Brooke Transportation Training Solutions offers virtual, or “live remote”, freight broker training for those who wish to learn a new skillset from the comfort of their home while still enjoying learning from a live instructor and interacting with peers. The live remote courses are offered for both the basic freight broker course as well as the advanced freight broker course.
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What is Virtual or “Live-Remote” Learning?
Virtual and remote learning have existed for many years, but it has become much more prevalent in the last few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual, or live-remote, learning is when a student and an educator are not in the same place physically during the duration of the course. The teacher might be in the classroom, and the student at home, or both might be at their own homes.
An interactive course guided by a trainer can be delivered through a live virtual classroom in an online setting. With the same discussions, group breakout exercises, questions and answers, and access to a helpful, qualified expert, they are created to mimic the experience and benefits of taking a face-to-face training course.
Effective live remote classes are those that mirror the classroom environment virtually, as much as possible, with the students and teacher in two different places.
Benefits of Live Remote Learning
There are many benefits to live remote learning. We will review the social, financial, and academic benefits below– and the role they play in career growth.
Saves Time and Money
Virtual and live remote learning saves you long commutes or trips to an on-campus environment. There are also no student facility fees, and expensive textbooks are kept to a minimum — or none. Plus, with the ability to learn from home, those who have small children no longer have to invest in additional childcare costs.
Financial savings go both ways—educational providers also benefit from savings on facilities, additional personnel, services, and physical materials. Maintaining resources digitally also helps to reduce the use of printed materials and paper guides or manuals.
Virtual and live remote learning offers great opportunities for individuals to communicate through social media and online educational platforms.
Lack of social connection is often cited because of distance learning; with online technologies now widely available, peer-to-peer or student-trainer interaction has never been more feasible—however remote.
In a traditional academic setting, student groups are limited to those they encounter in the classroom or lecture hall. However, distance learning courses broaden your horizons to include students from other cities or even countries; using online tools makes communication instant and efficient. Social media channels like LinkedIn are popular in these communities, as are platforms like Google Docs and Trello, which simplify project management and collaboration.
Online education also gives students easy access to global industry experts – enriching knowledge through diverse perspectives and experiences.
Through advanced technologies, remote students can easily build their professional network, expanding their career opportunities right from their living room couch.
Accessibility is a big topic right now. The concept also goes beyond physical location. The advent of digital learning has enabled students in many different situations to continue learning where they could not before.
Distance learning creates better opportunities for students with disabilities or immune deficiencies. It also helps provide equal learning opportunities for those who are blind or hard of hearing.
Resources Accessed Remotely
Remote learning allows students to have the best and most accurate information. Being in a digital world, the student no longer needs to rely on having a physical copy of a resource. So the old excuse of, ‘I forgot my textbook,’ can no longer be used.
This also allows for information and resources to be updated as needed to remain as up-to-date and factual as possible. With physical resources, information can become outdated or irrelevant over time.
Continuity of Education
As COVID-19 demonstrated, the physical location or building a person receives their education can change at any time based on circumstances out of anyone’s control.
The silver lining of the pandemic is the wide acceptance of remote or virtual learning among the education community to allow continuity in a student’s education during not only times like COVID but for many other reasons, including sickness, moving to new cities, lack of transportation, and many other situations.
How Effective is Virtual Learning?
While remote and virtual learning may not be the most effective option for everyone, it can be extremely effective for many students. Remote learning provides flexibility for students to learn from anywhere with the support of instructors and peers. It allows students who want to explore enrichment opportunities to learn more independently and offers additional ways for instructors and students to collaborate on academic achievement.
Live-Virtual vs. Online Courses
We often get the question, what is the difference between live-remote freight broker courses and online freight broker courses? Although we do offer both at Brooke Transportation Training, there is a difference between the two. Both are effective, but each person learns differently. Below we have listed some of those differences to help you choose which option is best for your specific learning needs.
In remote live classes, you join the Brooke Transportation Training Solution team and attend live lectures from your instructor with classmates in many different states. Just like in any physical classroom, you can raise your hand to ask questions, receive immediate answers from your instructor, and collaborate with peers. It’s an excellent way to learn while still being held accountable for achieving your career goals.
In traditional online classes, classes are either completely in text-form, pre-recorded, or a combination of both. Online classes are more self-paced, allowing for more flexibility with no real deadline for completion. Typically, the courses are shorter in duration and are broken into smaller topics, allowing you to choose what you want to learn. We’ve found this option works well for quick upskilling.
Remote live classes allow direct interaction between teacher and students as well as direct interaction with peers virtually! You are personally held accountable to make sure you’re staying with the pace of the course. This type of education helps to accelerate the learning process and maintain motivation throughout the duration of the training courses.
As mentioned above, traditional online training and classes are self-paced with little to no interaction with others. Studies have shown that the lack of communication leads to drop off or loss of motivation in some students.
Remote live classes and activities are scheduled in advance, allowing you to maintain a consistent study routine and reducing the desire to procrastinate. However, if you do miss a class, instructors leading virtual courses will typically record each session for you to watch later.
In a traditional online course, you choose your own study routine, which requires discipline and self-motivation to not put your studies to the side.
In the remote and virtual education community, it is common to offer some form of career support in which a staff member helps graduates seek and find employment in related fields. With this type of support, 8 out of 10 students find a job after graduating.
In a traditional online course, individualized career support service is not always available, and students may need to seek assistance by other means.
How To Get the Most Out of Virtual Learning
Below are some useful tips to help you get the most out of virtual or live remote learning.
Organization is key for remote learning. Choose the system that works best for you to stay as organized as possible, whether that’s daily planners, to-do lists, or phone calendar reminders. It’s important to keep track of dates, tasks, and any changes that may occur.
Find a designated space for learning.
It is important to find a designated space to function as your virtual “classroom” to help you maintain consistency and stick to a routine. This could be a home office, your dining table, a kitchen counter, etc.
Keep in contact.
As many virtual classes follow a unique structure and schedule, you should communicate with your instructor regarding any specific questions you have about the course.
Enroll in Live Virtual Training Today with Brooke Transportation Training Solutions
Simply fill out the form on the Enroll Now page with your desired class date and location, and we will contact you. You make also use the course list to the right to get started.
Classes fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!
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Qualified veterans may qualify for 100% financial aid for the freight broker courses through Chapter 31. Click here for details.