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Yes it is. The classroom courses tend to feed off of real experiences and there is interaction from the students.
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
I spent most of today finishing up my Maryland continuing ed, in a classroom setting. And I have to say, I think the quality was a lot better than the online courses I take to renew my Virginia license.
The online courses are often not even close to being specific to our local market. Most of today's courses were taught by local title attorneys who really know their stuff and how to explain it. And each session had a couple of hundred agents who made for some lively discussions.
The quality is poor for both.
I have no idea as I don't do on-line courses.
I personally attend live classrooms for networking purposes and avoid online classes at this time.
Chiedo Marketing - Well, I expect both of them to be same.....
We prefer a combination of online and classroom. The material with the company we use is up to date and accurate and they are both good. A
I have not been in a classroom in over 10 years, so all I know anymore is online training when it comes to licensing & acronyms.
Lots of differences. You don't get commentary and examples to go along with the rule.
I find online courses very boring and not a good learning experience.
Have no idea..always go for classroom setting for the interaction with other agents.
Couldn't speak to the difference. My training was classroom, online wasn't invented yet. I'd say "know how you learn best" and choose that method. For me, I'm a kinestetic learner first, auditory learner second and visual third. I have great retention in all three, I just dislike the reading method. I'd pick a classroom method for me. In person so I don't get distracted and can ask questions. It's also how I like to teach.
You bet - I've done both and am not a fan of online training - no way to ask questions!
Chiedo Marketing I've taken the Moseley CE and they use the same book whether you take the classroom, correspondence or online options.
In our state no, as the material must be approved by our state real estate commission.
I've done classroom courses.
Debbie Laity nailed this one...
I do not know.
I'm needing a few SAE and will be finishing my courses online. I enjoy classroom due to the interaction and meeting others in our area. At this time, I'm out of time and no free days.
It depends upon the particular course.
I find no two courses are the same
Yes. As an instructor I am able to steer all courses to the students in the class. Of course covering all the required info - just shaking it up so that they get the most out of it and they participate and actually learn something.
Same scenarios. I prefer online to ace it out and move on as real life awaits
CEU classes are more productive. The trouble to getting there.
I just took an online course, liked the focused lessons and the ability to hit rewind.
We had in person review session, nice to be able to ask questions but we did get distracted often.
Both seemed effective, aced the test.
Yes, sometimes. This year i did the Moseley 16 hr course to renew my license, and also paid renewal fee online. That beat spending two full days in a classroom, and I think I learned the same amount of info from Moseley. Sometimes the choice is a matter of time. I know one agent that waited until the day before her license expired to take the online course to renew. Lucky for her she passed. I had surplus hours this time because i take classes throughout the year at title companies. Those 1 and 2 hour CE credits come in handy, plus i do learn from title attorneys when taking classes in person, and i always meet new agents.
I do not think that anything you use in classroom would be useful for your business, maybe just your RE forms.
The only classroom setting I've ever participated in was my licensure class and it was horrible, mostly because the instructor was just killing time and added no value. I could have read the book at home and scored as well.
The on-line courses I've taken have been terrific.
I found some of the Florida material to be outdated or incorrect, not much but enough to make me question other materials.
Wow is it. I am not sure.
The real estate school I work for strives to keep the material as similar as possible. We use the same books for both online and live students. We also film lectures for use by our online students so they can hear it and see it presented to them. Online is much more convenient for some students (currently working full-time, busy parents, etc.), so we try to provide as close to the live experience as we can there.
Live education does come with classroom interaction. You can ask an instructor a question immediately. There's a greater sense of accountability for some students. So the difference between live and online is really going to come down to lifestyle and study habits/skills of the potential student.