L-Acoustics Accelerates Plans for Blended Training with Online Education Platform

MARCOUSSIS, France – June 2020 – As many countries slowly lift confinement restrictions, L-Acoustics will re-open in-person education programs this month. Simultaneously, to complement in-person training and to offer the greatest flexibility to users, L-Acoustics is pre-launching a new Online Education Platform. The first program on the platform is a complete, but remote, version of its renowned System Fundamentals training, a prerequisite for all other L-Acoustics training modules. In 2019, L-Acoustics hosted training courses in 60 countries, completing 670 training days and awarding 6,000 certificates. Of these, 240 training days and 2,400 certificates were for the Systems Fundamentals course.
“This education platform will foster the creation of a learning community where participants can share questions and develop a useful network of L-Acoustics users, as well as benefiting from the expertise of the instructors and the other trainees,” explains Etienne Corteel, Director of Education & Scientific Outreach.
The online Systems Fundamentals course provides an overview of what an L-Acoustics system is, including electronics, loudspeakers and software, and puts them into the perspective of a global project workflow. The course is structured around the full, in-person training, and grants participants the exact same industry-recognized certification. The course is personalized, beginning with a virtual class, followed by several days where participants complete e-learning courses and practical exercises on Soundvision and LA Network Manager. During this week, participants access an online community room to exchange with classmates or pose questions to the instructor. A second virtual classroom closes out the program, with the trainer correcting the exercises submitted by students, followed by tips and feedback.
“The online System Fundamentals course is a great opportunity for us to try new collaborative and interactive learning methods for the L-Acoustics Education program,” explains François Montignies, Head of Education Programs at L-Acoustics. “It allows us to continue offering the same level of industry-leading training to the widest possible audience, and to meet the evolving needs of our users.”
“Our strictly in-person approach will evolve towards a blended approach, where the in-person courses remain at the core of the offering, complemented with additional online activities to reinforce the learning experience,” concludes Corteel.
Beginning the week of June 22nd, in-person training will recommence at the company’s Marcoussis, France and Westlake Village, California headquarters, as well as at partner locations where local legislation permits. All in-person classes will follow a strict sanitary protocol to ensure the safety of instructors and participants, including adjustments to group size and agenda, as well as supplying masks and hydroalcoholic gel for all participants.
Registration for both online and in-person trainings is accessible on the L-Acoustics website:
L-Acoustics in an official AVIXA™ Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. Engineers who complete L-Acoustics Systems Fundamentals, either online or in person, will receive 3.5 CTS Renewal Units (RU).
About L-Acoustics
Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is the market leader in professional sound reinforcement technologies. With over 550 team members worldwide and offices in Paris, London, Los Angeles, and New York, L-Acoustics is present in over 80 countries via our network of Certified Providers. Focused on solutions that elevate the audience experience, more than 20% of L-Acoustics’ talent is devoted to R&D in the areas of acoustics, applications, mechanics, electronics, signal processing, and software development. In recognition of creating innovative professional sound technology, L-Acoustics was named as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020.
Recognized for pioneering the line source array, L-Acoustics continues to shape the future of the professional audio industry with L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, a multidimensional, object-based approach to designing, mixing, and processing sound that results in extremely natural and intelligible audio, and a more vibrant, authentic connection between artists and their fans. Now also available for exceptional private sound spaces with L-Acoustics Creations designs.
L-Acoustics technologies can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, Dickies Arena, Allianz Arena, home of Bayern Munich, or the Philharmonie de Paris, as well as the world’s top-grossing festivals, and on tour with world-class artists such as Mark Knopfler, Aerosmith, and P!NK.