New Online Learning Offers Increased Flexibility for Different Learning Needs
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 6, 2014 — Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced that its courseware division, ASCENT – Center for Technical Knowledge, will now offer its latest Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG), Creo courseware, and CATIA courseware in an online, self-paced eLearning format in addition to their traditional guides and eBooks. This new self-serve, online training platform includes learning elements such as step-by-step procedures, hands-on exercises, and review questions that reinforce understanding to appeal to multiple learning styles.
“Our new eLearning Bundles put our industry-leading courseware into a rich interactive, online environment,” says Paul Burden, director of product development, ASCENT. “Our customers want to be able to learn when and where they want, so the addition of our online learning option enables us to offer them greater choice in how they access our content. We provide detailed instructional content, easy access to relevant practice exercises, plus instantaneous feedback on review quizzes so users will always know where they stand. There is also a search tool that filters course content for just-in-time-learning for those needing immediate information on a specific topic. Our priority is not to distract users with unnecessary gimmicks and features; our priority remains in providing easy access to highly effective learning content.”
The content for ASCENT’s eLearning Bundles is drawn from their traditional courseware and formatted in a user-friendly, instructional, self-paced online learning platform. From an employer or trainer perspective, reporting transcripts allow the tracking of each employee’s training progress.
For a brief overview of ASCENT eLearning Bundles, watch this 4 minute video.
Available ASCENT eLearning Bundles
- AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Fundamentals
- AutoCAD Advanced
- AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modeling
- Civil 3D Fundamentals
- Civil 3D for Surveyors
- Civil 3D Grading
- Infraworks Fundamentals
- Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling
- Inventor Advanced Part Modeling
- Inventor Advanced Assembly Modeling
- Inventor Sheet Metal Design
- Revit Architecture Fundamentals
- Revit Architecture Conceptual Design & Visualization
- Revit BIM Management: Template and Family Creation
- Revit Collaboration Tools
- Creo Parametric: Introduction to Modeling
- Creo Parametric: Advanced Part Design
- Creo Parametric: Advanced Assembly Design and Management
- Creo Parametric: Sheet Metal Design
- CATIA V5: Introduction to Modeling
- CATIA V5: Advanced Part Design
- CATIA V5: Advanced Assembly Design and Management
- CATIA V5: Sheet Metal Design
When searching for a comprehensive eLearning solution that addresses individual or business needs, there are five key considerations:
Knowledge Transfer and Assessments
ASCENT’s eLearning platform offers detailed practice exercises throughout the course as well as scored quizzes, allowing students to track their progress. Upon completion of all the course quizzes and attaining an overall score greater than 75 percent, students will receive an official Certificate of Completion.
Students wanting to focus on specific learning areas can use the keyword search functionality to quickly find related learning topics, exercises and quizzes.
Unlike other solutions, which often charge students on a per course basis, ASCENT’s eLearning bundles are offered on a per product basis via annual subscription. This means students can access all the training they need in one convenient package.
ASCENT’s eLearning users always have access to the latest versions of the courseware key titles for each software product included in each bundle. And with one year to access the eLearning content, users have plenty of time to learn at their own pace. ASCENT’s eLearning Bundles are available for both commercial customers and educational institutions. Volume sales are available for educational institutions or for organizations interested in offering ASCENT’s eLearning Bundles to a department or project team.
The key to learning effectively and efficiently is quality content. Since the content for ASCENT’s eLearning Bundles is drawn directly from their training guides, eLearning users are guaranteed to receive the most recent and relevant information and knowledge available in their area of study.
ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge develops professional training courseware and technical documentation for engineering applications including those from Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes and PTC. ASCENT is an Authorized Author, Publisher and Developer of Autodesk curriculum and the sole provider of Autodesk Official Training Guides. ASCENT training guides, eBooks and Instructor Tools are available to educational institutions and training centers, individuals and corporations and can be purchased directly from the ASCENT eStore (for volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative). For more information visit the ASCENT website and follow ASCENT on Twitter at @ASCENT_CTK.
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