ctc TrainCanada Online Support / Is a TrainLive instructor led class the same as physically being in the classroom?

Students receiving IT training through the TrainLive training environment will have the same great courseware and the same great instructors as they would in a physical class. Our Train Live classrooms are powered by two main software applications: Citrix Gotomeeting and LogMeIn.

These world-class systems allow for students to receive the same training over the Internet as they would in a physical classroom. TrainLive is not like “distance learning” or “eLearning” classes. There are two major things that make the TrainLive experience different.

First TrainLive is centered on classroom instruction. As a result, the flow and feel of the class is almost exactly the same as a regular instructor-led training.

Second, unlike a web seminar where you are just watching a presentation, with TrainLive you have a second connection into the training room that allows you to run the software for the class. This gives you the ability to follow along with the instructor and do practice labs as you normally would during the class.

The table below highlights some of the differences between TrainLive and other synchronous training classes.

Distance Learning

TrainLive Instruction

Instructor Presentation Mostly one-way communication with little interaction. When combined with large class sizes, there is very little student interaction. Interactive with students encouraged to ask questions. When combined with small class sizes, students and the instructor develop a rap­port.
Labs Conducted outside of the class. If you get busy, labs might not be attempted. Conducted during the class. This ensures that you will have the time to do the lab.
Getting Help Little or no “real time” assistance available. Student may be able to ask questions via email or text chat. Instructor can see student’s screen and offer as­sistance as issues are encountered. With headset students simply speak up if they have questions.
Class Flow Lectures up to 3 hours in duration followed by independent lab time. Short explanation, demonstrations and ques­tions, followed by hands-on labs—just like a regular instructor-led class. Classes typically run from 9:00 to 4:00.
Class Size Can go as high as 40 to 60 participants. Can go as high as 18. Average class size is under 12.

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