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Quick Start to the Audiovisual Industry

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New to the AV Industry? Quick Start to the Audiovisual Industry gives you the basic understanding you need to get you started on the right foot!

This course is provided online and is supplemented by a learner's workbook and manager's guide providing interactive exercises to reinforce learning onsite. The online portion of the course consists of approximately three hours of learning, plus time spent on activities.

Audience    Course Content    Cost    Suggested Study    FAQs   Guides
Minimum Hardware, Software and Internet Connection Requirements


Audience
Quick Start to the Audiovisual Industry is for technicians, managers and support staff during their first six months of hire. This course provides an introduction to the AV industry to help AV personnel understand the context of their jobs and how the industry works.

Course Content (see complete course outline PDF)

  • Chapter One: Industry Overview
    Examines industry segments, AV disciplines and professional relationships
  • Chapter Two: Visual Display in the Presentation Environment
    Identifies factors that affect a viewing environment and equipment historically associated with visual display
  • Chapter Three: Video in AV Applications
    Describes types of video signals and typical equipment
  • Chapter Four: Computer Data Display
    Explores fundamentals of a graphics adapter and typical display technologies   
  • Chapter Five: Audio in AV Applications
    Follows the path of an audio signal through a simple sound system
  • Chapter Six: Special Applications
    Illustrates the relationship of AV equipment in control systems, networked environments and videoconferencing

Cost
FREE

Suggested Study
None

Minimum Hardware, Software and Internet Connection Requirements
This course is composed of numerous Flash files. It will work best on a T-1 or T-3 line, DSL or cable modem. If you are using a 28.8 or 56.6k modem, loading some of the longer lessons could take as long at eight or nine minutes to download. Once the lesson is loaded, however, it will run without delay.

  • Windows 98 or higher with Pentium 200 MHz (or faster) processor
  • MAC PowerPC with OS 8 or greater
  • 32 MB (or more) RAM
  • Video card set to display in thousands of colors at 800x600 (or greater) resolution
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater connection to the Internet through an Internet service provider (ISP) or any other means where you can use Microsoft Internet Explorer as your browser. It is also Netscape compatible.
  • Speakers, SVGA monitor, keyboard and mouse

Download Guides
Quick Start to the Audiovisual Industry comes with downloadable guides to help apply online learning to real-world contexts and build experience with audiovisual media.

For EMPLOYEES of an organization
in the audiovisual industry

For STUDENTS interested in learning
about the audiovisual industry

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six


For MANAGERS or TRAINING COORDINATORS
for an organization in the audiovisual industry

For ADVISORS/INSTRUCTORS of
secondary or post-secondary students

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six