Taking The Asheford Program Online
The newest version of the school's internationally recognized Course curriculum has just arrived in an updated format. The Institute's latest offering now lets you take the entire Asheford program online through their interactive e-Course. Gone are the days of waiting for tracking-numbers and textbooks to arrive by courier, or patiently waiting for exam results to come by mail. With the new e-Course, your materials and results are just a click away, on any device, anywhere, and at any time.
At almost double the size of the original Course textbooks; along with streaming videos, links to antique resource sites, and thousands of illustrations and images, the new e-Course has been specifically designed for 21st century learning. Now all your Course texts, teaching-aids, quizzes, web-features, examinations and conferencing with Course Instructors can be completed entirely online through the school's new e-Course curriculum.
And best of all, it's as easy to access as opening an email - there's absolutely nothing to download!
The Institute's new online program comes loaded with features such as multimedia engagement, videos, interactive activities, printable business plans, online price-guides, recorded lectures, and more. Instruction techniques have been developed to make maximum use of the online format, so that individualized learning can be achieved with relative ease. By utilizing a modular design structure, lessons contain only a few central objectives per study Plan - keeping you on track and focused on the subjects at hand. A unique testing and assessment system allows for immediate intervention by instructors, when students fall below school-defined achievement levels. Course content is also updated regularly, and allows for standards alignment on both a national and international level - especially as it pertains to the field of appraising.
Online Benefits Versus Textbooks
Not only is the school's new e-Course far larger in sheer volume than its textbook counterpart, but it also offers a wide-range of advanced teaching applications that can only be offered through an online format. The new e-Course will now allow students one-pass access to all of their Course materials with a simple click of a mouse, or tap of their finger. Application for enrollment can be done online simply and quickly, or taken over the phone. Once your account has been approved, a pass-code will be immediately emailed for each e-Course Study Plan. You'll be able to get started right-away, with virtually no delay. As soon as you have completed your first Plan of study, simply take your online examination, hit submit, and you'll be ready to move onto your next set of study materials. Should you wish to print off any section of the Course, or any of the Plans from your e-Course for a hard-copy reference version - you can do so at any time.
The entire process from enrollment to graduation, has been seamlessly integrated into the online program with new and advanced features that make taking the e-Course not only easy to understand and comprehend, but also raises the bar of online study to a new level for distance learning education - from beginning to end. The Asheford e-Course has incorporated these features to not only help students succeed in the ever changing world of antiques, collectibles and appraising, but has also created a study regime for e-learning that is built upon the premise of imparting not only sound instruction, but lasting knowledge.
However, not everything about our e-Course is strictly online. You'll also receive a free hard-copy Asheford Institute Of Antiques window-plate sign for your business - identifying you as a graduate of the school and a professional-level appraiser, a free newspaper subscription to a leading antiques publication, an official Membership-Card acknowledging your status as a member in good standing with the Institute, and a beautifully crafted Diploma of Graduation and Appraisal Certification, upon your successful completion of the Asheford program.
- The Asheford e-Course is continually updated by staff writers on a regular basis.
- Breaking trends and relevant content are added almost instantaneously.
- Exams are taken online, and graded scores are returned quickly.
- You can access the e-Course from anywhere, at any time, on your computer, tablet, or even your phone.
- The e-Course includes embedded videos and interactive multimedia activities found only online.
- Direct links to museums and related information to core e-Course studies are only a click away.
- Thousands of high-resolution pictures, with pop-up zoom examples, diagrams, illustrations and drill-down topics to related sites come standard in the e-Course.
- You'll also always have access to the e-Course version you enrolled in - even after your graduate!
- And, as mentioned previously, you're always entitled to print-off a version of the e-Course at any time, for a hard-copy reference of your Course materials.
So, if you're still on the fence when it comes time to contemplating which version of the Asheford Course to enroll in, then we highly recommend you consider the e-Course offering first - not only as a means to saving a substantial amount of time on potential shipping delays and mailing expenses, but also as a way to receive the latest version of our acclaimed program in a new and greatly improved format.
NOTE: The new e-Course is now set as the default option for all "online" enrollments. If you wish to enroll in the Textbook version of the Asheford program you will need to specify this option when filling out your online enrollment application (see Enrollment Application page)
Simple, and uncomplicated is how we like to describe the online version of the Asheford program. Our new e-Course was designed from the beginning to be user-friendly with menu-driven top and bottom links that run back and forth to each preceding and forwarding page - just as if you were thumbing through a book.
Should you want to stop and return to a previous page (or even 2 or 3), you simply click on the scrolling menu to the left (just like a table of contents that's always visible), and there you are - you'll never be at a loss to find your page.
With Course-content located in the center, Examples listed on the right, and your Table Of Contents situated on the left, you'll always be able to reference your subject matter at a glance.
For those of you who prefer to learn by visualization and example, you'll find plenty of videos throughout the e-Course Plans of study. Each instructional video has been embedded within a particular page that relates specifically to the subject matter being discussed. Videos can be viewed from within a single e-Course page, or can be expanded for full screen viewing (no downloading of any kind is required).
These videos not only reinforce topics that have been previously laid out in the e-Course Plans of study, but they also shed light on a number of related subjects, as presented by a variety of experts from around the world.
The new e-Course program was designed to be simple and intuitive to use, with virtually no computer experience required, other than being able to get online. If you can read and send an email - you'll easily be able to navigate your way through the e-Course - it really is as simple as that...
If you need some help deciding on which version of the Asheford Program might best suit your needs, our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Officers are always available to assist. Our staff of e-Course specialists, are not just people at a call-center answering the phone, but are genuine experts in all things related to the Asheford program. If you've got questions about how the new e-Course works, they'll be there to get you the answers you need.
To learn more about the school's latest version of its internationally recognized decorative arts program, simply call the toll-free Information Hotline at, 877-444-4508 and ask to speak with an e-Course Specialist.