Do you want to advance your development when it comes to social media and marketing? Are there any Social Media Courses Online you steer clear of because you don’t know how what works? Are your social media marketing efforts not showing results? Social Media Training Johannesburg is increasingly replacing conventional media training.
Social Media Courses Online Or In Person?
You can take social media training in numerous ways.
1. In the Classroom:
In person in a classroom with a live instructor with a projector; students have their own laptops, pads/tablets or computer use in a lab.
2. Live Training:
Remotely, or online, seeing and hearing the instructor speaking live via webinar or live streaming; students are on their own computers with a headset listening. There is opportunity for live Q&A.
3. Pre-Recorded Audio and/or Video:
No video, only audio. Ideally with readings, an outline and exercises.
4. Social Media Courses Online or Email Training (no audio/video)
No video or audio, only via readings, outlines, exercises. On an online training site. The instructor evaluates the homework. There is a discussion board for classmate interaction and teacher support.
5. Books. You read a book in whatever format and learn for yourself.
Those who prefer audio visual content, may find that some teachers speak in a way that engages us, while others put us to sleep, just like what we experienced in high school or college. So we would need to check out a sample of a teacher’s audio or video content before we invested in it.
Some may prefer a completely self-paced training with no time delimiters. We pay for the course and we decide if we’ll take a week or six months to complete it. In online training offered by schools or programs, usually the training is paced, and has a time delimited period in which to complete it. Some will respond well to that, liking the challenge of beating the pace. Others won’t find that helpful.
Yet another dimension is whether or not trainings are live – are the Social Media Courses Online in person or a live webinar? Even though pre-recorded webinars are almost live, and have all the richness of a live webinar, the fact that the content has already been delivered can be less exciting. The fact that the teacher isn’t available to possibly answer your question live can be less motivating.
I discovered that for myself, having Social Media Courses Online trainings was significantly more motivating and rewarding than taking pre-recorded trainings. Even if the trainings were only audio, as in teleconference calls, knowing that all of the students and the teacher were participating live was more exciting.
Test your interest in different forms of training like Social Media Courses Online before deciding what format you want for your social media training. What preferences do you have? Know yourself and you’ll make better decisions for yourself.