Open Future Learning offers a comprehensive video-based eLearning portal to train those working with intellectual and developmental disabilities thanks to the work of DDA.
Open Future Learning provides a central training resource for those working with developmental disabilities. The founder, Benjamin Drew, came to DDA with a mission to make these resources available through a search engine optimized website that would facilitate training with a website with an online eLearning app. Because DDA is a leader in the development of online training and education programs, they were able to implement OFL’s ambitious plan, add significant value through innovative online training features, and create a system that is cost effective and easy to maintain and update.
The initial task was to determine the best way to handle OFL’s large database of training resources. Once an organizational structure was determined, the next step involved the careful tracking of prospective trainees through the material in a curricular and orderly way, measuring their progress, and combining interactivity with the content for an engaging and meaningful online eLearning experience. OFL needed a flexible system that could accommodate a wide variety of people with diverse skill sets. The system also needed to allow an organization to enroll a group of trainees into a program and gauge their performance. A modern and attractive website would serve to create the right online presence and attract prospective trainees to the large database of online material. DDA took these challenging criteria and created an eLearning portal that has become the engine of OFL’s business.
Using a combination of DDA’s advanced programming, video, and website design and development expertise, OFL’s eLearning portal is equipped with robust administrative tools that can manage and monitor sub-accounts, set account balances, and oversee all portal activity. DDA focused on the quality of the learning experience as well, working closely with OFL to create the most interactive and compelling learning experience possible. Interactive graphics, a convenient note-taking component, and carefully structured tests complement the educational material and form the centerpiece of OFL’s curriculum. Video support material and a polished and professional website design tailored to OFL’s brand identity sends the right message out to prospective trainees. A native tablet app for download was developed to maximize the availability of OFL’s material. DDA’s unique ability to put all of the separate pieces together into one attractive and highly functional package makes OFL a model of online eLearning programs.
DDA’s solution has become an essential part of OFL’s ongoing success as one of the emerging leaders in the online training of instructors for the developmentally disabled. OFL has garnered praise for its appealing website, as well as the quality and scope of their eLearning content. Their administrators appreciate the ease of use in the management of its many accounts. DDA is pleased to make Benjamin Drew’s vision a reality with this dynamic and highly functional eLearning platform.