Teaching and Learning Activities

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Teaching and Learning Activities Background I currently teach an IT Essentials 2 course at Tritec Computer Training, the course is designed to teach individuals all aspects of network operating systems including web services, Linux and Windows. The IT Essentials 2 course runs for 96 hours distributed over 16 weeks (1 day per week). The IT Essentials 2 course is a very complex course and I use several teaching and learning activities so that students get the maximum benefit from the weekly sessions. The teaching and learning activities that I use include – practical assignments, worksheets, demonstrations, handouts, presentation, discussion, practical assessment and electronic assessment. The IT Essentials 2 class usually has…show more content…
When students are signed up to the IT Essentials 2 course they can access their particular class from anywhere with an internet connection by logging on to the Cisco website, this site allows the students to read the online curriculum, participate in simulations, post on forums and take part in live group discussions. I also make a point of making the presentation material available in printed form. To widen participation, we must concentrate, at least initially, on those with few if any qualifications: people who usually also experience social and economic disadvantage. FEFC (1998, p8) Use an appropriate selection from those available, during their teaching I normally do a presentation for the first twenty minutes of my teaching session, these sessions are planned so that the students do not have to use the computer and there is no interaction between computer and presentation, the reason for lack of interaction is that it can be very distracting for the students when they have to look from one to the other. After the twenty minute presentation I always engage the students in conversation and ask
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