Wiw2u.com today launched over 35 online courses specific to the antiques and collectibles industry.
Subjects range from general courses such as Collecting Glass and Coin Collecting, to specific tutorials on subjects like Royal Doulton Pottery or Caring for Costume Jewelry.
Presented in an easy-to-understand format, the courses cover a wide variety of information including identification, terminology, history, rarity, condition, restoration, buying and selling. Course developers give inside tips on the hobby and offer their do's and don'ts to help educate newcomers to the field.
"The ability to educate oneself is of the utmost importance, especially when dealing in the world of antiques and collectibles," remarks Wiw2u CEO Erik Kafrissen. "These courses represent a huge amount of cumulative knowledge, now put down in a format which allows this information to be shared with others.”
The courses include knowledge reviews after each section and a final exam. Students are able to work at their own pace and come back as often as they wish.
Whatsitworthtoyou.com, the leader in online valuations, has harnessed the years of experience of their appraisers, extracted their specific knowledge and put them into online courses using the dominKnow Learning Content Management System (LCMS).
"Online learning is an ideal approach for bringing greater knowledge to the antiques and collectibles community. We are very pleased with the role the dominKnow LCMS has played in helping wiw2u.com develop and deliver its online course offering. It's an exciting opportunity for a community that loves learning," said Chris Van Wingerden, dominKnow Inc.'s Vice President Learning Solutions.
"We have found that course developers are getting a great deal of satisfaction out of putting their knowledge into a usable online format," continues Kafrissen. "Most of the experts have spent a good portion of their lives immersed in their field of interest and are happy to be able to share their experiences and insight with others."
Prices range from $6.95 to $49.95 depending on the size, length and depth of the course.
A free course is available for anyone to take as an example of the quality of the tutorials and the depth of information contained within.
To see a listing of all available courses simply go to the following link:
Now host to over 200 experts worldwide, wiw2u.com is the leader in online item valuation and resource information.
Wiw2u.com is heavily utilized as the portal into the online world of antiques and collectibles. Providing answers to questions, opinions of authenticity, expert judgment for ongoing eBay auctions and item valuations, the appraisers on the wiw2u website continue to provide clarity and honest responses.
Key partnerships with industry leaders include eBay, A&E’s The History Channel Club, The NRA, TIAS.com, The Trader’s Group, QuikDrop and many more.
An ever-expanding list of services now includes an online marketplace called The Security Exchange as well as an e-learning website - AntiqueTutorials.com - providing online courses in