Thursday, April 18, 2013

Different Course Types and Their Benefits

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by Joel Baatz

There are a number of different ways that you can take a course, and with the recent boom in online courses there is also the option of participating in a live online class or a distance learning course.

Each type of course will have its own structure, setup and benefits.

The type of course that you choose should depend on your learning style, your commitment level and the amount of time that you have to spend on a learning program.

This article takes a look at several of the most popular courses and what each of their benefits are.

In Person Course

The traditional way of learning is to attend a course in person. The course can be anything from a structured University course which will provide you with a recognised qualification, to an informal course that will allow you to develop a hobby or learn a new skill.

These types of courses will allow you to be fully immersed in the learning experience. There are, however, several disadvantages to this type of course.

Firstly they require a lot of time and commitment if they are to be completed successfully. If you currently work in a full time job, or you have a family to look after, then it may not physically possible to be able to attend a full time class.

There are also evening, weekend or part-time courses available, but even these will require a certain level of commitment in order to get the best out of them.

Another negative point is the cost. Not only do you have to pay for the course, but also for the cost of travelling to and from it. If you are looking for another way to learn then you can try looking into signing up to a distance learning course.

Distance Learning

Distance learning is where you take the course materials and study in your own time and at your own pace from home. Many companies that offer these courses will often have video modules that you can view on a computer.

There is also a relatively new type of distance learning whereby a teacher will set up a live feed with the classmates and schedule a lesson so that all classmates are watching at the same time. Some courses will even allow the students to ask questions at the end of a session for the tutor to answer.

Distance learning is great for people who have busy schedules, or for people who do not live nearby to an educational facility that puts on the type of course that they want to take.

One of the most convenient ways to look for a course is to search for one online. Say you were looking for a course on how to learn to operate a certain computer programme you could type in 'computer training course' along with the area that you live in into the search engine.

If you are looking for a distance or live classes then you can type in those keywords into the search engine instead of the area that you live in. Always choose a respected and reputable company to ensure that you will be receiving a high quality training course.

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