Disability Awareness Course (DAC) – Benefits of Remote Learning
The Disability Awareness Course was developed by Hands Free Computing to help create an awareness of disabilities, how they affect people at work and how employers can support employees with them. DAC offers 5 hours of CPD accredited learning, spread over 10 separate modules Not only does it create awareness among managers / team leaders, HR teams and employees about the disabilities that are most commonly encountered in the workplace, but also practical ways that you can support staff members.
The questions though, is what advantages does it have over a face to face group awareness course?
No limit to the number of delegates
One advantage that the online DAC is that there is no limit to how many people can do it at once, as it is not face to face. With an in-person awareness course one would usually need a minimum of six people, to a maximum of twelve. With DAC you can purchase it for as many or as few delegates as you wish, whether this is for one person or twenty.
Easier to coordinate
The DAC is an online course which means you don’t have to coordinate multiple people’s schedules to fit into a 3 hour time slot, as each person can complete it when is most convenient for each individual undertaking the course. Modules don’t need to be completed in a set order and users can select them based on their time to complete. Users receive their login credentials upon sign-up and have access to complete the course when is best for them and their company.
Another advantage of the online training is that people can easily revisit information if they wish to. For many people simply going over material once is not enough, and once they leave a seminar, they may not remember all of what they were taught. With the online course delegates can revisit information at any time. This is made easier as the content is split into chapters, so they don’t have to go through pages of notes to find what they are looking for.
You can take the course at your own pace
The biggest advantage of the course being online is that you can take it at your own pace. During a three-hour awareness course that is face to face it can be difficult to absorb all of the information that is being thrown at you. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the large amount of new information and the more overwhelmed one feels the less likely they are to retain it. Everyone learns at a different pace, and is able to concentrate for different lengths of time. DAC allows people to take the learning at their own pace, so whether they want to do all of it in an afternoon, or over a longer period of time, they can, meaning they get the best out of the content.