Implement Blended Welding Training with Virtual Reality Welding Project Based Lessons

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17 November 2013

Implement Blended Welding Training with Virtual Reality Welding Project Based Lessons

Lincoln Electric releases project based lesson program for welding training simulators at FABTECH


Lincoln Electric’s Project Based Lessons for the VRTEX® welding training systems features a set of lessons that can be implemented into existing welding curriculum programs.

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ClevelandLincoln Electric will release an exciting, new supplement for welding training at FABTECH, Nov. 18-21, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The initial release of Lincoln Electric’s Project Based Lessons for the VRTEX® welding training systems features a set of lessons that can be implemented into existing welding curriculum programs. The lessons are designed with references and ties to the educational common core standards, as well as the American Welding Society SENSE standards. This first release (part number K4057-1) will be available for sale in conjunction with its FABTECH introduction.
 
VRTEX virtual reality welding training systems have proven that welding education is more effective and efficient with a blended training approach. Combining hands-on welding training with lessons on a virtual reality welding system provides students with an opportunity to practice, develop and refine proper welding body position and technique, as well as learn by interacting and collaborating with classmates.
 
Project-based learning is an effective educational model that allows students to benefit from:
 
  • Solving complex problems in a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Using fundamental skills (reading, writing, and math)
  • Incorporating 21st century skills (teamwork, problem solving, research gathering, time management, information synthesizing, utilizing high tech tools)
  • Targeting multiple and various styles of learning
  • Motivating students with technology and engaging learning processes
 
The VRTEX product line offers the most realistic welding visual and audio feedback to allow students to learn welding technique in a simulated environment. The VRTEX® 360 takes best-in-class virtual welding training to a new level, providing a realistic, retractable SMAW device; tube and pipe welding, as well as additional common joints; and a flexible and all-position table and stand. The system also comes with the eXtensions™ software program, which offers an ongoing set of expanded features and functionality, including additional material types, joints, instructor analysis, testing tools and more.
 
The VRTEX® Mobile takes virtual welding training on the go. Its portable design brings the benefits of the VRTEX® systems to mobile welding training, recruiting and career fairs, community outreach programs, evaluation and screening and other situations where a lightweight, easily transportable system is a must. The ingenious packaging offers the ability to store the table-top stand, helmet, coupons and assorted items inside the mobile machine for quick and easy transportation of virtual welding training where you need it.
 
For more information on virtual welding training solutions and blended welding training programs, please visit www.VRTEX.com or email Lincoln Electric at VRTEX@lincolnelectric.com.
 
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 45 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company's website.
 
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