Virtual Learning Can Be Tricky
We live in a moment where adults know they need to sharpen their skills constantly if they want to remain competitive and with a sharp brain. They might seek further education because their profession requires continuing education, might be because they want to be better prepared to execute their job or because they have an entrepreneurial desire to build a business, or make an existing business grow. Is virtual training the way to go?
When they look for further education it is natural that they will look for online options. After all, if they find the right course they can self-pace their education, get relevant knowledge and apply it fast.
This big need we have as a society has opened the doors for many companies to provide e-learning. They may call it in different ways: Virtual training, continuing education, further learning, self-paced courses.
It seems like a simple formula: Put some videos there with some content and sell them. The shorter the better since it looks like there is a lot of content and quality behind it and you can even hide that under the term micro-learning that seems the way to go for young adults seeking self-directed learning. It also can be quite cheap. You can get a membership for $0.90. Paradise right?
The reality is quite different.
Overall E-learning has a dissatisfaction rate of 83%. Really high. This means people go through the course and are not happy at the end. The reasons behind it are mainly no access to the expert or instructor for questions and the quality of the content.
What is really happening is an overflow of companies selling videos packaged as courses. Quality is usually really low as well as not often relevant or updated content. Re-purposed content now packaged as online courses. Because they are sold at very low prices, expert crank videos like crazy in order to make some money.
Never the term “You get what you pay for” was so true.
Since many companies have many investors and a lot of money to spend on social networks, it looks like they are the way to go.
I suggest that before you spend your hard earned money in one of these companies, you check customer satisfaction rate, number of refunds, consumer reviews. It is going to be eye opening!
So what is the solution?
We deeply believe Curious Mondo has created a different format that is extremely transparent.
Our courses go through a process in order to be approved. We create the course with the instructor following a structure.
We control the quality of the classes since they are all produced in our studios.
We only use instructors that have real -life experience in the topic.
When the courses are created, we use livestreaming. During livestreaming, classes are open and free to anyone.
Here are some of the benefits of this model: Anyone, anywhere in the World has access to continuing education for free. The classes are interactive and fun to watch- not just an expert in front of a camera, people can ask questions and leave comments, the host will pass them to the instructor and the instructor answers and address concerns right away. The courses become even better than when they were planned because the audience participates.
We provide 30 days access to the instructor if you invest in the course while it is been live streamed.
Full transparency and confidence in the quality of the content.
Our courses are not short, because they go in depth. Some are over 10 hours long (real continuing education), but when they go on-demand, the videos are broken into 20 min each. So it is easier to go through the content. Since we provide unlimited access, you can watch then as often as you choose.
Of course we also provide support material like charts, spreadsheets, extra content in different formats.
All of our training programs are Available on iOS and Android. You can get training from any device you want.
You also get a Certificate of Completion.
We make learning fun, easy, interactive and aligned with your needs.
Our job is not to provide thousands of courses, our job is to empower people to become all they can become.
As always, it is your choice!