Sutton and District Training have introduced a blended learning approach to help with student’s progress. This was aided by the COVID 19 lockdown but definitely not limited to lockdown periods.
Blended Learning offers our students a far more fluid way to access work without having to always be in just one physical location.
What is Blended Learning?
Blended Learning takes the approach of learning using online materials and online interaction methodologies while also using face-to-face classroom learning techniques. Mixing various techniques/learning styles and using different delivery methods Blended Learning requires the physical presence of both teacher and student with elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace.
What are the benefits of Blended Learning?
Students always have access to education
There are lots of variables in life that also have a knock-on effect on college life, with learning materials being accessible online 24/7 if a student needs time at home for any reason their education is still attenable.
Getting used to the new working world for technical students
With business courses and game design courses on offer at Sutton and District Training, many of these students would be moving into remote working environments and getting students ready for the responsibilities of remote working lends its hand to our blended learning systems.
Students getting used to IT
We live in a technical world, but, sometimes adults jump to conclusions thinking all young people are technical wizards. That is just not the case, we have seen a large upskill in student IT abilities from the remote working side of blended learning.
Taking a blended learning approach can provide a flexible learning experience especially when presenting work. Students can often feel it quite daunting presenting work in front of a full class or even entering into a full classroom. With blended learning, it gives students the opportunity to present their work using online tools whilst increasing their confidence and IT skills.
Varied learning skills
Everyone learns in different ways. Some people find it easier to learn in a classroom finding that having the buzz of people around them and the atmosphere improves their learning. Others may find it more beneficial to learn from home where it could be quieter, perhaps easier to concentrate with no distractions around them. Students may also prefer a mix of the both, this is why blended learning is so beneficial, it’s teaching students what mode of learning they prefer and ultimately helping them get the best learning experience.