As we all adjust to a new normal, it seems some sectors of the economy today are being impacted more than others. No doubt, we have all heard of school cancellations at colleges and universities, as well as extended disruption to education at high schools.
Many of our manufacturing partners in food and manufacturing, auto, and oil and gas industries rely on us and community colleges to train the next generation of skilled workers. With over 200 schools using our simulation training, we are thankful that we can assist these schools to move their learning from the classroom to online instantly.
If you are a school and interested in learning how you can adapt to this new reality, here are some things to consider.
- Do you have a means for your instructors to hold online classes? Tools like Google Meet, Zoom, and others will allow your teachers to hold classes online, and they are quite easy to use. Some of these tools are included for free as part of your Microsoft 365 (Skype business) or your Enterprise Google licenses (check with your school’s IT department).
- Make sure you can contact students by email. Having an up to date database of student contact information will help streamline your journey online.
- Digitize your lesson plans. If you have not done so already, start converting some of your content to online formats using PowerPoint or similar technology.
- Have a learning management system in place so you can distribute content, quizzes, and track student progress.
- Use simulation and online-based learning to replace the hands-on training you had at your schools. With the Simutech Learning System, you have access to over 400 faults to use to teach students how to troubleshoot electrical problems.
If you have questions about any of the above, or want to discuss how you can use simulation-based learning, give us a call at 1-866-942-9082. We would love to be of assistance.