Amatrol Multimedia Courseware - Principles of Plastics (MXML204) eLearning Curriculum Sample



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Principles of Plastics Training | Industrial Materials eLearning Course

eLearning Course: MXML204

Amatrol's Principles of Plastics eLearning course (MXML204) introduces the properties, processes, skills, and concepts of working with plastics. These concepts include the importance of plastics, the two types of plastics and their specific characteristics, basic plastics-making processes, injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, post-manufacturing processes, plastics nomenclature and standards, and environmental considerations of the impact of plastics. This course encompasses knowledge needed in today’s world of manufacturing processes and materials.

Learning Topics

  • Introduction to Plastics
  • Plastics Making Process
  • Properties of Plastics
  • Plastics Manufacturing Processes
  • Plastics Nomenclature
  • Environmental Considerations

Plastics vs. Plastic | Why Are Plastics So Important?

Plastics and plastic. Many people think these two words mean the same thing – but they do not.

Plastics refers to a material, and is in a family of materials called polymers. Polymers are materials created from long strands of hydrocarbon molecules, which are organic materials consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon. A molecule is the smallest particle into which a material can be broken down and still maintain the properties of the material. These hydrocarbons are typically obtained from petroleum but can also be obtained from plant and animal sources.

Approximately 4-percent of petroleum produced throughout the world is used to create plastics. Because plastics is one of the major uses of petroleum, most large oil refineries have a division of their company that processes raw plastics materials. The word ‘plastics’ should not be confused with the term ‘plastic’, which is used to describe the state of a material. The word ‘plastic’ is often used incorrectly to refer to plastics material and the plastics industry.

Highly-Interactive Multimedia Format Appeals to All Learning Styles

Amatrol's principles of plastics eLearning course features interactive eLearning curriculum that integrates various types of learning methods to create an engaging, effective learning experience. Amatrol’s multimedia eLearning curriculum includes text with voiceovers, videos, 3D animations, pictures, and interactive activities, quizzes, and self-reviews.

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Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser. Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion. Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.

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