Adult and Community Learning
Delivered by Hampshire Futures



Laptops, projectors, interactive voting equipment, cameras (stills & video), digital movie creators, voice recorders, USB 4 hub port, speakers, headsets, A4 digital notepad, wireless mouse & keyboard, iPod including docking station, tabletop zoom microphones.

The above list represents just some of the equipment available for loan from Hampshire Learning, please ask your centre manager for more details.

Chips with Everything

Chips with Everything is a newsletter produced by the ICT and Learning team at NIACE as part of the communications plan to ensure that adult learning practitioners are aware of the benefits of e-learning.

Download current and archived issues of Chips and the Excellence Gateway supplements.


Hampshire Learning holds a full set of the books in the series, titles are

  1. Online Resources in the Classroom by Alan Clarke & Claudia Hesse
  2. Digital Cameras in teaching and learning by Phil Hardcastle
  3. Developing E-Learning Materials by Shubhanna Hussein
  4. E-Learning in Outreach by Glyn Owen & Khawar Iqbal
  5. E-Learning and modern foreign languages by Jacky Elliot
  6. Integrating ICT Skill for Life with financial education by Alan Clarke
  7. Attracting and motivating new learners with ICT by Jackie Essom
  8. E-Learning for teaching ESOL by Mary Moss and Sue Southwood
  9. Supporting adult learners with dyslexia by Sally McKeown
  10. Using e-learning with deaf learners by Christine Nightingale and Sue Stevens
  11. E-Learning for adults with learning difficulties by Yola Jacobsen
  12. Handheld technologies for mobile learning by Di Dawson

Please contact if you wish to borrow one of these publications


AccessApps developed by the Scottish JISC Regional Support Centres in co-operation with JISC TechDis. It consists of over 50 open source and freeware assistive technology applications which can be used entirely from a USB stick on a Windows computer (full list of applications on offer).

AccessApps will run without the need to install anything on a computer and provide a range of e-learning solutions to support writing, reading and planning as well as visual and mobility difficulties.

Audacity Free, open-source software for recording and editing sound.

Photostory 3 for Windows
Captures memories; brings photos to life; shares stories… your digital photos will come to life with motion, music, voice narration, and more.
Want to turn a photo or picture into an Avatar for your favourite forum? Then you have found the place to do it!

NLN Materials
Funded by the LSC and available free to all authorised organisations in the post-16 sector, the NLN materials represent one of the most substantial and wide-ranging collections of e-learning materials in the UK. The materials can be accessed online and can be downloaded, added to a local intranet, learning platform or burnt to CD.

For basic and essential workplace skills providing high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning.
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Thousands of royalty-free photos for websites, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, forums, blogs, school projects and homework.
An interactive place for learners with learning difficulties, their support workers, family members and friends; a place that is fun, stimulating, relevant, appropriate and responsive.
The eXe project was conceived to address the use of technology in the design and authoring of learning resources for the web.


Virtual learning environments (VLE)/platforms are online locations where tutors and learners can access electronic teaching and learning resources.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight local authorities are working in partnership to support staff in the adult and community learning sector through a VLE has been created using ‘Moodle’, a course management system designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.

We hope tutors will access and download resources, submit their own resources to upload and share and sign up to forums. Most areas of the site will be open access to tutors and centre staff from across Hampshire and IOW. In addition, each local authority will have a password secured area where tutors can create course folders, which will enable learners to access course materials for homework or from a session they have missed.

For username and logon to the HCC staff area of  contact Matt Herbert

If you have not used a VLE before, I suggest you start with the 'Tutors Guide to Moodle' course to become familiar with how this online learning platform works. Have fun!


The newly trained e-guides


For further e-learning information/support or to organise an e-learning event in your local learning partnership area please contact
Sue Muldowney
Quality & Curriculum Development Officer