After studying computer science and robotics at UC Irvine, several of the classes can’t be taught online. Here’s a quick look at the classes which can’t be taught online.
Engineering Courses Which Cannot Be Taught Online In Distance Learning
Working in a tech company is a dream come true for some — and a nightmare for others. Just like in any other industry, companies tend to be flexible in what they need, but some of the jobs which require more knowledge and expertise can be difficult to explain to an unknown online teacher. These engineering courses can be especially difficult to understand, so it’s important that users understand that there is no “ready-made” solution to meet a technical or technical understanding.
Regardless of what a student learns at a high school/college level, understanding the technical capabilities and capabilities of engineering students is incredibly important.
1. The world is constantly changing
We live in a technological age, and this means it’s no longer a source of pride if you do not have the latest and greatest tech skills. Imagine not being able to do your job without being able to respond, and without being able to interact with your coworkers — how frustrating would that be? Thankfully, technology changes so quickly that every day brings new updates to work systems, cell phones, and other household devices. Without knowing exactly what a computer program is, or how to use it, how can you actually function?
2. Isolation is almost guaranteed
This is especially the case for software engineering. If a student receives a diploma from their local school district, that is all they have. One student may have accessed the courses from home, but another may only be able to take certain online courses at their place of work. This can leave them isolated, and without any way to share important information with their online tutor.
3. Ownership is probably not yours
Engineers are hired to solve problems, but, obviously, some of those problems cannot be solved by themselves. Your employer may not share these files with you. If you do have access to it, that data may not always be yours. How do you actually find out if the information you wanted is yours? Most employers require a binding agreement for more information to be shared — even including student health information. (Read more about the legalities of your information from the Electronic Health Record.)
4. Degree and certificate programs are not enough
Generally speaking, there is no guarantee that students will successfully complete the job search process once they complete their Associate’s degree or certification programs. University of Phoenix is a great example — although the university offers different graduate programs in this field, it’s important to understand that the real focus is on giving students “specific skills.”
The curriculum is not meant to train students to be a jack of all trades.
Professional experience is essential to obtaining a job, so having the additional online degree may not be enough.
5. The field is changing quickly
Once the design is complete, the next step to making the product is actually to market it, advertise, and get feedback from customers. This is all done through blogs, YouTube videos, and web forums. New employees and potential employees will use these sites to find information on what the users want. Designing software is a lot more than making the first iteration — it’s the process of shaping the software so that it will be developed and continuously adjusted for the next generation of users.
The software engineers use varies greatly from industry to industry, and from phone to computer, so being involved with a variety of projects, and being a part of an organization, is important for building confidence and understanding what the engineers are working on.
6. Distance doesn’t mean a lack of teamwork
Engineering is an intensely collaborative industry. From building something from the ground up to designing software for a new mobile device, there is a lot of high level thinking going on, and lots of input is provided by everyone involved. In fact, the closer you are to working with engineers, the more people to respect and understand what they’re doing. Working with employees who are close to the students, who have your back, and who are available, will increase trust and build a greater understanding of the internship and the project’s importance.
I know that the course work for engineering courses is extremely important, but it’s easy to get wrapped up in the studying and forget what you’re trying to accomplish. With courses that can’t be accessed online, it’s important to think about what you are really learning and from whom.
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