SynAudCon announced that its web-based training sales increased 15 percent in 2013.
The web-based training program is headed up by Pat Brown, who uses the educational methods he has found work best after years of teaching popular in-person audio education courses. SynAudCon online courses include animation, graphics and sound, analogies, interactive calculators, and scenarios that enhance the learning process and add a dose of fun as well.
“We attribute the success to four major things: people being more receptive to web-based training, the multi-media presentation, the flexibility, and most importantly, students retaining a high percentage of the information,” explains Brenda Brown of SynAudCon.
SynAudCon offers five web-based training courses, including How Sound Systems Work, Principles Of Audio, Transformer-Distributed Loudspeaker Systems, Audio Applications – System Optimization and Equalization, and Sound Reinforcement For Designers.
Each course includes a series of lessons and quizzes that help insure the materials are processed and understood. Graduates receive a certificate of completion, and courses are approved for Continuing Educations Units (including RUs).
“The convenience of web-based training consistently ranks high on our evaluations,” adds Brenda Brown. “Participants can take the training when it works for them. Students have up to 45 days to complete the course, and they can repeat lessons as often as needed to fully grasp the principles.”
She points out that follow-up evaluations of students shows an 80 percent retention rate on average, with many up to 90 percent. “We’re extremely pleased with these numbers. It’s a higher percentage than most of the research that is published on retention using seeing and hearing,” she notes.
Each course comes with a one-year membership to SynAudCon, providing access to blogs, articles and the organization’s noted online community of audio professionals.