Keep Computer Training Simple… Please!!Written by Roger Younce
Have you ever had experience of going to a computer training center and realized how much computer stuff you don't know? I know when I started in computer industry in early 90's I had trouble just remembering my password after 15 minutes of one-on- one instruction, much less how computer actually worked. Let's face it, no one wakes up one day and says, I am a genius with this computer stuff. We all had to start some where and for most people, computers can be very confusing and intimidating. And that is where computer trainer comes in.
Oh yeah, computer trainer. The person that knows everything about computers and will make learning your new computer skills easy and quick. Yeah, right, fat chance of that happening. Have you ever visited a large computer training center and wondered why computers are so confusing for client or student? The answer is usually because of computer trainer. Most trainers seemed to have forgotten what it was like when they first tackled "wonder box". But over time, they developed magical knowledge that no one else seemed to have.
So why would someone with so much so-called smarts not want to share their knowledge with their students? The answer is very simple. It makes them look smarter. All they have to do is through out a couple of big fancy-smancy computer words to class and you are a genius. That is fine and dandy if a computer trainer wants to impress Bill Gates, but to new computer user that just pulled computer out of box or was told by boss they better learn that computer stuff, trainer does student no good.
Becoming a Computer TrainerWritten by Roger Younce
Have you ever attended a computer course at a computer training center and really thought about much money they make on teaching students? I know when I first started taking classes it just amazed me on how much money training centers make for teaching many of most popular Microsoft Office courses offered today. Of course there is big money in certification courses, but majority of home and small business users just want to learn how to use products like Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook FrontPage and Access. That is were computer trainer comes in to equation.
You see, many people do take courses at computer centers but many don't like to or have to travel to centers. Some students don't like large classroom environments so many don't even go. Don't even get me started on Computer Based Training (CBT) and Web Based Training (WBT) methods of teaching. Don't get me wrong, computer training centers are good and very attractive to public. Many of centers offer very good courses and have very knowledgeable instructors. The problem is they can't offer one-on-one assistance to customer like personal computer trainer can.