07 September 2020

October is Aquifer Testing Month

Beginning with pre-course study materials and a self-assessment, this course is not simply a webinar series.

Offline tutorial activities begin each consecutive module. Prepare yourself for the first online course module about pumping test design insights and then progressing with step drawdown tests for optimizing the constant rate pumping test. Learn the fundamentals of the Theis Solution before progressing further into aquifer testing analysis and interpretation techniques.

Once you're through the course modules about interpreting constant-rate pumping tests, then move to the foundations of Recovery Analysis.  The final online module teaches technical insights related to collecting continuous water levels, downloading the data, and then exporting it to analysis software.

Unique Online-Offline Course Elements:

  • Pre-Course Study Materials
  • Live Interactive Course Modules with self-paced tutorials
  • Proficiency Testing
  • Comprehensive Aquifer Testing Reference List
  • Final Exam
  • CE Certificate from Northern Illinois University

The personalized experience allows each registrant to learn (1) at their own experience level, (2) at their own pace, and (3) and in a private setting except when they have questions or request extra tutorials.

You're encouraged to participate on the live course modules in order to interact with the instructor. If you prefer to watch a module at a later time as an On-Demand Option at your own pace, you are welcome to do it. 

October is Aquifer Testing Month

The live course modules are scheduled on Thursdays at 2:00 PM ET from October 8 to November 12. If you miss a live module, you have 6 months to initiate it as an On-Demand Webinar. Take your time and dive deep into this course experience.

The course concludes with a Final Exam. Options for an additional tutorial is available and each registrant receives an official CEU Certificate from Northern Illinois University showing 10.0 Contact Hours.

What is an "Online-Offline Course?"

Online:  You watch it on your computer screen.

Offline: You can hold it in your hand.

Midwest GeoSciences Group is diving deep into personalized training experiences.  We are finding that that multi-delivery mechanism of both online course modules (a cousin to webinars) combined printed study materials, tutorials, and other teaching tools help create a more effective LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

The offline experience forced me to pay attention to course lessons and I learned more than I expected. -Course Participant

For example, a tutorial that nudges the participant to think, not just read an example, while understanding that his/her answer will be reviewed by an instructor actually goes beyond most on-site continuing education short courses. Here's a simple example:

Another example is testing your soil classification abilities using the USCS CALIBRATED BASELINE SOIL KIT.  The questions begin with simple, basic ones and then progress where a more in-depth understanding is required:

The Essential Steps for Taking the Mystery Out of the Subsurface 2.0 is re-designed into an online-offline course.  It begins with a video and self-assessment that is used for establishing personalized learning goals.  The Course Syllabus gives the details for what to expect.

Plus, the concept of a personalized FINAL EXAM is a powerful teaching tool too.  Taking the Mystery Out of the Subsurface 2.0 includes a 3-part final exam: (1) Soil Classification Testing, (2) Written Test, and (3) Case Study Exam Questions geographically located specific to each participant.  

GRADUATION CERTIFICATES ARE INCLUDED in these personalized courses too.  Northern Illinois University evaluates the course content and then administers the official CEU certificate  It's another benefit of single-person enrollment, besides a career-changing learning experience.