Face-to-face interaction between the trainer and their students is a huge advantage. Students can interact during a presentation to clarify information or to share their own ideas with the class. This makes it far easier for students to understand the material and build new connections in their brain.
Live learning means that theory can take place in the correct environment with everything that is needed to hand. Students can, for example, handle the equipment they’ll be using in their practicals.
Practicals can take place immediately following the presentation of theory while all information is fresh and active in the student’s mind.
With the live delivery of theory students can interact with each other and build relationships which are very helpful in the application of learning and building of confidence going forward.
Online learning is designed to be easy to grade or pass. The trainer has very little idea of how well the student has absorbed the information. This is not a desirable situation when the next thing the student may be doing is a practice treatment on a live model. An on-the-spot trainer can ensure that the student has properly absorbed the theory and is ready to proceed with practicals.
Online learning fails to provide a genuine education and has an emphasis on convenience for those offering the course rather than quality education for the student.
Face-to-face learning with a good, experienced trainer is, by far, the best way to train for a new skill.
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