The dawn of the 21st century has opened doors to the connected global community of the internet. This incredible connectivity has helped us open doors to new ways of exchanging knowledge. We currently have online offerings that range from entire college degrees to vocational and skill development programs and courses. Moreover, there has been a rise in the unorthodox offering of various skill development programs through boot camps, seminars, and webinars. The popularity of these courses and programs, however, has stayed very nascent and has not been able to stand up to its full potential. One can easily dodge the five WH and one H questions by simply saying that they are not as impactful as traditional programs and courses. However, the advocates of these heretical ways of learning are constantly increasing. If this is the case, then what can be the reason for these courses and programs not becoming as popular as traditional ones? The first explanation can be that most of the learners fail to consider all the aspects of the course before enrolling and waste an awful amount of time getting accustomed to the enrolled course.


“Hey, have you heard about this course on the XXXXX platform by YYYY, it is one of the best courses out there. It has helped me land a job in a FAANG corporation”.

I hope many of us nowadays are starting to hear a lot about these courses. About how they are helping a lot of professionals climb that corporate ladder and/or get into a coveted organization. However, what we overlook and ignore are those other unfortunates, who have taken the same courses and are still struggling to forage into these sought-after jobs. The current education-technology boom has facilitated all of us to become a teacher. In most cases, these new teachers have ended up cooking a course that caters to the need of particular personalities. Moreover, many unicorns and other to-be unicorns working in this space, have started to look into carrying out market surveys to make their offering as versatile as possible, this has led to an increase in the course price and a decrease in the total number of courses offered by them. Adding to this, the time difference, language barriers, and lack of hardware equipment are some of the many other shortcomings in the field of online programs. Hence, the majority of courses, training programs, boot camps, and coaching programs available out there today are not compatible with most of us. Now, let us look at the other reason for the courses being ineffective in helping a person to get to his/her desired designation.


“This course supports the best in class streaming and crystal clear audio system. Moreover, most of the exercises are drawn from industries that provide the candidates an opportunity to work on sought-after tools in their ultrabook.”

This is what the majority of learners read before enrolling for a course. All these bombastic languages along with testimonials incite learners to envision themselves gaining a similar kind of experience in the course. Carping out and reading between the lines, we can see that a particular course description like this has other hidden requirements apart from the course materials. These might include an expensive high-end laptop with the latest configurations in hardware, high-speed internet with a high data plan, earphones, dedicated time and space, understanding the accent and jargon of the instructor, and expensive software licenses. Inability to source either of the above gravely compromises the experience and the knowledge gleaned by the learner. In most cases, people take up the courses at an agile pace; they enroll in the course and then start figuring out how to accommodate the various components of the course in their schedule. These iterations of trying things out of the box by the learner to help him/her learn on his own term are actually good but in most scenarios, they terminate the courses with either learner losing interest and/or failing to figure out an adequate solution to complete the course. The time invested in doing these overhead tasks is completely wasted as they are unproductive and are a deterrent to learners taking up the courses. Hence, a learner should take into consideration various aspects, not only limited to course structure and terminal goals but also research over the entire requirements to complete the course. Let us look at how The Nio-course suggestions service from Nioneer can help these learners match with courses that are fit for them.


Nioneer’s nio-course suggestion dives deep into the convoluted world of data over the internet, collecting and profiling various courses and programs available. Further, it performs a holistic overview of the learner based on various parameters including but not limited to the career field, time affordability, resources available, resources required, and ability to procure the resources. From the analyzed data a set of suggested courses are matched to each of the learners. The course suggestions are bolstered by answering the impending question on the reality of course experience and the realistic involvement time and resources required. This assures that, even before the beginning of the course, the learner is well equipped to only concentrate on learning the new skill rather than worrying about other painstaking tasks. Some of the salient features of the service include:-

  • Courses suggested based on user’s profile
  • Multiple tools and framework supported
  • Responsive progress tracking
  • Mentorship support
  • Course completion guidance
  • Industry valued certificates
  • Entry to events, workshops, boot camps
  • Hardware sourcing support
  • Pre-course training support



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