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  • Opus Learning Ltd. 22 Forth Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LH, UK. www.opuslearning.com
  • Opus learning - british education online

    1. 1. OPUS LEARNING LTD British Education Online www.opuslearning.com @OpusLearning
    2. 2. THE OPUS VISION To become a major supplier of British vocational and higher education to the world by 2018 We will achieve this by helping our Partners to deliver accredited qualifications in a low-risk, low-cost manner
    3. 3. WHERE WE COME FROM SQA: our standards body CAPDM: our engineering workshop Scottish Education: where our people come from
    4. 4. SQA is the national accreditation and awarding body in Scotland. • SQA accredits vocational qualifications. • As an awarding body, SQA works with • schools, colleges, universities, industry, and government, • to provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications. ABOUT THE SCOTTISH QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY (SQA)
    5. 5. OUR ACCREDITATIONS
    6. 6. OUR PROGRAMMES • Our programmes are self-contained and consist of: • learning infrastructure; • Interactive learning content; • Assessments; and • options for offline delivery. • Everything is delivered from the cloud to your livery. • We are building 3 schools now: • Business; • Education; and • Health and Sports Management.
    7. 7. THE BUSINESS SCHOOL We now have a coherent business school, with its curriculum built around 3 core HND level programmes: 1. Business Awarded by SQA 2. Management and Leadership Awarded by SQA and CMI 3. Financial and Business Management Awarded by SQA and IAAP Plus another 7 Professional Awards. These programmes are made up of 70+ unit courses.
    8. 8. WHAT WE DELIVER Courses Qualifications Cloud Technologies for Delivery & Administration Exams and Assessments Operating manual Plus our unique tools for learning and assessment
    9. 9. OUR TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDE • Highly interactive course contents • Student-to-Content Interaction • Recording of interactions and personal reflections • Embedded activities and assessment • Multi-user activities • Logging and monitoring of achievement with SQA
    10. 10. OUR TECHNOLOGY • A portfolio embedded in the content • A dashboard for learning, from all user points of view • Recording of legacy from learning • Rich seam of data and behaviours for mining • Ongoing formative assessment, and potential summative assessment
    11. 11. DIGITAL WORKBOOK
    12. 12. STUDENT WORKING CONCEPT Learner interacting with content, leaving traces Student interacts with content Makes notes, responds to quiz, send messages, etc Capture notesStore in MLE Print off record of learning
    13. 13. THE DIGITAL WORKBOOK (DWB)
    14. 14. DWB DASHBOARD
    15. 15. WHAT DO OUR COURSES LOOK LIKE?
    16. 16. SCREEN SHOTS
    17. 17. FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
    18. 18. DIGITAL REFLECTION
    19. 19. ENOUGH BACKGROUND TECHNOLOGY! WHAT DO WE OFFER?
    20. 20. OPUS PRODUCTS FOR PARTNERS 1.The “College in a Box” 2.The Satellite Centre in a Box 3.Opus Learning Online College
    21. 21. 1. “COLLEGE IN A BOX” • In this service we act as a technology, content and assessment instrument supplier to SQA Approved Centres. • The products/services we supply include: • Consultancy to achieve SQA Centre Status, if required • Training of Staff • Platform – to centre livery • Content • Initial assessments • Sample delivery plans • Tutor cost models • Tutor/Assessor/Verifier operational model
    22. 22. COLLEGE IN A BOX: PARTNERS PARTNER COLLEGES RECRUITED TO DATE ARE: • UK: Bournville College, Millennium City Academy and West-Lothian College. • Mexico: Universidad Filadelfia De Mexico, Veracruz. • Singapore: Academy of Principals. • Global: International Association of Accounting Professionals. • We expect 3 partner centres to become SQA Approved in 2014, recruiting students in 2014/2015. • According to plans from IAAP they will reach 1000 students in our SQA and Satellite Centres by 2018.
    23. 23. 2. “SATELLITE CENTRE IN A BOX” • For those centres who do not wish to become an SQA Centre. The students are ours, supported by the Centre. • Our productisation of this operation is similar to Colleges in a box: • All assessments, into the future • Opus defined delivery plans • Negotiated tutor cost models • Tutor/Assessor/Verifier operations • All SQA communications and interventions • All student registrations; and all data transfer to and from SQA • Audit of systems against SQA; • Adoption of Opus Operational and Quality Manual • Selection of staff; approval to act as Assessor/Internal Verifier • Training of Staff • Platform – to centre livery • Content
    24. 24. SATELLITE CENTRE IN A BOX: PARTNERS PARTNER COLLEGES: • Ivek International Education Inc of Vancouver, Canada. • International Association of Book-Keepers (IAB). The IAB International Network
    25. 25. 3. OPUS LEARNING ONLINE COLLEGE • As an approved SQA Study Centre, Opus also offers Opus branded programmes direct to students. • We have support from the Scottish Government in the form of student grants from the Students Awards Agency for Scotland. • We are currently recruiting students to start in the Autumn of 2014. www.opuslearn.net
    26. 26. OPUS LEARNING ONLINE COLLEGE
    27. 27. WHAT NEXT • Roll out more programmes to current centre networks • Develop Degrees with more University partners • Recruit more colleges in the UK and abroad • Recruit more Professional Bodies
    28. 28. OPUS LEARNING LTD British Education Online www.opuslearning.com @OpusLearning 22 Forth Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LH, UK enquiries@opuslearning.com

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