• The Design Ecademy - Online Learning Studio

    Welcome to the Online Learning Studio. If you are new to e-learning then we recommend that you read our OLS Student Guide to help familiarise yourself with your learning portal. Although we do stress that this method of learning is very intuitive and anyone with experience of using the internet will find it easy to navigate.

    You will see below a list of courses that you have been enrolled onto. As well as the course you are studying with the Academy you will see that you are able to click on “OLS – Student Guide” and “Student Handbook”. OLS – Student Guide provides you with instructions on using the Online Learning Studio and the student handbook contains all of our policies and procedures. We recommend that you take time now to familiarise yourself with their content.

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Lifestyle Insight Report
by Katie Osmand - Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:53 AM

Hello All


This is a really great resource, a Lifestyle report for 2016 from a large UK retailer.  Have a look through - its really pleasing on the eye, easy to read, and full of information.

Hope you enjoy it.


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Great Sketchbook Example
by Katie Osmand - Monday, 13 March 2017, 01:04 PM

Hello All

We'd really like to share this excellent student sketchbook with you by student Sabine Hirt. Click on the image to view more.



We'd love to hear your feedback - you can comment in the OLS post.

Have a great week.


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Pearson Video Competition
by Katie Osmand - Thursday, 9 March 2017, 09:29 AM

Pearson Higher Education Qualifications are inviting BTEC Higher National students and alumni​ to take part in this exciting video competition!

Task: Real Skills. Real Experience. Real Qualifications. What does this mean to you?

The final video will be featured on our Pearson Qualification Website​, and will promote the benefits of undertaking a BTEC HNC and/or an HND. Students will have the chance to give real insights into what studying their Higher National course is like, and how the qualification will help their academic and professional career.

We will award a £50 Amazon voucher to the top 10 student videos we receive. ​ Not only that - you will have the opportunity to have your work shared on a global platform and the chance to be part of a Pearson promotional campaign!

What you need to do.

  • Create a video, no longer than 30 seconds
  • The content needs to be relevant to your students experience on their BTEC Higher National course, and should preferably feature some of their chosen pathway
  • Use of a professional camera is welcome, but not necessary. Students can use smartphones or tablets, as long as the quality of the video is not compromised
  • Encourage your students to be creative in their approach to the production of their video

Deadline extended - 17th March 2017. Please see attached document for more information.


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Welcome to The Design Ecademy Online Learning Studio. Everything you need to complete your course can be found here.

Please log in using your student number and password that you received on confirmation of your enrolment.

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