The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted expectations around online learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted expectations around online learning.

Industries all around the world were plunged into uncertainty and chaos by the virus, and education was no exception.

US professor Charles Hodges called the global shift to online study in 2020 “emergency remote teaching” but clarified there was a huge difference between well-planned online learning experiences, and hastily thrown together courses impacted by COVID-19.

“Online learning carries a stigma of being lower quality than face-to-face learning, despite research showing otherwise,” he said.

Instructors are usually more comfortable teaching online after a few iterations of their online programs, according to Hodges.

Australian academic Elizabeth Johnson said learning is created through interactions.

“Digital learning is great for exploration,” Professor Johnson said.

“The world is at your fingertips, and computers never get tired of practicing foundation skills with you.”

Techskill Academy has been at the forefront of embracing online learning, having tailored its nationally recognised courses to be engaging and uncomplicated since its RTO licence was issued in 2016.

The dedicated team has more than 50 years of industry experience and are always ready to field any questions or concerns students have.

“Our learning platform allows students to work through their materials completely online – whether that’s on PC or a mobile,” Techskill Academy’s Head of Product Daniel Tran said.

“Additionally, we are always in touch with students to ensure they are making progress and have their questions answered. We listen to student feedback and do our best to implement improvements based on this.”

Jamie McKinless, who completed a Certificate IV in Work Healthy and Safety BSB41419, said the course was “not just reading from a textbook” but offered “real-life situations and common sense learning included.”

Online learning can seem like a daunting experience, particularly for people doing it for the first time.

But Techskill Academy makes the journey as easy as possible from start to finish.

“Students will generally work their way through the provided learning content and demonstrate their knowledge and skills at the end,” Mr Tran said.

“Our assessments include a combination of all or some of the following: knowledge questions, video submissions and project submissions (could be reports, spreadsheets or business plans – depending on the unit).”

To learn more about the exciting studying opportunities get in touch with Techskill Academy today.

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