When the global pandemic halted Healthy Land and Water’s (HLW) plans to deliver in-person educational workshops to its community of government officials and council workers, Evolve worked with their team to adapt, pivot and connect in the digital world instead.
With our web and graphic designers, alongside HLW’s esteemed scientists and program founders, we designed an online space that replicated, and enhanced, the face to face learning experience.
While you’ve likely heard of digital learning tools like Zoom, Coursera or Udemy, we created a custom platform that brought many high quality, information rich learning resources together in a convenient, aesthetically pleasing, optimised online space named the Water by Design Online Learning Portal.
This portal featured
A password/username protected log in, and access controlled via the backend to securely provide and monitor tailored information to learners (based on their role, purpose and organisation)
Integrated Zoom call connectivity (easily set up a meeting via the toolbar)
A range of learning modules tailored to each program
Interactivity through forums, videos, forms, case studies and helpful links
Online-optimised downloadable resources including worksheets, booklets, excel documents and PDFs, so learners can save all their learning documents on their computer
Responsive forum and chat functions for specific groups and topics
Personalised and ‘real-time’ learning support via a contact form and live Q&A sessions
Lesson tracking and ‘submit’ functions, to track participants’ individual progress
Search function to enable quick access to learning tools
Optional feedback forms to ensure the ongoing optimisation and improvement of the platform
Modern, responsive, on-brand design for seamless learning on the go
Feedback from participants on Stage One has already indicated the platform’s positive impact, with one learner describing the resources provided as “fantastic” and the ability to save and edit their own copy of resources very helpful. HLW now has a series of online workshops that support their audience, mission and values through dynamic, responsive education. Excitingly, it’s a functionality that will now be implemented across our client’s suite of information-rich programs. As this stage marks the first of many, we’ll be working with HLW to maximise the platform’s potential by streamlining the user-experience, adding new functionalities and improving education methods in line with user feedback.