Education is changing, and the way that students find and absorb knowledge is very different to a decade or two ago.
- Students are increasingly ‘multi-modal’, using a variety of different media to learn from; traditional textbooks and notes are still found useful, but often supported with online lectures, interactive assessments and even games
- Students don’t want to be delayed waiting for a tutor to answer their question, and like the instant response that online forums can provide
- Students expect their resources to be engaging and interactive, allowing them hands-on experience of applying the techniques they are learning
Tom Atkins lives in West Yorkshire and recently completed his AAT level 3 at a college in Batley. Tom’s experiences seem to be increasingly typical of the ‘multi-modal’ support that students turn to, especially on-line:
For my level 3 I studied with a local college on a kind of apprenticeship scheme paid for by work. I was given Kaplan books and my tutor was supposed the visit me every 4 weeks but did not always attend. When I had a query, the tutor told me to watch the free YouTube videos by Gareth John! I feel my real tutor for AAT level 3 was Gareth.
When First Intuition Director Gareth John found out that Tom had been so impressed with his experience that he had signed up to study for his level 4 with First Intuition’s Distance Learning team, he emailed Tom to welcome him to #teamfi. He asked Tom about those YouTube videos he had found so valuable at level 3:
Those little bits on YouTube made things much easier for me with level 3 and are the reason I looked at First Intuition for level 4. I have since recommended them to other people studying as I found them incredibly useful.
The whole team at First Intuition wishes Tom the very best of luck as he works towards completing his AAT qualification.