In a 2016 survey conducted by PCMA (Professional Conference Management Association) of the meeting planners that took the DES course, 108 in total, 94%, or 102 of the 108 preferred taking the course live, with other participants, rather than take the self-paced course on their own time.
While many Associations offer self-paced courses, these survey results indicate the importance of offering live, interactive content along with the self-paced course. By not doing so, it’s possible many of your members may be opting to not take the course at all.
“The entire DES course was created and presented in a way that illustrated the concepts and technologies we were learning about. So, we were learning from the subject matter experts while, at the same time experiencing some of the things that our own digital event attendees will experience during our events. Really, a priceless experience.” – Sarah Hill, DES, APCO International
In addition to the DES course, PCMA’s Webinars are all given live, using the Digitell Inc., OPUS DX platform. The platform is one of the most engaging and interactive platforms on the market. PCMA’s survey also revealed that 100% of attendees of DEI’s 5 webinars in 2016 said they strongly agree or agree that they were satisfied with the learning experience they received using the OPUS DX platform.