Monthly Archives: October 2008

Instructor-led or Web-based: What’s Your Style?


In conjunction with the 2008 Esri International User Conference last August, Esri Training Services released its annual GIS Training and Education Survey, to which more than 3,500 of you responded. We read every survey response and appreciate the time respondents took to share their thoughts about Esri training products and how we can improve them. Once again, Esri users showed they are a diverse and thoughtful bunch.

One of the big themes we took away from the survey responses was the clear preference many expressed for either instructor-led or web-based training. Those who favor instructor-led training cite the value of a knowledgeable instructor who not only understands the course material but can answer specific questions about software products and industry applications. This group also likes the time away from the office to completely focus on the training experience. Continue reading

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For Web Courses, Software Matters

Updated November 23, 2015

Taking an online (e-learning) course is the preferred method of learning for a lot of people. You just can’t beat the convenience factor. Course exercises are frequently cited by students as the most valuable learning component in Esri Virtual Campus courses. Exercises require software. A common problem experienced by students is unknowingly enrolling in a course that requires software they don’t have.

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Welcome…Meet the Other Three Rs: Read, Respond, Return

Welcome to Esri Training Matters, your latest source for information and news about Esri training and education products directly from the people who create and deliver those products. This blog is for Esri software users and the global community of GIS learners. Our goal is to keep you up to date about the training and education offerings we already have, the new ones we’re planning, and the thinking behind the products we develop (yes, we do put thought into what we do!). We want to talk about best practices, software tips and tricks, and strategies for learning how to get the most out of Esri products.

We don’t want to be the only ones talking, however. We welcome your feedback and comments. We want to learn from you too. Continue reading

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