PRINTING United Alliance Expands Free iLEARNING+ Access for Faculty and Staff at Member Institutions
April 25, 2023 | Posted in: PGSF News | Student Resources | Careers Resources
(From Issuing Organization) PRINTING United Alliance announced expanded free iLEARNING+ access for faculty and staff at Alliance member institutions. iLEARNING+ is a robust collection of the most complete educational offerings and resources for the printing industry featured on an easily navigated e-learning platform. A complete course library can be found at ilearningplus.org.
Now Free and Accessible for Student and Faculty Members
iLEARNING+ is already free for student members and is being used in over 20 countries worldwide. iLEARNING+ offers courses on the latest industry resources and education on topics such as color management, creating PDFs for print production, design, estimating, prepress, press, and postpress. Future courses are being scheduled to release quarterly, with the next batch scheduled to release in the coming weeks.
The Alliance’s flagship iLEARNING+ course, “Orientation to the Graphic Arts” was designed especially for those new to printing and graphic arts, but is also appropriate for anyone looking to update their overall knowledge of the printing industry. This course equips students and those newer to the industry with exceptional foundational industry insight.
“The ability for faculty and staff at Alliance member educational institutions to have access to free courses ensures that they, too, are equipped with the very latest industry solutions to pass on to their students for maximum success,” says Joe Marin, senior vice president, member services, PRINTING United Alliance. “With the increasingly accelerated pace of secondary learning, professors can either supplement or assign iLEARNING+ courses within their own syllabus and coursework for students to have an avenue for additional benchmark learning and understanding of the industry and critical topics to conquer for success.”
What Expert Industry Educators are Saying
Alliance educator members are at the forefront of leading the next generation of printing. In partnership with their guidance and insight, the Alliance continues to build programs and services that best support their needs.
Here are what some of those faculty and staff have to say about the Alliance now offering iLEARNING+ for their peers:
“PRINTING United Alliance’s iLEARNING+ platform is growing into the graphic communication industry’s most comprehensive resource for education and training. The Alliance has taken on the role of preserving the industry’s rich history while providing resources for understanding the relevance and role of the printing industry today and in the future. With new products and services being added on a regular basis, iLEARNING+ is rapidly becoming the one-stop shopping resource for industry training and education for students, experienced industry professionals, and for those just getting started or are new to the industry.” — Dr. Harvey R. Levenson, Cal Poly Professor Emeritus, and former head of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department
“The ability for faculty and staff to have free access to the Alliance’s expansive iLEARNING+ educational platform is such a wonderful member benefit and is very much appreciated. This open access to iLEARNING+ means that professors can even better keep our finger on the pulse of the latest software and industry-leading courses, including tips, tricks, and tutorials. This will serve as an excellent supplement for students to have additional access to valuable information that will help them keep up with their coursework and learning.” — Martin Habekost, Dr. rer. nat. Associate Professor, Graphic Communications Management — The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University.
“Access to content that supports our curricular goals is always valuable and welcome. Engaged students look to explore topics at a deeper level, and sometimes hearing the material from a different perspective adds clarity to the critical concepts needed to prepare the next generation of leaders in the industry. We welcome accessing the material in the iLearning+ platform from PRINTING United Alliance for our students.” — Bruce Leigh Myers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science, College of Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology
For more information about iLEARNING+, visit ilearningplus.org.
Not an Educational Institution Member? Join the Alliance
If your educational institution would like access to the Alliance’s iLEARNING+ e-learning platform, as well as other leading resources and services, visit printing.org/membership to sign up today.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the industry’s vast communities. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from our leading media brands – Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, Wide-format Impressions, In-plant Impressions, Apparelist, and Print+Promo Marketing. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is a global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.