Award-winning online learning company Aurion Learning has been awarded a new contract to develop an equality and diversity e-learning programme for the Irish Universities Association (IUA) Equality Network, a sub group of the Irish Universities Association.
Aurion Learning will be working in collaboration with the IUA Equality Network, to design and build an online learning programme suitable for all staff.
The IUA Equality Network, with membership from Ireland’s seven universities, was established to work collaboratively to share best practices, develop institutional competence, develop intervarsity projects and co-operation, promote an inclusive university environment and prevent discrimination on all equality grounds contemplated in legalisation.
Marie Connolly, Learning, Development and Equal Opportunities manager who will lead the project, said: “Ireland is becoming an increasingly diverse country. In recent years, widening participation from all members of the community has been a priority for Irish universities, both individually and collectively.
This equality and diversity e-learning programme is part of a wider blended approach to generating mainstream staff engagement with diversity issues. In particular, it will enable staff to consider and reflect on the part they play in building an inclusive culture across the university sector.
Maureen Murphy, managing director of Aurion Learning, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the IUA Equality Network to develop this Living Equality and Diversity (LEAD) e-learning programme. It will include over two and a half hours of online learning, spread over five modules, allowing participants to build up their knowledge over time. It will feature best practice and engaging learning content to keep learners interested and engaged.”
Aurion Learning helps organisations deliver intelligent learning and development solutions, including e-learning, learning portals, learning management systems (LMS) and continuing professional development (CPD) management tools. It also provides strategy and capability building services to help organisations develop focused online learning strategies and to develop their own online learning in-house.