The Medium

everestcs - traditional & contemporary solutions


Most people think of training as a group of learners in a classroom with manuals listening to a lecture. This image is probably conjured from our most familiar experiences with learning - our years in school. Today however, adult learning uses a variety of technological and communications solutions to deliver training.

Several factors influencing your training project must be weighed and balanced to select the appropriate medium for training delivery. Some of these factors include:

  • Available training facilities
  • The location of the learners
  • The need for instructor guidance
  • The training budget
  • The training project timeline

Your training program may require the use of several training media. You'll need to decide which choices will help your people learn best, keep the training program within budget, and meet your organization's goals. Learning media choices include:
  • Instructor-led classroom
  • Facilitated conference
  • Webinars and synchronous online
  • Web-based asynchronous
  • Desktop application
  • Quick References and Job Aids
Each of these choices has benefits and disadvantages, and are more appropriate in certain situations. Training media options should be assessed for potential benefits and costs.

everest cs can help you determine which training media best suits your learning project.
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