Personalised Learning at Boston City Campus


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For decades tertiary learning has been all about a large lecture hall of students being taught in a standardised way, and having to make do as best they can. Dr Cobus Oosthuzen explains that Boston City Campus recognises that learning is a highly personal journey so they use a multimodal teaching style. This personalises education for their students and allows for the differing ways in which students learn so that they can achieve their best results.


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Education is undergoing a transformation, with personalised learning at the forefront of this change. This shift, driven by the need to cater to individual learners' needs, interests, and abilities, marks a departure from the traditional, one-size-fits-all classroom model.

At Boston City Campus, we recognise that learning is a highly personal journey. As such, we have adopted a multimodal teaching
methodology that not only personalises education for our higher education learners but also acknowledges the diverse ways in which students learn best.

For decades, research has highlighted the limitations of universal learning. Standardised teaching approaches often fail to address the unique needs of each learner.

According to educational expert Dr Cobus Oosthuizen, traditional education systems have long operated on the assumption that a standardised method would suffice for most learners, with minimal differentiation required.

However, the reality is starkly different. Standardised teaching and assessment methods often miss the mark for the majority of students. Learning, as research consistently shows, is deeply personal and requires tailored approaches to be truly effective.

Says Cobus, “at Boston City Campus we understand that personalisation in education is not just beneficial but essential. We have embraced a multimodal teaching methodology to ensure that each learner receives an education tailored to their individual needs. This approach integrates various teaching modalities, recognising that students have different learning preferences.

Some learners are auditory, absorbing information best through listening. Others are visual, requiring images and videos to grasp concepts. Additionally, many learners benefit from the ability to pause, repeat, and review material, learning at their own pace and on their own schedule. Thus, online learning becomes almost a ‘tailored’ one-size fits all solution”.

Our multimodal teaching methodology offers the flexibility that modern learners need. Many of our students are working professionals who juggle their studies with job responsibilities. Others may have personal commitments or simply function better at different times of the day. Whether a learner is a morning person or a night owl, our personalised education model accommodates their unique schedules. This flexibility is crucial in ensuring that students can engage with their studies when they are most alert and receptive.

Personal interaction and the ability to ask questions are also vital components of our personalised learning approach. At Boston City Campus, we recognise that learners often need direct support and clarification.

To facilitate this, we provide multiple channels for interaction with our higher education department. Students can reach out via telephone, email, or video call, ensuring they have access to the help they need, whenever they need it (working hours apprpiate!). This level of support not only enhances the learning experience but also empowers students to take charge of their education.

Moreover, our approach is designed to operate within the constraints of economic, geographic, and legislative realities. We strive to deliver high-quality, personalised education while remaining accessible and affordable. Our online platforms and digital resources enable us to reach learners across different regions, ensuring that geography is not a barrier to receiving a tailored education. Additionally, our adherence to legislative requirements ensures that our educational offerings are recognised and valued.

Cobus ends saying that “Boston is committed to revolutionising higher education through personalised learning. By adopting a multimodal teaching methodology, we cater to the diverse needs of our learners, providing them with the flexibility, support, and tailored education they need to succeed.

As the educational landscape continues to evolve, we remain dedicated to putting our students at the centre of their learning journey, ensuring that each one has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Personalised learning is not just a trend; it is the future of education, and Boston City Campus is proud to be at the forefront of this transformative movement”.

Find out more about Boston City Campus.

 

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