How Osprey creates value
Osprey-VLE is a platform made up of a number of elements, designed to keep your users engaged, whilst guiding them along their learning journey.
Coracle's Individual Learning Plan (ILP) gives users a sense of support whilst the Skills Radar skills-gap analysis tool generates tailored advice based on attitude and aptitude testing.
Osprey-VLE is a cloud-based platform based on the educational technique of scaffolding and the theory of informed by activity, whereby data is collected in the form of activity statements. We call this The Learning Line.
This approach to a Learning Management System (LMS) generates data that offers organisations a big-data style approach with multiple analysis options.
The Learning Line: a digital wallet for your learning journey
One of the main features of Osprey-VLE is the Learning Line. Anyone familiar with the timeline on Facebook or LinkedIn will intuitively feel at home with the Learning Line.
When a user performs an action, a record is generated and logged on the Learning Line. At the simplest level, statements are in the format: 'I DID THIS'
The Learning Line allows a user to know exactly what they have done within a course, to comment on each statement or flag up a statement/page that they wish to come back to in the future and to share statements with moderators.
Create a group!
Groups are core to the success of our partnership model, our pricing model and our success at contextual analytics.
Groups allow you to offer learning packages to your staff, to your customers, to your supply chain and to your potential customers, all via your branded portal, but independently of one another.
Groups are popular due to the multi-purpose benefits for both administrators and users
For admin users groups are the perfect way to keep user data organised in categories (such as geographical). This allows the admin to locate certain users quickly, especially if there is a large user base. It enables cross group comparisons, allowing you to see which group is performing better or worse. What it also does for the administrators is give direct communication with users - individually and collectively.
From a learner perspective there is a direct link with their moderator (without needing to reveal any email addresses), providing them with a great deal of support, and motivation. They will also be able to share useful information or articles that is relevant to the course with fellow group members via the group moderator, providing a level of support to each other.
Earn as you learn
Reward badges provide an 'earn as you learn' approach that can be linked to improved retention and engagement rates.
Positive Intermittent Reinforcement (PIR) is a term used in behavioural psychology to describe a situation in which results become associated with actions: the rewarding of a person for completing a task by issuing them with a badge online can become a positive driver for the person to continue their studies. Coracle's badges are customisable and are easily combined to form an award.