The Rivasure Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
At the heart of serious distance elearning programs today you are very likely to find some form of Learning Management System (LMS), an effective teaching and learning platform on which a course can be designed, course material can be delivered and a portal through which students and tutors can communicate with each other.
The challenge for us as creators of distance learning programs was to find the most effective way to deliver our courses without loosing any of the all important teaching and learning Pedagogy, from the face-to-face classroom environment to the student online user via the medium of technology.
All Rivasure GAP Courses have been developed and implimented on a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) web based platform. The use of a VLE platform in our design and delivery has enabled us to take advantage of it’s embeded teaching and learning functionality, specifically focusing on the Pedagogy that will enhance student learning, not on just delivering course material, as is so often the case.
We have specifically focussed on the fact that many Construction Management Learners are non academics and by design, our services and courses are there to enable non academics to progress in our industry. To meet this learning aim we use a mentoring narrative pedagogy, utilising story, the experiences and practices & procedures of practicing professionals to benefit others.
We are of the opinion that efficient learning (smart learning) does not need to be arduous to work.