Everyone has participated in some form of e-learning where one simply watches a video and can't ask any
questions that come up. Or perhaps have had to attend a training Webinar that consists of nothing more
than PowerPoint slides and lengthy software demonstrations. These passive forms of training do not lend
themselves to hands on practice or interaction with a professional CAD educator. For training on complex
CAD software, these forms of training are mediocre at best.
When attending the CAD Training Online's classes each student is provided with everything needed to participate
in class. The AutoCAD or Revit software is available for each student to use.
All required courseware is shipped directly to the student's office. Once in the virtual CAD classroom
the instructor can see each student's computer in real time and the student can see the instructor's
computer at all times. When the student is in need of direct assistance the instructor can take control
of the student's computer and directly show the student how to solve the problem. The instructor can
even share a student's computer with the entire class so that everyone can learn from what someone else
has discovered. Toll free conference calls allow for the audio portion of the training. This is just
like being in a live classroom except that you didn't have to leave your home or office.
It is widely known that the impact and benefits of properly conducted instructor-led training far outweighs
any other form of software training. Watching boring training videos can't help when someone has questions
that are not covered in the video. Only live instructor-led training allows for 100% teacher/student
interaction. CAD Training Online classes typically have a student to teacher ratio of only 4 to 1, ensuring
the attention and hand holding that is expected from a professionally conducted instructor led class.
The primary benefit to Live Online Virtual Classroom Training is cost savings. During our current economic
environment we have watched this form of training grow to represent over 90% of our offered training
services. This method of instruction does not require any travel at all. The cost savings per student
for a typical four day training class exceeds $1,000 when taken into account travel, lodging and meal
Not having to travel has several benefits beyond simple cost savings:
Students who do not have to travel from the office are more apt to be able to take care of business during
class breaks. In addition, not having to travel means that multi-day classes do not have to be run consecutively
day after day. Eliminating travel allows to split multi-day classes up anyway we need to. Want to train
only on Wednesdays? How about Tuesday and Thursday nights? CAD Training Online can create a custom schedule
to match anyone's needs.
Think of the carbon footprint that is left behind when one has to drive or fly to a training class.
Eliminating travel almost completely eliminates this impact.
As the owner and senior instructor of CAD Training Online I welcome you to experience training as it
was meant to be: personal, compassionate to your learning style and directly applicable to the needs
of an interior designer. Please join me and the other passionate designers that attend our classes.
I personally guarantee that this will be one of the best investments you can make regarding your professional
training. - Rick Feineis