Should Postgraduate Kinesiology Courses Go Online?
posted on 20 January 2022 | posted in General Topics of Interest
If you had asked me before the Pandemic it would have been a resounding 'No', but the last 2 years has caused us to do some thinking 'outside the box'. What is your opinion and which do you prefer? Here are a few pros and cons highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of both ways of learning.
What about a combination of the two to cut down the amount of travel and expense?
If you would like to go to our reader's responses to this article read here
| PRO'S OF IN-PERSON TRAINING
| CON'S OF IN-PERSON TRAINING
| It can be a refreshing break to go to another location and meet new people with the same passions and interests as you. Many course participants say they learn a lot from their peers at break times!
| The additional costs of travel and accommodation including the 'carbon footprint'.
| There is an opportunity to practice the techniques and ask questions in real time and your tutor is there to give you guidance. Being present re-charges enthusiasm.
| Once the course is finished there is usually no opportunity to review it without repeating the course.
|Being on the course means dedicated time to consolidate learning without any distractions.
|Attending a course in person may mean taking time out of annual leave or from other commitments.
| PRO'S OF ONLINE-ONLY TRAINING
|CON'S OF ONLINE-ONLY TRAINING
| There is no travelling involved
It's a lonely way to learn
|Lessons can be re-played to aid understanding and clarity. Some courses have the facility to ask questions in a Discussion Box.
|When you need to learn and consolidate the protocols taught, it can be more difficult to find people to practice on.
|Lessons can be done in your own time and fit in with your schedule.
|Some discipline is needed to start and keep going with the learning programme because 'things get in the way'.