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Is E-learning (for an IT course) cost-effective?

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#1 melpalmero09


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

Compared to tradtional learning? Is it way too effective in terms of cost, time and quality?


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#2 Sasi Kumar

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:46 PM

cost, time ? May be but quality comes from interaction face to face and with human touch to books which is highly lacking in online portals. May be in some place it's more interactive and out of box but it's very minimum.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:11 PM

Surprised there wasn't more discussion on this topic to date.  From what I have gained by learning online, it seems like anything that can be taught in a traditional classroom can be flipped to elearning.  Of course, for the hands on portions of the courses it may be necessary to incorporate practical real world experience.  However, the basic theory and when using the new tools and applications that have been made available on the Web there are so many effective ways to teach and learn online.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:11 PM

Personally I prefer the face to face interaction of a class room.  If you can learn in an on-line environment great, but it isn't for everyone.  Training quality will vary by instructor, in both cases.


If I have to train for a certification I prefer Exam Cram books and Transcender practice exams.  The end result is I get the certification.  Did I learn anything, maybe.  Does what I learned apply to the real world, probably not.


I have a number of certifications, but they are no replacement for living in the real world.  In the real world I learn what applies to the job I'm doing and can improve my environment.  All too often what I need to know is specific to the environment I am working in and not something that a certified person would know to get their certification.  Certification will give you a foundation, but in the real world not everything is black and white.

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