Good News Stories – Online learning is for all ages25-June-2020
Our tutor Pauline Lacey has been working hard building learner confidence and assisting learners move online to continue learning in lockdown.
The prospect of online learning poses a variety of challenges not least being comfortable and happy with the format. Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales works with many partners across Wales; for our Age Cymru Digital Literacy learners, online learning is a new prospect for many but shouldn’t cause concern as our tutor Pauline Lacey explains.
“Learning in lockdown underlines the potential for online activity. I’m sure many of us have kept in touch with our family and friends over email or video calls, we might even have had our food shopping delivered using an online supermarket service. These things we would usually do in person, but the internet addresses the need and learning is very much the same.”
Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales offers different possibilities for taking a class online, including Microsoft Teams and Vscene. Although these are similar, each offer slightly different approaches which in turn provides some flexibility for learners and tutors alike.
Pauline says that Vscene has worked well with her learner group and they are busy planning for term 1 activities. She continued, “Understandably, confidence is the key with anything new. We offer support to all of our learners - young or old, those who are new to computers and the internet as well as those who are used to this.”
One learner who was very hesitant in her words has, ‘finally taken the plunge’ and where she doesn’t have the required device a loaned laptop is winging its way to her so she will soon be up and running online! Of this learner, Pauline commented, “She is really looking forward to seeing her friends and tutor as she has only been able to hear their voices for the last few weeks!”
Well done to Pauline and her learners – we’re sure their online journey has only just begun. . .
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