iTeachU™ Limited (formally Heartweb) is a global educational company for educators and businesses around the world making the development and delivery of eLearning accessible for any organisation that wants to implement an eLearning program.
iTeachU™ has developed a system for the busy professional that takes the hard work out of the development, publication and delivery of eLearning content. It offers a range of applications from traditional face-to-face learning to exclusive eLearning delivery. iTeachU™ helps educators develop content, publish the content on mobile devices and the web and also provides the required support for delivering an e-learning program.
eLearning is a very efficient method of delivering education programs, and can be scaled from a few students to thousands. iTeachU™ uses eLearning design methodologies and automated systems to support the processes. This enables a revolution in the delivery of education in both scale and cost.
Teaching and learning is undergoing a revolution due to widespread access to computers and the Internet. Traditional learning in the classroom, with face-to-face contact with the teacher, and reading from books is rapidly becoming an outmoded delivery system. Interactive multimedia content delivered via the Internet to computers, devices, or smart phones are changing the paradigm in education. Education programs can now be delivered entirely via e-learning, making it feasible for busy adults to integrate learning with work. eLearning compliments face-to-face teaching by providing the knowledge base in a consistent format, allowing face-to-face time to be used more efficiently. This phenomenon is coined the “flipped classroom”.
The “flipped classroom” is an exciting new paradigm in education. In conventional learning, the student will attend the classroom to primarily obtain knowledge and at a later time will read the books to reinforce that knowledge. In the “flipped classroom” approach, using a structured learning program, the student learns the knowledge prior to attending the classroom. When they attend the classroom, the focus of the face-to-face contact is to reinforce learning, which improves both the quality and efficiency of learning.
Good eLearning programs offer three key components: Knowledge delivery via multimedia tutorials, reinforcement through case studies, and online assessment as a quality assurance that the work has been completed to a satisfactory standard. This can all be done completely online so that the participant can complete the training in their own location and time.