Our century is on information overload. So much so, that according to IBM, we are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day. What does this staggering number look like? It would take 10 million blu-ray discs –which stack four times taller than the Eiffel Tower– to hold all this information!
That is only one day.
This is the first wrinkle for the DIY Learner. Where do you start? Pick any subject, type it into a web search and instantly return millions of results. However, which ones will lead you to the actual information that you seek? Sadly, but unsurprisingly, most of this information is contributed by unverified sources. i.e: strangers with a computer.
This adds the next wrinkle for the DIY learner: how do you know the information you found is trustworthy? 91% of internet users do not go past the first page of search results and there is no guarantee that accurate information will be there. Case and point, one website that will frequently top the charts of any web search is Wikipedia and anyone with a computer can add and edit information on that site.
Anyone. — Yet most users never question what they find there.
The final wrinkle is application itself. Even if you sifted a few million terabytes by hand and found the precious data you seek: how do you make sense of it and more importantly put it into practice. After all, there is no guarantee that the information you found was complete and actionable.
All the while, time is ticking. You are trying to be proactive by staying ahead of the curve and you are rewarded for your efforts by being drowned in an endless sea of obstructive information. How do we instead ensure you are rewarded for your initiative by connecting you to the right information at the right moment?
Participating in training programs take these uncertainties out of the equation. Get immediate access to information written by experts, taught by practitioners and in workshops that let you turn abstract ideas into practiced action. Do not settle for going adrift or being left behind. Cut through the noise and connect with the experts.
 van Deursen, A.J.A.M., van Dijk, J.A.G.M. Using the Internet: Skill related problems in users’ online behavior. Interact. Comput. (2009), doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2009.06.005