Best Practices in Providing Apprenticeship Training Courses at a Distance
Wednesday, June 27 11:15-11:35 AM Location: Pavilion Ballroom D
Presider: Andrew Robinson, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Abstract: The Industrial Training Division at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology has been offering print-based distance education for a number of years, but this has included minimal interaction between instructors and learners, and no interaction between learners and their peers. A new initiative aimed at apprentices currently in the workplace has resulted in the creation of online courses in the Parts Management Technician Program. These courses allow for greater interaction between learners and a more contextual learning experience. The methods applied and early lessons learned will be used to expand the distance learning opportunities throughout the Division. This presentation will explore the approach taken to the design of these distance education courses as well as the plans for future expansion of the offerings.