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NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 20, 2014 – Xerox announced an agreement that expands its learning portfolio with the acquisition of Intrepid Learning Solutions’ learning services to ensure companies’ employees are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge to improve their business performance.
Xerox’s acquisition of the Seattle-based firm’s capabilities includes:
Consulting services focused on researching and developing company-wide learning strategies, measuring the effectiveness of the programs, and benchmarking against industry standards;
Course curriculum design and development tailored to a clients’ specific business needs, ranging from IT training to leadership development and products and service-related education;
Instructors, trainers and facilitators to provide classroom instruction;
Administration and logistics for learning programs to ensure employees receive instruction in a timely and effective manner.
Xerox’s Learning Services unit has focused on implementing systems that manage a company’s internal talent management and employee learning programs, including live classroom sessions and e-learning.
“The speed of change in today’s business world means that in order to stay relevant, companies and their employees must be at the top of their game,” said Mark Hill, group executive of Xerox human resource services. “The addition of Intrepid’s expertise to our learning organization significantly expands our ability to deliver impactful, engaging and comprehensive learning solutions accessible to our customers at the point and time of greatest need.”
Xerox’s acquisition does not include Intrepid’s cloud-based learning technology business, which will continue to go to market under the Intrepid Learning brand after closing. The two companies will launch a partnership alliance to present clients with unified learning options using Intrepid’s technology and Xerox’s e-learning, consulting, administration and classroom training programs.
“Together, we will be able to offer our clients significant value through Xerox’s globally scalable learning services which naturally augment our award-winning cloud-based training technology,” said Sam Herring, Intrepid Learning’s CEO who co-founded the company in 1999 and will continue to lead the new Intrepid organization after the transaction is completed.
The global outsourced learning services market is estimated to be $129 billion, with the largest consumers of learning services consisting of government, manufacturing, high-tech, financial services and telecom – segments where Xerox has a deep client base and industry expertise.
The company and its 260 employees will continue operating from its Seattle and Mukilteo, Wash. locations.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close following the completion of customary closing conditions.
Xerox is a global business services, technology and document management company helping organizations transform the way they manage their business processes and information. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., we have more than 140,000 Xerox employees and do business in more than 180 countries. Together, we provide business process services, printing equipment, hardware and software technology for managing information -- from data to documents.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Nov. 20, 2014 — A new survey of frontline employees by Jones/NCTI reveals three keys to retention of frontline employees:
A clearly defined career path
Learning to support feeling proficient and productive on the job
Compensation tied to professional certifications
When employees don't feel confident on the job, they may consider leaving. Survey results are detailed in a new Jones/NCTI white paper, “Keys to Frontline Retention: The High Cost of Low Investment.” The research outlines trends and insights gained directly from the technicians via an online survey and roundtable research of training leaders, as well as keys to MSO frontline retention. The findings come from a comprehensive research effort to better address the evolving learning and development needs of broadband industry clients. The company surveyed a base of almost 19,000 frontline technicians during the month of October. The emphasis on learning and development to grow employees' technical knowledge and communications skills is a national trend. As one of the few major industries that sends their frontline employees into customers' homes every day, the broadband industry faces a unique challenge to lower turnover and boost employee satisfaction. Among the Jones/NCTI survey's top findings:
83 percent of frontline employees say a clearly defined career path supports their desire to stay with their current company and creates a sense of loyalty to their MSO employer.
86 percent say feeling proficient and productive on the job builds loyalty to their company, and 78 percent say that showing progress on company assessments makes them feel more proficient. Sixty-seven percent indicated that it took them six months or more to feel proficient and productive in their current job.
At the same time, nearly half say that the training their company offers is not enough. Respondents also indicated that training to advance senior-level employees into supervisory or leadership positions is the least effective of their company's training programs, and that training for new hires was also lacking.
71 percent report that bonuses and pay increases tied to achievement of professional certifications compel them to stay with their employer. While most companies reimburse technicians for professional certifications, only 43 percent say that they received either bonuses or pay increases for achieving professional certifications.
79 percent feel positive or very positive about career prospects in cable industry.
The full white paper is available for download here. About Jones/NCTI
Jones/NCTI powers frontline teams and drives performance. The company equips the field for success with results-driven learning content and tools. Designed for the way people learn today, Jones/NCTI's quality content and flexible technology solutions are created for use in the classroom and on the job. A passion for people development drives Jones/NCTI. Hundreds of thousands of technicians, customer service representatives and cable and broadband industry executives credit Jones/NCTI for the knowledge and skills needed to build rewarding careers and contribute to their companies' growth. Clients achieve measureable gains with their business and customers through actionable, timely and relevant learning.
Intrepid Learning to focus exclusively on its award-winning cloud-based technology business built around its flagship Learning Hub and Corporate MOOC solutions.
Seattle, WA — Dec. 3, 2014 — Intrepid Learning Solutions today announced the formation of a new entity, Intrepid Learning, Inc., to focus on its next-generation cloud-based learning technology, including its flagship solutions, the Intrepid Learning Hub and Corporate MOOC.
Intrepid is pioneering new value propositions in the dynamic corporate education technology space—a rapidly growing market expected to reach $52 billion globally by 2016. The company is poised to lead the market with its innovative technology solutions, unparalleled learning expertise, and supporting services that enable client success.
“To support our cloud-first mobile-first business transformation, we recently developed a course for our global sales professionals leveraging Intrepid’s Corporate MOOC platform,” said Chris Pirie, GM Sales and Marketing Readiness at Microsoft. “Our global sales team has been very enthusiastic about Intrepid’s mobile-first contemporary design, deeply integrated social discussions and real-world assignments. We are thrilled with the levels of seller engagement directly supporting our transformation.”
Intrepid Learning’s technology clients include top global companies from numerous industries including technology, professional services, financial services, health care, publishing, and more. In addition, Intrepid Learning, Inc. and Xerox are launching a partnership alliance to jointly pursue and deliver learning solutions to global clients using Intrepid’s technology and Xerox’s comprehensive employee training services.
“This is a really exciting milestone for Intrepid,” said Sam Herring, Intrepid CEO and co-founder. “The launch of Intrepid Learning Inc. allows us to focus on our innovative cloud-based learning technology business which enables organizations to solve their most critical challenges, such as sales readiness, customer and partner enablement, leader development and more.”
The new Intrepid Learning, Inc. will be led by CEO Sam Herring, with CFO Jo Surbrugg, VP of Marketing and Alliances Sanjay Advani, VP of Technology Justin Garrett, VP of Sales & Business Development Darin Hartley, and VP of Professional Services Le’a Kent rounding out the leadership team.
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About Intrepid Learning, Inc.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Intrepid Learning’s mission is to imagine, create and deliver world-class learning solutions to inspire individual performance and drive organizational success. Intrepid’s next-generation flagship SaaS technology solutions, the Intrepid Learning Hub and Corporate MOOC, are the next evolution of a market-leading, world-class learning outsourcing and professional services firm built from the ground up starting in 1999. Intrepid Learning, Inc.’s cloud-based technology platform empowers organizations to solve critical business challenges with cost-effective, easily configurable solutions that scale massively, connect learning to everyday work, and provide an integrated social and mobile-first learning experience. www.intrepidlearning.com
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MicroTek Employees Fulfill Dozens of Children’s Holiday Dreams by Answering Their Letters to Santa.
DOWNERS GROVE, IL (December, 2014)—MicroTek, a global provider of on-demand business training and meeting solutions, is making holiday wishes come true this year to dozens of children in need by participating in the annual U.S. Postal Service Operation Santa Program. A longtime contributor to this program, MicroTek CEO, Don Silvensky, has made his company’s contribution even more special with company-wide participation.
“I’ve been contributing to Operation Santa Program for several years, and I wanted to reach out to help more families,” says Silvensky. “What better way to do that than by getting the entire company involved.”
On Friday, December 5, employees will select a child from a pile of letters received from Operation Santa Claus Program. Each employee will receive $100 and paid time off to go shopping for gifts. On Thursday, December 18, the MicroTek elves will wrap the gifts and deliver them to the U.S. Post Office. Then, on December 19th the MicroTek family will gather for their annual holiday party to celebrate the over 50 children they will help in making holiday wishes come true.
This is the second year Silvensky has opened up the Operation Santa Program as a company-wide effort. In doing so, hopes that other company leaders are inspired by the idea and incorporate charitable activities into their own corporate holiday celebrations.
“We are so happy to be participating in this program as a company for a second year,” says Silvenky. “My hope is that MicroTek employees continue to be inspired by this program and that our impact becomes greater with every year.”
About Operation Santa Program The U.S. Postal Service began receiving letters to Santa more than a century ago. Today, these letters have turned into a goodwill community gesture for families across the country during the holiday season. Through the Operation Santa Program, companies, charitable organizations and individuals are encouraged to respond to requests of children in need, who write a letter to Santa Claus.
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About MicroTekSince 1991, MicroTek has been the industry’s leading, single-source provider of training and meeting solutions. With an expansive national and global reach, MicroTek is equipped to manage and execute any sized training program—anywhere in the world. MicroTek’s end-to-end training and meeting solutions include virtual platforms, event management, instructor deployment, courseware management, scheduling and project implementation. MicroTek was named a Top Training Company for the sixth consecutive year by Trainingindustry.com.
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NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 9, 2014 - Skillsoft has introduced a new collection of resources for organizations looking to improve the professional effectiveness of their employees and fine tune the skills necessary for workplace success in the Learning Age. The Professional Effectiveness Collection aligns learning resources with topics and competencies needed for an individual to succeed in and advance their career, including communication, team building and strategic planning skills. The learning materials in the new collection span a wide range of modalities, have been specifically curated and are updated regularly to meet the evolving demands of today's workplace.
"The Professional Effectiveness Collection was designed to meet the needs of the Learning Age, in which organizations must develop their workforce's professional skills to sustain growth and remain competitive," said Russ Howard, Senior Director, Product Management – Content Products, Skillsoft. "Whether it's for employees who are new to the workforce or seasoned professionals who are taking on a new role or polishing their skills, learning is crucial for filling knowledge gaps and ensuring success for employees and their organizations. Skillsoft's Professional Effectiveness Collection empowers individuals with a continuous learning solution that can be tailored to their needs while supporting broader business objectives."
With courses, digital books and video content covering everything from basic communication skills to business ethics, Skillsoft's Professional Effectiveness Collection fills a broad range of needs. The collection includes dynamic video content that provides moment-of-need support for learners, as well as formal courseware for more structured learning. Depending on an individual's and organizations' needs, the content is flexible, scalable and comprehensive, including:
More than 130 courses comprising over 130 hours of instruction;
More than 100 hours of content from video-based vignettes and simulations;
Approximately 1,200 videos covering more than 70 hours of content;
2070 digitized, full-text books, including more than 130 in audio format; and
More than 170 summaries of leading business publications.
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning and Talent Management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.
The Financial Times and IE Business School today announce the launch of the FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance (FT|IE CLA), a new joint venture providing premium custom learning for business leaders.
Dec. 9, 2014 - The partnership connects the academic excellence of prominent business schools with the FT’s award-winning journalism and insight into real world business challenges. The FT|IE CLA partners with the world’s leading business schools from Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, to design and deliver tailored programmes that meet the learning needs of today’s executives. Schools partnering for the launch of the CLA include Yale School of Management (United States), Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil), Antai Business School (Jiatong University, China), Renmin Business School (China), Singapore Management University, and EGADE (Tec de Monterrey, Mexico), among others. Together they make one of the largest pools of local and international expertise and content. The unique programmes combine face-to-face modules with innovative online and offline learning methods. Programs can be delivered in multiple languages including Arabic, English, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. The program includes a measurement framework developed by FT parent company Pearson, that uses the latest research from statisticians and experts in pedagogy to ensure clients’ broader business goals are met. FT CEO John Ridding said: “The FT|IE CLA combines business insight from the FT’s renowned journalists and columnists with IE’s expertise and academic theory in the classroom. This will give leaders valuable context and a direct link to real time challenges and opportunities.” Dean of IE Business School Santiago Iñiguez added: “We believe this innovative collaboration will deliver the next era of executive education, combining the FT’s world-class, real time business news and analysis with the very best that business schools have to offer. As corporate customers are demanding more tangible results from their learning programs, we will design and deliver tailored programmes that meet the changing needs of executives, drawing on extensive local and international expertise and content provided by our School and our academic partners.” The CLA will be led by VanDyck Silveira, who has extensive experience in executive education and corporate development and was previously IE Executive Education CEO. Prior to joining IE Business School and the CLA, Silveira served as CEO and President of Grupo Ibmec, which focused on high-end for‐profit education and ranked among the top universities in Brazil. To read more about the CLA please visit www.ftiecla.com
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About the Financial Times The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 690,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 2014). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving 60 per cent of subscriber consumption, almost 50 per cent of total traffic and 20 per cent of new digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve two thirds of the world’s top 50 business schools. For news about the FT follow @FTPressOffice. About IE Business School IE Business School shapes leaders that promote innovation and change in organizations, equipping managers with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth, and social wellbeing. Recognized as one of the world’s leading business schools, IE Business School has an urban campus in Madrid and a faculty of more than 400 professors who teach students from approximately 90 countries in its master, PhD, and executive education programs. IE Business School students use innovative online and presential learning formats, including the IE Communities platform where they exchange knowledge and experiences with the plus 40,000 IE graduates that currently hold management positions in more than 100 countries.
ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 15, 2014 – Docebo, the disruptive Cloud e-learning solutions provider, and Cezanne HR have announced that they have formed a partnership to provide an integrated human resources management system (HRMS) and e-learning/ learning management system (LMS) solution to companies worldwide. The partnership, which has already resulted in one joint sale, brings together two of the leading software innovators in the global human resources management space.Both Docebo and Cezanne provide international, configurable and scalable solutions that are quick to deploy, easy to manage and exceptionally cost-effective, whatever the size or location of the customers. The two companies have not only designed their systems from the ground up to be international, but have harnessed Cloud technologies to reduce cost and complexity without sacrificing sophistication or security.Alberto Gabbai, CEO of Cezanne HR, comments: “The demand for agile, affordable HR systems that help businesses manage their people better is growing fast – and e-learning solutions are an increasingly important part of the mix.“We’re delighted to be partnering with Docebo. Not only do we share the same vision, but Docebo’s impressive LMS strongly complements the functionality provided by our HR solutions.”Claudio Erba, Docebo’s CEO, adds: “This partnership marks another step in Docebo’s mission to continue to expand its operations, giving even more organizations the opportunity to experience the benefits of a Cloud-based LMS.
“Docebo makes an ideal partner for Cezanne HR – with the Docebo LMS being a definitive solution to managing an organization’s entire training process, from designing and planning, to deploying pure e-learning, blended and instructor-led training.”About Docebo:Docebo is a pure Cloud Learning Management System (LMS) that over 28,000 organizations have used globally since 2005. It has been sold in over 70 countries worldwide and is available in over 30 languages. The Docebo LMS offers an enterprise solution for mid-sized to large organizations. Their scalable pricing model, third party integration (via API), and reliable service available 24/7 allow Docebo to further enhance the user experience.Media Contact:Dario De Angelispress@docebo.com+39 039.2323286
Online language training facilitates better communications and outcomes on charitable project.
MUNICH, Dec. 16, 2014 – Speexx, the leading provider of corporate online language training, has marked its one-year partnership with global charity Concern Worldwide. Over 200 employees across 16 countries have started a language course with Speexx this year.
As part of its A Million Chances campaign, each year, Speexx donates one million Euros worth of language courses to charities and NGOs around the globe. One of this year’s new partners is Dublin-based charity Concern Worldwide. Concern is an international charity dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.
Members of staff at Concern build their skills at their own pace and also take part in regular virtual classroom sessions. In these sessions, they communicate with colleagues from all over the world, while receiving guidance and support from a professional trainer. This has made it possible for Concern employees from countries such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti, Ireland, Lebanon, Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, the UK, the USA and Zambia to improve their written and spoken language skills online, resulting in better communications and outcomes.
“I really appreciate their approach of teaching. Learning with Speexx is like chatting with a friend while developing your language skills”, remarks one Concern employee from Ethiopia.
“The courseware is very interactive and offers students a way to learn that does not feel like a chore. I am motivated to continue to the end, due to the diversity of methodologies applied to keep the student interested and engaged”, says another based in Rwanda.
Armin Hopp, Founder and President of Speexx comments “We’re delighted to have found such a great partner in Concern Worldwide. Improving language skills for Concern’s employees means that they will be able to communicate and work more effectively both with colleagues and those in need. Our cloud-based courses can be delivered to employees even in remote locations who wouldn’t normally have access to these resources. I look forward to continuing this project in the coming years.”
The education project covers all language levels ranging from beginners to advanced for English and French, and is accessible on desktop and mobile devices. In addition, HR Managers at Concern have an overview of all learning progress and updates in the Speexx Performance Centre.
About Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is an international charity dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Concern works in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives. They use their knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty.
Speexx helps large organizations everywhere to drive productivity by empowering employee communication skills across borders. Speexx offers an award-winning range of cloud-based online language learning solutions for Business English, Spanish, German, Italian and French with on-going support in 13 languages. Speexx is easy to use and scales to the needs of users and training managers in organizations of any size. The Speexx branded Perfect Blend integrates online business communication skills training, mobile and social learning, expert coaches located throughout the world, and personalised live online activities into one fully standardized, globally consistent learning experience. More than 7 million users in 1,500 organizations – including Ericsson, UNHCR and Credit Suisse – use Speexx to learn a language smarter and deliver results on time. Speexx was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Munich with subsidiaries in London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Shanghai.
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Professional development leader adds CRM, ERP and BI courses to robust portfolio.
CARY, N.C., Dec. 16, 2014 – Global Knowledge, the world's leading IT and business training provider, today announced that it has become an SAP education partner, offering more than 100 courses from SAP Education on topics including SAP BusinessObjects™ business intelligence (BI) solutions, the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform, the SAP HANA® platform and SAP Crystal Reports® software to companies throughout North America.
With its designation as an authorized SAP education partner, Global Knowledge can now offer classes authorized by SAP to support its customers, as an extension of its broad IT and business skills training programs and professional development solutions portfolio. Global Knowledge will enable customers to benefit from its learning services expertise and dedicated consulting team for training on SAP solutions to fit a variety of schedules, team sizes and learning style preferences.
"We are really excited about bringing learning solutions from such an important industry leader to our customers," said Michael Fox, SVP, Enterprise Solutions for Global Knowledge. "By partnering with Global Knowledge, SAP customers gain much better access to SAP learning solutions throughout North America. The SAP products include the latest innovations in data analytics, cloud solutions and business resource planning."
Global Knowledge supports businesses and individuals in their efforts to advance skills acquisition and development and to prepare professionals for success as organizations transform to compete on a global landscape. In an increasingly data-driven environment, Global Knowledge recognizes the importance of partnerships with enterprise software leaders like SAP to meet their customer needs.
"From customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) to BI, training for SAP solutions is critical to the survival and success of businesses around the world. SAP's products help businesses use real-time information for data-driven decision-making. We provide learning services and training programs for the professionals who identify and provision the efficiencies that lead to company growth," Fox said.
As an SAP education partner, Global Knowledge will help companies achieve their objectives, such as increased growth, lower costs and improved business processes. A full schedule of SAP courses is now available to help enterprise leaders plan and provision workforce development to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness through data and CRM.
About Global Knowledge:
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, business analysis, project management, ITIL service management, process improvement and leadership development. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for technologies like big data, cloud, cybersecurity and networking.
Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.com.
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HAGERSTOWN, Md., Dec. 18, 2014 – Hagerstown Community College’s Continuing Education and Business Services Division has partnered with Development Dimensions International (DDI) to make its leadership, workforce, and customer service training programs available to local companies.
The collaboration with DDI, a global human resource consulting firm widely recognized for leadership and management training programs that improve employee performance, gives the Washington County business community access to first-rate programs.
“This partnership allows HCC to contribute to the business growth and success of the tri-state region by providing the best training and development resources to area companies,” said Stephanie Hurd, business recruitment specialist and program manager at HCC.
According to Hurd, HCC can create customized training packages and programs for employers, allowing relevant DDI curriculum to be tailored to a client’s unique needs. Examples of previous trainings include courses from DDI’s Interaction Management: Exceptional Leaders series for students in the Mid-Maryland MOVE Training Program and a customized leadership program for the Washington County Government that combines DDI courses with HCC’s own curriculum for front-line supervision.
“DDI is happy to work with education partners like HCC in order to give business clients access to the same development content that is used by Fortune 500 and large, multinational companies,” said Jane Whitmore, manager, strategic education channel, DDI. “DDI has trained more than 17 million leaders, and [the skills they’ve learned] have influenced the work lives of more than 220 million employees worldwide.”
Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as Maryland’s first community college. More than 100 programs of study are available for university transfer, career preparation, or personal development, as well as non-credit continuing education courses, customized training programs and Washington County’s adult education program. Associate degrees, certificates and letters of recognition are awarded. HCC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Development Dimensions International, a top global talent management consultancy, has worked with organizations worldwide since 1970 to apply best practices to hiring/promotion, leadership development, performance management and succession management. With more than 1,000 associates in 42 offices in 26 countries, the firm advises half of the Fortune 500.
Designed in HTML5 and accessible from any browser, desktop or tablet, Geenio aims to democratize and modernize online instructing and learning experiences inside businesses.
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Geenio today announced the launch and general availability of its cloud-based full cycle learning system for the enterprise. A powerful new application for creating interactive online courses and managing learning processes across organizations, Geenio was designed from the ground up to allow anyone, regardless of technical ability and knowledge, to build and deploy company training and learning processes across any browser.
“We believe there is a large and latent opportunity to modernize and democratize learning experiences inside of today’s businesses, which is big catalyst for today’s GA launch.”
Coinciding with the launch of its full cycle learning system, Geenio is also announcing that it has raised a $2M seed round from several individual private investors. Geenio will use the funds to continue building its team and to strengthen product/market fit.
Most modern organizations are already using some form of e-learning technology for employee onboarding, training, performance and assessment initiatives. Much of the learning tech ecosystem, however, has not kept pace with the needs of instructors, learners or purchasing managers. Many e-learning systems originated in an era of on-premise software and require that users download software to their desktop. Likewise, few legacy e-learning systems are accessible beyond desktop platforms. Most also require significant upfront as well as lifetime cost and investment, even those systems that are open-source-based.
Geenio is the first universal full-cycle learning system for course authoring, learning management and assessment in one application. Designed in HTML5 and accessible from any browser or device, Geenio allows users to create interactive lessons, tests, study plans and stand-alone informational pages. Course authors can determine how each of a course’s objects will interact with other objects and how individual triggers will adjust learners’ learning paths. Course authors can also adjust the complexity of a course to adapt to learners’ individual levels of knowledge.
“The original idea for Geenio sprung out of a need to onboard and train our own early employees. We realized that most available tools did not adhere to modern web app standards. Rather, what we encountered was a lot of interfaces and user experiences that were consistent with the technologies of the mid 1990’s,” said Konstantin Andreev, founder and CEO, Geenio. “We believe there is a large and latent opportunity to modernize and democratize learning experiences inside of today’s businesses, which is big catalyst for today’s GA launch.”
Geenio is subscription-based. Additional pricing and subscription plan information can be found at https://geen.io/pricing/.
About Geenio Geenio Group is an international company with offices in Europe and USA, Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit https://geen.io.
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Downers Grove, Ill., Dec. 11, 2014— MicroTek, a global provider of on-demand business training and meeting solutions, has just released a significant upgrade to it’s proprietary scheduling application, Tracker™, a real-time, web-based program management system.
Tracker™ is a user-friendly, web based tool MicroTek customers use to schedule and manage training logistics. MicroTek is the only training logistics company that offers this powerful tool that aids in sourcing training facilities, scheduling and booking training rooms, requesting support services, ordering event materials and managing existing orders. Tracker organizes all of this information using an easy-to-use, interactive dashboard that can be viewed and shared with other project team members.
“Tracker™ is a mission-critical tool that our customers rely on in preparing for and managing a large-scale training roll-out or meetings. We are committed to increasing the value of our learning experience management solutions for customers with tools that create efficiencies and make their job easier,” said Hugh McCullen, MicroTek President.
One of the most significant new features of Tracker™ is the Excel upload function, which allows users to directly import their schedule spreadsheets to automatically book training or meeting rooms, order amenities, and secure support learning peripherals as needed.
“The upgrades we have made to Tracker™ is a result of listening to the needs of our customers looking to create efficiencies in training logistics,” said Angel Sokolnicki, Director of Operations. “New features to tracker saves customers hours of time inputting data, particularly for those scheduling a full year of classes.”
Other upgrades, which were all designed to enhance the user experience, include mobile responsiveness, a more intuitive interface, enhanced filtering capabilities and improved information management features.
“Tracker is extremely easy to navigate and is especially useful for signing contracts. Rather than having to print all the paperwork, sign it and scan it back, Tracker allows me to easily approve all the necessary documents online from any location. Being a small business that’s always on the move, this is a really great feature for us,” said Andrew Emery, President, The Regulatory Group, Inc.
The latest release of Tracker™ was made on Thursday, December 11th. Online help documentation is available through the Tracker™ portable. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a Tracker™ tour, please contact a MicroTek representative at 1-800- 207-9620 or visit our website.
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Saarbrücken, Graz, Jan. 9, 2015 - Since November 2013, candidates for Austrian citizenship have had to pass a revised written test in the respective Federal States before receiving citizenship. Since the start of this year, the Carinthian Academy of Administration has played a pioneering role in this process and is now implementing these tests electronically for the first time. To do this it has relied on tried and tested learning management system, the "IMC Learning Suite," which offers numerous benefits for both the test participants and the testers.With the introduction of the innovative learning management system, the Carinthian Academy of Administration can point to, amongst other things, substantially greater efficiency in terms of the work and cost associated with the citizenship tests. Optimization of the entire testing and administration process results in a significant time saving on preparation, implementation and evaluation of the test. Further plus points of the IMC Learning Suite are the clearly arranged archiving of the test results and the option to anonymise all the data collected. "After successful training by IMC, the respective tests can now be created by our employees themselves. This means we save substantially in terms of time and costs," according to the Project Manager for the Federal State's EDP system, Ing. Mastnak.
Thanks to the ingenious integrated evaluation tool, both test participants and testers can benefit equally from the evaluation and statistical preparation of the test results.The most important benefits of the electronic test process for candidates for the citizenship test are probably that they receive instant and error-free results as well as a certificate immediately upon successful completion of the test. The user-friendly login process and the clearly structured setup of the test questions have also made an important contribution to the acceptance and success of the new system. The content of the tests which, in addition to questions regarding the basic democratic order and the history of Austria, also contains questions regarding the respective Federal State, are laid down by law and can best be depicted with a learning management system. Using a random generator, six questions are fairly and impartially extracted from each of the three defined pools of questions. This ensures that the test procedure provides 18 randomized questions for each separate test participant in the citizenship test.The decision to implement the citizenship test and the data recording electronically has allowed the Carinthian Academy of Administration to enter the digital age. "Through the use of the Learning Suite, the stability and security of the implementation of the various tests was substantially increased," according to Ing. Mastnak.The success of the project speaks for itself. Looking ahead, the Federal State of Carinthia would like to use the IMC Learning Suite to provide tests in other areas as well. The professional qualification for coach/truck drivers, specifically, is being considered as a candidate for use on the Learning Suite. Because of the system's flexibility and ability to adapt, it is easy to comply with the heterogeneous requirements of the different target groups. The design of the test environment in this example was easily adapted to the corporate identity of the Carinthian Academy of Administration.
For more information please visit us at: www.im-c.com.
Getting physically fit in the new year isn’t just for individuals. Organizations also need to ensure that they’re fit for the future by reviewing their leadership practice, work environment, culture and structure, according to learning and organizational development specialist, Hemsley Fraser.
“Today’s customers are more informed and more demanding than ever before, so if you don’t exceed their expectations or if you’re slow to respond, you’ll lose their business,” said Dr. Val Sedounik, director of business solutions at Hemsley Fraser. “Add often cumbersome business processes, excessive bureaucracy, outmoded leadership philosophies and a disempowered workforce into the mix and your business will struggle to survive. To succeed in the future, organizations will need to challenge their accepted way of working, unleash the capability of employees and enable people to collaborate and co-create solutions that will meet the needs of their current and future customers. Like personal fitness, organizational fitness should be a new year’s resolution.”
To effectively navigate organizations through complexity and adversity, Hemsley Fraser claims that leaders will need to shift their mental models from a heroic to a post-heroic leadership approach.
“Leaders have to understand that their role isn’t to tell people what to do,” said Dr. Sedounik. “Instead of the heroic approach of leading from the front, they need a more collaborative approach that supports and encourages knowledge workers. 21st century leadership is about setting the context by helping employees make sense of a complex, fast-moving world and breaking down information and ambiguity so that people have clarity about their direction, roles and accountabilities. Managers still have an important, but very different role as coordinators and connectors of knowledge workers, allocating resources and shifting priorities as required.”
Fit for the future organizations have a customer-centric culture where communication in the workplace is open and transparent, the organization is mindful of its actions and social responsibilities and employees are passionate about their work.
The structure is likely to be decentralized and flexible in order to support agile and innovative practices and co-creation and collaborative work with interdisciplinary teams organized according to customer requirements.
Hemsley Fraser claims that taking incremental steps towards this aspirational ‘fit for the future’ state can lead to high performance, enhanced customer satisfaction and improved employee engagement.
“Organizations have to recognize that continuous transformation is an important survival strategy,” said Dr. Sedounik. “The building blocks needed to support this are 21st Century leadership practice, a collaborative culture and a flexible and agile business structure. Ultimately, the biggest challenge in becoming ‘fit for the future’ will be persuading people at all levels to shift their own thinking, see the bigger picture and step outside of their comfort zone to act differently.”
For further information, please call Hemsley Fraser at 888-559-0074 or visit www.hemsleyfraser.com.
Seattle, Washington − January 7, 2015 − Lambda Solutions has been awarded the Totara Platinum Partner status for their continued success and service excellence in the learning management system market. Lambda continues to grow their client base with Totara sales to incoming and existing customers. As a full service shop, Lambda has integrated, deployed and hosted a growing number of Totara installations across the globe. "We are thrilled to have achieved Platinum Partner status with Totara Learning,” said Brent Harvey, vice president of sales and marketing at Lambda Solutions. “With multiple deployments under our belt, it is clear there is a serious market need for Totara LMS. We are proud to be able to provide Totara's rich feature set at an incredible value to our customer base." Totara is an open source, enterprise-level learning management system (LMS) tailored to corporate environments. It is designed specifically for the needs of workplace training as opposed to Moodle's primary focus on the educational environment. Boasting over two million users, Lambda Solutions implements Totara faster and cheaper than proprietary solutions.
"Lambda has proven their knowledge and expertise about Totara time and time again with organizations from many different industries like Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, TOMS Shoes and Viking Air,” said Willem Boom, vice president of partner solutions at Totara Learning. "Their proven expertise in consulting, development, implementations and Totara support gives customers the confidence to choose Lambda as their solution partner. I look forward to many more successful years of partnership with the friendly team at Lambda!"
About Lambda Solutions Founded in 2002, Lambda Solutions is a full service agency focused on healthcare, education and corporate training solutions for businesses including Mt. Sinai Hospital, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Rutgers University and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Lambda Solutions is a Moodle certified services partner and a Totara Platinum Partner. The company has offices in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information please visit www.LambdaSolutions.net.
About Totara Learning
Totara Learning is dedicated to fundamentally changing the nature of the learning technology software market. Totara is a packaged distribution of the open source platform, Moodle, and is available on a subscription basis. Totara can reduce a corporate enterprise's learning management costs significantly and provide some of the most advanced learning management functionality.
The concept that open source software developed with an active community can deliver real benefits in learning and development for corporate organizations comes from the vision to transform how learning technologies are developed, delivered and purchased. Totara users come from a wide variety of sectors including finance, retail, energy, health, government and not-for-profit organizations. Customers range from small enterprises to large multi-national corporations with over 200,000 employees - a testament to Totara's robust versatility and scalability. Organizations throughout the world have chosen Totara as their eLearning platform. For more information please visit: www.totaralms.com.
Saarbrücken, Graz, Jan. 16, 2015 − According to recent surveys, 7.5 million working-age men and women living in Germany do not have an adequate basic education and are unable to read, write or calculate properly. How can these fundamental skills be taught to target adults?
The German KES-group asked itself precisely this question. Since 2007, the association has supported the public and corporate sector by developing innovative strategies within the areas of education and consulting. The network aims to modernize the structures and processes in the areas mentioned above by implementing the latest research and communication technologies. In their collaboration with full-service provider IMC, the network has found a competent partner which shares their passion for modern technologies.
The result of the cooperation is a video-based simulation learning program which offers demand and practice oriented qualifications focused on the needs of the respective target group.
“eVideo 2.0” maps the virtual world of a transport and logistics company which will be first applied and tested in the Federal States Berlin and Brandenburg,” said Björn Schulz, assistant project manager at KES-group. "The idea of delivering the project as a web-based learning game is unique in this field and for the target group.”
The learner becomes part of the daily routine and helps their colleagues to handle various tasks by communicating with them via interactive buttons or by solving interactive problems. As a result, the learner acquires fundamental capabilities within a typical workplace scenario. The concept can also be applied to other contexts. It is currently in implementation for use in hotels and restaurants.
Learn more about this innovative approach in our latest case study. Our customers’ stories aim to give an insight into their unique e-learning projects and implementation.
For more information please visit us at: www.im-c.com
IMC is an international leading full-service provider for digital learning. The product and service portfolio ranges from bespoke e-learning content, authoring and publishing solutions to learning and talent management suites. Multimedia and video productions as well as business process guidance and compliance solutions are also an integral part of IMC´s offering. Worldwide, IMC´s all-embracing technologies and services support more than 1,000 companies, public institutions and educational establishments of all sizes and in all sectors in the planning, developing and implementing of mature HR development strategies. On the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform www.opencourseworld.com, interested parties from students to managers benefit from free publically available academic teaching.
The company has its headquarters in Saarbrücken, branches in Munich and Freiburg and subsidiaries in Australia (Melbourne), Great Britain (London), Austria (Graz), Romania (Sibiu) and Switzerland (Zurich). IMC is also represented with partner offices in numerous other countries.
Jan. 20, 2014 − Learning solutions specialist, Hemsley Fraser, has partnered with Norwegian-based global media company, Schibsted Media Group, to create and deliver two ground-breaking, virtual instructor-led learning experiences across 14 countries for over 70 leaders from Schibsted Classified Media (SCM) division.
The programs comprise of four-hour virtual learning sessions specifically designed to replicate a classroom experience and includes virtual breakout sessions for small group discussions and one-to-one skills practice with an actor facilitator. The sessions are delivered directly to the leader’s laptop, tablet or mobile device.
“Classroom-based training provides key benefits in terms of active interactions to create knowledge, social networking and sharing experiences which you can’t achieve as successfully with e-learning or self-study options,” said JooBee Yeow, head of learning and development for SMG. “However, today’s busy leaders find it difficult to fit training sessions into their schedule, especially when they have to travel and take time out of work. We had to ensure that the mountain came to Mohammed. People’s time is so valuable that we didn’t want to waste any of it by telling them what to do. The critical aspect is translating knowledge into action, so we wanted the focus to be on skill practice.”
SCM identified a need to provide training for effective daily feedback and handle difficult conversations for its senior managers in over 40 countries. As a result, SCM appointed Hemsley Fraser to deliver the training in different stages.
“There are many expert learning partners who operate in this space; however, it is very rare to find a learning partner who shares the same vision, who is as keen to embark on the journey and who wants to innovate and challenge conventional training practices,” said Hulda Haugen, vice president of organizational development for SCM. “Hemsley Fraser most closely matched our requirements and we were impressed with their collaborative approach throughout the whole process.”
Virtual instructor-led training sessions or webinars usually last a maximum of 90 minutes and generally consist of a one-way knowledge transfer monologue with some occasional interaction around questions. The collaboration between Hemsley Fraser and SCM has challenged this idea by creating interactive four-hour virtual learning experiences, which feature all the principles of accelerated learning.
Electronic books were developed for each program to provide leaders with subjection information and knowledge before they attended the virtual classroom. The tools also served as a refresher for learners to revisit after the session.
Both learning experiences took challenges from the learners’ daily work environments and applied them in practical breakout sessions where the participants were split into different virtual rooms. In both programs, the participants benefitted from a one-to-one session on their own specific challenge. They practiced important conversations and feedback exchange with an actor facilitator who took on the characteristics of the person concerned. As part of their social learning and knowledge creation, participants in the same breakout group shared their observations, gave feedback and made suggestions from their own experience.
“My actor-facilitator was extremely effective,” said one of the participants. “He challenged me, gave frequent feedback on how I could improve, so that I immediately understood both how and why I should change my approach.”
Hemsley Fraser delivered a total of eight virtual instructor-led training sessions for 73 leaders, who were split into groups to accommodate different time zones in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Nine of SCM’s top senior management team will attend additional sessions delivered by Hemsley Fraser this year.
“These two programs have enabled us to meet important training needs and the feedback, in terms of their relevance, content and delivery, has reaffirmed the value we created with these learning experiences,” said Yeow. “As a result of this virtual training, we’ve innovated and gained all of the benefits of interactive classroom-based training without the time and cost of extensive travel. This solution is an excellent compromise between physically attending training and boring self-study methods.”
“JooBee, who has a strong passion for leveraging technology for learning, has been instrumental in setting a clear vision of the possibilities to replicate the benefits of classroom training into virtual delivery,” said Haugen. “She has continuously measured and quantified the factors influencing the relevance, content and delivery and worked closely with Hemsley Fraser to iteratively improve each delivery.”
“Collaborating with a client who is strongly impact-driven is really refreshing,” said Murray Furlong, head of learning solutions at Hemsley Fraser. “Measurements of the factors influencing the relevance, content and delivery gave us accurate data to iteratively improve each delivery. As a result, 91% of SCM senior leaders said these learning experiences were highly relevant to their business and leadership needs.”
This year, SCM plans to deliver another seven virtual training programs to address the top priorities highlighted in its latest training needs analysis.
“This is a classic example of how learning is changing,” said Todd Turner, chief executive officer of Hemsley Fraser. “It’s very unusual for virtual training programs to last four hours and it takes a special design team to create a program that can keep people engaged for that length of time. I’m delighted that SCM chose us as the innovative partner to pioneer this project with them. This offers a template of best practice to other global businesses that want to bring people together for training without the time and cost of travel.”
For more information, please visit www.hemsleyfraser.co.uk
About Schibsted Media Group
Founded in 1839 as a small publishing company, Schibsted Media Group has evolved into a multinational corporation which publishes newspapers, runs online classified advertising websites and provides multimedia and mobile services. It employs 6,900 people in 29 countries.
Westborough, MA – January 20, 2015 - The Training Associates (TTA), the largest provider of training talent and solutions, announced Maria Melfa CEO of TTA. She succeeds Vic Melfa, who will remain with the company as chairman of the board.
As CEO of TTA, Maria will oversee the strategic growth and global expansion plans for the company.
Since 2007, Melfa has served as the president of TTA. During that time, she has been driving the day-to-day strategic and tactical processes across all divisions and functions including sales, marketing, accounting, operations and recruiting.
“I am thrilled to see Maria move to the CEO role,” said Vic. “Maria and I started the company twenty-one years ago and with her in-depth experience as President and in all parts of our company, she is more than qualified for this position. I look forward to moving to chairman as TTA continues its growth under Maria’s leadership.”
Maria has also been selected by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the most influential staffing executives and TTA to The Commonwealth Institute’s list of Top Women-Led Business in Massachusetts.
“This is an exciting time for our business,” said Maria. “We have a dedicated and knowledgeable team that works tirelessly to provide our clients with training solutions that propel their business. Every training engagement we partner on is a positive reflection that our clients believe that knowledge transfer is critical for growth. Additionally, with our talented training professional contractors and streamlined processes, we are poised to continue our steady growth path and carry out our vision.”
ABOUT THE TRAINING ASSOCIATES Founded in 1994, The Training Associates (TTA) is the largest provider of training talent and solutions. TTA’s stringent quality procedures, vast network of over 25,000 diversely skilled IT and professional skills training delivery and design consultants and convenient training delivery administration services enable organizations to secure top‐notch training professionals, on demand. Importantly, they can accomplish this without the fixed overhead associated with a large training staff, or the delays, classification risks and administrative burdens associated with recruiting training contractors directly. With unparalleled experience and expertise in all aspects of training delivery, TTA is best equipped to meet the unique requirements of each training initiative – regardless of size, scope or location.
LARKSPUR, Calif. – January 21, 2015 – Corporate Visions, Inc., the leading marketing and sales messaging company, announced the results of a survey that polled more than 500 business-to-business (B2B) marketing and sales professionals worldwide regarding the alignment of their marketing campaigns and sales content development processes. Surprisingly, the data revealed that nearly three quarters of companies do not have a formalized marketing messaging process for all employees to follow. This results in a lack of consistency and an abundance of product- or company-focused content, which ultimately impedes an organization’s ability to connect with customers.
In the survey, respondents were asked how they would describe their company’s marketing campaigns and sales content development process. The results showed more than 70 percent of respondents do not follow a clearly defined message development process within their organization, while a shocking ten percent reported they aren’t sure what their company does at all. Additional results show:
Everyone follows a well-established message development process – 28.7 percent
There’s an established message development process, but it is not applied consistently – 35.1 percent
There’s a message development process, but it is rarely followed because people are unaware or feel unaccountable – 13.2 percent
There isn’t a formal process for message development. We hire people and expect them to do the right thing, but it’s hit-or-miss in terms of execution – 12.2 percent
Honestly, I don’t really know what we do – 10.8 percent
This lack of consistency and customer focus across marketing campaigns and sales content has also resulted in one-third of companies still focusing their campaigns on their own story, rather than that of their customers:
Customer-centric messaging- we focus on our prospects’ story – 27.2 percent
Company-centric messaging- we focus on our own company’s story – 32.1 percent
Our campaigns contain an even mix of both – 40.7 percent
“The failure to follow a well-established message development process is causing many organizations to miss the mark when it comes to designing content and campaigns that resonate strongest with their customers and prospects,” said Tim Riesterer, chief strategy and marketing officer at Corporate Visions. “Company-centric messaging often leads salespeople into a competitive discussion focused on distinguishing their organization from other vendors. As a result, prospects and customers tend to stick with their current status quo rather than making a decision to change. Customer-centric messaging, on the other hand, focuses on identifying customers’ and prospects’ unconsidered needs along with gaps in their current approach. This method is most effective, as it creates urgency for change that results in more closed deals.”
When asked how companies ensure consistency across their marketing campaigns and sales content, the results indicated only 34 percent provide ongoing coaching to help employees stay on track. Perhaps even more alarming is the fact that 20 percent of respondents feel there is no process for ensuring consistency at all:
58.3 percent depend on templates and tools to reinforce training and guarantee consistent messaging company-wide
50.8 percent provide training to their content creators and expect them to apply the messaging approach consistently
44.3 percent depend on a brand guide to set parameters for consistency
34.3 percent rely on coaches to provide oversight, quality control and feedback for content creators to ensure messaging stays on track
18.7 percent believe it’s a free-for-all and everyone just does whatever they think is best
“These unsettling survey results demonstrate the urgent need for companies to develop a marketing methodology rooted in customer-centric messaging and underscored by a unified approach to message and content development,” continued Riesterer. “Implementing a consistent, structured methodology that focuses on identifying customers’ unconsidered needs and creating a buying vision that defeats their status quo bias will help marketers prepare their salespeople for the conversations that matter most. It will also give them the tools and confidence they need to convert qualified leads into real opportunities, which at the end of the day, is the most important metric for demand generation performance.”
About Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing and sales messaging, tools and training company that helps global B2B companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the conversations salespeople have with customers. Companies engage Corporate Visions in three key areas:
Developing compelling messages to break the status quo, differentiating their solution, justifying a purchase decision and protecting margins
Deploying that message through tools and visual stories to enable salespeople to engage multiple decision-makers across the buying cycle
Delivering sales skills training that helps salespeople confidently use these messages and tools to create, elevate and capture more value in their customer conversations.
Corporate Visions helps clients such as ADP, Motorola, Philips, UPS, Cisco and others align marketing and sales with a repeatable approach for developing and delivering winning customer conversations.
Tampa, FL – Jan. 22, 2015 − eLogic Learning has launched enhancements to its award-winning Learning Management System (LMS) including a special offer, eSSential Plus, available to new clients. eSSential Plus includes more than 120 free ready-to-use e-learning courses, an eLogic custom designed course for the individual client and access to web-based content authoring software Claro.
In a recent study by Bersin & Associates, 72 percent of the companies surveyed said e-learning was an effective way to stay on top of new trends and remain competitive in their industries.
For e-learning to succeed, training departments need access to effective learning content that will engage their workforce and the tools to train and creatively collaborate.
eSSential Plus equips organizations with the content and technology to achieve their training goals. The included e-learning content solutions provide a number of benefits to both LMS administrators and learners. Administrators can save time, effort, and the cost of purchasing e-learning content. Learners have access to proven, effective training that can be completed on their own schedule and applied directly to their jobs. Managers can also track the effectiveness of the training and determine its ROI using reports built into the eSSential LMS.
Key features of eSSential Plus include:
E-learning Course Bundle:
Over 120 innovative, industry-leading e-learning courses
Courses optimized for mobile devices so users can complete them at their convenience
Range of topics from soft skill development to compliance-ready material on HR laws and guidelines
“Bite-sized” learning modules to increase learner engagement and retention
Custom Course Development:
A one-hour custom course on a subject determined by the client
Alignment of e-learning course with overall business development strategies to achieve meaningful outcomes
Compatibility with the eSSential LMS for ease of delivery, tracking and reporting
Claro Authoring Software:
Clients can create, edit and deliver their courses without leaving the LMS
Ready-made templates to quickly create visually appealing new courses
Templates for e-learning and m-learning
Collaboration of resources within Claro
Version control to increase efficiency and prevent teams from working with outdated content
“eSSential Plus gives training departments everything they need to improve performance and productivity with e-learning,” said Aaron Olney, vice president of sales at eLogic. “The complimentary solutions included in eSSential Plus add real value to the LMS and create positive outcomes for LMS administrators, end users and the organization as a whole.”
About eLogic Learning
Founded in 2001, eLogic Learning is a leader in LMS, e-learning content development, learning strategy and customer support. eLogic's eSSential LMS is an award-winning cloud-based learning management system with advanced reporting capabilities and unparalleled user experience. As a full-service learning solutions provider, eLogic offers its clients a range of professional services and tools to successfully train and develop their most valuable asset: the people behind their brand.