Video Explanations and Demonstrations Bring an Instructor to the Learner
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 15, 2015 — Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced that its courseware division, ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, has produced video-enhanced eBooks by incorporating content provided by 4D Technologies, developers of the industry leading CADLearning video library. The integration of video lessons with ASCENT’s Autodesk Official Training Guide (AOTG) curriculum creates a multi-format eBook offering that provides an unrivalled educational experience for any self-paced or classroom learner.
"Our Autodesk Official Training Guides have long been recognized as a leading resource for students in instructor-led training classes and for self-paced learners because of the comprehensive explanations, examples, and hands-on exercises," says Paul Burden, director of product development, ASCENT. "CADLearning video lessons add a multimedia element to our eBook format that complements the existing content and gives users an additional perspective on the features and techniques presented. Learners are now presented with content that enables them to read, watch, listen, and try, all from one resource."
ASCENT's video-enhanced eBooks are intended for use by self-paced learners and as a resource for instructor-led training delivery. Self-paced learners now get instructor insight, even in a self-study approach, while training attendees can augment the knowledge imparted by the live instructor with that captured in the training guide and video content. This provides an extremely valuable post-training resource that can be referred to frequently to refresh skills and knowledge.
“CADLearning’s video content is informative and concise, making it the perfect complement to ASCENT’s AOTG curriculum,” says Matt Murphy, director of content management and development, 4D Technologies. “Feature and process explanations, powerful video demonstrations and effective hands-on exercises come together in one source to reinforce learning concepts for visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners.”
Available ASCENT video-enhanced eBooks
Additional 2015 video-enhanced eBook titles will be released in the coming months. Visit ASCENT’s video-enhanced eBooks page for the latest available titles.
ASCENT video-enhanced eLearning Bundles
In addition to ASCENT’s video-enhanced eBook offering, ASCENT’s eLearning Bundles will also incorporate CADLearning’s video library. This self-serve, online training platform is available by subscription and includes learning elements such as step-by-step procedures, hands-on exercises, and review questions that reinforce understanding to appeal to multiple learning styles.
The following eLearning bundles will contain video content
ASCENT’s video-enhanced eBooks and eLearning bundles are available through the ASCENT eStore (for volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative). To learn more about ASCENT’s video-enhanced eBooks, watch this three minute video or visit the ASCENT video-enhanced eBook page.
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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
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guides, eBooks and Instructor Tools are available to educational
institutions and training centers, individuals and corporations and can
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