EKHO students are always asking us which is better, a live class or
EKHO's interative AutoCAD training videos? The natural and very common perception is
that a live training class is always much better to be able to pose questions
to the instructor and get help. This is going to be true in leading edge
topics that don't have a long and rich history of highly refined course materials in place.
After 20+ years of professional classroom training, I would also like to
think that I am irreplaceable! However, I have replaced myself, with myself on a piece of round plastic called a DVD that is better than a live class for reasons summarized below! Our students' experience with our highly refined
videos is that very few questions need to be asked due to the many years of very polished refinements that are now incorporated into our videos
and highly refined, matching exercise drawings.
These refinements come from our students' feedback, questions, struggles, misunderstandings and the instructor's observations. This level of highly polished materials can only come from our extensive 20 years of experience in the classroom with thousands of students!
Scroll down to see a summary of our experience with EKHO's interactive AutoCAD training videos compared with traditional live classroom training.
AutoCAD Training Videos - EKHO's Advantages!!
Here is what EKHO has discovered with our experience in offering 20 years of live classroom training and 5+ years of EKHO's interactive AutoCAD training videos that can be used anytime and any place!
EKHO's Flash based interactive videos can be replayed as many times as a student wishes! Time constraints and student inhibitions usually prevent this in a live classroom session.
Ability for a fast learner to finish early and not be frustrated by a slow moving class pace. Successful Quiz results prove whether early finishing is justified!
Ability for a slow learner to take their time and not be rushed by a fast moving class pace.
Ability for a student to take short or long breaks when it is suited to them and not miss any important materials taught in a live lecture!
True beginners often want to replay a video several times to grasp a new concept which can not happen in live classroom sessions due to time and fellow student consideration constraints.
EKHO's fully searchable, linked, full color, companion PDF book is the "script" for the videos and thus a search with Adobe Acrobat's built in search tool provides a direct link to the correct page and the pages are linked to the videos! This provides an invaluable tool to find any topic at any time!!
Extensive classroom training experience for 20+ years provides an unprecedented completeness of exercises, productivity tips, quality control tips, video lectures, quizzes and written materials in the correct sequence to ensure that all necessary topics are covered fully!
EKHO's classroom sessions over the past 20 years have been a gold mine of knowledge on what topics need refinement. This has been included in all of our video productions!
EKHO's integrated hyperlinks in our Video menus, to the automated progress quizzes, provide students with confirmation of progress plus feedback and tips on the areas that need to be improved!
No travel expenses for you! The training videos can come to your office or home anywhere in the world at very little cost.
Undiluted expertise! We have had many teachers, instructors, CAD users, etc. come to our classes over the years with the hope that they would become instant experts after a short class to then teach others. This is difficult for the employees back at the office who are going to get a very watered down version. The training videos will ensure that the full depth of our expertise is passed on to all who need it and use the videos directly!
EKHO's interactive videos include visual aids that ensure a student can follow the exact procedures very easily in the instructor's demonstration that can not be duplicated in a live session.
Yellow circle to follow the cursor and cross hairs on the screen.
Red sonar rings and distinct sound for a left click of the mouse.
Blue sonar rings and distinct sound for a right click of the mouse.
Typewriter sounds for activated keyboard keys.
Color and number coordinated sequential instructions in the exercise drawings and the companion PDF or DWF book.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS WITH EKHO's HIGH QUALITY SUPPORT SERVICES!!
For those of you who want the best of both worlds, for a modest extra fee we can offer you any combination of telephone support, e-mail support, site visits and consulting for access to an exceptionally experienced instructor for any special needs or questions beyond the videos. For CAD managers, employers and employees who want to ensure a disciplined approach to successful completion, EKHO's Automated Progress Quizzes provide a monitored method of verifying successful completion in a timely manner!