I'm not sure how relevent this is, but I have seen
ALOT of posts in a couple of groups about the online
training and wanted to share my thoughts.
Some subjects definitely require human interaction at
least to some degree. I have taken several online
college courses, and one thing I found is that they
are more difficult to complete than taking a regular
class at the local community college even though the
curriculum is the same.
The onus is on the individual to learn the material
and it is difficult to ask questions....leading(at
least in my case) to a very good understanding of the
materials through having to study more. On the other
hand, it was often frustrating compared to my in class
courses where I could ask the instructor about thing
which either confused me or just to clarify a point.
I think that the online training is a good thing for
some subjects, like youth protection, but perhaps not
so much for things such as the unit committee
challenge as I believe the whole committee or at least
a majority should be together at the course.
Perhaps the BSA needs to research somehow which
subjects might be best served on the internet, which
should stay as an in session training format, and
which might benefit from a combination of some sort.
Under any circumstance, theres no such thing as too
much training, and the availability of the information
we now have via internet is a boon to those of us who
want to ensure the best programs possible for the
Just a couple of cents worth of opinion.
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