Online Training Experience
Saturn began offering online courses on its website using the learning management system (LMS) Moodle, in 2006 under the moniker: Saturn Online.
Saturn has trained over 5000 students online for certifications offered by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), and the DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE-WAP) between 2006 and 2015.
Saturn is currently working with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) to convert their Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) webinar into e-learning. Were also installing an LMS for PHIUS, branding the LMS, and configuring it.
- Saturn installed an LMS for Conservation Services Group (CSG) to help train members of the Long Island Building Institute (LIBI) for BPI certification. The LMS was used from 2007 to 2009.
- Saturn has 8 years of experience developing online curriculum and evolving it through the changes in online-training technology. Example: Saturn has converted its Flash-based slide shows to SCORM to accommodate modern LMSs. Saturn now uses HTML5 instead of flash to display on computers, tablets, and phones.
- In 2013, Saturn created 9 SCORM online training modules to train utility reps and contractors on new weatherization standards for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Saturn also installed a customized LMS attached to the BPA website to register students and record student participation in the courses.
- Saturn provides online Home-Performance curricula to 15 community colleges and training centers through our Saturn Study Hall.
- Saturn has installed and branded 10 LMSs for customers. We are experts at installing and operating the LMS, Moodle.
- In 2015, Saturn is delivering 24 online SCORM courses, totaling 160 CEUs to Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) new LMS.
- We at Saturn study the new science of e-Learning. We incorporate proven e-learning principles into our curriculum. Examples: Effective use of illustrations, photos, and video; teaching individuals with short attention spans. We are admirers of Ruth Colvin Clark and her books: Building Expertise and e-Learning and the Science of Instruction.