System Features

Since 2003, E-Business Systems in Malta has been working on the development and enhancement of its e-learning platform, EBLearn. This platform provides a very user-friendly approach to blended learning. It allows for the seamless integration of the traditional classroom environments with the more modern on-line variations. The system allows full flexibility for student enrolment, which is particularly attractive for in-house learning environments. In this way students can enrol per programme, which would comprise a number of courses each with a number of modules in each course. Or they could choose to enrol for an individual course within a programme, or they could also choose to enrol for specific modules within individual courses of a programme.

EBLearn was the winner of the Malta Communications Authority national e-Biz Award 2011 for Best Use of Technology in Education and Training. EBLearn is different to most e-learning applications on the market, since it is highly customisable and includes extensive facilities for self-learning or group learning within the system, which can be set to best fit the learning style and learning methodology of the particular institution.

Description:
EBLearn is designed to cope with three different environmental scenarios:

  • Educational Institutions offering intensive courses – EBLearn is set to handle large volumes of data and video but relatively small numbers of students.
  • Training institutions or in-house training departments – EBLearn is set to handle lesser volumes of data and video and moderate numbers of students for each course or module.
  • Continued Practice Development programmes – EBLearn handles relatively small amounts of data and video but needs to cope with thousands of students on each course or module.

EBLearn is a turn–key solution to organisations that seek state-of-the-art solutions to enhance the learning experience of their participants. EBLearn is offered on a software-as-a-solution (SaaS) basis, which means that clients do not have to invest in hardware or in technical support teams to run the system. This ensures a tighter control on spend and a more cost efficient use of resources. Innovations and advantages of the offer
The innovative aspects can be summarised as follows:

  • Full flexibility in the design and development of content material for traditional classroom based courses, for blended learning courses (including a mix of on-line interactive or pre-recorded audio visual classes and traditional classroom classes) or for on-line courses (which include only document and audio visual material that is available on-line).
  • Full flexibility in the operation of the system as it is provided on a SaaS basis allowing for quick scalability and strong business continuity and disaster recovery back-up solutions.
    Full flexibility in the management of the programmes with powerful course management tools available to administrators to enable them to use EBLearn system data to act proactively to improve overall student course participation and completion rates.

EBLearn supports collaborative learning, online tutoring/mentoring, virtual assistance, online assessment and intelligent document handling.

The EBLearn platform differs from most e-learning applications on the market, since it is highly customisable and includes extensive facilities for self-learning or group learning within the system. These can be set to best fit the learning style and learning methodology of the particular institution. The innovative aspects can be summarised as follows:

  • Full flexibility in the design and development of content material;
  • Full flexibility in the operation of the system as it is provided on a SaaS basis allowing for quick scalability and strong business continuity and disaster recovery back-up solutions;
  • Full flexibility in the management of the programmes with powerful course management tools available to administrators to enable them to use system data to act proactively to improve overall student course participation and completion rates.