COMMUNITY COLLEGES & MULTI-SENSORY MEDIA ”
As industry realizes that technology training is a necessity in today’s business world, the role of interactive training will only expand. And, in many cases, community colleges will lead the way.
Industry is rapidly beginning to understand that technology-based training is necessary and that the training platform has to be accessible, affordable and accountable. Today’s e-Learning environment is capable of meeting those requirements.
Smaller companies often can’t afford training because it’s not in their budget. However, if training is incorporated into a community college environment, it becomes both affordable and accountable. Also, unlike businesses, community colleges have the ability to review and accredit curriculums, bringing accountability to the training program. In this way, smaller companies are not left out of the training loop. They can compete.
Community colleges are beginning to create partnerships with companies that develop e-Learning courseware. This kind of partnership not only fulfills important learning needs, but also generates revenue for everyone involved.
It is especially important to get large numbers of community colleges to understand and accept media-based training. The biggest hurdle may be to convince faculty that technology-based training is not a threat. Unfortunately, some faculty members view media-based training as a threat — that it will take away their job.
Multi-sensory media (and, especially e-Learning) actually allows community colleges to expand their student base while becoming more visionary and flexible — necessary traits in today’s competitive world. Most importantly, perhaps, well designed multi-sensory media has allowed community colleges to keep lower-enrolled programs by meeting critical numbers, while on a flexible schedule.
Technology-based training is being used by more and more community colleges — and it works. If the goal is to put America back to work — knowledgeably designed e-Learning is the tool that will help them do just that.
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— Bill Walton, Founder of ITC Learning
“AMERICA WILL CONTINUE TO BE BUILT BY THE HANDS OF ITS MEN AND WOMEN”