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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 15, 2015Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced that its courseware division, ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, has produced video-enhanced eBooks by incorporating content provided by 4D Technologies, developers of the industry leading CADLearning video library. The integration of video lessons with ASCENT’s Autodesk Official Training Guide (AOTG) curriculum creates a multi-format eBook offering that provides an unrivalled educational experience for any self-paced or classroom learner.

"Our Autodesk Official Training Guides have long been recognized as a leading resource for students in instructor-led training classes and for self-paced learners because of the comprehensive explanations, examples, and hands-on exercises," says Paul Burden, director of product development, ASCENT. "CADLearning video lessons add a multimedia element to our eBook format that complements the existing content and gives users an additional perspective on the features and techniques presented. Learners are now presented with content that enables them to read, watch, listen, and try, all from one resource."

ASCENT's video-enhanced eBooks are intended for use by self-paced learners and as a resource for instructor-led training delivery. Self-paced learners now get instructor insight, even in a self-study approach, while training attendees can augment the knowledge imparted by the live instructor with that captured in the training guide and video content. This provides an extremely valuable post-training resource that can be referred to frequently to refresh skills and knowledge.

“CADLearning’s video content is informative and concise, making it the perfect complement to ASCENT’s AOTG curriculum,” says Matt Murphy, director of content management and development, 4D Technologies. “Feature and process explanations, powerful video demonstrations and effective hands-on exercises come together in one source to reinforce learning concepts for visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners.”

Available ASCENT video-enhanced eBooks

AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® 2015 Fundamentals

AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® 2015 Essentials

AutoCAD® 2015 Beyond the Basics

AutoCAD® 2015 3D Drawing and Modeling

AutoCAD® 2015 Advanced

AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 Fundamentals

Autodesk® Inventor® 2015 Introduction to Solid Modeling

Autodesk® Inventor® 2015 Advanced Part Modeling

Autodesk® Inventor® 2015 Advanced Assembly Modeling

Autodesk® Inventor® 2015 Sheet Metal Design

Autodesk® Navisworks® 2015 Essentials

Autodesk® Revit® 2015 Architecture Fundamentals

Autodesk® Revit® 2015 Collaboration Tools

Additional 2015 video-enhanced eBook titles will be released in the coming months. Visit ASCENT’s video-enhanced eBooks page for the latest available titles.

ASCENT video-enhanced eLearning Bundles

In addition to ASCENT’s video-enhanced eBook offering, ASCENT’s eLearning Bundles will also incorporate CADLearning’s video library. This self-serve, online training platform is available by subscription and includes learning elements such as step-by-step procedures, hands-on exercises, and review questions that reinforce understanding to appeal to multiple learning styles.

The following eLearning bundles will contain video content

AutoCAD®

AutoCAD® Civil 3D®

Autodesk® Inventor®

Autodesk® Revit® Architecture

ASCENT’s video-enhanced eBooks and eLearning bundles are available through the ASCENT eStore (for volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative). To learn more about ASCENT’s video-enhanced eBooks, watch this three minute video or visit the ASCENT video-enhanced eBook page.

About ASCENT

ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge develops professional training courseware and technical documentation for engineering applications including those from Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes and PTC. ASCENT is an Authorized Author, Publisher and Developer of Autodesk curriculum and the sole provider of Autodesk Official Training Guides. ASCENT training guides, eBooks and Instructor Tools are available to educational institutions and training centers, individuals and corporations and can be purchased directly from the ASCENT eStore (for volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative). For more information visit the ASCENT website and follow ASCENT on Twitter at @ASCENT_CTK .

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