Introduction to matra’s unique form of CBT:
Our claim-to-fame is the use of animation and superb graphics together with narration in simple English. The powerful facilities of the computer are exploited to show in a dramatic and enjoyable form, the difficult-to-explain concepts found in science and engineering.
We have met the challenge of explaining theoretical concepts to people who have had no academic education. The barrier posed by the lack of foundation knowledge is eliminated. Even the language barriers can be overcome by our brand of animated CBT.
The matra methodology
We list 6 features of the matra methodology that we have developed over many years.
1. Programmed Linear Learning
The result is, no questions, and no confusion.
6. Tests and Assessment
Benefits of CBT
The numerous benefits of CBT can be placed under 3 broad headings:
Please consider the following explanations:
Take the amount of knowledge transferred, divided by the time it takes and you have Learning Curve. This curve is very flat using conventional classroom methods to train non-academic people.
By using 1-on-1 CBT, a much steeper learning curve is obtained. Comparative studies, conducted many years ago (before computers became Multi-Media) concluded, “you learn twice as much in half the time”. More recent comparisons, that consider retention, conceptual understanding and relevance show that people “learn twice as much in a quarter of the time”.
This amounts to a tenfold improvement in effectiveness of training.
By using a computer to deliver the training, the following benefits are provided:
Access: At almost zero cost-of-delivery, employers can afford to give many more employees access to high quality training.
Equality: The robotic features of the computer ensures that:
All candidates receive equally high standard of training;
All candidates are forced to participate equally in their own learning; and
Assessment and Competence Testing by computer is Impartial and Accurate.
Flexibility: The 1-on-1 mode instead of group training gives maximum possible flexibility in terms of : venue, dates, cancellations, team strengths, transport costs, etc.
To develop a course costs money, irrespective of the media used. For any course to be effective, its development must be undertaken with the highest levels of expertise, enthusiasm and hard work. The beauty of CBT is that the investment value is guaranteed via the following:
The development work is captured and embedded in a permanent medium.
The permanent medium includes not only the Contents but also the Delivery.
The end-product (Compact Disc) is a tangible Asset, which requires no operational costs, maintenance or even storage space.
The CD encapsulates the highest possible expertise available in a Once-Off effort and at a Once-Off cost.