NCLab’s self-paced practice-based courses are perfectly suited for STEM career training as they provide students with the practical experience that is required to qualify for STEM jobs. That is very different than traditional online and classroom training that leaves students without the necessary practical experience.

While traditional training consists of lectures, whether in a classroom setting or a video stream, NCLab uses self-paced interactive learning, automated grading of ongoing exercises, and verified learning to produce qualified job applicants. It is all about learning by doing, to the point that, upon graduation, students have the necessary practical experience to qualify for STEM job openings.

The following are the four key components of the NCLab training platform:

Subject-Based Simulators

At the core of NCLab’s training courses are powerful STEM subject-based simulators that allow students to learn by doing and seeing the results of their problem solving on an immediate basis, in much the same way that airline flight simulators allow pilots to train safely. The simulators even allow students to create their own scenarios and to work through them to come up with solutions. NCLab has over 50 simulators that cover a wide range of topics, including programming languages; computing; and math, physics, and chemistry models.

Sophisticated Automated Grading With Instant Feedback

An integral part of all NCLab courses is automatically-graded exercises which provide the students with sophisticated adaptive feedback and guidance based on the mistakes they make. Quizzes can be retaken one time after 12 hours, which ensures that the students re-learn what they did not get right the first time.

Highly-Interactive Learn-by-doing

Training is done in an interactive self-paced manner. The absorption and grasp of new materials is confirmed by automated grading of practice-based exercises throughout the training process. Success is assured if the student has the right aptitude to learn the material and is willing to put in the effort to do the required work.

Verified Learning

A built-in verified learning system records all student learning activities, including timing, and confirms that students have thoroughly understood the content and have done sufficient practical exercises to qualify for STEM job openings.