Online education isn't just for universities.Colleges and universities have been offering online courses for years, but now some electronics manufacturers and retailers are providing Internet classes. Austin, Texas-based Powered Inc. (www.powered.com), has been working with several retailers and suppliers to be that customer point of information and interaction. In December, Sony Electronics Sony Electronics Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is the largest component of Sony Corporation of America, the U.S. holding company for Sony's U.S.-based electronics and entertainment businesses. Inc., San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. , Calif., and Circuit City Stores Inc., Richmond, Va., launched an online education resource to help consumers learn about the latest consumer electronics and technologies. Free online courses are offered at http://learning.circuitcity.com. Powered Inc. develops the topics, which include digital photography, videography vid·e·og·ra·phy
The art or practice of using a video camera.
vide·og , and basic website design. Course lessons are accessible 24/7, and students can interact with expert instructors to answer questions while taking the courses.
Powered Inc. first partnered with Sony on a pilot program focused on digital photography. The success of Sony 101 at www.sony101 .com prompted an expansion of Sony consumer education and the development of the Sony Learning Center at www.learningcenter.sony.us. Meanwhile, Sony 101 has grown beyond digital photography to include online courses ranging from home entertainment to personal computing Refers to users working on their own computers rather than a terminal to a mainframe. Sometimes, the term refers to using computers at home for work and/or entertainment in contrast to business use only. See personal computer. .
In October 2006, RadioShack Corp., Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas, 18th-largest city in the United States, and voted one of "America’s Most Livable Communities. , and Powered Inc., began offering customers free online educational courses through http://learningcenter.radioshack.com. Courses are moderated and taught by experts from across the country, including authors, technology leaders, and technology professionals. Courses have included topics such as getting started with digital scrapbooking, wireless home networking, digital photography techniques, and selecting the ultimate home theater An audio/video entertainment center that has a large-screen TV and hi-fi system with three speakers in the front (left, right and center) and left and right speakers in the rear. Starting in the early 1990s, video inputs were added to stereo receivers and preamplifiers. .
Powered Inc. also provides online education programs for Palo Alto Palo Alto, city, California
Palo Alto (păl`ō ăl`tō), city (1990 pop. 55,900), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1894. Although primarily residential, Palo Alto has aerospace, electronics, and advanced research industries. , Calif.-based Hewlett-Packard Co. HP initially created a learning center focused on their small-medium business customers, and then expanded to its Home/Home Office consumers. The site at www.hponlinecourses.com, focuses on technology as a part of consumers' homes, families, and everyday lives. The online courses feature topics like digital photography, digital entertainment, data security, and personal development.
The Internet offers suppliers and retailers alike new and interactive ways to reach customers with valuable information about products and services--whether it be online classes, blogs, or newsletters. And more and more consumers are looking for Looking for
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