TAE Classes: Online vs Face-to-Face

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With the digital age taking over almost everything, the most harrowing tasks can turn into the simplest things to do now. There’s online banking, shopping, searches, registrations, bookings, gaming, and even classes.

While the latter, at hindsight, might seem to be the easiest way to achieve an education, people are questioning if this was ever effective in the first place. To others, class participation and interaction (or face-to-face class) is very important, while others deem it unnecessary, as what should be focused on is only the course at hand.

If you are unsure whether or not to take a TAE course online, consider these pointers.

The most common factor why people choose to study courses online is its flexibility. Not all people have the time to learn to get a TAE certificate, that is why they prefer to learn in their own time, especially after work or their other everyday tasks. Essentially, they don’t have to compromise these daily duties.

However, there are others who can’t juggle that many responsibilities. At some point, only one or two tasks will be accomplished in a day. As a result, they resolve to enrol in face-to-face classes, because it gives them a sense of consistency and structure. They don’t have to go through an inner debate on whether or not to go to class because they already know that they have to, as the school or institution has already planned out the course for them.

Assessment is also important in class. It provides the student with a preview of his/her performance, showing what parts of the course he/she excels in and needs to work on. In a face-to-face scenario, a learner gets to see them personally and ask the teacher in real-time how they can improve on their work. Online, they see facts and figures, all data, which isn’t a disadvantage at all if they prefer it that way.

Another thing about a face-to-face class is that it forces interaction between a learner and teacher and a learner and another learner. Some students choose this because they lack the discipline to learn by themselves. Online courses encourage interaction; he/she has the option to opt out of it, and it’s not necessarily in real-time. However, there are available forums, webinars, and communities they can access to get more resources and interact with other learners.

Sometimes it just boils down to preference. Whichever learning the student prefers – the kind where he/she is most productive – he/she should stick to it. As long as the student is learning, then it’s possible to complete a TAE course or any form of education for that matter.

Written by Shenoa Gittins

Shenoa is the Operations Manager and co-owner of RAM Training Services.
You can connect with Shenoa Gittins via Google+ and Facebook.


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