Learner’s Choice

Have you ever wanted to take an SAP class but could only find virtual classes and you wanted to attend the classroom session? Or have you ever wanted to take an SAP class but could only find classroom classes and you did not have travel budget to attend? You could wait for the next class, which might be in 3 or 4 months but you need the training now. SAP Education and Training announced a new initiative, Learner’s Choice (LC), to give learners a choice as to how they want to attend class. I am excited about this initiative as it puts the power of choice into the Learner’s hands as to how they want to engage in learning.

Learner’s Choice (LC) schedules a classroom class and a virtual class at the same time to give learners a choice of how they want to attend the class. You might think that this is nothing new, but SAP has partnered with Microtek and Exit Certified to provide a different type of remote learning environment. Students can attend classes via video conferencing and be more a part of the class. Not only can students see the presentation, the instructor, the system, but also other students in the class be they remote or in the classroom. That means even if you are a virtual student you become a part of the class and can engage more effectively in class discussions.

You can check it out to see how this works by visiting Microtek or Exit Certified websites or just click the links to watch a short youtube video.

SAP Education will be offering LC on select classes. So how can you tell if the class you are interested in is an LC class? Currently, you will see two classes scheduled at the same time, one for the classroom and one for the virtual as in the screen shot below. The classroom session will be marked with HY in the location field to indicate it is a LC scheduled class.

SAP wants to make classes more convenient for everyone to attend in their preferred mode. As such, the expectation is that you will participate fully in the video conference by having your video camera switched on during the class to take full advantage of all the benefits and make this the best possible experience for you and others.

SAP Education is working on ways to optimize your learning experience in the classroom, virtual classroom, and in the registration process. So look for more changes as we empower customers, not only by giving you the knowledge you need but also to give you control of your learning experience.

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