The curricula has been developed through a collaboration between Elsevier and various nationally recognized research and training centers, including the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living; the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; the Community Living Policy Center at the University of California, San Francisco; and the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Each curriculum is guided by a National Advisory Board comprised of nationally recognized thought leaders for the specific curriculum. Additionally, an Editorial Board for each curriculum provides peer review of content prior to publication of a course. Each lesson of every course is presented consistently because of the collaboration and employment of an instructionally designed adult learning principles and templated format.
Yes – content in each lesson of every course can be annotated based on the needs of an individual organization and people being supported to meet specific organizational rules, regulations, policies or procedures at any local or state level. If there is anything state specific, you have the ability to input those annotated standards and links directly into our lessons.
Yes – there are certificates of completion for every lesson you finish. Our learning management system also archives all grades and hours completed into a detailed transcript; you can also provide the learner a copy to take with him/her.
I want to incorporate my current training materials into my DSP’s training development; can I use your system to hold all of my own material as well?
Yes – our system allows you to upload anything that is saved onto your computer. You can integrate your current and future outside materials and we can work with you to create a certificate for completing additional training. You can also assess credit hours and grades to your uploaded training material, which will show up on the learner’s transcript.
Yes – this curriculum will prepare you for the NADSP certification. The CDS curriculum is accredited by NADSP for use in preparing to take their certification test, and we have had many learners use the CDS curriculum to pass their certification test. To learn more, click here!
Yes – our curriculum will prepare learners to take and pass the APSE exam. Also, each of the courses in The College of Employment Services is approved for continuing education credits by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).
Yes – this curriculum will prepare you to take and pass your Direct Care Alliance national credential. CPAC addresses the competencies issued by DCA on a national basis and has specific criteria for time on the job.
All DirectCourse curricula are delivered on Elsevier’s industry-leading learning management system, “Elsevier Performance Manager”. Learners can log in anywhere there is an internet connection and take assigned courses.
Our Elsevier Performance Manager online platform performs comprehensive reporting, thus organizing your businesses training and compliance history. It is an easy-to-use, online performance and learning management solution with tools to streamline communication, as well as identify, track and resolve issues with staff education, performance and competencies—thereby simplifying the process of proving your ability to perform within operating and regulatory guidelines. With the belief that improvement begins at the core, Elsevier Performance Manager is geared toward improving your staff by providing tools that streamline day-to-day tasks, help optimize safety, and encourage innovation and collaboration. To learn more, click here!
The content is not designed to be accessed on MAC products, though it will deliver in most instances. The Elsevier Performance Manger platform does not support Apple products so the tools available through it may also work unpredictably.
The cost of DirectCourse depends on a few components – review this PDF to learn more about DirectCourse Pricing. Discount pricing is available for members of ANCOR, UCP, and APSE.
To request pricing for your organization, please contact us via this form!
Is there a way to ensure that the individuals doing the training are reading the lessons in full? In other words, is there a way to prevent learners from skipping the training portion and going straight to the test?
The module delivering the lessons can be set to require the lesson be completed prior to accessing the test. The system default does not require lesson completion prior to testing. Additionally, there is a report available that will indicate each time a test is started and another to indicate when a lesson is started.