Engage in virtual training and blended learning experiences through self-paced, cloud-based courses. Our e-learning structure, familiar to a learning management system (LMS), allows you to easily search for courses based on your interests or simply enroll in online learning experiences within the communities you’re a member of. Traditional LMS benefits are accompanied by features unique to Participate; for instance, each course is accompanied with a peer-reviewed micro-credential saved to your profile and easily shared via a micro-credential link. Read more about micro-credentials.
Long gone are the days of feeling isolated in your job. We’ve designed our discussion forums to be spaces of interaction, further learning and connection. Users within communities can start discussions based on topics you’re looking to learn from one another or that you’re simply interested in, easily connecting professional learners on a given topic. Embed media, tag peers and subscribe to discussions for email updates so that you never miss a beat. Take a look at a discussion thread here to see what's possible.
Our communities use a peer-reviewed micro-credential structure to reward achievements made and learning competencies achieved. Users engage with a community peer teacher mentor to learn and grow together throughout an online course. Learn more about this process here.
Have a quick question? Directly message community administrators or peers within a community. Our direct messaging feature allows you to search and connect with users in effective, real-time communication. Find users with similar interests to you and network around your professional learning goals.
Access community announcements on the home feed of your community or in your email inbox. Once you join a community, you have the choice to opt in or out of community-specific communications. Use announcements to never miss what’s happening within the community and how you can get involved.
Teacher looking for a unit plan? Organizational leader seeking information on community engagement? Caregiver looking to entertain children at home? Similar to any online cloud folder, resource collections house all of the links and descriptions you need in one, privacy-safe space.
Yes! It’s 100% free to create an account on Participate and join our public communities. While you may discover some private communities on our platform for individual organizations, there are dozens of communities on topics from project-based learning to the Sustainable Development Goals to connect you with other professional learners.
Our vision at Participate is to be the place where people can learn how, when and where they want. That’s why Participate communities are built to combine the power of learning and collaboration. Find topics, communities and courses based on your professional development goals and earn recognition for your work. Connect with other professional learners through topical discussions, earn micro-credentials and build your own learning pathways on our social learning platform.
Most traditional LMS platforms will focus solely on e-courses or forums to guide e-learning opportunities. Within a single learning experience in a Participate community, you have the opportunity to pick a personalized pathway of growth and engage with multiple users through courses, discussions, resource collections, direct messaging and more. Another advantage is that our tool was built for adult learning and collaboration, whereas LMS platforms were often built student-facing first then adapted for adults. Rather than just taking online courses, you can experience cycles of personalized learning and development in Participate communities.
Participate communities are similar to a social network combining its power with a Learning Management System. If you want to collaborate with like-minded professionals and engage in deeper online learning, a Participate community is for you! If you're simply looking to achieve a certain competency or take an online course, an LMS is likely a better fit.