There are so many different ways that people learn new skills. I am a fan of Computer Based Training because it offers different formats to match people’s different learning styles.
I like to learn with my hands on the new computer or new program. I like to click on different things to see what they do, and I learn very quickly what works and what doesn’t. I like to see screen shots and follow along with a tutorial, clicking and scrolling as I go.
My ex learns completely differently from me. He like to sit down with a book or video tape in a quiet room with no distractions, and read all the way through before he ever tries putting his hands on something. He likes lectures, too, and takes many notes to review later.
Lectures bore me. I am not a note-taker and using a highlighter while I read is not helpful. In fact, it makes me feel guilty to mark on a book or page. But give me a computer program that lets me follow along with a real computer, typing as I go, and I’m a happy girl.