2. The technology. The Internet as an educational medium has “arrived” in terms of bandwidth and accessibility. The software programs required to produce training content are mature and powerful. So is the hardware. Technological limitations are essentially non-existent.
3. Better communication. When I sat down to produce the first training module late last year, it became immediately apparent that in many ways online could be “better” than live. I can write a script, proof it, send it out for peer review and then proceed to illustrate it with graphics, photos and animations. Every thought can be researched and conveyed as intended every time.
4. Pictures, pictures, pictures. I was always the guy in school that had to see a picture. Flash animations and clean vector graphics can be used to really convey a thought. Zooming, annotations, panning – the flow is exactly controllable. It’s even possible to drop in a little history without breaking the flow of the presentation.
5. A foundation. By presenting the basics online, we can better prepare people for the in-person seminars and workshops that SynAudCon will continue to hold. The online content will also prepare people for manufacturer-specific training. Imagine a training program on DSP or a measurement platform where everyone shows up with a similar knowledge of the fundamental principles of audio. This frees the manufacturers to focus on the presentations for their products. Our training can help improve their training – synergy at work.
6. Accessibility. Gone are the time contraints. Gone are the geographical boundaries. Travel is unnecessary. The price is lower. Efficiency is dramatically increased. We’ve set it up so that Level 100 is available to all SynAudCon members as part of the membership.