Architects, Designers and Civil and Manufacturing Engineers Seeking Training Can Now Experience the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ with Video-Enhanced, Self-Paced Learning and Online Instructor-Led Labs
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 1, 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 IMAGINiT Technologies division is introducing new, multi-modal blended learning Autodesk training classes. The blended learning offering combines the flexibility of instructor-led online instruction with a high quality self-study component delivered by IMAGINiT’s ProductivityNOW portal that allows students to learn and apply their newfound knowledge while minimizing time away from the office.
“The challenge we heard from individual students and corporate accounts was the same regardless if it was from an architect, designer or engineer,” says Kevin Kuker, vice president of services operations for IMAGINiT Technologies. “Everyone needs to keep current on the latest Autodesk products to stay competitive, but they just can’t disrupt their work schedule to attend classroom training. That’s why we developed IMAGINiT’s Blended Learning training that provides both the flexibility of self-paced eLearning with great video tutorials, and the structured learning environment of weekly instructor-led labs.”
Every Autodesk blended learning course combines self-paced learning, rich media courseware and weekly online labs to provide a convenient and immersive multi-modal learning experience. Quality and credibility is maintained by ensuring each course is taught by Autodesk Certified Instructors who share real-world experiences from decades of industry experience. And through an online community environment enabled by IMAGINiT’s ProductivityNOW eLearning system, peer-to-peer sharing and discussion engages students throughout the course.
Based on Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG) from ASCENT, the self-study components include visual tools to help demonstrate and reinforce new skills and behaviors. Depending on the course, video-enhanced training materials allow learners to watch more than 200 videos from 4D Technologies’ extensive CADLearning video library. In addition to videos, informative audio and screen shots help to demonstrate the software in action. Whether auditory, visual or kinesthetic learners, every user can absorb the information in the way that best suits their learning style.
Blended learning courses use the same Autodesk Official Training Guide as Classroom and LIVE Online classes, with material supplemented by additional hands-on assignments which students complete during weekly lab sessions. The lab exercises ensure that the skills taught are being retained and that students can apply these skills in real world situations. The combination of facilitated online labs and flexible self-paced learning allows users to learn, retain and apply critical skills.
Upon successfully passing the course, students will receive a certificate of completion. Students will also have access to the ProductivityNOW eLearning content for one year after the course ends. Watch this two minute video for a quick overview of IMAGINiT’s Blended Learning offering.
Availability of Blended Learning Courses
Blended Learning courses will cover Autodesk 2015 products and each includes several hours of video content. The first six courses will be available in early June:
Autodesk Civil 3D Fundamentals
Autodesk Revit Architecture Fundamentals
Autodesk Revit Collaboration Tools
Autodesk Inventor Advanced Part Modeling
Autodesk Inventor Advanced Assembly Modeling
Register for a Blended Learning Course
To view IMAGINiT’s Blended Learning course schedule or register for courses online, visit http://www.imaginit.com/Training/Find-a-Course-And-Enroll/Class-Schedules or call a sales representative at 800.356.9050.
About IMAGINiT Technologies
IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide, advances the way architects and engineers design, develop, and manage projects. Customers of this leading professional services and technology company include organizations in the building, infrastructure, manufacturing and facilities management industries. Fortune 500 and Engineering News Record’s Top 100 organizations work with IMAGINiT Technologies to gain competitive advantages through expert technology consulting, implementation, training, and support services. As one of the world’s largest integrators of Autodesk 3D design and engineering software, the team leverages unrivalled industry experience to design systems that accelerate innovation while improving project quality and profitability.
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