E-Learning In The Gases And Welding Industry
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Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA)
5794 Widewaters Pkwy.
Dewitt, NY, 13214
Press release date: October 15, 2010
Welding & Gases Today talks training.
Dewitt, NY - October 15, 2010: As a part of its continued effort to keep gases and welding distributors informed about the latest and most cutting edge training techniques, the Fourth Quarter issue of Welding & Gases Today features an article from Thermadyne Training Manager Gail Smart. Smart's article is called "Make E-Learning Effective For A Traditionally Hands-On Audience."
According to Smart, for many welders, instruction comes in a very personal way: their grandfathers taught their fathers, and their fathers taught them. Other welders learn their skills on the job site. These welders, as well as those who attended welding schools, have benefited from tactile learning, a teaching method where an individual carries out an activity, rather than listening to a lecture or watching a demonstration.
Smart explains that by nature the welding industry relies heavily on hands-on learning. While this style of learning plays a valuable role in teaching both new and experienced welders, today's technologies offer many options that enhance learning and improve inefficient practices. The welding industry has joined other business sectors in taking advantage of learning opportunities made possible through computers and the Internet. The challenge for welding teachers has been how to communicate effectively with a traditionally "kinesthetic" audience using new forms of online or e-learning programs.
So how do gases and welding distributors make it happen? The only way to find out is to read the entire article. To do so, head over to www.weldingandgasestoday.org and check out the latest issue of Welding & Gases Today, the online resource for the gases and welding industry.
For more information, contact Dan Vest, editor of Welding And Gases Today at email@example.com or 315-445-2347.
Founded in 1945, the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its member journals (www.weldingandgasestoday.org), e-magazines, newsletters and industry wiki (www.gawdawiki.org), GAWDA connects suppliers of gases and manufacturers of related equipment as well as manufacturers of welding equipment and distribution leaders, for the purpose of safely delivering optimal solutions to the users of those products. GAWDA publications are the industry's voice for all matters related to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning welding equipment and products and services related to industrial, medical, specialty and cryogenic gases. A 501(c)3 organization, GAWDA members are located throughout North America.