Lockdown Learning - Feedback from our Learners
The pandemic has meant changes to the way Thurrock Adult Community College delivers its courses, moving between remote, online and blended learning, in line with current safety guidelines. Our learners and staff have all been amazing continuing to achieve while juggling work, homeschooling or the impact of Covid on their personal lives. Many learners are reporting an improvement in their digital skills, in addition to achieving their learning aims.
In the last academic year, 100% of our learners reported positive sustained outcomes from attending their courses. 96% felt able to help friends and family, 89% had made new friends, 82% improved their parenting skills and 77% felt more confident. Here's what some of them said:
I have decided now to make a conscious effort to be optimistic and positive in my approach to life and try to minimise negativity despite the difficulties of life we are going through at the moment. It has made me grateful for the opportunities I have had in life and doing the course has been good for my mental health during lockdown.
Having some level of normality in an otherwise uncertain world has kept me going. At the prime old age of 59, I have managed to achieve something and this, in no small measure, is due to Alex and TACC. Please accept my heartfelt thanks to you all.
Due to Covid-19, I'm having to face my fear of technology more than I'd like, however, with the modern world it's an extremely useful skill to have. Our class LSA, Emma, is fantastic - even through distance learning, she has helped me so much already and I am truly grateful.
It's been quite difficult to master a whole new technology but I'm getting there! It's great the course is actually taking place. Amanda's been very encouraging throughout. Thank you!
Enjoyed collaborating with my friends at the College whom I have missed. Learning online is different but am getting used to breakout rooms etc and believe this will be the new norm.
I enjoyed this course, even though it was difficult at times during lockdown. My tutor, Katie, supported me throughout and made me free confident and all the information I needed was easily accessible.
The teaching approach is beyond any of my expectations. I learn so much on my SAGE Accounts course and appreciate all the hard work my tutor and the assistant are doing.
I have loved doing all these courses this year. Even though they were online and it was difficult at the beginning. I find the courses very informative and although the content is a lot to take in, Jill makes it very interesting in all areas so I feel I want to learn more with her guidance. It's been eye opening and a pleasure.