Our current Zoom video conferencing world was driven to a large degree by the COVID pandemic and the need to stay at home. Yet, video conferencing has made significant inroads into continuing education before the pandemic. In fact, BetterCE has been deploying video conferencing webinars to deliver outstanding insurance continuing education for many years. This article provides a detailed listing of reasons webinars are great for your insurance continuing education.
What Is a Webinar?
A webinar is an online instructor-led presentation using video conferencing. Instructors share their screens, files, and knowledge via audio and video. It is conducted in real-time, which allows students to interact by asking questions and receiving answers, helping them and their fellow students better understand the content.
8 Reasons Why Webinars Are Great for Insurance Continuing Education
We’ve pulled together a comprehensive list of reasons why webinars are superb for delivering insurance continuing education.
Reason #1—Time and Cost Savings.
Webinars are delivered through a computer, smartphone, or tablet with an Internet connection. That means there is no travel time, hassle, or cost involved. Time is spent only on the webinar training, allowing you to attend to your regular work immediately before and after the training.
Reason #2—Top-Level Instructors.
Since there’s no need to travel around the country to many different locations, a single top-level instructor can deliver the presentation to everyone on those topics where they have superb experience and expertise. In this way, webinars leverage the best of the best when it comes to instructors.
Reason #3—Live Presentations.
Live, real-time presentations capture an audience’s attention. A webinar also allows the full use of video, animation, and well-developed slide decks. That, coupled with student interaction, keeps the audience engaged and learning throughout the presentation.
Reason #4—Increased Student Engagement.
Those top-level instructors do their best to deliver highly visual, quickly-paced, and engaging content for their audiences. Add to that real-time feedback with questions and discussions, and you have maximized student engagement.
Reason #5—Increased Learning and Retention.
Those top-level instructors with interactive visual presentations clearly demonstrate critical concepts. Students better understand the content, retain that learning, and put the principles to use in their work. It’s been found that e-learning increases learning retention rates by 25 to 60%.
Reason #6—Meet Classroom and Classroom-Equivalent Requirements.
Many states mandate classroom or classroom-equivalent attendance for students to receive insurance continuing education credits. Fortunately, almost every state insurance regulator now approves live webinars as if they were traditional classroom courses.
Reason #7—Attendance Verification.
States also require verified attendance. Here at BetterCE, attendance is confirmed by requiring students to check in randomly throughout the webinar. That means you must attend at the dates and times they are offered.
Reason #8—No Quizzes or Final Exams.
With webinars, your in-person attendance and participation are the only requirements. There are no quizzes or final exams. There are no required reading materials and no final exam monitor requirements. It couldn’t get easier.
You can find the BetterCE continuing education webinars available in our course catalog. Simply select your state, and you can view our list of upcoming webinars, as well as view our text-based courses and complete compliance packages.
Our course catalog pages also offer every resource agents need to manage their insurance license. You can view your renewal requirements, check your license status, view your CE transcript, and even access your renewal application.
Certificates of course completion are generated shortly after course completion. And we report your continuing education course credits to the state insurance department the very same day you complete the training.
We also offer online text-based self-paced training. See our blog article Differences Between Webinar Courses and Traditional Online Text-Based Courses for further information on finding just the right balance of coursework for your continuing education.
Now Is the Time To Start Your Continuing Education
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