All learning, and management of studies and progress, takes place in the Locus Learning Centre, our dedicated learning facility. Here, enrolled users have unrestricted access to all the materials, tools, exercises and learning resources they need for implementing a personal self-development programme. They also have access to our Coffee Shop where they can meet and talk with fellow students and our faculty members about any aspect of management and management development. If you have set up any private discussion forums for your organization, your staff can also access these in the Locus, provided you authorise their access.
Newly enrolled users may find the following information useful:
A starting point. For people new to web-based learning, getting started can sometimes be a daunting task. We encourage all students to just browse anywhere and everywhere so that they can experience for themselves how the linking works and to discover all the different areas they have available. They can’t break it – so they can go wherever they wish. The Locus contains a vast quantity of individual articles, exercises, case studies, diagnostic and learning tools and much more. Critically, these are all hyperlinked to each other wherever there is a common thread of knowledge and so users can navigate their way around the Locus simply by following the hyperlinks. They can access all the different categories of content, or types of tools, simply by selecting any item from the menu in the Locus. They can always access their learning history by going to the ‘My Activity’ page. Just click on the heart symbol in the right margin
An alternative starting point. If you would prefer your staff to have a definite starting point rather than just browsing, we recommend they use the Diagnostic tools built into the Locus to identify their requirements and priorities. These include:
Learning Adviser – which identifies each person's preferred learning style
On-Line Coach - which diagnoses individual requirements and priorities AND develops a recommended programme of study
Detailed guidance on how to learn in the Locus is available here.
To provide access to the Locus Learning Centre, it is necessary to have a Personal Access Licence for each individual staff member. Licences must never be shared as the Locus maintains individual learning and achievement records.
To set up your web-based learning project, please contact the Director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Contact Us page.