This is a sponsored post for Open Training Institute.
Right now, I’ve never been more grateful that the course I signed up for at OTI is a “go at your own pace” model. Let’s just say structured learning while moving interstate with two toddlers and starting a new job is tricky at best! What a time to enroll. While I’ve spent the bulk of that time settling in, changing day cares, stumbling my way around my new surroundings, and throwing myself into getting familiar with the specifics of work, I have really had to get creative with making time to learn.
When I finally did snatch a chance to have a look at my first module (managing budgets and customers, for the curious among you!), I was relieved to see I’d be easing into the info, with some easy-to-read slides and a simple first task. I’m not expecting it to always be this breezy, but at least it’s familiar and doable for now
There’s nothing quite like opening your book to a fresh new page and taking some studious notes, is there?! I have definitely stroked that bright, clean page. Don’t judge me!
I also spent a bit of time sorting out my profile, and answering the initial get-to-know you questions from my trainer. It looks like everyone else in there is just a bit shy. I’m looking forward to getting to know the other people doing the course, and hopefully we can help each other out a bit. I know having people to whom we can be accountable to can be a great motivator.
I’m also looking forward to that real feeling of relief when you’ve handed in that first assessment – and the even bigger relief that you’ve passed! Fingers crossed for that one. The results tab in my online classroom seems pretty straightforward. No more waiting for your Tuesday 4pm tutorial to get your marks back!
I like that the whole site seems easy to understand, easy to navigate, and isn’t hard on the eyes, seeing as that’s what you’re looking at most of the time. The support tab is a great comfort – knowing that I can ask a question or sort out any issues fairly easily makes it less of a stress.
I can see that I’m going to have to sit down and plot out some serious time in my schedule to work on my courses. Now that we’re getting into the swing of things a bit more in our new city, it should be easier to not only find the time, but to stick to it. I hope!
What about you? What would you study if you could?