Online courses, the best way – Fast
Click here to read the ORIGINAL ARTICLE: “4 ways to get the most from online courses for career success.”
As stated in the article: “A researcher and practitioner who develops education technologies studied the behaviors that make online learners successful and shares their secrets.”
By Anne Trumbore (THE CONVERSATION. November 30, 2021), as published by Fast Company.
This article explains how this is a time when many of us need to upgrade our digital abilities and learn to work online. The “Great Resignation”, with great numbers of workers simply resigning before accepting to go back to their offices, is a clear sign of how this is a time for a change.
Now there are many options for finding a great course. Also, we can learn how to succeed at online learning. This article describes “four key actions that studies have shown will help online learners make the most of a short online course to reap the career benefits they desire.”
The author of this article refers to a study “of over 4,000 learners who completed an online course in business topics”, and what made some of these learners succeed. Three key concepts are described in the article:
1. IDENTIFY THE GOAL
2. REWATCH VIDEOS AND RETAKE TESTS
3. FINISH THE COURSE
4. CHOOSE THE BRAND WISELY
The author finally states: “many highly recognizable, academically selective universities and companies now offer these short courses for low or no cost. It’s easy to learn data analytics from IBM, business strategy from Darden, machine learning from Stanford, and many more topics from top schools, such as Python, computer science, robotics, the economics of health care, and even the science of happiness from University of Michigan, Harvard, Penn, and Yale. If a learner recognizes the name of the institution offering the course, chances are hiring managers will too.”