Introducing the NEW GELnet with CourseQual

Harnessing data to drive better learner outcomes in the world’s best English language schools.

GELnet delivers better learner outcomes with continuous quality improvement, consistency in your course delivery and targeted online learning.  Built on our proprietary Aims technology, GELnet connects GEL materials, your own content, and your course books, providing your students with fully integrated content support for your curriculum. Planning tools, built on our CourseQual system, make it easy for teachers to build lesson plans, and our online testing and tutorial system tracks student progress and delivers study materials based on results.

By combining your curriculum, class planning and assessments into one system, teachers and administrators can track student progress and target specific needs. Staff can share content and best practices to drive quality improvement throughout your school.

Benefits

GELnet is more than e-learning.  GELnet improves your learner outcomes by driving consistency and quality control in your courses.

GELnet gives you:

 

Quality improvement and course consistency with CourseQual
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Student progress tracking
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Relevant and personalised study by mapping content to your syllabus
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Shared best practices through a consolidated resource library
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A system for maintaining standards through automated Key Performance Indicator (KPI) monitoring and reporting
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What you get with GEL

Better learner outcomes with CourseQual

GEL’s CourseQual harnesses student progress data to drive course consistency and quality improvement.  With CourseQual, you will follow a Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) quality improvement cycle. The key to this is our online course planner. Teachers plan weekly lessons which automatically link to your syllabus, showing you what syllabus aims they cover, how they cover them and how often. When test results come in you can measure the effectiveness of the lessons and drive improvement.

Better visibility into student and classroom performance

In GEL, everything is linked to syllabus aims. Assessment results are stored online and mapped against the syllabus aims, giving you an ongoing view of student progress for individuals, classes, courses and centres.

More relevant and more personalised study

Developed over 3 years, our proprietary Aims technology is a detailed tagging and organisational structure describing English language teaching. It confers a common structure onto disparate study materials, language items and lesson objectives and provides a way to link content from multiple sources to your syllabus.

We now map to 10 course book titles, or we can tag your proprietary syllabus aims. We then use this to tag assessment questions, online or offline content, and classroom teaching methods. When a teacher chooses a lesson, GEL’s course planner will show the most appropriate content or lesson plans. If a teacher is getting great results, academic managers can share best practices by looking at what resources they are using and make these available to other teachers. When students take tests, GEL can deliver personalised content based on the questions they miss.

The benefit of Aims is flexibility. If you change your course book it will still link to your content where appropriate, as long as the new course book is tagged. As new content is added it will be listed under any relevant syllabus aims.

Maintaining standards

Our Class dashboard monitors your student data and Key Performance Indicators so that you can maintain standards in real time. You decide on what is important and how to measure. For example, you may have a target of 90% of students getting at least 70% on their end of unit assessments. If you aren’t meeting your KPI, the GEL system will flag this for you to investigate.

GEL Content

GEL has hundreds of hours of skills activities and over 2000 grammar explanations, examples and activities.  We operate what we call a disaggregated content model.  Content items are individually usable and tagged to our Aims system.  The reason for this is that schools teach to their own syllabus—which is either unique to them or from a standard course book.  As teachers reach points in the syllabus or students answer test questions, the GEL AIMS system makes appropriate content recommenders for the point being taught or assessed.  

As new syllabi get integrated into GEL, we build more content to try to cover those gaps.  In short GEL’s content “aggregates” to map to the syllabus used by the school.

If the school is operating a distance learning program, there is a standard GEL syllabus as well, which we refer to as our study plan.  In this case our content is organised in a predefined way to provide a stand-alone course.