It’s interesting that our previous post to this blog discussed our plans to stretch beyond the previous limitations that we’ve noticed in the topics that we deal with. That post acknowledged the need for more specific examples of employers and jobs in which one might utilize IT certifications and the skills learned from an online information technology training consultancy. It certainly remains for us to further address that topic, as by highlighting the sorts of business rankings that we touch upon in last week’s post.
But one week on from that, an interesting article came to our attention which got us thinking and talking about other underserved topics for our online information technology training consultancy. The article in question was published at The Hindu and consisted of an interview with Nicholas Peachey, a teacher trainer and an educational technology consultant with a background that includes English language education for foreign markets.
There is really just one paragraph of the interview that deals with the sorts of topics that we deal with as IT bloggers and an information technology training consultancy. But it provides fertile ground for widespread consideration of the impact that our project management training, certified scrum master training, and more could have on careers outside of IT, as well as markets outside of the US.
The relevant paragraph echoes a sentiment that we’ve read (and repeated on this blog) in other contexts. It describes how information technology training can be made more effective by integrating it into hands-on instruction that is clearly representative of the ways in which particular learners will use it in their own professional lives. In other words, Peachey and other such experts understand that a particularly skillful information technology consultancy will work with the learner to understand their unique personal and professional context and make the subsequent training practical, hands-on, and relatively unique to the individual or group.
Of course, our own online information technology consultancy makes every effort to take this approach. We hope that the associated flexibility is reflected in the broad-ranging treatment that we’ve given to topics of PMP training, ITIL training, and various other forms of online IT training courses. But we also understand that there are always new angles to be considered.
The Peachey interview reminds us that an online information technology training consultancy has much to offer to people who are actually rather far removed from the IT industry, including teachers and those responsible for training them. We’ve always been sensitive to this, but naturally our blog has tended to focus on information technology professionals, sometimes to the exclusion of others.
That focus will necessarily remain, since our client base is mainly comprised of those who plan to live and breathe information technology training for a while. Still, the more casual or short-term learner deserves our attention and also deserves to benefit from the unique skills and personal attention that our online information technology consultancy has to offer. So from time to time, we will make a concerted effort to recall attention to the applications that exist for information technology training in education and other fields.