Amatrol’s eLearning program meets the challenge for flexible technical training by offering superb technical content depth as well as breadth, strong interactivity for skill development, and excellent assessment and student tracking through an intuitive, easy-to-use web portal.
eLearning | Effective Technical Training & Skill Building
What is eLearning?
Everyone knows what eLearning is, right? Wrong! While the word means electronic learning, that’s where the similarities between most eLearning and Amatrol’s version end. Most electronic learning exists because traditional learning materials, such as books, were converted to an electronic format for convenience.
Amatrol eLearning, on the other hand, consists of interactive curriculum designed specifically to provide a superior learning experience by appealing to multiple learning styles via a multimedia format.
What are the Advantages of eLearning?
Amatrol eLearning boasts many advantages over more traditional forms of technical training. For example, it’s:
Amatrol eLearning represents the most comprehensive, complete technical training solution available today. The Amatrol library consists of hundreds of courses with thousands of hours of in-depth technical training, and it’s always expanding.
No one else offers the depth and breadth of technical training that Amatrol does. Schools and businesses can benefit from courses across 16 different technical topic areas.
Amatrol eLearning features a competency-based instructional design that focuses on skill development directly related to the core competencies relevant to modern industries. Each course begins with foundational knowledge and builds to more complex topics.
Amatrol courses also take an active problem-solving approach that teaches key troubleshooting skills that learners will need on the job. In addition to foundational knowledge, Amatrol courses build hands-on skills by focusing on the practical application of knowledge to real-world scenarios learners will encounter in the workplace.
Amatrol’s eLearning consists of interactive multimedia curriculum that appeals to multiple learning styles, including auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. No two people learn the exact same way, and Amatrol courses are designed to be a superior learning experience for all types of learners.
Rather than simply reading an electronic version of a textbook, users of Amatrol eLearning experience visually-appealing graphics, 3D simulations, animations, and videos. Auditory learners will also appreciate the voiceovers of all text. Kinesthetic learners will reinforce their knowledge via interactive quizzes and exercises.
Amatrol eLearning offers unmatched flexibility for both students and instructors. Its modular design breaks down topics into manageable segments, each with objectives, activities, skills & self-reviews. This allows learners to set their own pace through the material.
Amatrol courses are available to learners anytime, anywhere with Internet access. This 24/7 access makes Amatrol courses perfect for individuals, classes, or a blended approach. Flexibility is important, and Amatrol eLearning lets students learn in or out of the classroom and with or without an instructor present.
Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser.
Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.
Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion.
Does eLearning Work?
Not only is Amatrol eLearning easy-to-use and cost-effective, it’s simply a better way for students and workers to learn foundational knowledge and build hands-on skills relevant to industry.
For example, the Research Institute of America found that eLearning retention rates (25%-60%) far exceeded those of traditional, face-to-face training (8%-10%). When you give Amatrol eLearning a try, it’s easy to understand why it’s so effective.
Amatrol puts learners in control of the learning process. They can set their own pace, learning whenever and wherever it’s convenient for them. Self-reviews allow learners to identify areas where they need more focus before moving forward.
The interactive multimedia format of Amatrol’s eLearning also appeals to learners with different learning styles. Whether you’re an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, Amatrol eLearning includes features that let you learn in the style that suits you best.
As learners progress through an Amatrol eLearning course, key foundational concepts are repeated. The competency-based instructional design of each course also engages learners in active problem solving tied to real-world, practical applications.
Learners never ask, “When will I ever use this?” With Amatrol eLearning, it’s clear how foundational knowledge relates to hands-on skills learners will use on the job. That’s why Amatrol eLearning is the proven, trusted technical training solution of so many schools and businesses.
Can You Build Hands-On Skills with eLearning?
When it comes to technical training for modern industry, the importance of building hands-on skills cannot be understated. That’s why Amatrol eLearning’s competency-based instructional design focuses on building industry-relevant skills.
While Amatrol eLearning can effectively be used by itself, Amatrol manufactures a wide variety of training equipment designed to complement its eLearning courses to provide learners with hands-on experience with real industrial components they will encounter on the job, such as programmable logic controllers from Rockwell Automation and industrial robots from FANUC.
However, it’s not always possible to provide access to hands-on training equipment to multiple students simultaneously. Fortunately, more than 20 Amatrol training systems include Amatrol eLearning with Virtual Trainers that replicate the look and feel of real equipment.
Learners using Amatrol Virtual Trainers can perform the same hands-on skills they would on actual equipment. Amatrol’s Virtual Trainers are obviously a great alternative when hands-on equipment is in use or otherwise unavailable. However, they are also perfect for learners to practice on before performing hands-on skills with real equipment.
Is eLearning Available for Certification Preparation?
In the midst of a skilled worker shortage, industry-standard certifications have taken on greater importance in recent years. Fortunately, Amatrol eLearning can be used to prepare for a variety of popular certifications.
For example, Amatrol eLearning is available to prepare for the following industry-standard certifications:
MSSC’s Certified Technician — Supply Chain Automation (CT-SCA) certification
The Smart Automation Certification Alliance’s (SACA) Industry 4.0 certifications
How Do I Implement eLearning
It’s extremely easy to get started with Amatrol eLearning. We believe it’s the best technical training solution available, but we don’t want you to just take our word for it. Give it a try before you buy.
Amatrol offers a free 30-day trial, so you can see for yourself how it can benefit your organization. So what are you waiting for? Just click on the “Request Info” button above and fill out the Contact Form. Be sure to indicate what technical topics you’re interested in, and an Amatrol consultant will be in touch soon.
Amatrol eLearning is a trusted, proven technical training solution that has helped train hundreds of thousands of users in all 50 states and more than 50 countries worldwide. Contact Amatrol today to learn more about how we can take your technical training program to the next level.
Amatrol's Virtual Simulators
Interactive Technical Skill Development, Hands-On Virtual Simulators!
Amatrol is bringing industrial realism to online learning through our new technical Virtual Trainers. Students can now get the look and feel of using real equipment via their computer. The Virtual Simulators replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that students will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Students perform essentially the same industry-based tasks using the virtual equipment that they would perform using equipment hardware. With strong market pressure to gain skills quickly, virtual simulators let students develop skills at the speed of business.
Build essential skills without access to actual equipment
Exist in open workspace – Not forced along predetermined steps
Reduce hands-on time with equipment to complete skill mastery
Use as stand-alone learning tools, or part of complete curriculum
Technical Virtual Trainers Complement Various Learning Styles with Interactive Hands-On Skills
A key challenge of every learning environment is to match learning material to different learning styles. In Amatrol’s interactive multimedia, visual, auditory, and text based learning styles reinforce each other in well organized learning segments. Repetition, active problem solving, and self-reviews all provide feedback to students to build confidence in the skills they develop. Each topical area starts with basic concepts and then leads the student into a layered learning process of increasing depth. Practical application of the knowledge is central to all Amatrol learning materials. Students develop knowledge and then learn how to apply that knowledge to modern industry.
As an example, here are some of our more popular eLearning courses with Virtual Trainers:
Web-Based Simulators Available in Over 20 Amatrol Training Courses
Virtual Trainers come standard with more than 20 Amatrol training systems spanning seven different technologies, including electrical, electronics, fluid power, machining, manufacturing processes, mechanical, and quality assurance:
Amatrol's Web Learning Management Systems
Simple, Sophisticated, Flexible, Complete
Amatrol’s new eLearning Management System (eLMS) is at once both easy to use yet sophisticated in its capabilities. It provides complete learning management from course creation through testing and reporting.
Flexible Course Creation
Creating tailored courses for specific industries, community needs or even an individual student is easy. Instructors can choose any combination of course segments to tailor a course to their specific needs in seconds. Simply use the ‘Build Custom Course’ form and submit your custom course. It is just that easy!
Simple Student Use
The student experiences the same ease of use as the instructor. When students login, the courses they are registered for show up on the screen and click “Launch” to start. They can start and stop their study as needed. Quizzes provide both student and instructor information on how well the student understands the material.
Complete Learning Management
Send Activation Codes through email
Monitor student participation
Track student completion
Pre-Assess learner knowledge
Test knowledge levels
Easily transfer information to other systems
Access Amatrol’s complete course catalog
Our new Learning Management System allows the administrator to access courses, view reporting features, manage users and privileges, manage activation codes, build custom courses, and send demo setups. Along with these features the reporting features allow instructors to easily monitor and track learner progress and assess their level of understanding of the skills completed. Testing is tied directly to objectives, enabling quick identification of where additional study is needed. Pre-Quizzes allow assessment before a module is used.
To find out more information about our new Learning Management System and our industry eLearning, contact us today!