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Videos - about our workshops


Our workshops use a variety of high-tech educational tools to maximise participants' mastery of financial modeling, valuation and mathematics. Following are videos and outlines showing what our courses are like and explaining our course design philisophy.

The videos below have a soundtrack so you'll need to have sound on if you want to listen to them.

Feedback

In our workshops participants receive continuous feedback to tell if they are on the right track in solving problems. The yellow and blue feedback tags in the video below indicate whether formulae are correct or not.

Hints

In the video below we show how participants can ask for "hints" to help solve workshop exercises.

Preview

In our workshops participants can preview what their solutions should look like. The video below explains why we give a preview ability and suggests when it is most useful.

Course design philosophy

What do the "snapshots" above say about our course design goals? To answer that think of the snapshots as relating to questions:

  • Is it right? (top snapshot)
  • Can you give me a hint? (middle snapshot)
  • What is the answer? (last snapshot)

These are questions participants would normally ask of a human teacher but here they're asking a computer. And that relates to our course design goals - we aim to make computers as useful a learning tool as we can. We're not seeking to replace the human teacher - all of our courses use a human presenter - but we want both presenter and participants to focus on the "value added" part of learning rather than the mundane.

Objective measurement of course outcomes

Another of our course goals is to give participants the opportunity to assess their skills pre and post course. The assessment can be done during the course or can be done prior and after the course either at their place of work or at home. This gives participants an objective measure of the extent to which the course has increased their knowledge base. This makes the course not just a "one-off" but part of a continual learning progression.


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