Pros and Cons of Taking Online Memory Courses

Pros and Cons of Taking Online Memory Courses

April 15, 2012  |  Memory Techniques

There are now many online memory courses that are offered and which promise to provide the students with memory improvement and thinking techniques. The internet has made these programs available to many people, giving opportunities for self-improvement to more and more people around the world. With modern technology, memory training is made more convenient. Memory courses are often most convenient when done online.

Are you considering enrolling in an online course to learn memory improvement and thinking techniques? You definitely are not alone. Many people now recognize the importance of having sharper and more reliable memory skills in obtaining their goals in life. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of taking memory training programs online.

The Pros

Good memory training programs are scientifically and carefully developed and structured to be effective. Developers of such programs have spent much time, capital, and effort to come up with effective training and courses that will help their users. Such programs teach people to practice systematic and organized thinking. Memory improvement and thinking techniques are aimed at helping people attain academic and professional goals through using effective thinking patterns and developing sharper memory skills. A good example of a high-quality effective memory course is the Ultimate Memory software system.

Lastly, online memory courses should be able to serve as actual guides towards improving one’s memory. The training should introduce learners to step-by-step procedures on how to achieve memory improvement goals within a specified timeframe.

The Cons

Most memory courses are not for free. As the cliché goes, there’s no such thing as a free lunch – and if you find something free, you might want to look carefully to see if it’s really worth your time. If you want to learn about memory improvement and thinking techniques, you will probably have to make some sort of investment of both time and money. Online memory courses may require more time and effort than you have. Classes and learning sessions that are run completely on line (rather than being part of downloadable software) may last several hours in a day for several days over the course of weeks or months. It is advantageous that sessions are done virtually or online, but still, some people might not find this the best way to include memory training in their schedules.

Lastly, online memory training may rely on the user to set their own pace. Some users may be very relaxed; they would end up learning less in every session. Thus, such programs may take longer to be completed. This is the reason many online learners fail to complete courses that teach memory improvement and thinking techniques. In some cases, slow and unreliable internet connection at home could also be a setback. While it’s good to have flexibility, you need to make sure that you’re able to focus on completing the training, or you won’t get your money’s worth.

About the author

ABDERISAK ADAM is an author, blog writer and a PhD candidate in the institution of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. He is also the owner and webmaster of www.study-habits.com, a website dedicated to the discussion of study techniques in the context of higher education. Adam is the author of a number of publications including 'The Study Guide PRO'. You can connect with him through Google+, Linkedin or by submitting a form.


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