RSA Online V Classroom
As Australian education advances, traditional views of education have started to undergo scrutiny as educators develop new methods. Both online and traditional brick and mortar classroom courses provide options for students that want to get an RSA certificate.
While traditional courses have benefits, an RSA online provides an option for students that want to save time, work efficiently and at a schedule and pace that works for the individual student. Deciding on a trainer and the method that works best for you depends on the evaluation of several criteria and an honest assessment of your own life, resources and desired skill-set.
Online training provides an option for students that live in rural areas where a classroom course might not be available. Learning a new skill and getting an education shouldn’t be limited to the training organisations available locally. Taking online courses provides a student with additional options that are not available in a classroom. While finding a qualified instructor in a brick and mortar traditional classroom might not pose much difficulty in a large city with several trainers, in rural areas it can become more difficult as trainer either simply don’t exist or can charge what the want.
However, not all students can benefit from online courses. For example, students that don’t have access to a computer, Internet connection and basic computer skills may discover that an online course creates too many barriers. To address this we have started listing classroom courses.
Here is a list of classroom based QLD RSA training companies.
Flexibility and Accessibility
For the vast majority that can do a web based RSA there are several benefits. Obviously students can complete the course in their own time which means students that need to complete it can do so without sacrificing valuable work hours.
Less obviously, online courses are a sensible option for those who live remotely or for everyone who just does want to waste time travelling.
The best RSA courses you can do are tailored toward many student’s different learning styles. The best computer based RSA training makes use of video, PDFs, audio, adaptive testing and also one-on-one training.
Rather then wasting time presenting the course trainers can respond individually to students needs through chat, email and ticketing systems. Students that might be more timid in a traditional classroom setting obviously benefit from RSAs done online too.
There is a good argument that students who participate in online learning tend to perform better than in traditional classroom settings. One of the reasons for the better performance can be attributed to the ability to view material more than once, the ability for students to study at their own pace, as well as additional methods that are usually employed in online courses to help students succeed. Students that study online have the necessary flexibility, time, and resources to get an improved education and training from qualified instructors.
Costs of Online Education
Students that take online courses tend to gain savings in commuting costs, time spent and materials required. Internet based RSA courses are also cheaper then the classroom courses. Students enrolled in traditional courses often lose class time when students show up late or interrupt training with questions. Students can ask questions privately using email, online chat or picking up the phone. The instructor also saves time by having the ability to respond to all students individually and at a time when he can answer all questions in a single sitting.
It just makes sense to offer both classroom and e-learning alternatives. Progressive states like QLD and WA are leaving NSW and VIC in the dust as they continue with their outdated ways.