Recently, Kenga Solutions was called on to develop a website that would be used to offer blended learning courses, courses which were mainly face-to-face, but that had to be purchased online and supported with eLearning technology.
Recently, Kenga Solutions was called on by Consilium Academy to develop a website that would be used to offer blended learning courses, courses which were mainly face-to-face, but that had to be purchased online and supported with eLearning technology. After looking around for quite a bit we settled on the combination of:
- WordPress – for the front end, registration, hosting payments;
- Moodle – for the eLearning platform;
- Woocommerce – for the course “store” and payment;
- Edwiser Bridge / Edwiser Bundle – for tying it all together.
All of these are open source software, except for the Edwiser Bundle of tools, which are responsible for connecting WordPress, Woocommerce and Moodle so that courses can be paid for and accessed immediately. The bundle includes all the components needed for this purpose. In essence, Edwiser Bundle creates a WordPress based e-commerce solution, allowing the sale of Moodle courses online via the WordPress / Woocommerce interface. The plugins provided in the bundle include WooCommerce Integration, Single Sign-On, Selective Synchronization, and Bulk Purchase.
This ties it all together and allows for the online sale of both face-to-face and online courses. Students register and pay for a course, and they may be given immediate access to the eLearning platform, or access may be set to a date and time corresponding to the face-to-face course start date.
Consilium Academy is a training company based in South Africa and India. They provide hands-on, instructor-led training that is classroom based and supplemented via an eLearning website. Our courses are a mix of audio/video, textual content, online assessments and feedback. They also have mentors and have links with employers for possible internships.
The first course being offered is Certified Blockchain Expert™. It is primarily a classroom course, backed up with content and other capabilities on a learning management system. The course is held in Mumbai and Pune during June. You can register for the course online.
If you are interested in any of our eLearning work or solutions, including an implementation of a paid course system such as this, please get in touch.