntary sector can utilise e-learning by creating their own e-learning
Me Wolverhampton is a community project making excellent use
of technology plus producing several e-learning offshoots
BBC offers a range of free courses on its website,
ranging from basic skills courses, how to become webwise to how
to become a gardener.
also offers a range of free courses which can either be studied
in Welsh or in English. You can do a series of language courses
there, as well as computer courses.
on the Web offers a directory of e-learning providers based
e-college Wales offers a range of business courses, free to
residents of Objective One funding areas. They have an interactive
introduction to e-learning on their website, so see what it
online courses cover subjects like writing, art history, digital
photography or botany.
European perspective on e-learning can be found on the elearningeurope
any comments contact Bettina