Blended Learning with HVACRedu.net combines online content and the more traditional face to face approach. An example of this might be for an academic setting. The theory is delivered via online with an established number of hours reserved for face to face for lab requirements. This type of blended approach can create the best of both worlds for schools by saving valuable classroom resources. For students, blended learning programs allow a flexible lab requirement, enabling the outreach of his or her program.
Content developed by HVACRedu.net can stand alone, but these added blended options can be an effective mixture to meet your educational requirements.
In a mentored course, a student works one-on-one with a Certified Master HVACR Educator credentialed instructor in a self-paced manner, meaning the student works to complete a course at their pace within the designated timeframe (typically 30, 60 or 90 days). The instructor, who is an industry expert, is assigned at the time of course registration and serves as the student’s mentor throughout the duration of the course. Notification to the student is by e-mail of the instructor name and contact information within 24 hours of registration.
All course activity is done virtually (online). Students have access to their course 24/7, so they set their schedule. However, they are expected to meet all course requirements by the end of the course, seeking guidance and support from the instructor as needed. Communication between student and instructor is primarily via email. Telephone calls are welcomed when needed.
As a mentor, the instructor’s primary role is to provide a personal contact for the student as well as serve as an expert learning coach. In this role, the instructor:
- Provides valuable expertise and guidance on the course subject matter
- Seeks additional subject matter expertise when necessary
- Monitors student progress and exams results
- Assists with administrative and content issues within a course
- Is approachable, available and responsive via email communication
This Mentored Self-Paced learning approach can be thought of as getting private lessons; there are one student and one instructor.
- Mentored learning with industry expert
- One-on-one interaction with instructor
- Instructor monitoring, assistance & guidance
To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.
We accomplish the collaborative effort in an effective and efficient manner. One can picture this in an academic or school type setting where the instructor and the students are in a classroom. The same holds true in our online education collaborative course, except that students are meeting virtually.
Our collaborative course environment assigns an industry expert to the group of students. While the training is online, delivery is paced with associated activities, readings, and assignment for that week. Also, the instructor provides a conference or discussion type environment for the student to answer questions and articulate discussion. Not only does this allow for instructor-to-student learning, but it allows for peer to peer learning as well.
Very much like any classroom, a working class is informative and fun! With the collaboration method, the students are assigned a weekly participation grade to meet the requirements of the class environment. A student cannot sit back in the corner and remain uninvolved.
The participation grades can range from 10% to 50% of the course. All online training delivery is an asynchronous environment. While students can access their course 24/7, the student has a choice in when and where they access it. The requirements include:
- Keep pace weekly
- Participate in the conference discussion
This is an online venue and provides a great value with the background face-to-face educational experience.
Typically our degree seeking and apprenticeship programs are delivered in these collaborative environments, but we also have the many distributors and individual company courses that chose this option as well.
- The instructional content complies with HVAC Excellence accreditation standards
- The textbook is available, added to the tuition for this program.