Distant learning programs highly successful: TVTC

 1/13/2016

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The distant learning programs of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation are proving to be highly successful and are expanding in numbers, Al-Watan reported.

Head of e-learning at the institute Abdullah Al-Dakheel said in 2014 the program had a total of 47,711 registered trainees. “Our distant learning program held virtual classes and sessions in 49 different centers all over the Kingdom. We offered 1,141 virtual classes for a total of 3,973 hours and nearly 10,000 trainers and instructors in 2014,” said Al-Dakheel. He added the institute always aims to provide access to training and education to as many applicants as possible. “We must utilize the technology we have within our own grasp. If we can offer virtual classes and offer education to those who might find commuting an obstacle or do not have an institute where they live, then why don’t we do that?” said Al-Dakheel.

He added the virtual classes offer a beneficial experience that is unique from the brick-and-mortar classes.         

 “The trainees have access to discussion circles and forums to exchange knowledge and experience. Students can also use social media to improve their learning experience. In virtual classes, they can record the lectures and replay during their own time,” said Al-Dakheel.

He said the program is open for most colleges and for both men and women. “Trainees of distant learning programs are just as qualified as their peers attending brick-and-mortar classes. We plan to continue the program given its undeniable success. We have an evaluation strategy in place to ensure that all students are honest and authentic in their work and do not plagiarize,” said Al-Dakheel.

He added the program first started in 2014 and it follows a trimester system, as the brick-and-mortar classes at the institute do.

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