Welcome to your Build a Module dot com Mentor Training. I'm happy you're here and I'm excited for the learning progress that you are about to make. In this video, what I'm going to do is introduce you to the structure of a mentor training so you know exactly what's going to happen today and what to do when you need help.
In a few subsequent videos, what we'll do is explore the interface. We'll talk about the various video collections that are available on Build a Module dot com for you to use during this training, and we'll explore how to use some additional tools for getting help such as using IRC. First of all, let me tell you how this training works so you know what to expect.
In a traditional training, an instructor will instruct from the front of the classroom giving a lecture most of the time for the duration of the entire training, and it's up to the students to follow along with the pace of that instructor. But in a mentor training like this one, those lectures have been recorded in short two to ten-minute long videos, and you, the student, will work at your own pace through those videos. This has a couple major benefits over the traditional training model.
The first is that you do get to move at your own pace. So if you miss something, you get to rewind and watch it over again until you get it. On the other hand, if you're already familiar with the material, then you can skip over the bits that you know and get to something new and exciting for you.
The second major benefit is that this also frees up your instructors to help you one-on-one 100% of the time. So as you have questions or need help with something, you can simply call over a mentor and they'll have much more time to help you than they would in a traditional training. So as you can tell, the structure of this training is pretty simple.
You'll watch short, prerecorded lectures, and anytime you have questions you can call over a mentor. You can also feel free to connect with other students in the classroom to see if maybe you want to work in tandem through a particular set of videos or to find out if there's any way that you can help one another. To get started, simply go to Build a Module dot com in a web browser and review the list of videos that are available to you on the homepage.
Now, most likely, one of your mentors will have directed you to a particular collection or a set of videos to start with, but feel free to roam around and explore the other videos as well. You will need to log in in order to access all of the videos. If after you log in you still see that some of the videos are grayed out on the homepage, that means that you'll need to be given access by one of the trainers.
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