Continuing Education Courses Made Possible Despite COVID-19by Pace Staff Singapore Pace Academy
It is relatively easy to talk about alternative ways of learning, but executing them is quite tricky. Students had to shift from in-person classes to online learning. Singapore has made it possible with their continuing education courses as they always have a plan B for their trainees.
The experience through online learning has been the same. Trainers can interact in a convenient way through virtual platforms.
Continuing educational institutes are using the e-learning platforms to the fullest. They are abiding by all the safety measures and making learning seamless as before.
The institutes have already facilitated their existing mentors to teach students using the four digital areas – live streaming, pre-recorded teaching videos, webinars, and online assessments. Let us see how the online training is possible.
Consistent approach: Some of the courses already had an online option. During the present crisis situation, all need to switch to online learning without compromising the outcomes. The classes which need face-to-face interaction have to take permissions and teach in smaller groups. All the virtual access has been given to teachers and students so that they can quickly get used to the technology. The students do not need to worry about the course materials as they can be easily shared and presented in front of them.
Outcomes have been the same: Professionals go for certificate courses like an advanced diploma or diploma conversion for results. They always want to get the best out of the short period training. The mentors also prepare the course modules according to industry standards. They feel that students must get better job opportunities after exhaustive training. During the pandemic, the training method has changed, but outcomes have remained the same. Teachers are sending voice notes, uploading documents, and presentations to help the students in their courses.
Stay student-centric: During the COVID-19, all the students have been strictly instructed to avoid the knowledge campuses. They do not need to come in contact with the other trainees to exchange notes. The mentors have taken up responsibilities to keep the student updated with all the study materials and job news. The professionals can always participate in group discussions online. Safety comes first for the institutions, but they are still trying to deliver unmatched quality of education.
Frequent communication: Feedback is very much essential to adopt new technology. Trainers are always training to stay in touch with their students frequently. After lessons, they are taking feedback from the trainees. This is helping in correcting even minor mistakes during the course of training.
The above mentioned are some of the ways online education is helping Singapore professional training institutes during this pandemic. The government is keeping a watch on the economy and introducing new programmes like the SGUnited Skills programme to help job seekers achieve a better chance get jobs in some of the busiest sectors. This is definitely a bad phase, but that cannot stop aspiring candidates from training in Singapore.
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