Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Distance Package Example
In the last week we have put together a distance learning package for one of our students living out of Dunedin.
He will be completing Certificate in Professional Cookery (level 4) this year.
We have structured the package around the full time level 4 timetable as well as meeting the students time requirements.
We have interviewed the student early on to establish his time frames then agreed to a schedule that fits the needs of both parties.
The final result is a mix of "theory by distance" in which the student will complete work books. Practical demonstrations via pre-recorded Windows Media Video. The student will practice these dishes and will be assessed either in his work place by us or will able join the full time students for assessment. These demonstrations are available from a number of different platforms.
Scheduled face to face theory units that require the use of taste, touch and smell are agreed to in advance.
We will load our demonstration videos on the students I-POD for use when he has no access to his computer.
Also the use of our blackboard site to communicate and update his course as needed.
I have included a link here with one of our other students who has been using the I-POD as a refresher tool before assessment.
4 - very good - several examples of this type of learning mentioned with reference to several readings and discussion of ideas from the readings and relevance to their practice;