ILO, ILO, ILO.... ILO everywhere! Have you noticed all the hype about this new learning method? Yesterday in a call with our VP going over the results of 2007, it was mentioned that there was a 120% increase in this type of education. And the feedback has be extremely positive.
I know that sometimes it is very nice to go away for education so that you can completely focus on the material away from the usual distractions of your job. But how many of us are able to "be away" for any period of time these days?
I like to promote self-study education through books... but know full well that not everyone is able to sit and read a book to learn what they need. We all have our preferred method of learning. Classroom education is a great way to be interactive with the instructor and to be driven with a purpose through the material that you need to absorb to learn the new skill.
With ILO (Instructor Led Online) Learning, you get the best of all.... live instruction, hands-on labs and group interaction with the convenience and cost savings of online and self-study training.
How does it work?
ILO courses are taught by a live instructor on a specific date and time. These courses are exactly the same as their classroom equivalent, including the course length, content and student materials. Students receive their course materials in advance by mail. To participate on the day of the class, all you need is a high-speed Internet connection. This allows you to connect to a virtual classroom enabling you to interact directly with the instructor to ask questions or clarify material...just as you would in a physical classroom.
Now that you know what ILO is... and hopefully you're interested in giving it a try.... answer the IDUG Instapoll about this topic. You never know, it may be the start of a whole new way of building your skills.