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Innovative ideas help keep study on track

May 11 2020

Electrical Installations lecturer at Newark College, Dave Inger, has been putting some great ideas into action to allow students on his course to continue to make the most of their studies from home.

Working away from college has not been without its challenges for learners at this time, but Dave has been working with students to ensure full engagement and that study remains on track, despite the restrictions. 

Dave, who confesses to being far from expert in all things IT, has been using Microsoft Teams to organise a whole range of study tools to help his students remain on target.

He has organised all learning tools for the courses into specific folders on Microsoft Teams, so each topic on the L2 and L3 in Electrical Installationshas its own folder, allowing students to access them as and when they need to.

“We’ve instructed the students to complete tasks weekly or revise certain points as they’ve occurred. This enables them to learn at their own pace and communicate with us directly via Teams or email,” says Dave. 

“We can also direct them to any YouTube videos or websites that will help. We also ask students to meet with us via Teams for catch ups and to go through any issues that have arisen. With evening students, again, we engage over Teams and meet with them to discuss anything they want to bring up.”

And as well as learners using video calls to communicate with Dave, they have also been communicating with each other to share experiences and to discuss their studies.

Future plans include videoing electrical tasks, which can be uploaded for students to practice safely at home.

This September Newark College is launching a new Care College following the successful first year at the Group’s Lincoln campus. This is a unique opportunity to train in care settings with top employers and gain the must-have Care Certificate. This is the only college course in the UK that offers this vital industry qualification. Find out more here

In September, Newark College is also launching a new catering course. So, if you want to start your journey to becoming a top local chef – visit our website to find out more. Find out more here.

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