That was the worst training experience I’ve ever had.
I don’t usually rant but I’ve just finished an elearning course on health and safety in the workplace and, in order to avoid further psychological damage, need to communicate my deep feelings of frustration and anger.
This was elearning only in the sense that it was on a computer, and thus electronic, not in the sense that any actual learning took place.
I was so bored that I tweeted my frustration throughout the later modules as a coping mechanism:
The danger that someone might actually learn something was avoided by some margin. The seven lengthy modules of unnecessarily detailed information put the mockers on any chance of any useful information finding its way into my head.
Picking any useful stuff from the superfluous fluff would take the work of a forensic specialist. This detail on the fire extinguisher maintenance schedule for example:
From the date of last revision of the fire extinguisher (3 times), revise the equipment according to ITC-MIE-AP.5 rules of maintenance of Pressurized Fire Extinguishers (BOE No149 of 23 June 1982)
Am I likely to remember this? Do I need to remember this? Do I even need to know it? Do I even understand it?
No to all of those.
So why include it?