Advantages of doing online courses / training
There are many courses that you can do online that will improve your skill sets and also give you qualifications that can help you advance your career. Find below a list of arguments for doing online courses.
- Year-round access
- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- No travel expenses
- Time savings for student.
- Ideally paced students can take courses at own speed
- Focus on and learn what is important to student and skip unnecessary information
- Long-term retention enhanced by taking courses in 20-30 minute segments over a number of days
- Students have access to courses anytime for a refresher
- Can be used as a complement to ILT [as a prerequisite or in follow-up workshops].
- Can track progress, launch courses, and measure learning effectiveness
Can be made easily available on the students’ workstation [with Internet access] or through Internet access at home.
Tips on doing any online courses:
- Commit yourself to finish the course
- Try and find some quiet time when you are relaxed and undisturbed.
- Allocate a set amount of time for each session and do not log off until you have finished. It could be a little as 15 minutes or as long as you like.
- In most courses there are short tests at the end of each ‘chapter’. Try and finish after a test, it
is great to end a session with a sense of achievement.
- Do not be daunted by the imagined complexity or difficulty of the course. Every course is in
easy steps which you can re-do until you understand. You are in control. Take as long as
you need, there is no pressure.
- Finally, do not feel that you are left to do your courses alone. Many courses include a
mentoring service. This means that if you get stuck you can ask someone any time, day or
night, seven days a week. Just log onto the specially provided messenger box and chat
with your livetutor. If your course does not include a mentor service, call us to order one.
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