Stephanie Hadden Blogs Summary:
Blog #1 – Trends in Your Field
Stephanie did the trends in “How WorksafeBC handles its day-to-day operations” (Hadden, 2022). She mentioned how she had to always commuite to work before but then that eventually all changed in 2020 due to the pandemic. Now everything has switched ot being online for her. Since this change happened it looks like teaching has streamlined to fit the digital world everyone lives in now. Now, people can get the infromation needed a lot quicker. Because of this, WorksafeBC instructors have also transitioned to online learning. This online learning, as mentioned by Stephanie, has made it a lot easier for teachers who live in different areas to work from the comfort of their own home. Instead of having to have WorksafeBC pay for the teachers to fly to different locations, the company can now also save money on this.
Blog #2 – Trends in Adult Learning
The trends that Stephanie has mentioned in adult learning pertained to how online training has a lot “more cons then pros” (Hadden, Trends in adult education, 2022). There is a loss of connection between people that happens when everything is online. There are also no instructors that are leading classrooms if students are just finding free courses online. This is extremely hard for someone who is unable to dedicate their time and efforts to learning on their own. On the other hand, if they had in-person classes or were with universities that required teachers to interact with the teachers each week this will give a sense of support throughout the course. This way the students are more likely to complete the course.