All CAKE programmes are supported by CAKEconnect, our online learning platform and community. This enriches the learning experience by sharing additional learning material, online discussion threads and work-based challenges. It engages our learners, creating an environment to suit individual delegates and different learning styles.
It has also allowed us to engage with Line Managers giving them information to better support the learners. This provides a focal point for ongoing development after the face-to-face learning has ended, and continues to provide up to date resources and help with assignments.
It allows us to create a rich, self-paced learning experience, with space for monitoring and giving feedback, which has great benefits for our delegates and our programme facilitators. Using this approach, our programme's content is easy to grasp enabling us to use a range of other supporting material. We do our very best to account for everyone in our face to face facilitated workshops, but by diversifying our methods, we can ensure everyone has the best opportunity to learn.
CAKEconnect supports learning in many ways:
- Time restrictions in the learning environment are no longer an issue, which deepens the connections between our learners and our facilitators, creating an extremely supportive environment for questions or concerns to be raised and addressed and encouraging conversations and peer to peer learning.
- It gives our facilitators a feel for the learner trends and enables them to adapt and act accordingly; it’s a huge benefit to be able to add further resources in an instant from discussions with our learners both in the sessions and online.
- Another awesome feature is the reporting; it is always good to be able to have at a glance a quick overview of how well our learners are doing, how far they have progressed and how they are responding to the different methods, which leads to feedback. CAKEconnect allows our facilitators to use the right tools and blended methods to prepare feedback and deliver it most effectively.
- Provides a focal point for ongoing development both during and after the face-to-face learning has ended, continuing to provide up to date resources and support.
Overall, it helps the learning become much more meaningful, it engages and encourages learners to take greater responsibility for their learning, and it makes it fun!
'We recognise that in today’s world, the modern learner likes to take responsibility for their development, preferring a flexible and open experience with access to a wealth of resources when they need it.'
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