New Rockwell Automation e-Learning
As the world continues to change in ways none of us could ever have imagined, Horizon Solutions and Rockwell Automation® will be highlighting some of our remote services that will enable our valued manufacturing customers to keep their plant operating and producing goods we all need for our day to day lives. As social distancing becomes more prevalent, let’s start by revisiting Rockwell Automation e-learning remote training products.
The Advantages of On-Demand Learning
From its inception, on-demand learning content has been celebrated for its flexibility, allowing users to learn anytime and anywhere. As more employees are being tasked to do more with less, leaving work for on-site training isn’t always an option.
The average worker today has approximately 1% of their time focused on training and development (that’s just 24 minutes per week). That same worker is also interrupted every five minutes on average by other work applications or collaboration tools. So, the time devoted to learning must be maximized.
Employees are now online an average of 27 times per day, on a variety of smart devices and PCs. And as computer technology and infrastructure continues to advance rapidly, many manufacturers are finding that their e-learning content must evolve to stay ahead of changes in hardware technology. So, training has become much more flexible and modern to keep pace with our customers’ changing needs.
RSTrainer CDs No Longer Available
Effective June 1st, 2019, the RSTrainer CDs are no longer available for purchase. The RSTrainers have served many of our customers well over the years. The training content was located on CD/DVD-ROM disks, which the students could load on any computer with a CD/DVD drive. This format enabled them to learn whenever and wherever they had access to a CD/DVD drive. However, many PCs today are being manufactured and sold without a CD/DVD drive, including the one I’m typing on right now. Additionally, RSTrainers are not compatible with Windows 10.
Introducing New Rockwell Automation E-Learning
Unlike the discontinued RSTrainers, Rockwell Automation’s new e-learning training courses are available exclusively online, providing both immunity from hardware changes and the convenience of learning on any tablet or PC using Chrome, FireFox, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge.
This new e-learning series officially launched in April of 2019, including 14 courses across six technologies. In 2020, our customers will see an additional nine courses and process control added as a seventh technology category. We have a great mix of some of the most popular curriculums, covering the latest technologies. The training modules available today are listed below, along with the upcoming releases scheduled in 2020.
Each training course contains a series of modules with various activities, software simulations, and videos to reinforce the learning concepts. As employees are inevitably interrupted, they’ll be able to save and pick up exactly where they left off next time.
This exciting self-paced learning is constantly evolving. So, stay tuned for more details throughout 2020 and beyond.
Accessing Rockwell Automation E-Learning
There are a variety of flexible options when it comes to ordering this e-learning series. For customers that currently do not have a TechConnect Support contract, your only available option is Fast Pass. This option provides a single user to an individual course for 90 days.
For those customers who currently are utilizing a TechConnect support contract, there are now four options for you to choose from:
Ready for Flexible Training?
Whether you’re looking for more information on Rockwell Automation e-learning or would just like to discuss training options, we’re here to help. Our Automation Specialists can help you navigate your training needs and create a development plan. Contact us today!