FAQs

What is NDT Classroom.com?

NDTclassroom.com is a completely video-based online training school for NDT. This can effectively replace classroom based theory training.

How is this different from other online NDT training?
This training is entirely video based, providing a true classroom experience and understanding of the materials.
There are several examples performed by instructors.

This, used in conjunction with hands on training, can greatly increase ability to train more employees in more methods due to reduced down time.
Modular design of courses allow companies to customize training.

What are the advantages of NDT Classroom.com?
Eliminate travel costs
Learn at your own pace
Interactive video based quizzes and opportunities to apply theories
Courses will remember where you left off
Students will be able to take the course on mobile devices such as the iPad, in addition to on computers
This replaces time spent in the classroom
ROI (Return On Investment) is immediate. Individuals can take classroom training from anywhere
Availability of large online video library of techniques and methods as refresher to students who complete courses
How can companies use NDT Classroom.com?
They can purchase courses for employees in bulk and monitor progress.
Companies can purchase classroom training for employees to decide whether or not a significant investment in hands-on time is warranted.
Course can be built into a company-specific LMS (Learning Management System) for tracking completion and amount of training time.
How can NDT Classroom be used in conjunction with existing company training courses?
NDTclassroom.com can be used to complete the theory training with integrated testing and a Certificate of Completion. This can be followed with your companies Level III providing practical training and testing.

All minimum theory training times can be verified.

Can NDT Classroom’s online training program be installed in an independent LMS?
Yes. Our video based training can be placed in an existing LMS. We can also deliver the courses in their own LMS. Both delivery methods are SCORM compliant and will produce real time data for number of learners, time performed by each learner, individual quiz scores, etc.

How will the course guarantee that the learner has put in the required time?
All courses are built in a locked format that will allow the student to pause and review material, but not skip ahead or fast forward video or testing content. In addition, the videos do not display a timeline, so the learner must attend each section in its entirety. A typical course is broken into 5-10 minute segments followed by a learning game and a quiz. If the instructional video ends and the student does not input data into the quiz within an allotted time (typically 2 minutes), the course will close and not give the student credit for completing the section.

Each quiz contains randomized questions that must be answered to achieve the designated passing score. If the learner fails the quiz, he or she can view the questions they answered incorrectly. They will then watch the previous section again in its entirety and retake the quiz. The questions will be different, but related to the previous quiz, thereby guaranteeing retention of the material.

All of this data is automatically generated into a database that can be viewed in real time via the internet as well as emailed to the appropriate administrators on a regular schedule in a format such as Excel.

All NDTclassroom course generate a Certificate of Completion.

What is the advantage to having NDT Classroom produce your custom NDT training courses?
NDT Classroom has made the ability to create custom NDT training courses available for several reasons.

Any existing systems allow the learner to skip around the course and cannot guarantee the student is viewing content in its entirety or for the required amount of time. Even if they track the amount of time a student is in a course, they cannot track how much they have viewed. For example, a student may appear on a database as having completed 16 hours of training, but they may have only viewed the same section 20 times.

Companies want the ability to add specific content and procedures to these courses to integrate them with their existing training. Adding specific content to these NDT courses allows companies to greatly reduce or eliminate classroom time and focus on practical training.

NDT Classroom has developed a method of delivering very high quality video content at a large screen size with low bandwidth demands. Typical online courses are mostly PowerPoint based with small video clips to support them. NDT Classroom has turned this model on its head with the ability to show a large video window at high quality for any length of time. The face to face contact with the instructor is a much more effective way to learn. In addition, we can simultaneously show the instructor and supporting graphics. The key is to teach the student in a 1-on-1 environment. NDT is an industry that greatly benefits from showing how procedures are performed.

We have a full time expert a Ph.D. in instructional communications and experience producing hundreds of training programs from concept to completion.