This electronic flyer highlights our capabilities and activities in the area of Web-Based Training. Please sign our guestbook. For additional information, e-mail Susan Porter, Southwest Research Institute.

Web-Based Training


With SwRI's web-based training solutions, an organization can use its own network, web server, or the Internet to build a training system that delivers highly effective training content and facilitates management of training.


Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed a solid approach to delivering training content via the World Wide Web. SwRI can help migrate existing training course content from other media to web-based training, or develop new web-based training courseware.

SwRI focuses on providing proven, standards-based technology and has created processes for rapid development and deployment of web-based training course content. SwRI combines the skills of expert instructional designers with custom tools, developed by SwRI to allow customers to be active participants in designing courseware content. 

Studies have shown that computer-based training can offer improved learning over classroom instruction. Web-based training can offer the same advantages as conventional computer-based training, as well as additional benefits.

Benefits provided by SwRI's web-based training include:

Custom Design and Development 

  • A server platform, operating system and web server software can be selected to meet specific needs 

  • Online feedback from trainees can be used to improve and customize training products

  • Existing training materials can be adapted for delivery as web-based training

Improved Access to Training

  • All trainees within an organization have access to the same content, which is accurate and current

  • Trainees can access web-based training course material from anywhere in the world without specialized equipment or software, at any time

  • Training can be accessed as needed, rather than waiting for scheduled training sessions

More Effective Learning

  • Information can be presented with user interaction and feedback

  • Course content delivery can be tailored to students' learning styles

  • Students' retention of material is enhanced

Cost Savings

  • Content can be updated or modified at any time, without the expense of creating and distributing new physical media

  • Management of instruction can be automated via Internet technologies

  • Training time and need for travel are reduced

  • Physical requirements are simply a personal computer using any common operating system and browser 

Additional Benefits of Web-Based Training Provided by SwRI

Custom Solutions

SwRI can provide the benefits of web-based training by designing custom solutions to meet specific training needs, or by modifying training content from other formats.

Reusability

Cost savings and reduced development time can be achieved by re-purposing or re-authoring existing training materials for distribution over the Internet.

Distance Learning Technology

SwRI can help implement the latest in distance learning technology to allow existing instructor-led courses to reach geographically diverse audiences with two-way communication.

Client Maintainability 

Web-based training solutions provided by SwRI can be maintained by the client's training personnel and information technology staff, and are expandable as training needs change.

This flyer was updated November 2009. For more information about web-based training, contact Susan Porter, Phone (210) 522-2094, Fax (210) 522-5509, Aerospace Electronics, Systems Engineering & Training, Southwest Research Institute, P.O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510.

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