iTunes U: Is It All You Need for Training?

In August, Apple announced that iTunes U hit the 300 million download mark, just three years after its launch. Between iTunes U, You Tube Edu, and more and more schools participating in open courseware, one has to wonder if online video training will one day completely replace the traditional classroom.

There are a number of key benefits to learning via online tutorials—low to no cost being a big one— but there certainly are some limitations as well. In an article entitled, in Online Video Training Brings the Classroom to Your iPod, our partner site Education.Internet.com recently explored the topic.

[login]

A few of the key benefits of online training noted in the article include:

  • Agility: In the quickly changing tech world, online training materials can be quickly adjusted and edited to include the most up-to-date information.
  • Access: Tutorials can be viewed from anywhere, at any time.
  • Retention: Some studies have found that video elements in instructional programs may actually enhanced long-term retention of the material.

A few of the limitations:

  • Unknown accuracy: Sites like YouTube don’t “fact-check” to make sure the training materials are accurate—potentially leading to learning incorrect information.
  • Low interactivity: Sitting and listening to a lecture can be boring at times, but engaging at others when the class is engaged in a discussion or debate. This can’t happen while watching an online tutorial.

Read the full list and learn more by reading the full article at Education.Internet.com:

Online Video Training Brings the Classroom to Your iPod

Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Overview

The Latest

microsoft careers

Top Careers at Microsoft

Microsoft has gained its position as one of the top companies in the world, and Microsoft careers are flourishing. This multinational company is efficiently developing popular software and computers with other consumer electronics. It is a dream come true for so many people to acquire a high paid, high-prestige job

your company's audio

4 Areas of Your Company Where Your Audio Really Matters

Your company probably relies on audio more than you realize. Whether you’re creating a spoken text message to a colleague or giving a speech, you want your audio to shine. Otherwise, you could cause avoidable friction points and potentially hurt your brand reputation. For example, let’s say you create a

chrome os developer mode

How to Turn on Chrome OS Developer Mode

Google’s Chrome OS is a popular operating system that is widely used on Chromebooks and other devices. While it is designed to be simple and user-friendly, there are times when users may want to access additional features and functionality. One way to do this is by turning on Chrome OS