Collaborative approach

Our highly collaborative approach involves a development group of up to 20 universities who provide feedback throughout the development process. We partner world-class subject experts with our experienced in-house editorial staff and web developers to build courses that are insightful, engaging and effective.

Quality is assured through a meticulous review process, with substantial input from reviewers, advisors and development group members to help shape and fine-tune the courses. A typical course storyboard goes through at least six iterations with input from over 20 individuals before it is approved.

Much more than your average online learning experience

Much online learning is merely a piecemeal of PDF guides, bullet-point slides and the occasional interactive item. This type of resource does little to help people learn and is generally unpopular with staff and students.

Epigeum's programs are designed exclusively for online learning. Our products are born digital; they are not adapted from text-based material. As a result, our programs are rich, coherent courses, not just resources to be dipped into and zoned out of.

Rich and engaging content

We put a great deal of care into the design of our courses to ensure that they are engaging, effective and memorable. We arrange materials using our own model of instructional design based on Robert Gagne's 'Nine Events of Instruction' framework, so each course is built around a regular and pedagogically sound structure.

Our courses are packed with:

  • Interactive activities to involve participants actively with the content
  • Case studies and scenarios to help participants learn from real situations and put the theory into practice
  • Regular feedback through a range of formative activities, along with summative end-of-course quizzes (which can be used as a compliance tool for course administrators as well as a source of summative feedback)
  • Video interviews with a wide variety of experts and students sharing their experiences and advice, to inspire and inform participants
  • Video and audio dramas to demonstrate scenarios in which participants might find themselves and how to handle them; often these are woven through a whole course to create an engaging narrative
  • Optional additional content to provide supplemental information, pose thought-provoking questions, encourage participants to reflect on content and apply it to their own particular context, and facilitate the creation of rich learning portfolios.