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Online Learning | 6 Tips for Success

Online learning has become a great way for busy professionals to study whilst balancing a busy professional and family life…but, as I’ve learnt over the past year, it’s not without its challenges.

First, a bit of background. Over the past 12 months I have been studying a professional marketing qualification through the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK, delivered via distance / online learning.

Now, as the General and Marketing Manager of Claims Class, where a part of my role is to manage our portfolio of training courses and students, it has been interesting to experience things from a student perspective and understand first-hand, the challenges that students go through when studying online.

I’ve discussed the pros and cons of online learning, and the types of personality types that thrive in an online environment in another blog and I would say that (more…)

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Construction Claims Basic and Intermediate E-Courses: What’s the difference?

We currently have two e-course options on the topic of Construction Claims: Basic and Intermediate. But what’s the difference? And which one should you take if you’re looking improve how you write and manage construction claims? In this blog we look at each course and answer those questions to help you decide which one could be best for you…
Construction Claims Basic E-Course

The Construction Claims Basic E-Course is our ‘no frills’ course. You get 24 video tutorials delivered via 6 modules that focus on:

  1. Contract Administration for Claims
  2. Types of Claims and Procedures
  3. Delay Analysis
  4. The Essential Elements to a Successful Claim
  5. Compilation and Presentation of Claims and Responses
  6. Responses, Determinations and Disputes

You simply sign up and work through the videos at your own pace. 

Construction Claims Intermediate E-Course

By comparison, the Construction Claims Intermediate E-Course offers a more practical and involved learning experience.

You still get 24 video tutorials delivered via the same 6 modules but you also get: (more…)

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E-Course Trial | Leveraging Lessons and Implementing Improvements

It’s no secret by now (we hope!) that Claims Class is launching e-courses in 2017 and, over the past couple of months, we have been running a trial of our first e-course, a Construction Claims Intermediate E-Course.

Running the trial was definitely a worthy exercise. We gained some great feedback from our students and learnt some valuable lessons ourselves, all of which have gone into improving the course and creating the final version. In this blog, we explore the trial process, share the key takeaways and showcase the final version of the e-course.

The Trial

The trial included 18 students from all over the world who agreed to complete the course within a given time-frame and provide feedback on each module as they progressed through the course. When the trial ended, we had gathered 108 feedback forms that gave us key insight into the following areas: (more…)

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E-Course Pros and Cons | Are they a good study option for you?

In a recent blog we explained the concept of e-courses and what you can expect when you sign up for one. In this blog, we take an objective look at e-courses by examining their pros and cons to help you decide if learning via e-courses is for you.
 
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The Pros

Convenience – in today’s busy world where we’re trying to fit what often feels like a hundred things into our day, the biggest advantage of taking an e-course is convenience. You don’t need to alter your weekly schedule to accommodate class attendance, rather, you fit study in to your existing schedule. For example, some people perform best in the morning (usually after a coffee!) whereas others could be night-owls and prefer to study into the late hours. You decide and you are in control which means you are more likely to learn efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the course. (more…)

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E-Courses Explained | Everything you need to know

In a recent blog we announced that Claims Class will launch a series of e-courses in 2017. If you don’t know what e-courses are, have never taken one before and have no idea why we’re so excited about launching them, then read on, this blog is for you…
What is an e-course?

Simply put, e-courses are online training courses where you access the content electronically, via an online learning system, or you receive it via email.

How is an e-course delivered?

There are a variety of ways e-courses are delivered and plenty of tools to help course providers deliver the content in an engaging and interactive way. There are some common delivery methods though and those include: (more…)

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