Welcome to AQEM e-Learning

AQEM e-Learning is unique in that it provides very focused and “real world” application-oriented information and training in technical and specialty subject areas while using state of the art instructional design to assure a valuable and enjoyable learning experience. It provides participants with the management processes, technical expertise, and information and training they need to add to their personal knowledge and competencies.

Importantly, processes and recommendations provided in AQEM e-Learning programs can be immediately applied in the work place. AQEM e-Learning programs can help organizations and individuals reduce costs and improve performance, quality and efficiency.

FORUM
Another unique feature of the AQEM e-Learning experience is the Forum. Subscribers to an AQEM e-Learning program may use the AQEM e-Learning Forum to discuss a specific topic with other subscribers. This could include asking how someone may have solved a management, process or technical problem similar to one that you have experienced, or to ask subscribers questions about other AQEM e-Learning programs that might be of interest to you.

CONTINUITY: TOPICS; SERIES; SPECIFIC SUBJECTS
AQEM e-Learning Program Topics are grouped by overall area of interests, such as Business Management, Environmental Management, Quality Management, etc. Each topic area has one or more series. Each series has programs (courses) that are focused on a specific subject and are designed to help those persons who most need assistance with that subject.

For example, under the Environmental Management topic and the Industrial Wastewater Treatment series, the “Management Guide” course provides managers and supervisors information on process improvements, on the skills that operational personnel need, and on the use of specific management tools.

Other courses in the same series, however, such as the “Metals Precipitation Processes” and the “Oil-Water Separation Processes” courses, are designed primarily for operational personnel or supervisory personnel who need to know the processes, techniques and details for cost-effectively treating the wastewater at these types of facilities. They are also for those personnel who may need continuing education in the area of wastewater treatment, and for municipal personnel or others who have an interest in understanding Industrial Wastewater Treatment processes and operations.

QUALITY ASSURANCE: TOPIC DEVELOPMENT; INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN; PEER REVIEW
Each AQEM e-Learning course belongs to a common theme of courses. Each is developed by a subject matter expert (or a team of experts) who has significant “hands on” experience in that specific subject area. The contents of a course are then reviewed by instructional design professionals who enhance the structure of the material, the graphics and visualizations, and the Q & A and exercises within the training material to optimize participant retention and to assure an enjoyable and positive learning experience. The course material is then developed into a web-enabled program for future delivery over the Internet.

Once this is complete, a peer review of the course is undertaken. Each reviewer provides comments and suggestions regarding the contents, material accuracy, sequence, graphics, Q&A, Internet presentation, and the overall application of the processes and recommendations that are provided within the course.

Final course edits and enhancements are completed after the peer review. The course is then added to the AQEM portfolio of courses.

ENTERPRISE-WIDE PROGRAMS
An enterprise-wide corporate program is available for organizations with personnel in multiple locations who need to subscribe to AQEM e-Learning programs. The greater the number of personnel or members subscribing to a specific course the less the cost is per person.

Additionally, if your company has a common process at several locations, (e.g., a company-wide Best Practice, new EMS or QMS), then the enterprise-wide corporate program would allow all appropriate personnel to take the same exact training within the same timeframe. The skill level of the affected workforce could be brought to a higher level of performance in a very short period of time.

As an alternative, any AQEM e-Learning program can be placed on a company Intranet and customized for use for that specific company.

On-site or off-site technical assistance and instructor-led training courses and seminars are also available through AQEM.

Please contact AQEM if you are interested in these corporate services.

HOW TO TAKE AN AQEM e-LEARNING COURSE
Each subscriber is provided a Personal Page. Use your e-mail address and AQEM-assigned password to log in to your Personal Page via the Student Login. At your Personal Page you will see the course or courses for which you have subscribed.

Once you begin taking a course your subscription time begins. You do not need to rush through a course. There is adequate time for you to complete the course. You can take a course more than one time as long as the subscription remains in effect. The subscription time provided for each course is identified on the AQEM e-Learning web site under the description of the course. While taking a course, an indicator at the bottom of each page of a course identifies where you are in the course and the time remaining on your subscription.

Near the end of each course you will have access to the AQEM e-Learning Resource Guide for that course. This Resource Guide can be printed on your printer. It is multiple pages in length and may include color or black and white graphics. Most courses have a Learning Instrument in the form of a post-program test. The Learning Instrument is designed to help you retain the information presented within the course. The information in the Resource Guide may also help you answer questions that are on the Learning Instrument.

After you complete the course you will be able to print your program Completion Certificate directly from your Personal Page. The certificate will identify the name of the course, the person who subscribed to the course and the date that the course was first completed.

COURSES
Thank you for your interest in AQEM e-Learning programs. Please browse the course selection often as new programs are being developed and added to the list of courses. Customized training courses can be provided for any company or organization.

Click on the name of each course for a full description of that course.

To experience AQEM e-Learning, take one of the free Sample Courses.

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