Active Consent eLearning

Case study: Active* Consent: Online sexual violence and harassment training for students

Title: Active* Consent: Online sexual violence and harassment training for students
Project: Sexual Violence and Harassment: How to support yourself and your peers
Client: Active* Consent & NUI Galway

About Active* Consent

Active* Consent is an initiative that supports young people to have positive and confident sexual health and wellbeing. They support young people from 16 – 24 but work with a range of groups, including teachers, parents, college staff and policy makers. The Active* Consent programme includes small group workshops; larger group drama presentations; engaging with the online community through social media and interactive video content; and training. Active* Consent grew out of an existing collaboration with Psychology and Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway.

Business Challenge

Active* Consent partnered with The Learning Rooms to help them to develop their webinar and a 30 minute eLearning module aimed at promoting positive and confident sexual health and wellbeing for students at 22 colleges and universities around the country. The eLearning course needed to address sensitive areas, such as legal definitions of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment, in an appropriate, realistic and supportive way, as well as be accessible to all 22 higher education institutions.

The programme was launched by Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education on 21 September 2020 and has been developed with support from the Department of Education and Skills, Lifes2Good Foundation, Rethink Ireland and NUI Galway.

“From our first meeting with The Learning Rooms team, Active* Consent knew they were the fit for us due to their pedagogical and creative mindset and their warm collaborative demeanour. Time and again, they have bowled us over with their solutions, their troubleshooting and their dynamic realisation of our vision. It feels as if they are an integral part of our team although we have only worked with them six weeks. They are leaders in this field and we feel so lucky to have brought this complicated vision to fruition with them.”

Dr Charlotte McIvor
Active* Consent Programme Team Lead

Our Solution

The Learning Rooms partnered with Active* Consent to develop an online course to be rolled our between various student services and student unions for students.

The modern, interactive 30-minute course empowers students with knowledge and skills around sexual violence and harassment. The course covers an introduction to sexual consent and coercion; the role of alcohol and intoxication in sexual violence; how to support peers if they disclose a negative sexual experience; and how to step up as an Active* Bystander.

The course is enriched with supporting research and statistics as well as video case studies, animation and audio content, making it an engaging learning experience for all students. The course is designed to be accessible to all students on all types of device.

Key project features:

  • Articulate Rise 360
  • Video and audio learning
  • Animations
  • Interactive and engaging content
  • Rapid turnaround eLearning