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Charity Insight Staff Writer
Published 23 March 2011

StudyZone offers bite-sized training videos for people in the voluntary sector by using

cost-effective technology and interactive relationships with viewers.

Launched on 23 March, the StudyZone was created by the e-learning charity KnowHow NonProfit. It contains videos which cover a range of topics related to the voluntary sector, from digital communications to charity finance. Users can also make suggestions for future videos.

KnowHow NonProfit receives requests from the voluntary sector and then consults and works with leading voluntary sector experts to create online training sessions. Videos are 20-30 minutes long and, because of the StudyZone's technology and templates, can be produced quickly and cheaply.

The service is responding to a public need. In November a survey was conducted to gauge the desire for voluntary sector training and 73 per cent stated that the cost of training courses was a major barrier, while 64.6 per cent said that keeping the training short and concise is essential for online learning.

"People can request the training they need and we will use our network of experts and volunteer trainers to deliver on the most pressing topics. We recognise these are tough times for voluntary sector organisations and training budgets are tight. This why we have listened to what our users have told us and created this responsive, innovative, low-cost learning platform," said Luke Chaput, head of content at KnowHow NonProfit.

The first video in every session is free, and there are free tasters for all the videos available. Every other full session is available for under £10. To find out more about the StudyZone click here

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