ELearning or Classroom Training: Which is Best?

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

By Jennefer Griffith

The traditional classroom isn’t the only place to get a food safety education or up-skill your knowledge. The elearning model has been picking up steam and has started to become a more viable option for many students and food safety professionals, as well as employers looking to train their current and future workforce.

In the debate between elearning and the traditional classroom, both have their own strengths, weaknesses, and misconceptions.

The traditional model is time-consuming and time-sensitive. You must build and follow a schedule to ensure that you can attend all required classes and meet all your deadlines. But the in-person instruction and hands-on learning are beneficial for those who thrive in such environments. Elearning, by contrast, allows people who are dealing with issues surrounding childcare, transportation, or other employment demands to take courses and skills training from the comfort of their own homes, at times of their choosing, whilst creating minimal disruptions to other aspects of their lives.

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