The Brief:

The NEA (National Energy Action) were looking to move a 3 day face to face Energy Awareness training session to an online eLearning course and also convert their City and Guilds Energy Awareness examination to an online assessment system.

Our Solution:

We analysed NEA’s existing training material to see how it could be adapted to an online setting. We incorporated into the learning:

  • Multi-choice questions
  • Multi-select questions
  • Drag and drop activities
  • Numeric calculations
  • Animations
  • Interactive content and walkthroughs

We replicated the question types in the online assessment so that candidates who had undertaken learning would be comfortable and familiar with the questions they faced. The Assessment included a practical element which required candidates to programme a mechanical and digital thermostat to specific settings. We recreated these programmers as interactive flash activities, so that they could be used exactly the same way on screen as in real life..

Each online assessment had a time limit and a pass mark specified and candidates were allowed multiple attempts at assessments.

We provided NEA with a content management system for the online examinations. This allows them to:

  • Add/edit new exams and question
  • Upload associated animations/images for questions
  • Generate detailed reports on examination sittings and individual candidates answers