Opportunities For Learning
empowering students by unlocking their passions and dreams

OFL’s mission is academic and social recovery, and our motto is: Mutual Trust, Mutual Respect, Compassion and Integrity. Fiktiv provided a site that reflects these core values while being easy to use for both students and parents and at the same time remaining fun and engaging.

Services

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The context

Serving students since 1999, Opportunities For Learning helps middle school and high school youth, grades 7-12, work towards graduation by providing a Tuition-Free and Accredited learning program. Opportunities for Learning Public Charter Schools (OFL) offers a hybrid independent study/small group instruction/online format as an alternative to a classroom program. Students who have not been successful or satisfied with their experience in traditional schools can achieve in the program.

We needed to establish targeted goals that OFL website/organization is trying to accomplish (who it is that the site is targeting and what information they should see/receive) and set very clear paths through the site (with use of good design and placement of elements) for each of these tasks so that visitors are able to easily get information about what it is they are after (for students to get excited about their opportunities — education, jobs, etc; for parents to receive information on benefits of this education, etc.). This functional aspect of the Website is critical in that the message is clearly communicated and easily accessible.

The concept

Fiktiv’s first goal was to create a website that is inviting, open, positive, and that focuses on the people that this organization believes in and exists for. We wanted an appropriately engaging site that does not seem overdone — it had to speak directly to students and parents of the students in a friendly and approachable manner, and in line with the existing branding of the organization.

Fiktiv’s second main goal was to develop a sense of community on the site as well as to emphasize the value and the impact the schools/organization has on the community in return. This should be communicated visually and with factual information, in addition to showing the results of the organization/students in a personal/approachable way.

The work

The website features a comprehensive CMS with a modular approach. Each section and page of the site can contain one of the many available modules — galleries, events, signup forms, announcement sections, social media feeds, etc. The integration and availability of such diverse content on any page makes the Website highly engaging and continuously fresh.

The site also features a custom map and zip code search for locations, a “happenings” wall on the home page with various modules integrated in a collage, infographics, API integration with 3rd party registration systems, custom calendar and blog, and many other custom enhancements. There is also an alternate mobile version of the site, with content adapted for mobile devices.

Fiktiv’s first goal was to create a website that is inviting, open, positive, and that focuses on the people that this organization believes in and exists for. We wanted an appropriately engaging site that does not seem overdone.

The results

A website that is inviting, fresh, engaging and easy to use. Students and teachers can easily find the information they need while the OFL staff can utilize a powerful CMS to easily adapt and change the website structure and content to suit the everyday needs of the organization and their students.

Impact

An engaging, fresh, easy to use website
A powerful module based content management system
A platform to engage new and existing students and parents
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