In my day, when we were asked at school what we wanted to do when we grew up, there was an almost scriped reply sheet; nurse, hairdresser, secretary, train driver, bus driver, fireman, policeman etc. etc. This was because those not at grammer level were not expected to achieve anything more than regular paid employment. However, my own father was a trained aero engineer from the navy. Once out in civvy, he had two paid jobs and also went to night school when we were small, taking technical drawing, to use his natural art skills and exsquisite eye for detail. This was a really difficult thing to achieve, to work in the day time to bring in money, and study at night to take exams. But he eventually became a technical author with a major defence company and I am so very proud of his continued training and work ethic which he instilled in my sisters and me.
There are so many e-learning opportunities out there these days – no need for anybody to drift in a world of incomplete education. Even the most difficult of students know their way around a mobile phone menu and can select absolutely anything they want to – despite not being able to achieve anything beyond being chief trouble maker at school. It’s all about have the nous to realise how important further training is in any field. Some youngsters cannot get to grip with the discipline required for an orderly well oiled machine that a good school is. They resent not being the centre of attention and very often they are lacking the basic skills to keep up with class. It is these folk who would always benefit from gently supervised online education – where they don’t have to stand up and show themselves up in front of others but can actually work their way around the screen with ease and usualy a great deal of knowledge and talent.
Needing to know all the differences in the making up of web based activity can be seriously daunting. At one time, you would hear folk happily announce they were web designers. This seemed to cover a vast array of activities and could often pay over the odds for the jobbing developer. These days however, there ar so many platforms for marketing products, it takes a seriously good agency to be on top of the trends. They need to know before it happens, what is coming down the pipeline. They also need to know what their own competitors are up to in terms of encroaching on a business area.
Being able to dabble with someone’s web site or ordering system is one thing, but not knowing the most relevant and totally up to date system to train people to use is bordering on irresponsible.
I worked in private industry for most of my years out of the home. Then after an aggressive takeover, my company paid me off to avoid a constractual conflict of interest. I irelaxed for a little while, then planning to become a driving instructor, I researched and joined a training group. Whilst waiting for my personal driving trainer to become available, I signed on with an employment agency and took a temporary job in a civil service department. It was the best thing I’ve ever done . . . . . I had to participate in mandatory online training courses on every subject possible. It taught me how to take in a lot of information in a short time. Not something I had really ever had to do in my previous lives. I really did learn a lot about my ability to absorb knowledge and how to get a course done as efficiently as possible. I never did become a driving instructor though!
Putting the fun back in to learning is a skill that candidates do not always appreciate during those hours sat in front of the computer. To most of us, learning a new skill, or taking a job focused training course is about as exciting as watching paint dry. In many cases there is a touch of annoyance at having to take part at all, if it’s a mandatory employer based course, a certain resistance to having to use valuable time that could be spent elsewhere. The point that the course will enhance particular parts of the job or makes it safer when you do it, do not always feature in the mind set. Some of the more modern education suppliers have taken this point on board and have designed their online courses and classroom work with more of an element of humour. This is usually the most successful approach after all, a happy student is a successful one!
In every walk of life there is a need to keep our training for the job in absolute tip top position. Whether we are in the medical industry or law, travel or childcare. With so much emphasis on health and safety and ensuring no fraudulent activity is caused by any of our actions, then making sure we check out the latest in educational options is paramount.
Another point to check is whether our current level of training is still appropriate and adequate. With changes coming along all the time, in legal status and employment law, it is vital to make sure any certification we hold is the very latest available. Checking online sources of e-education is a good way to see what is currently available. It also outlines the type of learning arena available, whether the candidates are on one to one, or large groups logging on to complete multi choice questions etc. You pays your money and takes your choice.
When young folk get up to the senior part of their learning journey through school, there is a designated path for them to follow. At the independent fee paying schools, this is critically followed, in an age old pattern of reliable and failsafe means of giving each student the very best chances of success when sitting their Oxbridge entrances or those to enter Sandurst etc.
For the student who doesn’t fit in to this very rigid scheme, it can be daunting and some may find themselves left behind. In previous years, this could herald a disaster for the child and their family. If a particular career has always been followed and expectations run high on this continuing, anxiety and panic looms ahead. Fear not though, there are some amazing online tutoring schemes to help sort this learning deficit. Finding the right one is all that is required to get back into the swing.
If you are seeking employment, or to reach the next level in the career ladder of your current job, you may be thinking of ways to make yourself stand out from the rest of the crowd. One way to get ahead in any career is to take further study qualifications to boost your skills.
Online training offers a flexible and cost effective method of studying, which can really suit people who are in full time work. Unlike traditional courses, online training allows you to study where and when you want, meaning you can still work the 9-5 and come home to study in the evening and at weekends. This is great as traditional courses often mean travelling to and from college campuses for lectures and meetings, which often fall within the working day.
People who study online courses are often more able to use the skills they have learnt within their working environment as they have constant access to the course materials.
When you decide that you want to take an online learning course, it can be difficult to choose a course – there are so many out there! From first aid to psychology and computer studies to SEO, you can learn almost anything through an E-Learning course. The problem is finding a course which will suit you and your current requirements. Think about what you want to use the course for – do you need to get ahead in your career, add it to your CV for future use, or simply want to learn a new hobby? The choice of course will depend on these questions.
If you are needing a course to further your career or add to your CV, you will probably want to work on a course which leads to recognised qualifications, which will be sought after by employers – there are many companies offering accredited courses.
If you are after something to use as more of a hobby, think about trying something you have never done before! There are all sorts of practical courses in subjects such as knitting, nutrition, sewing, cooking and beauty which could be interesting for you.
Learning Management Software or Systems is often referred to as LMS. These are the main body of online learning courses, and provides the means to access a course, its contents and examinations.
LMS are the area of the learning course which the user logs into in order to access the course materials. It offers a space to store the contents of the course, which can be accessed at any time through any computer which is connected to the internet. The LMS also allows the user to take any tests or quizzes are required in order to complete the course. The LMS gives the user the chance to view their current progress through the course they are working on.
Many different LMS systems exist, and there are differences between each of them, but the main layout is generally the same for each. They work with different learning companies and online training providers in order to offer a range of flexible online learning courses which users can partake in.