College Offers Online Connection To Sessions

March 1, 2016

Bermuda College said they are seeking new ways to reach out to the community, and this month will begin offering the option of desktop connection to its traditional on-campus information sessions.

Director of Communications, Evelyn James-Barnett noted, “The College recognises how taxing it can be to put in a full day’s work and then be required to extend that day by attending an evening information session at the College, when all you really want to do is go home or just unwind.

“We decided to try making the information sessions accessible through the web so that a person downtown or anywhere else with an internet connection, can join the meeting right from their desktop or laptop.”

The first such information session webinar is scheduled for March 31 from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. for those wishing to find out more about the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [ACCA] programme available through the Division of Professional and Career Education [PACE].

The ACCA certification is a global body for professional accountants. The qualification is relevant to every area of accountancy and finance, and provides options to various financial roles at mid- to senior levels within an organisation.

“We thought this would be a particularly appropriate connection,” said Mrs. James-Barnett. “There will be wide appeal in the community, as one can enter at any of the programme’s various levels, including the very basic level where pre-requisite courses or prior expertise is not required.

“Persons can simply sit at their desk during their lunch hour, connect using the link we provide, and get information and ask questions just as if one was physically present. The link can also be accessed from one’s iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone device via the GoToMeeting app.

“The traditional evening information session will still occur at 6:00 at Hallett Hall for those who prefer the face-to-face sessions. ACCA reps will be hosting both sessions which are free and open to the public. For more information, contact padmin@college.bm or tdill@college.bm.”

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  1. Concerned Learner says:

    SO when will the college start offering online classes? Something similar to the MOCCs

    • Evelyn Barnett says:

      Actually, the College offers a number of courses on-line and has been doing so for several years. On-line courses (earning credit) include Accounting, General Human Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Business Applications of Computers, English (Writing for the Workplace). The Professional and Career Education (PACE) Division (non-credit) also offers many courses through distance education, such as Medical Billing & Coding, Medical Administrative Assistant, Cyber Security for Managers, Certificate in Non-Profit Administration, Certificate in Presentation Media and more. Visit our website at college.bm to learn more or contact the Recruitment Officer, Thaao Dill (tdill@college.bm).

      • joe blow says:

        They don’t tell you that those online classes still require you to come in to the school once a week. WHICH IS LIKE STILL GOING TO BDA COLLEGE!

        • Evelyn Barnett says:

          Some online courses require a mandatory on-campus orientation so that everyone can understand expectations and requirements. There may even be on-campus mid-term or end of semester exams. This does NOT apply across the board, however. Many are true-to-form distance education courses that do NOT require on-campus attendance. Give us a call and find out more!