Friday Jul 03, 2015

Are These the Reasons You Avoid Digital Learning?

Written by Ekta Siva

We all live in a fast paced world where business and life happens at a record pace.

Balancing work, family and having a social life all fight for our time and energy, leaving even less time for upgrading our professional skill set.

Logically, this would mean online learning makes the most sense, as it can be experienced from the comfort of your home and/or office.

Online learning gives you the freedom to learn at your own pace.

Educational institutions and training organizations have all identified this need for flexible learning in our modern, fast-paced and digitally connected world. There are various ways to take training courses online to meet this need, but many still hesitate to learn this way.

Why is this?

Let's take a look at the top 5 reasons people avoid digital learning.

1. Online learning makes me feel disconnected.

Many feel that learning from your home or office can make you feel isolated or disconnected in an online course. The view is that the comfort of a classroom environment is missing. In reality, this isn't the case, as learning platforms used today can be highly interactive. You can easily connect with other students, faculty and other support resources. As long as you're committed to attending online sessions and participating in the discussions, you can have a very connected learning experience, from the comfort of anywhere with an internet connection.

2. It doesn't fit my learning style.

This mindset is common, as people expect the learning environment to feel a certain way and conform to a set of rules. Many online training courses are not static; they are fluid and combine many different opportunities to learn. Interactive lectures, case studies and hands-on demonstrations are incorporated into many online courses to work with various learning styles.

3. Instructors are not available for help.

This can apply during a class if you don't feel confident to "raise your hand" or engage in hands-on practice labs. It's important to remember that online courses tend to be smaller than the average university lecture hall, inviting more interactivity. Interactive online tools give you access to student support groups, experts and information; in reality, you have tons of expert support that's available whenever you need it!

4. It's difficult to stay motivated.

How do you stay motivated to keep learning? The key is picking the right course and the right learning platform. Pick a relevant course which teaches you the skills you're looking to develop and can immediately utilize in your daily job. Being able to see the real-world applications right away will keep you motivated.

5. I don't have the right technology and connections to learn online.

There are system and bandwidth requirements that will help you get the most out of an online course. The best way to tackle this is working with your chosen learning provider before beginning the course. Getting the right infrastructure will help you get the most out of your courses.

Now that we've identified some of the common reasons people avoid digital learning to grow their skill set, let's take a look at some of the key benefits you can experience by learning online.

  • Easy access from your home or office
  • No geographic restrictions
  • 24/7 access to technology experts
  • Learn on your own time, at your own pace
  • Eliminate costly and time-consuming travel to learning centers

Those in the IT industry know that without constant skills upgrading, the rapid pace of development in the industry will leave them behind.

Give online learning a try - you just may be surprised at the results!

Digital learning from Oracle University provides an excellent venue for continuous online learning - at your own pace!

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Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

Oracle E-Business 12.2 Training - Support Your Deployment

As enterprises continue to migrate and adopt Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, we continue to see strong demand for training. Courses are available in both traditional classroom and our popular online Live Virtual Class formats.

Here are some key training opportunities you may want to consider.

Online Patching

One of the most significant new features of Oracle E-Business Suite Rel 12.2 is 'Online Patching'. This allows you to apply patches while the system is still running, which reduces the patching and maintenance downtime.

Such a significant transition does, however, require an understanding of the new patching model, the terminology, and the tools that underpin the online patching operation. The following course will help you meet this objective.

Application Administration

System administrators need to understand the concepts and functions  critical to their job role as it pertains to your applications. The following course covers implementing and managing the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Oracle Workflow

Oracle Workflow Manager allows system administrators to define and manage business processes. You can route relevant information to decision makers, automate processes, deliver electronic notifications to users in a given workflow, and monitor your processes as they are implemented.  The following course will teach you how to design, administer, and manage workflow processes.

Oracle Financials

Training for the Oracle E-Business Suite Financial Management is designed to help implementers and end users set up, use, and manage their financial applications.  The following course provides a deep dive into implementation considerations for setting up and using Oracle Subledger Accounting. You'll walk away with the knowledge to create and translate journal entries to the General Ledger.

The next course is for those who need to know how to set up and use Oracle Receivables to manage receivables processing.

Order Management

If you're looking to learn how to perform the steps to setup Oracle Inventory in support of Oracle Order Management, including how to create subinventories, units of measure and items, then you should take the following course.

Inventory Management

Effective inventory management is critical to any successful manufacturing operation. The following course will show you how to setup, define, and perform inventory transactions, while reflecting the logical flow of the processes involved in inventory management.

Learn More

Learn more about all of the available training for the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Tuesday Dec 23, 2014

New Online Training - Over 50 Titles Released in November and December

Here's a look at a few of our popular online video training titles that have recently been released.

Develop the skills you need anytime with Oracle Training On Demand and Oracle Learning Streams subscription services.

Top Training On Demand Titles

Hands-On Technical Training You Can Take Anytime, Anywhere

Oracle Database 12c: Fundamentals for Developers and System Administrators

Primavera P6 Advanced Rel 8.3

Top Oracle Learning Streams Titles

Continuous learning direct from Oracle’s Experts covering product enhancements, tips and tricks, best practices and more.

Database Learning Stream:

Database Patching Best Practices II with Eleanor Meritt and David Price

Database Learning Stream:

Running 11g and 12c on Exadata with Barb Lundhild, Exadata X-Team Manager

Middleware Learning Stream:

SOA Suite Enterprise Scheduler Service (ESS) with Jay Kasi, Product Manager

Middleware Learning Stream:

Oracle Exalogic Runbook with Albert Leigh, Director Product Management

E-Business Suite Stream:

How to Create a Workflow Without Using the Quick Start Wizard with Philip Canon, Senior Principal Instructor

E-Business Suite Stream:

Testing Oracle E-Business Suite: Best Practices from Oracle Development with Prashanti Madiredd, Senior Director Quality Assurance

Oracle HCM Cloud Stream:

Commonly Used Fast Formulas Broken Down with Yasmine Hill,
Associate Consultant

Oracle HCM Cloud Stream:

Oracle Fusion Applications Security Management Directions with Nigel King, Vice President Applications Functional Architect

Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Top 10 Oracle Self-Study Training Courses for July 2014

By Cindy Taylor, Oracle University Senior Education Consultant for Self-Study Products

Summertime is here.

For many of us, that means catching up on projects and tackling other items on our list while it's a bit quieter around the office. With this in mind, we thought the timing was just right to share our latest top 10 list of Self-Study Courses. 

Self-Study is the perfect supplement to other Oracle training and can be downloaded for offline viewing so you could even take your training from the beach...if you wanted to that is. 

Top 10 Self-Study Courses

10.  Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM 
9.    Oracle BI 11g: Introduction to End User Tools
8.    R12.x Oracle Subledger Accounting Fundamentals
7.    Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I Release 2
6.    R12 Oracle Using and Maintaining Approvals Management
5.    Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I
4.    Oracle BI 11g R1: Build Repositories
3.    Oracle BI 11g R1: Introduction to System Administration
2.    Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards
1.    Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators

View all Oracle Self-Study training

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Monday May 12, 2014

Oracle University: Top 10 Hot Products Sold Online in April

By Justin Collins, Oracle University Global Web Marketing Director

April proved to be a very busy month for Oracle University (OU) sales online.

More and more customers are experiencing the ease and benefit of purchasing OU products online, anytime, through our portfolio of country training websites (or as I prefer to call them, "Oracle Training Stores").

As a result, for last month supported by some new product releases, a broad set of products made it into the top 10 hottest products sold list. Many of these courses are available through traditional classroom, Live Virtual Class and also Training On Demand formats, so they lend themselves perfectly to any learning situation.

1. Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop 1
2. Oracle Database 12c: Program with PL/SQL
3. Oracle Database 12C: New Features for Administrators.
4. Exadata Database Machine Administration Workshop.
5. Oracle Database 12c: Introduction to SQL
6. Java SE7 Programming
7. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: Administration Essentials
8. Oracle Database 12c: Administration Workshop
9. Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.12: Create & Manager
10. Oracle Hyperion Financial Mgmt 11.1.2: Create & Manage apps

At Oracle University, we are so confident in the quality of our training and believe you will be too. All course titles are backed by our unique Oracle University 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Lastly, If you haven't tried purchasing an Oracle University product online, give it a try - it's quick and easy!

If you have any comments, ideas or feedback on how we can make the online purchasing experience even better, please email me directly at

Happy training! 


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