Monday, January 11, 2010

Online Of Course

Brooke Transportation Training offers our Freight Broker Training Course both live and online. Which do you choose? We started out over a decade ago only offering live courses in the Dallas area. I built a successful freight brokerage starting in my garage then moving to an office. As I worked for decades in the transportation industry I saw a need for training in freight brokering, especially training that encouraged integrity. As our reputation for quality training grew, we were asked to have classes in other areas of the country and in various freight brokerages. Then the need for an online course became evident. The growth of online education is incredible. I am a strong proponent for learning your whole life. Ain’t it great you can get a great education in your pajamas with a laptop. To make sure our online course was of the highest standard we teamed up with the largest provider of online courses to produce our online course, Gatlin education.

Gatlin provides and we offer both courses for professional growth (like ours) and courses that are accredited towards a degree.

I found this great article on about the validity of online courses. Here are some excerpts. Click to read the whole article.

Is Online For Real?

…Fear not, online programs are real and they are offered by many big name, fully accredited, and well known schools like DeVry University, University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, Penn State and Grantham - just to name a few.

The key to remember is that the schools must be fully accredited. If they are, then the degree will be as valuable as any traditional college or university degree. The truth is that the diploma you earn from an online school will be just like any other, and will not say "online."

The more important questions you need to ask are:

* Does military Tuition Assistance or the GI Bill cover the costs of the courses?
* Does the school grant academic credit for military schools and experience (as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE)?
* Does the course delivery (CD-Rom, e-mail, internet, etc) fit your needs and abilities?
* Does the school have the degree program that fits your education goals?
* And does the school offer scholarships or discounts for military service members?

So if you think "online" may be the best fit for you, we encourage you to begin looking for the school that meets your needs. Schools usually have free information packets they will mail you with answers to the questions above, more on tuition costs, and an application.

To register for freight broker course live or online, to ask questions or browse our other course offerings go to . You can find live course dates and locations, online course sign up info and interesting articles.

What will you learn in 2010?

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

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