As the UK’s National Measurement Institute, the National Physical Laboratory – NPL – develops and maintains the country’s primary measurement standards. It is a Public Corporation owned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). As part of its remit, NPL offers a range of training courses and qualifications to both academic and industry clients.
In early 2019 NPL commissioned Titus Learning to build a custom Moodle LMS capable of accommodating the scientific and mathematical content required, aligning with the NPL brand and aesthetic, and facilitating easy access for a wide range of users.
To deliver a fully featured learning platform which would support STEM learners, particularly in delivering maths/equation based content, while ensuring ease of access through a custom designed, intuitive interface to reduce excessive training overheads.
Whilst NPL had been using digital learning to some extent prior to the development of their new platform, there were significant limitations on what they were able to achieve.
The new Moodle has allowed NPL to provide a much richer learning experience for their learners.
Course administrators now have more options in terms of the activities they can set, the data they have access to and the amount of support they can give.
NPL can now offer a truly blended training programme to learners, including initial knowledge assessment, tracking of pre-course learning, automatic grading and online course registration.
The administration time which has been saved frees up trainers to give much more in depth mentoring, and the new platform supplies them with the data to personalise this support on an individual level.
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