College sees digital age learning advancing
Bermuda College is offering a convenient way to boost your professional skill set in the digital age by providing short online professional development certificates.
The college has seen online cources become increasingly popular with locals. It has been offering the courses for about four years after conducting a survey involving local professionals.
“The survey was asking people what they are looking for in regards to courses and most people said that they needed something short, precise and to the point,” said Tawana Flood, director, division of professional and career education.
“We found that most people wanted basic office skills such as business writing, Instagram for businesses, PowerPoint and Excel courses,” she added.
Ms Flood stressed that the courses are non-credited and are aimed at personal development. “Anyone can do the course. You do not need any prior degree, diploma or experience. As long as you are computer savvy then this course is for you.”
Online courses have been around for many years. Ms Flood described it as convenient’. She said: “This course is good for mothers who do not have the time to come to the campus and anyone juggling more than one thing at a time.”
Some of the courses being offered are Instagram for business, coding, podcasting, WordPress, project management, leading and managing virtual teams, data analysis and much more.
Unlike a traditional classroom setting where students have to purchase books, all information will be online and included in the cost of the course.
“Each instructor will upload books and tools for download. You will not meet any of the tutors because they are global and located in Canada and America.”
Bermuda College understands that the world is changing and keeping up with the digital era is important, therefore they believe the online courses can help more people decide to further their education. Ms Flood added: “You do not need to come face to face to the college for anything, from the beginning everything is done online through chat groups and e-mails.” She said the courses have been very successful.
Anyone who does not have access to a laptop or computer at home, can use the computers at the college.