E-learning courses for Access to HE
All our e-learning courses are available to approved LASER Access to HE centres as NO EXTRA COST! Our aim is to get as many Access students as possible across all our centres to use some, or all, of these e-learning courses for 2019-20.
To express an interest and get a free trial of the courses, please email Sue Watson (Access Development Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer three type of e-learning courses:
Study Skills Courses
This suite of online courses has been developed to support Access to HE students to improve their study skills to further develop their written skills in preparation for both succeeding on their Access courses and in making the transition to study in higher education.
They can be used to achieve Level 2 or Level 3 units or can be used as standalone courses. Sample assignments for the units are also available.
Centres can choose from a range of short study skills courses specifically developed by LASER for Access learners as well as a range of introductory courses for beginners in using Microsoft Word and Excel.
Academic Subject Courses
Each course can be used to supplement class-based teaching as part of a ‘blended’ offer or could be used as a standalone part of an Access course.
LASER Access Units are available for each of the courses and assignments will be provided to enable students to achieve credits for the units if desired.
Tutors in colleges will mark and provide feedback for assignments leading to the award of credit, just the same as for learners in classroom-based Access courses.
Online Access to Healthcare Professions Diploma Course
A fully online Access to HE Diploma in Healthcare Professions will be available for use from September 2019. This course will provide the opportunity to enrol learners on a 100% distance learning course.
Where a course is delivered either entirely or nearly all via distance learning, a college/Access centre will be required to submit a short approval application to LASER to demonstrate that there are the proper resources in place to support this type of provision.
The LASER Learning Management System (LMS)
We use a cloud-based online platform called Znanja to host our e-learning courses. Each Access centre will have its own customised area on Znanja for students where they can login and see the courses available for them.
By arrangement we can export e-learning courses to a college Moodle system.