Published: 27th February 2021
The Trainer Brainer: Why should you study online an dhow it's quite easy to be successful at it
Here's a tip: Understand your performance gaps to the industry expectation and get professional links from your course
The secret to making online learning successful is quite easy if you learn to align your needs with that of the course. This may sound very primitive, yet the implications are far-fetched when actually assessed at the end.
Most of the students will be extremely enthused and very encouraged at the start of an online programme. This may be because they have enrolled with a particular university/institution or the course module is being offered by premier professional organisations. All said and done, what really matters most is how successful you can emerge out of the course.
In this scenario, it would be pertinent to point out something that you really ought to do to make the online course successful. You will have to align your needs with the course to make the best out of the opportunity and time. There are many instances we come across where the students find themselves literally at crossroads during the online learning process and they really have no answers up their sleeve to overcome that situation.
As you all know, online learning comes as a package with many variants to suit the multi-sectored students’ profiles. It is up to you to go through the course module and content to examine whether it really suits you and, more importantly, your academic and professional needs. When you reflect upon the needs aspect and then choose a course module, you will be better prepared to take up the online course with the required attention span and work on it to succeed.
Some questions that you can ask yourself before enrolling for an online course are: what sort of certification would you get after completion? Will it be valid and accepted by the industry for employment opportunities or further study/research?
When you are able to outline your needs, only then will you be able to know if they are aligned with the online course that you are likely to get enrolled in. This would be a systematic and pragmatic manner to approach the online learning platform in this era of micro-specialisation.
Do I need to study theory or is it a practical experience that I seek?
Know it well
What is it that I need to study exactly or get trained in?
Will the course have a positive impact and enhance my existing skillset?