Friday, July 24, 2020

Coast Mountain College to use Distributed Learning model for 2020-21 instruction

Students of Coast Mountain College now have some confirmation as to the education plan moving forward into the 2020-21 school year, with officials from the college outlining that the upcoming year will take place using their Distributed Learning Model.

The new model of instruction was introduced in March as the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread and colleges and  universities reassessed how they would deliver their programs in the new era of education in time of COVID.

Yesterday, Coast Mountain College President Justin Kohlman outlined what the move means for students at all of the colleges campus locations across the Northwest.

“It is important that students know what to expect so they can plan for the whole year. More than 90 percent of our faculty have done additional training to ensure our students are able to get a rich and engaging learning experience in a distributed format. With our small class sizes, our expertise in online experiential learning, and our learnings from the spring, I’m confident our students will have an excellent experience.”

The Distributed Learning model uses tools that include web-conferencing platforms, online videos, social media, textbooks, print modules, experiential tasks and many other innovative ways to engage students.

Coast Mountain College notes that when students need to come face-to-face for practical components it will take place in a regulated manner that meets all the necessary health protocols as outlined by BC’s Provincial Health Officer.

Those students who need to be on campus will also get priority in registering for student housing.

You can learn more about how the College campus locations across the Northwest including Prince Rupert plan to move forward as fall approaches from this information piece.

Further background on what Distributed Learning is all about can be found here.

More notes related to post secondary education in the Northwest can be explored here.

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