Corlia Roberts Institute of Diamonds has launched a Rough Diamond Evaluation course online.
With more students now being Millennial’s, flexible study has become a key aspect for teaching.
Long gone are the days when pretty much every student would struggle to get into Johannesburg Diamond / Jewel City, which became high risk and target for criminals when leaving the building, now a new vision for Jozi’s CBD by introducing Jewel City, a residential, commercial and retail development project.
Changes in both technology and study culture have led to a boom in online gemological courses, with a massive 90% of Millennials surveyed saying they felt that this was a great way to learn.
It’s not just that particular age group, either. the majority of working and business people, wishing to enter the diamond Industry or apply for a Diamond licence in South Africa said the option of an online rough diamond course would make study more attractive, convenient and accessible.
Corlia Roberts said ” Online gives flexibility to her students who now have the freedom to juggle their careers and school because they aren’t tied down to a fixed schedule, also there is no accommodation cost, which have drastically escalated in the Bedfordview, Parktown and Rosbank area”
Students in traditional classrooms may not get the personalized attention they need to have concepts clarified. Although class sizes are small at The Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College, most other colleges have classes of students that number in the hundreds.
This is not a problem for this type of education because online guided discussions and personal talk time with their lecturers via the embedded online chat window a hallmark of her online classes. This increases the chances of a student performing well due to the time their instructors give them. This also enhances their problem-solving and communication skills, as well as knowing how to defend their arguments to superiors if needed. Use of whatsapp and skype are also available for slower connections.
A two day practical is required to round off the course, which is held at selected diamond centers throughout the world, an added advantage is that once the student has a dealers licence, they are assisted at tenders and offering to price parcels for a small consultancy fee.
In conclusion, this type of education has grown over the last few years and has experienced mainstream acceptance. With an online class, you get to control your learning environment, which ultimately helps you develop a deeper understanding of your degree course.
New models of learning are always springing up in the market, providing students with varied opportunities to fashion their education into something that fits them, not the other way round.
It also provides individuals an opportunity to new entrants into the diamond and jewellery business that might have started and were unable to continue with for one reason or another.
The future of online diamond education looks promising, and opens up diamond education to a larger section of the World than ever before.
Corlia can be contacted on +27739990999 or should you wish to e-mail her email@example.com
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