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Online Training?
Karen Ferris 02 Jun 2016 06:51
Here is a post I wrote a few years ago on the benefits of online training. 

http://macanta.com.au/2014/01/why-do-your-itil-training-online/

What are your thoughts on online training verus classroom training? I know it's horses for courses but would be interested to hear your thoughts.
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03 Jun 2016 17:14

Always like this particular debate Karen.  As a manager, it can be really hard to choose whether to do the online, virtual or classroom.  Not from a cost, time perspective but it's not right for all individuals either. 

I found that with classroom or virtual, I'm fairly well guaranteed that my person is engaged in the course and the knowledge as there is some level of interaction rather than they've learnt the material parrot fashion and passed an exam.  As a manager, I'd like to have the confidence that they are able to engage in discussions about the content in context of their role and my organisation goals.  

I think that online courses are improving but not sure they are quite there. It's very easy to sit back and not listen if you're being talked at or just reading and watching a few videos.  I like the ones that have you doing things and any recorded video of instruction looks you in the eye as if I'm sitting opposite them and engaging me in conversation.

 

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07 Jun 2016 00:42
I'm trying online training for the first time. It's not ITSM, and it's a combination of online presentations, podcasts, forums, as well as a study book. My reason for trying it is mainly cost based. But, I'm also interested to see how much more I get out of studying at my own pace and at my own level of detail. 
The disadvantages are that I haven't progressed as quickly as I had hoped, which is more a question of my own discipline. And, I found the repetition of information across different media a bit irritating.
But, the advantages are that I can get into the detail when I want to. And, maybe repetition is a good thing. I'm hoping I'll be able to learn than just how to pass an exam abd get a certificate (although I want that, too). 
It will be interesting to see, in the end, whether I should have just done the three day course, or if online training/self study worked for me.
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22 May 2017 12:04 Edited on 27 Jun 2017 at 11:34
Peter Rowlstone wrote: I'm trying online training for the first time. It's not ITSM, and it's a combination of online presentations, podcasts, forums, as well as a study book. My reason for trying it is mainly cost based. But, I'm also interested to see how much more I get out of studying at my own pace and at my own level of detail. 
The disadvantages are that I haven't progressed as quickly as I had hoped, which is more a question of my own discipline. And, I found the repetition of information across different media a bit irritating.
But, the advantages are that I can get into the detail when I want to. And, maybe repetition is a good thing. I'm hoping I'll be able to learn than just how to pass an exam abd get a certificate (although I want that, too). 
It will be interesting to see, in the end, whether I should have just done the three day course, or if online training/self study worked for me.


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07 Jun 2016 16:07
There continues to be low completion and success rates for many online programs. These statistics are often held up as evidence of the superiority of in-class education.  I believe the educational institutions need to take additional steps to improve the online programs.
 
For extended learning programs there needs to be an early warning system to identify students who are not on the correct learning curve.  Another big improvement would be incorporating the teaching of self-directed learning skills into online coursework.
 
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09 Jun 2016 00:28
While online training is more affordable and offers people the opportunity for self improvement on their own time, personally there is nothing better than a class room environment with personal interactions to understand other people's experiences in the subject matter. Ultimately, it all depends on each person's immediate needs for training as both can work equally well.
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09 Jun 2016 00:34
Yes, that level of discussion and other viewpoints can be really enlightening, and can draw out new insights or identify things that you thought you understood better than you actually do. But, sometimes, it can be a bit pot-luck. A good group of learners is great, but if you get the wrong personalities in a room that can reduce the value of the learning. Online learning avoids that, but I'm not sure what the cost is in terms of lost discussion and alternative approaches.
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09 Jun 2016 02:08
In a classroom environment, you cannot underestimate the skill and experience of the trainer. This alone can make the whole experience worthwhile and gives you the best medium to understand the subject matter.
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09 Jun 2016 14:15 Edited on 09 Jun 2016 at 14:17
My personal opinion will be virtual class which is cost effective and  egengaed; you get answer to query and resolve the pratical issues.
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10 Jun 2016 01:22
How does a virtual class work? Is it like a forum, or is it more like a webinar?
I think if I had to choose between a face to face course, or an online course run in real time, then I would go for the face to face, I think. Because, if you're going to have human interaction, you might as well get the best of it. I think something is always lost through online gatherings.
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