Really Effective Training

teachingWe claim that our online training, offered on our hmdtraining.com website, is better! Why is that?

In this post we will explain why our project-based training is so effective.

Learning Too Much
Usually when you take a software course, the instructor takes you through all the menu options of the program. However, in real life you will not need most of those features. So at the end of the course, you find your head swimming with all these facts—but you still don’t know how to really use the program in an actual project.

Going Too Fast
Often when you ask a computer whiz if they could show you how to do something, they reply “Sure, it is easy!”. Then they go click, click, click with the mouse, and you are still not any the wiser. Sadly, so often it is these computer techies that the computer schools employ as instructors.

Project-based Learning
Our online courses are project-based. That means in each course we take a typical real life project and complete it step-by-step from start to finish.

That way you learn the thinking process of how to use the program to tackle real tasks. You learn to use the program features you actually need, and don’t waste time learning unnecessary options. But you do learn valuable shortcuts and tricks of the trade along the way.

Somehow, when you have completed a course, you feel really good rather than frustrated. You have achieved something tangible!

The Speed
We go at a comfortable pace so you won’t be bored. However, if you find you did not quite follow a step, simply stop the video, move it back a bit and view the step again. It’s like asking the instructor to repeat something without having to feel embarrassed in front of a class.

I am a morning person so don’t expect me to do a night school course! Perhaps early afternoon is your best time, before the kids come home. The beauty of our online courses is that you can take them when and where it suits you. So even when you are sipping a latte at the local coffee shop, plug in your earphones and tune your smartphone browser to www.hmdtraining.com.

Summary
Really all computer training is worthwhile. However we know from years of teaching experience that project-based learning is the more fun and more effective.

So why not try it out for yourself. Take our introductory course Using MS Word Like A Pro—it is short, useful and free. Sign up here…