It’s easier to find IEEE’s more than 400 online courses now that they’ve been added to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Known as the eLearning Library, these interactive online classes can be found in the library’s Courses section. Based on tutorials and workshops presented at IEEE conferences, the courses were developed and peer-reviewed by experts in their fields.
“We’ve streamlined the process to make it much easier for our customers to find classes of interest and access them,” says Jill Bagley, senior manager of business development operations for IEEE Educational Activities, in Piscataway, N.J., which manages the eLearning Library program.
The self-paced courses cover such technical topics as cloud computing, cybersecurity, and wireless communications, as well as English for engineering and professional training; diagrams and audio and video files are included.
Bagley adds that the digital library’s powerful search engine makes it easy to find content.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND
Courses are categorized by engineering discipline and by general topics such as aerospace and the engineering profession. Clicking on a course title brings up details such as the subjects covered and the course’s release date, length, and number of continuing education units or professional development hours awarded at completion. CEUs and PDHs are earned after successfully passing quizzes included with each class. The IEEE Xplore system keeps track of the courses a student takes, using the My Courses option.
Each course costs US $70 for IEEE members, $140 for others. Content can be accessed for one year after purchase. The main Courses section also lists new titles and those most popular with students.
And if you want to try out a class, a number of them are available for free, including ones that cover electric vehicles, radar, and the smart grid. They can be found by clicking on the Categories option and then on Free Tutorials.