What our seminar is not:
It is not a substitute for a book. It is intended to teach system and
electronic troubleshooting to those who have read or are reading a book on
electronics. If you are not reading a book, we provide plenty of links to
online tutorials. It does attempt virtual teaching, but will not provide you any
type of degree or certificate. It is no substitute for a live teacher or
real school; however, it is free and our instructor, Bill, will
answer questions about his animations and simulations.
What our seminar is:
It does teach its readers to troubleshoot. It does this with lectures,
animations, and simulations. Its troubleshooting exercises provide
students with virtual training.
Our Synthesized Lecture Format
My Lectures are in PDF format, but are not meant to be read, but listened to
with Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher Read Out Load function. They are
edited to sound good. For example, I write AC electricity as A - C electricity
so that it sounds better. I also use a few extra commas now and
than. The purpose of my synthesized speech is to engage your ears while
your eyes are viewing a animation or graphic. Once Adobe Reader is
activated, the PDF window can be minimized. The sound will
continue, leaving screen free for a page with associated graphics.
Our MPEG Lecture Format:
We do include some streaming MPEGS of short duration on our
site. These will sound choppy to people with dial up service. That
is why I prefer the synthesized speech format. A long lecture can be
downloaded in a few seconds.