Specialized Mini-Courses Provide Live, Interactive Mathematica
October 5, 2004--Wolfram Education Group has now expanded its
Mathematica training course offerings with the launch of
several new online mini-courses taught by core developers at Wolfram
Research. These tightly focused, interactive sessions provide
inexpensive training in areas such as statistical analysis, numerical
computation, technical authoring, and applied programming.
Mini-courses also give Wolfram Research developers a means to present
innovative and emerging technologies--including webMathematica, gridMathematica, J/Link, .NET/Link, and Web Services Package--as
they are integrated into Mathematica products. These sneak
peeks offer users a heads-up on the latest advances from Wolfram Research
and lend an insider's view into the future of technical computing.
With the freedom to design a curriculum to fit most busy schedules,
participants can choose any number or combination of courses to help
strengthen their Mathematica skills and learn how these skills
can be put to use to solve practical problems in their
discipline. Each course can be taken at home or in the office,
and includes courseware and a free 30-day version
Attendees connect to the live training sessions online, and they can hear
and be heard by the instructor and fellow participants over the phone.
This personal interactivity enables students attending a mini-course to
get immediate answers to their questions and benefit from valuable
hands-on learning exercises.
"Mini-courses offer the same intensive one-on-one learning environment as
our onsite and center-based training, with highly applied, practical
topics for government, academics, and private industry," said Paul Wellin,
manager of Wolfram Education Group. "Busy users can now have convenient
access to this valuable resource without sacrificing the insight,
expertise, and individual attention of our certified instructors."
Mini-courses will also occasionally be offered in a standard classroom
format, usually in conjunction with conferences and other special
Each Wolfram Education Group mini-course is three to four hours in length
and costs USD$250. More information, including a current training
calendar, is available.