How Pearson is helping us reach a wider student audience by translating face-to-face teaching and experiential learning into an equally compelling online experience
Prior to Covid, a limited element of The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s provision had been designed specifically for online delivery. Yet, like many other education providers, we knew there were many students who wanted to access our training but were unable to do so due to their location, working commitments, and learning needs.
As a major education and training provider in specialist areas of mental health, teaching and learning makes up around a third of Tavistock and Portman’s annual activity, which makes us a little different to other NHS Trusts. As well as delivering CPD, short courses and consultancy services, we also work with several universities who accredit our postgraduate courses.
In order to realise our vision to expand our provision and create high-quality, compelling learning products in a timely manner, we needed to enlist the support and knowledge of an external organisation. Engaging in a partnership with Pearson has given us flexible access to their valuable experience, expertise and support – through which we have built strong, lasting relationships with key Pearson personnel.
The learning design workshops and proof of concept demonstration were very successful in demonstrating Pearson’s expertise, collaborative working style and understanding of our core values.
They also helped develop our awareness of the importance (and difference) of designing for online delivery compared to face-to-face course development and teaching.