As I have told you during the month of May, the JAPANESE GARDEN INSTITUTE website will welcome the e.learning platform and the international courses in the future ! For the moment, the platform is soon ready and the first trainees were already come in course…
Here is the presentation video of this future e.learning platform :
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This e-learning plateform will offer, in the near future, a multitude of quality information on the art of Japanese garden landscaping and Japanese pruning, and others also affecting this art up close.
You will have the opportunity to join the community of the Academy “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” by paying an annual entry for the e-learning plateform, a small amount (about 19 $USD, 22$CAD, 23$AUD or 12£). It will give you access to many authentic videos of Japanese gardens, filmed in Japan or elsewhere, or webinars of Japanese professionals … and much more.
In addition, you will be able to buy training videos (70 minutes each), on Japanese gardens design (tsuboniwa, chaniwa, tsukubai, tobi-ishi, nobedan, take-gaki, sukiyamon, taki, ogawa, ishi-gaki, … etc.) or on pruning techniques to create niwaki of different styles and different species.
These videos exist WITH or WITHOUT interactivity. In the case where you choose the nteractive solution, this means that you will be able to be accompanied by an experienced teacher (via photos, videos, skype …) throughout your training without any time limits.
Here is the website adress : www.japanese-garden-institute.com.
This e.learning platform will be in place during the second part of 2014 or the beginning of 2015. See you soon !