Q: Why online learning?
A: Australia's a big country and we're a small team! Online learning allows us to reach as many people as possible across the country (and the globe!) and compliments on-the-ground activities.
WeedSmart’s Diversity Era gives you ongoing access to resources. If you take a class in the real world and need a refresher, you'd better hope you took good notes! With online learning, you can access course material from any place (that has an internet connection) at any time. You set your own schedule. You can study from your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
Online learning gives us the opportunity to bring you the very best instruction from global experts. We eliminate travel expenses, registration costs, and other expenses associated with workshops and in-person meetings #winwin.
Q: What a "live course"?
A: Running a course "live" means that content is released week-by-week each Wednesday over 4 weeks. You'll be going through the course content at the same time as everyone else in the country/world. We'll also send you weekly emails with details of the upcoming week's course material (to keep you on track).
It doesn't mean that you need to be at your computer at a set time.
Why run the course live? Simple really... human nature! Since it's easy to put things off until we have to do them (which can easily turn into never ever), we decided to give you a friendly little push by running our courses live.
Q: What does "open for DIY" mean?
A: After the live round, we'll reopen the virtual doors to the member's area for people who'd like to go through the course material at their own pace.
The major differences to the live round are that we don't send you weekly emails, there's no Q&A Forum and no webinars. If you do have Q's about the course material during a DIY period you can always use the "contact us" form in the member's area.
Q: Is the course material available after the live round?
A: Yes! The course material will never disappear (unless we decide to improve and upgrade it. If we do, we'll always give you plenty of notice!). You'll always have access to the videos, audio recordings, worksheets, and presentation slides (until something better than the internet comes along).
Q: Do I have to sign up at a particular time?
A: If you want to take part in our live round (see explanation above) then you need to sign up by the set closing date. Places for this round are limited.
We'll reopen the virtual doors for DIY about a month after the live round finishes (see explanation above).