Tech for Good
Tech for good is defined as the intentional design and development of digital technologies to address social challenges. At Virtual College we understand how technology can be used to make a real positive impact on society and we have already taken steps to make a real difference not only in the UK but across the globe.
Free FGM e-learning course developed with the Home Office
The Home Office have recently reviewed the national guidelines on responding to female genital mutilation (FGM). As a result, they found that there was a lack of accessible training on FGM and, consequently, frontline safeguarding professionals had significantly different levels of knowledge surrounding the practice.
To address this problem, Virtual College worked with the Home Office to develop a bespoke e-learning course that, whilst handling the subject in a sensitive way, gave the learners clear information about identifying and responding to FGM practices. Over 211,000 people have now taken the online training.
Virtual College and the Epilepsy Nurses Association
The Epilepsy Nurses Association (ESNA) launched best practice training guidelines for carers administering buccal midazolam for epilepsy patients in the community. To support the implementation of these guidelines, Virtual College have worked with ESNA to create an online assessment tool to ensure a standardised knowledge check can be undertaken effectively, for professionals who are caring for epilepsy patients in healthcare and private care settings.
Helping people with our technology around the world
The Virtual College LMS, Enable, has been used around the globe to deliver affordable, effective and efficient training to over three million people in over 100 countries.
Here's some of our Tech For Good work
We have helped a large number of organisations across the globe implement digital technology for their training programmes. Have a look at our news pieces below.
Virtual College seminar to explore technology with a purpose
Virtual College, the multiple award-winning online learning provider, will be exhibiting and presenting a case study-led seminar at Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2018, Europe’s leading conference for organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.
Virtual College Wins Tech4Good Trophy At Northern Tech Awards
Virtual College was presented with the Tech4Good trophy at the Northern Tech awards, held on 22nd March in Edinburgh, one of Europe’s tech hub hotspots.
Simulating training in healthcare
Individuals who work in the healthcare sector experience ever-changing situations within their day-to-day role. This can be problematic when carrying out training, as it can be difficult and time-consuming to replicate every scenario, especially considering the lack of time around normal duties and the lack of available professionals to help lead the training.
Virtual College work with the Forced Marriage Unit
It is estimated that approximately 8,000 to 10,000 forced marriages of British citizens take place every year often resulting in devastating long term consequences for the victims.
This free online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.
Our partnership with the Norwell EDGE
Norwell Engineering and Virtual College have partnered to bring a radical new e-learning platform to the traditional oil and gas industry, making high-quality technical training available to anyone, regardless of budget, experience or location.
The mobile-optimised course has been taken up by over 1,600 learners, many of whom are based in developing nations where access to expensive face-to-face training was previously impossible.
Results so far are excellent, with the usefulness of learning material ranked 9 out of 10, ease of use 7.5 out of 10, and with all users being extremely likely to recommend it to colleagues.