Free iLEARNING+ Access Expanded for Member Institutions

iLearning Plus Access Expanded

PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., has announced expanded free iLEARNING+ access for faculty and staff at Alliance member institutions. iLEARNING+ is a robust collection of the most complete educational offerings and resources for the printing industry featured on an easily navigated e-learning platform.

Now Free and Accessible for Student and Faculty Members

iLEARNING+ is already free for student members and is being used in over twenty countries worldwide. iLEARNING+ offers courses on the latest industry resources and education on topics such as color management, creating PDFs for print production, design, estimating, prepress, press, and postpress. Future courses are being scheduled to release quarterly, with the next batch scheduled to release in the coming weeks.

The Alliance’s flagship iLEARNING+ course, “Orientation to the Graphic Arts,” was designed especially for those new to printing and graphic arts but is also appropriate for anyone looking to update their overall knowledge of the printing industry. This course equips students and those newer to the industry with exceptional foundational industry insight.

“The ability for faculty and staff at Alliance member educational institutions to have access to free courses ensures that they, too, are equipped with the very latest industry solutions to pass on to their students for maximum success,” says Joe Marin, senior vice president, member services, PRINTING United Alliance. “With the increasingly accelerated pace of secondary learning, professors can either supplement or assign iLEARNING+ courses within their own syllabus and coursework for students to have an avenue for additional benchmark learning and understanding of the industry and critical topics to conquer for success.”

What Expert Industry Educators are Saying

Alliance educator members are at the forefront of leading the next generation of printing. In partnership with their guidance and insight, the Alliance continues to build programs and services that best support their needs.

Here are what some of those faculty and staff have to say about the Alliance now offering iLEARNING+ for their peers:

  • “PRINTING United Alliance’s iLEARNING+ platform is growing into the graphic communication industry’s most comprehensive resource for education and training,” says Dr. Harvey R. Levenson, Cal Poly Professor Emeritus and former head of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department. “The Alliance has taken on the role of preserving the industry’s rich history while providing resources for understanding the relevance and role of the printing industry today and in the future. With new products and services being added on a regular basis, iLEARNING+ is rapidly becoming the one-stop shopping resource for industry training and education for students, experienced industry professionals, and for those just getting started or are new to the industry.”
  • “The ability for faculty and staff to have free access to the Alliance’s expansive iLEARNING+ educational platform is such a wonderful member benefit and is very much appreciated,” comments Martin Habekost, Dr. rer. nat. Associate Professor, Graphic Communications Management at The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University. “This open access to iLEARNING+ means that professors can even better keep our finger on the pulse of the latest software and industry-leading courses, including tips, tricks, and tutorials. This will serve as an excellent supplement for students to have additional access to valuable information that will help them keep up with their coursework and learning.”
  • “Access to content that supports our curricular goals is always valuable and welcome,” says Bruce Leigh Myers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science, College of Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology. “Engaged students look to explore topics at a deeper level, and sometimes hearing the material from a different perspective adds clarity to the critical concepts needed to prepare the next generation of leaders in the industry. We welcome accessing the material in the iLearning+ platform from PRINTING United Alliance for our students.”

—Press Release