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What does a Banking aspirant expect from online courses?

Aug 24, 2016 16:23 IST

    Online courses have been the recent rage as far as preparation for Banking Jobs is concerned. Almost all traditional coaching institutes and even several online players have started offering a host of online coaching courses for Banking aspirants. With the recent increase in hiring activity by both Public Sector Banks like SBI and private banks like HDFC and ICICI; Banking aspirants have been increasing relying on online courses for Banking Job Preparation. Ease of availability, affordable resource material and remarkable accessibility on different platforms and devices; make online courses for Bank Jobs the ideal preparation material required to crack the tough Banking Job Exams.

    However, these are still early days for online courses for Bank Job Preparations. During their nascent, stage they have surely made rapid advances to match up to their offline resources but it hasn’t helped them much. Many banking aspirants are still confused about what should they seek while picking the right online Banking Job Coaching Course. To help them, we have compiled some must have that an online course for Banking Job Preparation must have below:

    1. Natural Learning Curve

    The key to any type of learning, be it for academic purposes or for cracking Banking Job exams, it should follow a natural learning curve. In order to do this, online Bank Job Preparation courses should avoid following traditional formula based learning techniques of question answers. The natural way of learning would be to gain a conceptual understanding of the topics under question. It should offer something that is unique and ignites the interest of the student in the topic that has to be learned. The online Banking Courses should not only cover the concepts that are required to crack the Banking Recruitment Exams but other additional sub-topics that will help enhance conceptual understanding.

    2. Pace your Online Course right

    Another important aspect for Online Bank Job Preparation courses and materials should be their pacing. One of the biggest challenges that online courses encounter is to develop a common pace which is comfortable for both top ranking candidates as well as newbies. Therefore, the pacing of an online course should be ideal for someone who is already well-versed in the topic and wants just to revise the topic using your course. On the other end, it should also be comfortable for a newbie who would want to spend a considerable amount of time trying to understand the topic.

    3. Create theme based courses or course components

    Trying to cram in too much material or cover too many topics in a single online course for Banking Job Exams is counter-productive. Online courses allow the creators as well as banking job aspirants to take things slow and in an organized manner. Therefore, creating theme-based online courses for Banking Job Recruitment Exams should be considered. The theme can range anywhere from a single topic to an examination section. Theme-based online courses will help banking job aspirants to cover important topics and all the concepts associated with it at one go.

    4. Cater to individual interests and needs

    Just like pacing, it is very important for Bank Job Exam preparation courses to cater to individual interests. For instance, if someone is more comfortable in the Quantitative section but needs work in General Knowledge section; the course should be able to adapt to this requirement and cater to this need of the aspirants. Apart from this, interests can also be catered in terms of the style and format of learning. If someone prefers long textual paragraphs to understand a topic they should be provided that instead of complex mathematical equations. This should also work vice-versa. Therefore, dynamic online courses are the need of the hour as far as preparation for Bank Recruitment Exams is concerned.

    5. Use Multimedia components

    The biggest weapon in the arsenal of online Banking courses is the multimedia components. Unlike the traditional pen and paper medium courses, online courses are offered on platforms that support multimedia content. Therefore, online courses for Banking Jobs must harness this potential to the fullest. The most difficult of concepts can be easily explained with help of an image or a graphic presentation. Similarly, difficult concepts can be taught with help of video tutorials that offer in-class experience to students without the limitation of it being only a one-time thing. Students can view the tutorial as many times as they want until they are confident enough to handle the topic. In addition to this, several new technologies on the multimedia front have made online courses more viable and effective compared to traditional courses.

    6. Navigation is very important

    One of the biggest turn-offs for students taking an online course for preparation for Bank recruitment exam would be confusing navigation of the course material. No matter how well crafted the online course is, until and unless students are able to find the topic and resources conveniently, its effectiveness is limited. Navigation design of the online course plays a very important role here. Navigation helps students jump from one section to other with ease and as per their comfort. It also helps them find topics and concepts they want to study. Furthermore, it also helps in developing a logical flow of the online course that can help cover the subject in question in more organized manner.

    7. Community Learning

    This is probably the biggest advantage of online courses that is yet to be explored by current players offering Online courses for Bank recruitment exams. Community learning is a very important part of both classrooms as well as online courses. It helps students share their knowledge with teachers as well as their peers and understand different aspects of the subject being taught. Generally, online courses are designed as a two-way communication where the student learns what is being displayed on the screen and at the max is allowed to ask a few questions to the tutor. This takes away the important aspect of interaction among peers, which can bring out several questions, doubts and even inputs that can be useful in banking job exam. Therefore, online courses should strive to create an online community learning environment where students can connect among themselves as well as with tutors to clarify their doubts and share their findings about the subject.

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