Oxford-based training organisation Leading Edge Aviation has moved its ground school training to a ‘virtual classroom’ during the Coronavirus restrictions.
Whilst the academy has been using virtual and tech resources for some time (including Neurotracker, VLE (virtual learning environment), augmented reality and virtual reality), its ground school operation has shifted to a 100% virtual environment following the government’s move to put the country in to lockdown.
Dickie Hughes, Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor & Head of Ground School for Leading Edge Aviation, said, “I’m delighted by both our students and instructors. They are taking the new challenges in their stride, continuing to work to the best of their abilities and support each other throughout this new and intense period.
“Our instructors have spent a great deal of time perfecting the use of the virtual technologies we have provided them and are able to take pride in their work and in watching their students thrive.”
The academy has four ground school courses running concurrently and all students are now able to access lessons and resources from their homes.
However, this does not mean that they are left to self-study. Their daily programme of lessons continues with their TKIs (Theoretical Knowledge Instructors) who are delivering the same high-quality content, via live video links.
Students are able to interact with their TKI who are also able to check in on each student. This face time and individual communication is a key factor in the success of virtual learning, ensuring that lessons are fully understood.