Written instruction is most effective when it is clear, concise, and accurate. Those three simple words sum up our approach. When building a course, we employ an industry expert to write a full length textbook on a given subject, such as Cyber Security. We then further distill that down to the essential information students need to learn in order to fully grasp the concepts being taught. This written instruction becomes the framework around which our course is constructed. Students are able to move through the course appropriately, reading the written instruction, watching video lectures and demonstrations, "practicing" what they learn through online virtual labs, and taking quizzes that assess whether they have gained the knowledge and skill each section is designed to teach.
Research has shown the transformative benefits of video instruction. The memory process and the recall of newly acquired knowledge are assisted by Ascend Education's engaging video instruction that uses lecture, imagery, demonstration, and sound to help students ingrain critical concepts. The ability students hold through our cloud based video learning to repeat instruction on new or complex material is a key benefit. Our videos are used throughout the course, particularly where a key concept needs special attention and an added element of instruction. Our videos, written instruction, and online labs complement each other and prepare students to succeed in quizzes, exams, and most importantly, the workplace.
Ascend Education provides cloud based virtual labs, through a partnership with market leading virtual lab provider Practice Labs. Our cloud hosted labs are displayed in a preconfigured real hardware environment, with accompanying lab guides for a fast, hands on experience. In our experience, the ability to "do" what they have been taught is fundamental for students as they truly internalize skills they gain. They are then prepared to take what they have read, watched, listened to, and done themselves, and take it beyond the classroom and into the workforce.
Our instructional material is integrated fully with most LMS's in the market. If you use a less common LMS--no problem--we will integrate it for you. All the reporting for the quizzes and exams is taken care of through LMS integration. Furthermore, you can see what your students are doing inside the course through the instructor dashboard. If a student is struggling with a specific concept, you can assign and monitor their work in the appropriate module. All of our content is delivered through the cloud. Lesson plans and support for both instructors and students are an important part of our offering.
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Our team has worked with many educational institutions over the years, including high schools, career and technical colleges, training centers, and universities, both online and traditional. Our approach reflects a desire to help instructors equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to gain from a given course. We would love to hear what your needs are, and see what solutions you are looking for.
Our team has worked with many educational institutions over the years, including high schools, career and technical colleges, training centers, and Universities, both online and traditional. Our approach reflects a desire to help instructors equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to gain from a given course. We would love to hear what your needs are, and see what solutions you are looking for.