Before a learner ever participates in a class be it in a traditional classroom or a class online they can often feel excited or apprehensive. For traditional classroom settings the provision of induction classes brings learners physically together, allowing a face to face meeting with tutors and classmates, and this social presence helps to reduce apprehension in most learners before they start their course. For an online learner, induction is carried out remotely and usually in the learner’s own time. So is there a need for Induction on line? Learners are not physically together in a room so how do they become reassured and less apprehensive about their future learning? Is Induction online a valuable resource to have and does it really provide and prepare the learner with the tools and techniques for participating in their future programmes?
Monday, September 7, 2020