Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Written by Staff Report
An increased reliance on virtual home instruction has many students rethinking their organizational strategies and daily school schedules.
Learning at home is different from being in a traditional classroom environment, but with some effective strategies, students can persevere without missing a beat.
Stick to a schedule. Many students are successful because they follow a schedule. The Center for Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning says that routines and schedules are important because they influence a child’s emotional and cognitive development. Children feel secure with schedules, which may help them recognize what’s expected of them.
When learning at home, students should strive to maintain as consistent a schedule as possible, including bedtimes, wake times, hours devoted to learning and time to get outside or engage in downtime activities.
Connect live if possible. There are many free tools and resources available that enable teachers to provide live video lessons or to record them so students can watch them later.
Similarly, social networking apps and virtual meeting programs enable students to connect digitally. This can be helpful for collaborative learning assignments or just to see a familiar face.
Stick to tools that work. Once students find apps or systems that work, they should stick with them, offers Khan Academy, an educational tutoring resource. There are many factors outside of one’s control during virtual instruction, but maintaining consistency with tools and schedules is one way to feel more confident and secure.
Check student accounts frequently. Just like students, teachers may be learning as they go in regard to remote learning strategies.
Students should be sure to check school email accounts or other places where teachers post assignments a few times per day so that they stay on top of all assignments and are aware of due dates.
Reach out to instructors. Allegheny College suggests students contact their teachers if they are unsure of how to participate in remote learning environments.
Ask questions about assignments, get clarification on key topics and be sure to tune into any remote chats or virtual “office hours.”
Stay in touch with guidance, if needed. Remote learning is a new experience for many students, and there may be certain struggles or road blocks. It can be easy to grow frustrated with equipment failures or lack of in-person interaction.
Schools employ qualified therapists and guidance counselors who are just a click, call or email away if issues need to be talked through.
Students should utilize all resources made available to them.
Virtual home instruction can be made even easier with some extra assistance and guidance.
Tuesday, 08 September 2020
Written by Tomica Sombers
There are many reasons why one should consider Information Technology as a field of study. Information Technology includes many different areas you can choose from. The job market is constantly growing and a fundamental Informational Technology knowledge-base opens the door to pursue a vast number of different careers within the field. There will always be a demand for technology specialists, as new advancements are continually on the horizon and the financial reward is great.
FTCC offers an Information Technology degree in PC Support & Services as well as Database Management. This curriculum prepares graduates to work in the Information Technology field as Help Desk Technicians, Technical Support Specialists, Field Service Technicians, System Support Specialists and a number of other positions.
Students will learn about computer hardware and software in order to troubleshoot and solve problems. Students also learn the fundamentals of other areas in Information Technology like Programming, Networking, Security and Virtualization.
Education and training in Information Technology can be an asset for an individual’s career. We are not limited to only those individuals who are seeking an associate degree.
For those who are seeking that additional career training, we have several certificate programs that are condensed, focusing on one particular area of interest.
FTCC also offers education opportunities for high school students. There are many certificates available to High School Connections and Cumberland Polytechnic High School students.
Anyone interested in the program may apply to FTCC from the homepage www.faytechcc.edu by clicking on Apply Now.
There is no application fee and everyone is accepted. During the admissions process, you will be able to indicate your area interest. You can select the Information Technology/Database Management or Information Technology/PC Support & Services program at this location in the process.
Once the admissions process is complete, you can begin registering for classes right away. Students can begin their major courses their first semester.
Interested individuals may also contact Tomica Sobers, at 910-678-7368 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is currently open for Fall 8-week classes. Classes begin Oct. 15. New students can schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor or email email@example.com for assistance with admissions, counseling and registration.
FTCC offers over 280 curriculum programs of study where some academic credits transfer to some four-year colleges/universities and also offers a wide range of Corporate and Continuing Education (noncredit transfer) classes and programs of study.
For convenience of study in a safe learning environment (online, virtual or traditional classroom), affordability, student club/organization experiences and a high-quality education, make the smart choice for education—Fayetteville Technical Community College.