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Use of computers in training.

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Use of computers in training Computers have become an integral part of modern day life and are becoming increasingly important as teaching and training tools. In the work place and many educational institutes computers and networks have become commonplace. This allows companies and educational establishments to utilise many possible computer training and education techniques. Today the use of computer based training and education covers a very broad spectrum of uses. This essay will explore the use of computer based education and training in the area of staff training. The advantages and disadvantages of this computer-based training will be discussed and the facilities available will also be explained Many companies now use computers in staff training and education. ...read more.

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an employee who would be working with the companies database would probably be trained on a "dummy database" this would allow the employee to build up practical skills. Among the many benefits of computer-based training the major benefit to an employer is the reduced cost. As they do not have to send people away on courses, which mean they don�t, have to pay for travel or accommodation. So the investment in a suitable training scheme often pays for itself, as the computers are already available. The only drawback is that the computer based training courses can be impersonal and the employee may have be computer literate to do the course. One of the other advantages is that staff can train when they like at there own desks on the computer. ...read more.

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In the case of a pilot they can be trained to deal with dangerous situations such as hazardous weather conditions with no real danger involved. However simulations can still not replace real experience. The previous text shows that the major advantages of computer-based training for employers are a reduction in cost and an increase in efficiency. This is because they do not have to send staff away on training courses because they can use the hardware the company already has to train them. The major benefit to the people being trained is the convenience as they do not have to travel away and can learn in there own time. They can also get immediate feedback on how well they are doing. The only real disadvantage to using computer-based training is the impersonal touch of being taught by a computer. ...read more.

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