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Follow these steps to make sure you reap all the possible benefits when taking a course remotely.
By: Helen Heneveld
Posted on CEPro
Learning has changed in the 21st century. Long gone are the days of being forced to take days out of the office – and take on travel expenses – to attend industry and manufacturer training.
Now you have the benefit of accessing online training at your convenience. Online training leverages the latest technologies and is a cost-effective tool for companies looking to equip staff members with the most up-to-date installation and troubleshooting techniques, product information and refreshing basic knowledge.
There is no bias with online training; it is available to all – technicians, integrators, sales personnel, managers, and others. Students learn at their own pace and verify their knowledge through tests and Certificates of Completion.
Get started now and improve yourself with online training. It’s easy, fun and puts you in control of your schedule and learning. Your time is valuable and you want to get the most out of it. Work hard, learn much and give yourself more time to enjoy, all while enhancing your career.
To get the best ROI on online training, follow these six simple guidelines.
1. Take Online Training Seriously
Don’t rush through. You’ve made the decision to enroll in the training, so don’t fritter away your time and money; maximize the investment to further your skill set and your career.
It’s important to research the product you’ve signed up for and get the big picture. Look over the outline and student comments. This will give you a great understanding of what skills and techniques you’ll walk away with once finished. For example, after completing a fundamental home networking course you should be able to install a router and assign IP addresses.
Devote small blocks of time to your online training, ensuring you’re your full attention is spent learning the subject matter. How about getting up early when the house is quiet, get online and login to your course for 20-30 minutes and complete one to two sections? Another option: after a long day in the field go home, get a bite to eat and instead of relaxing in front of the television, login and advance yourself through your training.
4. Use All Available Resources
Online training programs often offer numerous enhanced study aids such as video clips, in-depth information, interactive activities, course guides, worksheets, quizzes, and more. Taking full advantage of the numerous resources will amplify your take-aways from the course. It will also increase your knowledge and maximize ROI.
5. Apply What You’ve Learned Immediately
When working in the field you’ll be able to identify and use the knowledge obtained from the online training. Technical knowledge learned can be applied and manufacturer specific information is beneficial when working with their products.
6. Spread the Word and Share
Be proud to discuss the training with colleagues. Share the tips and tricks you learned and how it has helped you. Why not have them obtain the same knowledge? You will all work better as a team with the same knowledge foundation.
This post was submitted by Bedrock Learning to CEPro. CEPro published the article on November 15, 2011.