June 2013

New models for welding training
In all areas of learning and development, technology has changed the way in which we teach and learn. Until recently distance learn-ing could only be implemented for theoretical or academic subjects. Trades and more practical career choices such as dentistry and medi-cine had to be taught in a classroom or laboratory. Trade education used to be handled through apprenticeships with a master craftsman passing on his knowledge to a student, but moved away from the one-on-one scenario to a classroom situation in trade schools after the industrial revolution. The world is now once again moving towards a more individual form of teaching through e-learning.