Self-Paced Training

Self-paced training refers to a method of learning where the learner sets their own pace and schedule for completing training materials. This type of training can take place through a variety of formats, including online courses, video tutorials, interactive e-learning modules, and print materials.



Self-paced training is beneficial for learners as it allows them to learn at their own pace. This is particularly useful for learners who have busy schedules or who may need to fit learning into their workday. Additionally, self-paced training can also be less intimidating for learners who may be uncomfortable learning in a traditional classroom setting.
Another advantage of self-paced training is that it allows learners to focus on their areas of interest or need. Self-paced training can provide learners with the flexibility to skip over material they already know or to spend more time on material that is more challenging for them. This can help learners to achieve a deeper understanding of the material and to retain information better.
Self-paced training can also be more cost-effective than traditional classroom training. Online courses and other self-paced training materials are often less expensive than in-person training, and they eliminate the need for learners to travel to a training location. Additionally, self-paced training can also save organizations money as it eliminates the need for physical training facilities and materials.
Self-paced training can also provide learners with access to a wide range of training resources and experts. Online training platforms and virtual classrooms can provide learners with access to training materials, videos, and interactive tutorials from around the world. Additionally, self- paced training can also enable learners to connect with subject matter experts and trainers who may not be available in their local area.


However, there are also some limitations of self-paced training. One limitation is that it may not be as effective as traditional, in-person training in helping learners to develop certain skills, such as communication and teamwork. Additionally, self-paced training may not be as engaging or interactive as in-person training, which can make it more difficult for learners to retain information and apply their new skills to their work.
To ensure the effectiveness of self-paced training, it is important to carefully design and deliver the training materials and activities. It is essential to provide learners with clear instructions and guidance, and to use a variety of assessment methods to evaluate their learning. Additionally, self-paced training should be designed to be engaging and interactive, and should provide learners with opportunities to practice and apply their new skills to their work.


In conclusion, self-paced training can be a valuable tool for learners to acquire new skills and knowledge. However, it is important to consider the limitations of self-paced training and to carefully design and deliver the training in order to ensure that learners are able to achieve the intended learning outcomes. It is also important to supplement self-paced training with opportunities for learners to engage with their peers and instructors.

The perfect solution for hands-on labs and employee development

Self-paced training is ideal for companies looking to educate employees, customers, and end-users anywhere on their own time and at their own pace.

End-to-end self-paced training solution

World-wide deployment at scale, materials managements and secure, with easy user access.

Our solution is designed for companies looking to build an online training marketplace. You get everything from registration, payment, hands-on labs, and course materials management. Prospective students can easily find and select the courses they need, process payments using multiple payment methods, receive a voucher, and start the course whenever they’re ready. ReadyTech’s Self-Paced training solution is simple to use for everyone.

Our API can be used to integrate other systems, such as LMS and CRM with our platform to streamline and automate access for users to their lab environments. Your LMS would become the frontend application for scheduling and lab access while all lab deployment, access and tear down is handed by ReadyTech.

If your LMS has support for LTI the whole integration process becomes very easy and doesn’t require any programming or knowledge of APIs. Through simple configuration, your LMS is now connected to our platform allowing students to launch and access remote labs directly from your LMS.

Materials Management

Do you need to share course materials with students? Use our Materials Management feature for secure file and video sharing, now with Dropbox integration.

Curriculum Developers can upload and share course materials through a secure ReadyTech integration with Dropbox. Self-paced course templates can be linked to content created with products like Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia, Adobe Presenter, MP4 videos, PDF Documents, and STEP content. All of your course materials are centrally managed, ensuring version consistency globally.

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Support Portal

Support students during their self-paced training.

ReadyTech’s self-paced training solution comes with a built-in Support Portal that allows you to support your self-paced students. It includes an online and offline chat feature for students to ask questions or request lab assistance. Instructors can take over the students’ labs to help when a student is stuck during their lab exercises and get them back on track. Besides these essential features, it supports file transfer, full system controls such as soft and hard reboots, and system resets. Your support hours can be published to include your support SLAs so students know when to expect your help.

Payment Processing

A complete, PCI Compliant checkout process to sell your self-paced courses securely.

Once a student selects a class from your course catalog hosted by ReadyTech, our payment processing handles the rest. Accepted payment methods include all major credit card providers like VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, and others. After payment, students will receive an e-mail with a voucher that can be redeemed when the student is ready to start the self-paced course.

ReadyTech Self-Paced Training Solution

Translated into 14 Languages

We can speak your student’s language.

Offering self-paced classes to international students dramatically increases the size of your potential market. That’s why ReadyTech’s Self-Paced Training Solution is available in the following 14 languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
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Curriculum Developers

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1. Create a course

2. Publish to market place

2. Publish to market place

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3. Sell


Select Course

1. Select a course


2. Purchase

6. Start Training

3. Start training

24/7 Live Support

Successful training delivery solutions don’t stop at great technology and reasonable pricing. That’s why we provide complimentary 24/7 live support to our customers, instructors, and students. So, no matter where you are teaching or when your students are accessing their labs, ReadyTech’s 24/7 live support is always available.

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Case Study

Founded in 1885, Johnson Controls (JCI) is a global diversified technology and industrial manufacturer with customers in over 150 countries and over 139,000 employees. The company specializes in systems designed to optimize efficiencies for commercial properties.

Save 30-70% switching from in-person to online training

The choice between in-person and online training is among the most significant financial decisions a training department makes. But the costs associated with in-person training vs. online training are so different, making it hard to tell which training modality is the more economical option. To help answer this question, ReadyTech built this calculator to help you estimate the costs associated with in-person training vs. online training.

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