Working & Learning Remotely – a journey
The last few weeks have been incredibly interesting. We have seen masses sent home to work remotely. As we all distance ourselves socially, we are learning so much more about technology. We’ve spoken to some students to see the effect on learning remotely.
Making time count
Our tutors talk to students every day, and over the last week, their feedback has been extremely interesting. Many of our students work full and part-time while doing the programme and likewise, a lot of them are now working remotely. According to some of our students, this is having a positive impact on their studies.
No, they’re not working on the programme while they should be doing work, but instead, they are finding extra hours to do the programme because there is no more commute time. But not only that, they are telling us that they are motivated because, with so many people now working from home, they know that software development is well suited to this situation.
More Slack Socialising
While many of us are socially isolating, there can be no denying that we’re now learning to socialise online. In the developer world, thousands of programmers congregate on Slack. Likewise, our students use it as a resource to talk to others on the programme.
One student told us that; “Over the past week, I’ve found myself chatting more with other students. We’re working and, in some cases, collaborating on Slack. I’ve found that we are more productive and we’re coming up with some great ideas for our projects. Our creative juices are flowing!”
Taking a break from the news
Of course, it is quite an unsettling time for some of our students. Some feedback has indicated that doing this programme has given them a chance to switch off from the news. They are using some of this time to develop their projects, and one has also mentioned that they are using current events as part of the subject matter in their forthcoming projects.