When looking for a course or program, one of the questions commonly asked is, “Is this course easy?” In response to that, I have a question, do you want an easy online course? If you are planning on taking career training, easy does not always translate well to the working world. Don’t look to enroll in the easiest course; look to enroll in the course that sets you up for success.
Is an easy online course the right choice?
Justin Chapman, CanScribe’s Sales and Marketing Managers had this to say about Easy vs. Difficult programs. “One of the most common questions we get at CanScribe is about the difficulty of a program. Our Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation Program, for example, is not ‘easy’. I believe that’s a good thing because if something is too easy, it probably doesn’t train you well enough. Someone who plans on training for a new career should look at the difficulty of the actual position. If you need to learn the medical language, you can assume it isn’t ‘easy’. The easiest program might not be the perfect fit for a complex job.”
The most difficult programs are not always the best either! There can be a fine line between a program that is too easy and too difficult because students can get frustrated and lose motivation. The content, exercises, quizzes and tests need to be designed with the student’s actually learning in mind.
How do you find what you need?
Look info the student support that is offered. An easy online course should have support, even though it is easy. A difficult online course should have even more support. Colleges and universities that provide a high level of student support want their students to succeed. Things to look for include:
- The availability of instructors
- Live chat support
- Email support
- Phone support
- Credentialling and experience of the instructional staff
- Resources provided to students and graduates
- Support provided after graduation
Having the support you need, available when you need it is important to your success. Just because something is hard, doesn’t mean it isn’t the right choice. An easy course might not set you up for success. Look for a college that will put you, the student, first. Do your research and make the right choice for you!