Sommet Education introduces Phygital learning model
Sommet Education will be introducing a Phygital learning model at its Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches campuses.
The learning solution, known as “Glion Connect” and “Les Roches Connect”, will offer students a state-of-the-art blended learning option offering 10 weeks of remote teaching and10 weeks campus teaching.
Sommet Education said this is designed to enable new international students to access the first semester of their bachelor’s in International hospitality business at Glion and Global Hospitality Management at Les Roches remotely.
Sommet Education is a Swiss education network, which owns and operates Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches and other hospitality and culinary arts institutions.
The announcement revealed the Connect solution will be based on the four learning modules that make up the introduction to the Hospitality sector courses, including the teaching of Practical Arts digitally: Induction, The Art of Gastronomy, The Wine & Bar Universe, and Rooms Division & Hotel Operations.
Sommet Education Phygital practical modules to be handled by experts
A statement from Sommet noted that the practical art modules will be taught by world-renowned experts from its institutions, including Paolo Basso, World’s Best Sommelier in 2013, and Reza Nahaboo, Best Swiss Sommelier in 2016, Luc Debove, Executive Pastry Chef at Ecole Ducasse, the famous culinary arts institution part of Sommet Education created by the world-renowned Chef.
Sommet Education states that its institutions have been providing flexible solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including remote learning modules on management, additional certificates through complimentary online courses, and live sessions courses for latecomers.
Currently, about 5,500 online certificates have been issued and 10,000 online exams have been organised, the school states.
Sommet students to be received with special “welcome kits”
All participating Sommet students will receive a special “welcome kit” comprising a mix of videos, and live tutorials. This will be supported by one-to-one coaching and mentoring.
The programme will also include extracurricular activities such as engaging and fun competitions and challenges designed to build on practical teaching. This includes online contests, live demonstrations and guest speaker interviews when available.
Earlier this year, Sommet Education partnered with the World Tourism Organization to offer 30 scholarships through their new ‘Hospitality Challenge’ initiative, to help talented prospective students aid the recovery of the tourism industry following the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Emaido Affia is a Nigeria-based reporter for Global Education Times who covers stories from North America, MENA and Africa for the publication. Emaido is an experienced journalist and is also a lifestyle blogger in her free-time.