MassHousing educates first-time homebuyers on the housing search and purchase process, including subjects such as budgeting, credit, mortgages, and appraisals. MassHousing had been offering classroom training, lasting 8-12 hours, at Homebuyer Counseling Agencies around Massachusetts, but wanted to make it convenient for learners and reduce the time required for instructors.
The e-Learning training takes half the time. Navigation and frequent interactions are straightforward, for an audience with little or no prior e-learning experience. Built-in calculators provide tools for the learners, and allow them to personalize the course for their own situation. Many other resources – tools, forms, documents, and links – can be accessed easily from within the course. The course has a large array of knowledge checks, quizzes and a final assessment.