Whether you’re studying one of our courses at Developer Academy or simply studying at university, it is important to understand the significance of module based learning, as this is the learning approach that most institutions practice. Here, we will break down what module learning actually is, and how it is highly effective in relation to your studies and future career.
What is module learning?
Essentially, module learning is a style of learning in which a particular course is broken down into segments or units. This is a very typical approach when studying an online course as it allows students to get to grips with the subject they are studying by breaking it down into smaller segments.
What is the difference between a lesson and a module?
While a lesson is an individual and smaller unit of learning that occurs on a regular basis, a module tends to consist of a number of lessons, all put together to form an overall coverage of a particular topic.
Lessons are effective as they help to organise a particular module, and allow it to be taught coherently.
Is modular learning effective?
Module learning is effective and beneficial for students for many reasons. Firstly, it can allow students to plan ahead, as they will be fully aware of what topics will be covered in each module, as opposed to just guessing what will be taught next. It also encourages students to fully absorb and understand what they are learning, as the individual modules do not necessarily have to be connected, therefore it is easier for students to process information in segments.
Benefits of module learning
- A better work life balance. With a modular based structure to your course, you will be aware of what topics are coming up, allowing you to structure your preparation time in advance. This means you will still be able to maintain an active social life, as well as balancing your studies around working hours too.
- Studying a module based course means that you will study in smaller chunks. This is highly beneficial in retaining information as you won’t feel frazzled trying to take in all the knowledge at once.
- Exams and assignments are spread out throughout the course, as you will typically be examined on each individual module. This is an advantage as it will allow you more time to study and carefully structure your revision and assignments throughout the year, as opposed to cramming in all the information you’ve learned right at the end.
- A module based course is undoubtedly going to reduce your stress levels. Whether you’re looking for work and building a career or working while studying a career change, juggling many things at once can be super stressful. Yet, a module based approach allows you more control over your studies as you choose what you learn and what pace you study.
What is a module example?
An example of module based learning is our part time data science boot camp, in which you will be studying, building a portfolio of work and networking with other students for 24 weeks. You will cover many topics in this course such as learning the coding language and developing business skills; the modules are broken down and listed for you on the course page. You have the choice to break up the course and study in parts, or study the whole thing altogether, depending on what suits your current lifestyle.
As you can see, there are plenty of benefits when opting to study a part time module based course, as you will successfully be gaining the skills and knowledge for your desired career, whilst still being able to maintain an excellent work life balance. So, find the right course for you and apply today.