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BMet learning technologies team leads the way in effective online learning for the college

BMet students and staff are benefiting from a unique interactive online learning experience thanks to the expertise of the college’s learning technologies team.

Learning and Technology Manager Pooja Pun and her team of learning technology coaches, are training and supporting numerous employees remotely across the college on Microsoft Teams platforms – to ensure the college can continue to teach students.

The college buildings closed on Friday 20 March, following the government announcement to close all schools and colleges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The online initiative being rolled out is allowing BMet lecturers to deliver a variety of “live” lessons to students – whether they are studying vocational, apprenticeship, A Level or foundation learning courses.

Pooja said:

“I am pleased to say that this e-learning model is successfully enabling many BMet teachers to have the tools to be able to provide high standard, engaging lessons to their students and allowing most of the workforce to work remotely.”

Pooja’s first training session was with PGCE student teachers. She successfully taught them how to use video conferencing as a teaching tool and how to collaborate and interact with learners.

All the college’s various curriculum, management, student services, IT and support teams are also using Microsoft Team whilst working remotely.

Cliff Hall, Principal at BMet, said:

“What our teachers do best is teach and the value that technology brings in allowing them to do that is phenomenal.

“Where we are able, all of our teaching and learning is taking place on digital platforms – so that we can continue to teach our students in what are extremely challenging times for us all.

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