What type of learners do you encounter? When helping people understand computers we have found four very distinctive learner identities.
"It's not working!" "This doesn't make any sense" "Why does this have to be so complicated.." How often have you said this out loud as you worked on your computer or phone? Is the tech struggle real? When do you ask for help with your Tech / technology / computer / phone? Do you call … Continue reading When is the Right Time to Call for Help?
Expected to know everything. Have you ever been thrown into a new situation at work where you were just expected to know everything? With the Pandemic crisis and everyone being forced to work from home or work remotely, I think some employers may have assumed it would be an easy transition for people. Technology is … Continue reading You Should KNOW this by now…
Take a course and you will learn exactly what you need to know about that software. This is a lie. Why? Hmmm... How can I say this as someone who offers computer training? Me... tapping my pen against my teeth. Well, have you ever been a student, enrolled in a course and thought as you … Continue reading The Biggest Lie in Computer Training
After Teaching THOUSANDS of students on computers, I am still shocked when I hear this… “Learning The Computer is Easy… So Why Am I So Dumb?” “Sorry, I don’t anything about computers …” Have you ever heard someone say this? Or worse yet, have you Thought It? I hear this a lot, especially when new … Continue reading What Everybody Ought to Know About Learning Technology
I don’t have time for computer training, I have a job to do! It may or may not surprise you how often people have said that to me. It’s truly a catch-22 situation. People can’t afford to take time and dedicate it to learning more efficient and time-saving ways to use the software they use … Continue reading Will On-line Training Work?
“I don’t need to take a course when I can just read a book.” We have more books than ever before, and we have Google and the whole internet at our finger tips. Yet we still teach computers and technology. Why? Because books aren’t teachers, but human beings are. A book is a great resource … Continue reading Courses vs. Self-Study: Exploring the Benefits