Myth #1: Online Training Is Less Interactive Than Old Fashioned Training

PurchTips edition #8


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Purchasing Leaders Survey Reveals False Perception

In a recent survey, Next Level Purchasing, Inc. learned of a false perception among purchasing leaders. This perception was that online training is less interactive than traditional training. However, this perception is not true for the better online classes, specifically those that target purchasing professionals. Here are three ways that the best online purchasing training providers dispel this myth:

1. The better online purchasing classes use technology for personal interaction. Some proponents of online training argue that online training is more interactive than traditional training because the student can ask a question any time of day or night, in some cases over a period of weeks. This is in contrast to traditional training where a student can only ask a question of the instructor during the prescribed class time.

2. The better online purchasing classes offer interactive exercises in which students can engage. For example, in the Next Level Purchasing Association's course, "14 Purchasing Best Practices," students use actual reverse auction software to bid against one another in a mock reverse auction.

3. The better online purchasing classes offer quizzes that test your comprehension of the subject matter and provide an immediate analysis of your level of understanding.

For those that are familiar with the higher quality online training that is available, it is clear that online training is very interactive.

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