What is in this article?:
- Planning and Installing Raceway Systems
- SIDEBAR: The New Generation Apprentice
Is learning conduit fabrication and planning skills strictly a hands-on process?
SIDEBAR: The New Generation Apprentice
There is a new generation of learner in apprenticeship training today. This generation has never been without computers, online technology, and even devices such as software simulators. They expect the use of computers and Internet technology. If it’s not provided, they’re disappointed. Their generational style of learning demands 3D modeling of real-world applications. These individuals respond best to a blended learning environment, which couples the face-to-face active learning environment in the classroom and labs with the immersive simulations and interactive components of an online training system. The online activities can include applied homework activities that are graded by the online system, simulations that look and react like real equipment, and gaming exercises that allow the learner to travel down multiple paths and outcomes to offer varied outcomes and experiences.