Aviation education and training is in a constant state of change.
The way students learn has completely transformed – growing up with smart technologies, they’re constantly connected, and want to be connected anywhere, any time. And that’s exactly what this new generation – the ‘net generation’ – of students expect when it comes to learning and study – information at their fingertips, where they need it, when they need it, and how they need it.
So what do we need to do as education and training providers to meet the ever-changing needs of this new breed of students? We need to do things differently - to change how we teach, where students can learn, and what resources they have access to.
Embracing the change
For us at Airways, that change is happening right now. For the past couple of years we’ve been on a mission – to find out exactly what aviation professionals and students expect from their training and education in this sector. We’ve learnt that the best students learn not at a desk, but outside the classroom. We also know that technology is moving quickly, and so are learners’ expectations.
It’s time for us to step up and bring our training into a paradigm that’s familiar with this new generation of learners. It’s time for us to embrace the change so we can attract the best students into our industry, and empower them to learn and grow with us.
That’s why we’ve developed Aviation Knowledge Online (AKO) – a prototype online platform for aviation professionals, engaging students in a flexible and socially connected online learning community. We’ve developed this trial platform as a ‘one-stop shop’ for e-learning – bringing teaching and learning resources into one place, which students and instructors can access anywhere and at any time.
E-learning in action
Check out the video below to hear more about AKO and our thinking behind its development as a trial platform for aviation training. We’re at World ATM Congress in Madrid this week, seeking feedback from prospective customers and stakeholders about our prototype.
We’re really excited to start the conversation, and collaborate with potential customers of AKO to tap into their thoughts and knowledge – we want to work together with industry to build an online learning environment that fully meets their needs.
Would you like to be involved in the conversation? Contact us at email@example.com to request access to the AKO prototype, and tell us what you think!
Aviation Knowledge Online