Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Misconceptions about an online course

I caught this on one of the Iowa forums recently that was talking about the CVFT Basic Pistol Course. There were some stating that a face-to-face class had more interaction and opportunities to ask questions. This is one (of many) misconceptions about an online course, the lack of student/teacher interaction. Here was my response.

"Hello everyone! My name is Jason Vetter and I am the instructor and owner of the Cedar Valley Firearms Training, Basic Pistol Course online class.

Just so you know, there is a way to contact me in my class via email or phone if you have a question. The "not being able to ask questions" issue is one misconception about my online class when comparing it to a face-to-face class. Also when a student asks a question, I often make that a part of the class so everyone can benefit from it. As long as we're comparing a face to face class to an online class, one of the biggest benefits of the online class is the ability to take the course at your own pace, at the time that is convenient to you. Now I'm not saying my class is better than anyone else's class. I would never do that. What I am saying is that if the format for the class fits you needs, don't hesitate to take it. I have several happy customers!

If anyone has any further questions about the CVFT Basic Pistol course, please feel free to contact me at instructor@cedarvalleyfirearmstraining.com or visit my website at http://www.cedarvalleyfirearmstraining.com."

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