Over the years UNISON’s e-learning site has evolved to meet the needs of our members. Since it was first set up in 2008, it’s had three different domain names, and has gone from being a space for learning reps to share advice, resources and experience, to being a hub for all kinds of online learning.
It holds a wealth of material hosted on the site itself, and also acts as a starting point for finding other online learning resources.
On 27 May, it will move from its current registration to a single sign-on system – meaning that UNISON members will be able to get into the site using their My.UNISON account. My.UNISON already allows activists to login to the Organising Space, WARMS and the online conference system as appropriate, and lets members update their details online.
‘This is a logical step that we’ve been working towards for a while,’ explains Kathleen Jowitt, assistant education officer in UNISON Learning and Organising Services. ‘It will mean that our members don’t have so many usernames and passwords to remember, and it will make it much easier for us to get learning opportunities to more people.’
This prepares the way for UNISON to offer more flexible options for both activist training and member learning in the future.
Existing users should by now have received an email explaining what the change will mean for them and their learning records – if you haven’t, please contact Kathleen.