Optimal use of the aNewSpring platform
Using the aNewSpring platform, LAS was able to deploy a learning tool called MemoTrainer that helps learners with knowledge recall and retention. aNewSpring also developed custom HTML pages with different media, including videos and related resources, to give learners the opportunity to find the learning formats that are most effective, and enjoyable to use. LAS also devised tasks and assignments for learners to undertake with their peers to explore ideas, share experiences and learn from one another.
LAS includes a guest project in every section which is designed by a participant within the cohort. Many of the assignments are graded and assessed by LAS instructors and feedback is provided. The projects include undertaking user research, building hypothetical user personas, mocking up ideas and communicating them, and putting together a plan for how feedback will be delivered most effectively. The course is designed to be as practical, and time-efficient as possible so learners can apply the learning to the guest project, or a project chosen by the learner.