E-Learning is one of the best measures available to improve chances of prisoners after release, having the potential to reduce recidivism, to improve security and, in the end, to also pay off economically.
E-Learning consists in the use of electronic technologies to deliver part or all of an educational curriculum outside the traditional classroom, typically on the Internet.
The topic is particularly significant in correctional settings, given that the importance of training and education for prisoners is acknowledged by the codes and rules regulating imprisonment, its organisation, its purpose and goals in many countries, especially in Europe.
Nevertheless, not in all countries do inmates have the legal right on education. There are international conventions and recommendations, like the European Prison Rules published by the Council of Europe (2006), for instance, which undescore that every prisoner should be provided access to educational programmes considering their abilities, needs and aspirations.
E-Learning represents, therefore, one of the measures that there are to improve chances of prisoners after release, having the potential to reduce recidivism, to thereby improve security and in the end to also pay off economically.
At IPS, we design and implement innovative e-training and e-learning solutions, namely:
- Secure e-Learning infrastructures for inmate training;
- Specific e-Learning content for inmates education;
- Virtual reality training programmes;
- Digital video-based learning system operated through the internal closed TV circuit;
- Tailor-made training courses;
- Game-based learning solutions.