How You Can Use Virtual Resources to Teach Tool Usage

Posted by Cassie Wright on Feb 19, 2019 1:38:36 PM

What are some of the most important skills an automotive tech needs to learn?

The first things that come to mind might be safety procedures or understanding the basics, but what about the ability to properly use the tools of the trade? 

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Topics: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE, Technology

Come Visit Us at VISION Hi-Tech!

Posted by Amanda Banner on Feb 13, 2019 12:38:08 PM
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What’s the Best Way to Teach Your Students About Electricity?

Posted by Kirk VanGelder on Feb 11, 2019 2:18:00 PM

Most people know that manufacturers are continuously incorporating more technology and electronics in new vehicles. As a result, there is a need for higher level electrical and electronics training. 

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Topics: Student Engagement, Curriculum

Instructor Spotlight - Todd Kessler

Posted by Amanda Banner on Feb 4, 2019 2:34:00 PM

Todd Kessler, an automotive instructor at York County School of Technology in Pennsylvania, uses multiple CDX resources to give his students a personal classroom experience with a variety of materials. 

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Topics: Instructors

Why a Flipped Classroom Works for Automotive Technology

Posted by Cassie Wright on Jan 28, 2019 2:03:00 PM

From videos to virtual reality, technology has brought about quite a few changes to the traditional classroom. One of those changes, the flipped classroom, is becoming more popular than ever. 

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Topics: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE, Instructors

Could Virtual Reality Be the Future of Automotive Training?

Posted by Cassie Wright on Jan 21, 2019 2:24:00 PM

From high-performance PC experiences to free mobile apps, video games have become a large market with a wide influence. It’s no wonder, then, that the gaming industry is now looking at new technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to increase its market. 

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Topics: Student Engagement, Technology

Automotive Technology: A Physics Lab on Wheels

Posted by Kirk VanGelder on Jan 14, 2019 4:53:00 PM

In this day and age, students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) knowledge and experience are sought after by a growing number of employers, but these subjects often are seen as  fit for only top academic students. Meanwhile, automotive technology classes are ignored or seen as less important.

Maybe it’s time to challenge that view. 

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Topics: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE, Curriculum

Instructor Spotlight - Kevin Lawton

Posted by Amanda Banner on Jan 8, 2019 2:11:00 PM

Kevin Lawton teaches at Bedford County Technical Center in Everett, Pennsylvania, where he uses Fundamentals of Automotive Technology Online

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How Do You Know When it’s Time to Refresh Your Curriculum?

Posted by Cassie Wright on Dec 31, 2018 2:06:00 PM


No matter how many bright students, wonderful instructors, and useful resources an automotive classroom has, there’s one thing that can make the learning process more—or less—difficult: curriculum.

Curriculum, which is comprised of the learning objectives, lessons, materials, assignments, and assessments used to teach a course, is the last thing you want to work against your students’ success. In fact, studies show that better curriculum—and textbooks—can improve student achievement.

But how do you know if your current curriculum is the problem?


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Topics: Curriculum, Technology

How Can I Get More Development as an Instructor?

Posted by Amanda Banner on Dec 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford knows something about the importance of continuing to learn. 

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Topics: Instructors