I would like to start a general discussion around the need for and success of e-Learning, webinars and online consulting in Food Safety and related subjects. There is no doubt that traditional class room learning, as we know it, is on its way out. I am doing a bit of research on training and consulting solutions for rural areas where huge distances and lack of funding are considerations (think Africa for instance).
Who, in your opinion, offers the best online training courses in international standards such as BRC and FSSC 22000? How interactive should such a course be? Real time (consistent wifi may be a problem) or downloadable (huge data costs)?
For those who have taken such courses - what do you prefer - flipping through slides or listening to a voice-over?
Is there anyone out there that has had a measure of success with online consulting?
Does anyone have had any interesting experiences in a rural setting that they would like to share?