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

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

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

Take Your Pick: Different Devices for Doing CDX Homework

Posted by Amanda Banner on Oct 11, 2018 3:05:00 PM

If your students have internet access, they can complete their CDX homework without having to use a traditional computer. 

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Topics: Technology

Stop Grading Papers and Get Into the Shop!

Posted by Amanda Banner on Sep 20, 2018 4:19:00 PM

How many times have you heard the phrase “teaching to the test?” Focusing on test scores has become a trend in schools, but it’s only resulted in teaching students how to memorize facts rather than apply knowledge. This method of instruction also prevents students from developing important life skills like problem-solving and the ability to complete more complex chains of tasks. 

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Topics: Technology