Virtual learning for technicians

The tablets will provide the students with a way of looking at their notes at any time
The tablets will provide the students with a way of looking at their notes at any time

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VIRTUAL learning has been brought in to an engineering school.

Fleet Air Arm Engineering personnel at HMS Sultan, in Gosport, are to benefit from new initiatives as part of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Developed within the Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School (RNAESS), the introduction of the VLE ensures technicians can see course material from anywhere in the world.

It allows interaction with trainees through forums and blogs and the school is also conducting a trial for portable learning through tablets.

Commander Jim McNair, Officer Commanding the RNAESS, said: ‘While the RNAESS is evolving with the new technology, what remains at the core of how and what we teach is the relationship of instructor and the student.

‘The RNAESS has always been a place where learning needs to be of the highest quality and that has, and always will be, down to the professionalism and spirit of the team in the school.’