Classroom Training Vs Computer Based Training (CBT)

Feb 26 16:08 2009 Ali Setif Print This Article

Computer based training combines the “best bits of classroom training” such as the video clips of instructor sessions with the “best bits of reference material” such as technical information and practice questions to provide a great all round training experience which is beneficial to both student and employer at the best price available.

Formal training can be achieved using the following methods:

* Classroom or Instructor Led
* Computer Based Training (CBT) via Web Based Training (WBT) or CD/DVD Based Training
* Books and Reference Material

The main training methods used are Classroom and Computer Based Training,Guest Posting with reference material and books being used to supplement them.

Classroom / Instructor Led Training features:

* Study away from the office at another location with time set aside dedicated to learning a new course (and in some cases, for certification, sitting of an exam)
* Costs are more expensive as it involves the course fees, travel, accommodation and other expenses
* Access to a trainer for the duration of the course (and sometimes for a limited period after the course)
* Access to other students during the course and as a potential networking group after the course

So, classroom training is the option to choose if you have the ability to be away from the office and have no budget constraints.

Computer Based Training (CBT) features:

* Individuals can study at their own time and pace thereby learning at a rate that they are comfortable with
* Lower costs – CBT is much more cost effective than classroom training. Multi-user option allow a company to train more than one person with the same budget or less than sending on a classroom course
* CBT courses combine instructor led videos with examples through simulations, test questions and interactive sections thereby using more than one learning method which greatly enhances both the student's interest and retention level

Basically, computer based training combines the “best bits of classroom training” such as the video clips of instructor sessions with the “best bits of reference material” such as technical information and practice questions to provide a great all round training experience which is beneficial to both student and employer at the best price available.

In conclusion, the choice of classroom versus computer based training depends on cost, leave availability and the personal training style preference of the student.

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