h&h has now implemented Study with ZOOM, which means that you now have a virtual classroom in your home.
What is ZOOM?
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. In a nutshell, it allows you to see and interact with your trainer and fellow classmates from your device, be it your desktop computer, laptop, iPad or iPhone. So, it will be just like being at h&h, only in the comfort of your own home!
Zoom is proving very easy to use, however this method of delivery does presents a totally new concept for all h&h staff, including trainers and assessors, students and administrative staff. We do ask for your patience while we all adapt to this exciting new system.
How Can I Study With ZOOM?
It’s so easy! You simply download the ZOOM app to your device. Once you have it installed, we will provide you with a link to join your particular class session. Then, when you log on and join the session, you will be able to see, hear and chat to your trainer and classmates, just as you would if you were studying in at the college.
In terms of classroom delivery, our trainers are conducting the ZOOM sessions with the students as normal face to face classes. They will discuss topics as per the normal time table for the classes held on campus. They will be able to share PowerPoint and supplementary material with the class group through ZOOM, too. If a student is unable to attend the session for any reason, trainers are offering one to one sessions with the student based on the student’s need. This includes induction, any topic the student is struggling with or a topic the trainer wants the student to learn. You will also be able to rewatch the ZOOM session via the pre-record facility the App contains.
For distance students, trainers are conducting one on one ZOOM sessions according to the need of the students.
In terms of traineeships, h&h is in the process of starting ZOOM sessions from next week. This has to be done either in student’s lunch break or after hours due to confidentiality in the centres.
Why Our Trainers Love ZOOM
In these current challenging times, our trainers have found Study with ZOOM to be so helpful in guiding and supporting students. There has been a lot of positive feedback about the participation and enthusiasm of the students. There are still however, a small number of students who cannot afford Internet or don’t have access to any form of media due to financial restraints. In such cases, trainers are supporting them through face-to-face, one-on-one appointments in the college. Please contact us if this applies to you.
What are the benefits of Studying with ZOOM?
ZOOM is the most convenient and innovative method to engage students in this COVID -19 situation. It allows us to keep classes running and support students, almost as though they were here in the college. Through Study with ZOOM, students have the advantage of getting their education in the comfort of their home, using their laptop, desktop or smart phone. And again, the other good thing is that they can record the session to revisit again, so there’s no fear of you missing any essential section of any class!
These are some overall educational benefits of ZOOM :
- h&h trainers can provide one on one training without having to meet the student face to face.
- ZOOM allows h&h to conduct a virtual classroom where all can comply with the social distancing rules.
- All ZOOM sessions are recorded. Trainers can make lessons available for students who can’t attend the session (if any).
- All observation and evidence can be gathered easily through Zoom recording.
- Trainers can cater for students with difficulties (English, etc) without interrupting the class as the student can send a private chat invitation to the trainer during the session.
- Trainers can mute the students so that the class is not interrupted by unnecessary student’s comments.
How Have Trainers Been Equipped for Study with Zoom?
All h&h staff have been trained on how to schedule Zoom meetings, recording the meeting session and how to share their screen (PowerPoint presentation) with students to create a virtual classroom. They also have access to both team leader Sonia and our tech wizard Tandry, to ensure they have all they need to ensure ZOOM is running smoothly.
Don’t forget, we are always here to help you at h&h and we believe this new initiative will help us get thought these challenging times a lot easier!