I am reminded of a story from an anonymous writer which runs this way:
“Son, what have you done today,” asked a mother who just came home from work. The son answered, “I taught our dog how to play the piano.” The mother, incredulous, asked, “our dog can play the piano?” to which the son replied, “Of course not Mom. I said I taught him. I didn’t say that he learned how.”
I resigned from a government position more than ten years back. With the advent of the space age, I felt I was so behind in terms of the software applications. After my resignation, I have become a part-time college instructor and a private tutor in mathematics and other engineering related subjects.
Naturally, everyone has his own likes and dislikes. Each has his own idiosyncrasies. I love to teach unlike my family members. Maybe they are not really meant to become teachers. I am not really sure but when I told them my desire to learn how to play games in the computer, I overheard a cackle, “Hard to teach old dogs new tricks!”
In the past, trainings meant sitting inside a classroom for a long period of time. Nowadays, with the use of computer based training technology, we can have access to training courses even outside a classroom. There are lots of distance learning programs online in the internet. Distance learning and computer based training programs are excellent alternatives to traditional classroom based training.
Through self-study, I learned of the Microsoft Excel Training Course 2003 version from the DVD collections of my son. It has many features and functions available for a beginner like me. I use this application fully in my daily practices. Microsoft Excel Training Course 2007 and 2010 versions have more advance features.
I have proven them wrong! It is not really hard to teach old dogs new tricks. (LOL)