SACE International has become my programme of choice as I like how the application of the knowledge gained is emphasised throughout its syllabus by including graded assignment varying from investigation folios to presentations. In my humble opinion, I find that SACE offers a valuable exposure that prepares students to the type of learning and lifestyle that students will experience in universities.
Since I went for an April intake (conveniently during the time of MCO), my first lecture had to be conducted online. Admittedly, it was a very unusual at first, being unable to see my lecturers and peers in person and only hearing their voices through the laptop speakers. As far as my learning experience goes, it was great. The lecturers conducted their lectures effectively, distributed essential learning materials to students and openly welcomed students to contact them if they had any problems. However, I personally found it challenging to focus on the lectures at times as I was too relaxed in the comfort of my own home. Despite that, this was the new norm and everyone including myself had to make their own adjustments to learn effectively.
Thankfully, at the start of July, students were allowed to come back to campus for lectures while adhering to the S.O.P guidelines and maintaining social distancing. Since then, my learning experience improved after returning to campus as the classroom environment was suited better for me to focus and the face to face interaction between students and lecturers definitely made the lectures more engaging.
Overall, I enjoy learning in the SACE International programme and would like to thank the lecturers and staff of DISTED college for a wonderful learning experience and effective coordination especially during MCO.