Matrox Imaging (Montreal, Canada), has launched the Matrox Vision Academy, an all-new online learning platform dedicated to both the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) and Matrox Design Assistant machine vision software platforms.
The idea, says the company, is to better serve Matrox software users located around the world.
The on-demand Matrox Vision Academy expands upon the current classroom-based on premise training sessions to help users build-out skill sets and knowledge on their own timeline and from their preferred location. Based on the open, flexible learning model seen in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Vision Academy offers anyone using MIL, or Design Assistant products, an incremental, self-paced and convenient training platform for machine vision projects.
The Vision Academy utilizes leading-edge theory from educational design for short video tutorials on a number of topics like pattern recognition. Using recordings of training sessions at Matrox headquarters, as well as animated presentations created by its resident instructional design team, the Vision Academy platform has integrated intuitive tools such as a multi-stream player, allowing the user to choose the format that works for them, and video chaptering, letting users easily skip to the section of the video needed.
Director of sales and marketing at Matrox Imaging Sam Lopez said: “The MOOC concept is proven and extremely popular with today’s learner. People are looking to on-demand courses to allow them to grasp and master a skill when and where it suits them. This Vision Academy platform—along with the MIL CoPilot prototyping software and the Design Assistant flowchart-based integrated development environment (IDE)—show Matrox’s dedication to user experience, productivity and growth.”
A beta version of Matrox Vision Academy will be available later in the second quarter of 2017 to all registered MIL and Design Assistant users.