Online: You watch it on your computer screen.
Offline: You can hold it in your hand.
Midwest GeoSciences Group is diving deep into personalized training experiences. We are finding that that multi-delivery mechanism of both online course modules (a cousin to webinars) combined printed study materials, tutorials, and other teaching tools help create a more effective LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
The offline experience forced me to pay attention to course lessons and I learned more than I expected. -Course Participant
For example, a tutorial that nudges the participant to think, not just read an example, while understanding that his/her answer will be reviewed by an instructor actually goes beyond most on-site continuing education short courses. Here's a simple example:
Another example is testing your soil classification abilities using the USCS CALIBRATED BASELINE SOIL KIT. The questions begin with simple, basic ones and then progress where a more in-depth understanding is required: