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IABM Training goes worldwide with new online programme

E-learning and virtual classroom courses provide the industry with access to widest ever training schedule

The IABM Training Academy is set to launch a new e-learning and first ever ‘virtual classroom’ courses to deliver training to the broadcast and media technologies industry.

The first virtual classroom course, Understanding File Formats, is scheduled to run between 3-7 August in a UK time slot, and 10-14 August in a North American time slot. Interested parties can take advantage of some last minute availability on the course, which has been designed to deliver five separate two-hour modules.

“These virtual courses take the classroom straight to the desks of those working in the industry,” said Steve Warner, head of training, IABM. “The courses are led by highly-experienced instructors, and combine all the advantages of a classroom course. Participants will have the ability to interact with other students, put their hand up to ask questions or even go into a break-out room for smaller group discussions.

“Many of the subjects that we deliver aren’t suitable for the traditional e-learning style which is why we decided to introduce this type of ‘live-online’ training, so delegates can still get engaging and impactful live, instructor-led training, regardless of their location.

The brand new e-learning course, Understanding IP and file-based delivery, is currently in its final planning stages. This will be a self-paced course delivered through the Academy’s Learning Management System and will consist of seven self-contained modules looking at the full spectrum of broadcast infrastructure ­ from an introduction to the technology and systems, to acquisition, rights management and delivery and distribution.

IABM Training will also continue with the success of its traditional classroom-based courses with the launch of a new half-day workshop based around video compression, specifically looking at the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. The first session will be delivered on Thursday 10 September at IBC2015 in Amsterdam.

Elsewhere in the world, classroom courses are already underway in Dubai in partnership with UBMS, with the next session covering Network Essentials for Broadcast Engineers scheduled in August. There is also a new schedule planned for North America and Canada.