The Locus contains five particular learning tools which aid study significantly:
Learning Adviser – helps students identify their own preferred learning style and then, on the basis of this information, provides customised advice to enable the student to use the Locus in the most personally effective manner.
On-Line Coach – this helps students identify and prioritize their own learning needs and develops a customised study programme aimed at meeting these. The Coach is a fully automated tool which conducts an analysis of individual job or career requirements and an assessment of current capability. It then looks at the gap between the requirement and the capability to develop its recommendations.
On-Line Feedback Assistant – this is similar to the On-Line Coach but uses the output of a formal feedback process or instrument, such as an appraisal or a 360°assessment, to develop its recommendations.
Personal Development Planner – this enables students plan and manage their personal development against their own set of goals and aspirations and forms a continuous history of their development.
Reflective Learning Journal – this enables students to record the actions they take in their work to implement their learning and their reactions to this experience. Reflection is a very powerful tool within learning and is essential for developing understanding, competence and confidence through personal development
The Exercise Suite – this is a collection of knowledge, self-awareness and comprehension exercises which provide detailed formative feedback through the learning process. This feedback is essential for ensuring and measuring learning progress.