WBT vs. CBT
WBT is preferable to CBT because:
hanging around on disk to confuse learners. 2. Delivery is essentially free. There is no cost associated with burning disks, labeling disks, mailing or delivering disks, and going through the process again and again with each new version. 3. WBT can be viewed through any commonly available browser, whereas CBT often requires special hardware (CD-ROM drive, graphics card, etc.) and special software viewers.
WBT vs. Classroom Training
These are significant advantages and they are real. However, without the right kind of organizational and
time. People are busy at work, and unless they have the kind of organizational support that sets aside
dedicated, paid time to complete WBT in a quiet, private location, they just don’t do it. It takes a lot of skill and experience to build effective WBT. This makes it expensive and time-consuming to
build. If WBT is boring or hard to follow, people just drop out. Learning is a social activity. Many people find solitary learning boring, so they don’t do it. Therefore a “solution” that was meant to train large numbers of people at a time often results in less than 10% of the audience being trained.
The only certain way to make WBT succeed is to bring people into a dedicated room during paid working
hours for a dedicated period of time, and provide them with a skilled and helpful resource for help,
motivation, and feedback. In other words WBT works best when it most closely simulates classroom
training. So why bother with WBT? In fact there are very good reasons for choosing a WBT or partial WBT solution. WBT can be a very powerful tool under the right circumstances, and can save a large organization a lot of money. On the following pages I discuss in greater detail some of the advantages and disadvantages of WBT.
What’s better - Classroom Training or WBT?
The answer is: it depends.Classroom training has the following advantages over WBT