Echelon steps up the pace at learningmatters.com

Workstation-based just-in-time learning has just got faster and easier following revisions to design and content sign posting at online resource www.learningmatters.com

Operated by Echelon Learning, the site – one of the online community’s foremost business and management virtual learning centres – hosts a growing library of 2,000 generic modules offering skills development solutions, best practice essays, business and management book digests, development toolkits, performance diagnosis and audit solutions.

Users range from individual pay-as-you-go visitors to corporate customers. Material is also licensed to a diversity of organisation including Ashridge Management College, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Vodafone.

Previous revisions and upgrades to the site incorporated further modules and instituting more interactive content enabling users to input responses to self-assessment questions and obtain immediate feedback prior to downloading and storing materials.

May 2008 improvements include the implementation of colour/graphic coding to learning style options; clearer directional content headings, and inclusion of more and varied illustrative support content.

“Content development reached a mass requiring a revision of how we delivered specific solutions to their corresponding needs,” says Echelon director David Hill.

“Our latest format is a further step to improving the learning experience through clearer direction to more visually stimulating and entertaining content delivery.”

Further information at www.echelonpublishing.co.uk

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Released June 2008 on behalf of Echelon Publishing by BLP&PR

Media contact: Peter Muir Tel + 44 (0)1296 715228; Email: echelon@pmpr.co.uk

Sales contact: David Hill Tel + 44 (0)20 8568 1500; Email: david@echelonl.com

About Echelon Learning

Echelon Learning is a consultancy-led publishing house that integrates electronically-delivered knowledge and learning into the development of management skills and business performance. Its consulting division has won four national training awards for customer service initiatives.

Echelon Learning is a consultancy-led publishing house that integrates electronically-delivered knowledge and learning into the development of management skills and business performance.

Echelon Consulting spearheads the company’s service with the development of new content in meeting clients’ requirements. This is usually derived from analysing employee knowledge and learning needs captured during client learning programmes.

Where appropriate, Echelon Publishing then offers this new content to a wider audience by publishing the material in generic format. This is made available in the form of easy to use ‘learning nuggets’ and is complimented with business development information licensed exclusively from one of the market’s best-known providers, Bloomsbury.

Echelon e-Learning provides the electronic systems which enable content to be published, distributed and usage tracked, and offers work-based solutions to a global audience. Echelon’s blended learning based on a bespoke site populated with material selected to support specific courses, builds knowledge prior to the event and refreshes application when back at the desk.

About Echelon Publishing

Echelon technologies help organisations place solutions at people’s fingertips, whether solving everyday business and work-related problems or helping gain qualifications and continued professional development.

Echelon:

Has a content management system enabling informational or learning material to be developed or converted into XML so that it can be published and distributed in text and/or via the web.

Has a learning management system to provide ready access via the web to highly structured information, which is easily searched and retrieved, and whose usage can be tracked and learning logged.

Publishes and/or reformats content for professional bodies and commercial organisations to help students and employees maintain or develop requisite skills throughout their careers.

Supports people from the outset of their careers in working with professional bodies to develop and deliver the learning content required by students in preparing for examination.

Frees up the knowledge and learning contained within a business so that people have ready access to these resources in helping them to solve problems or develop their careers.

Works with a number of blue chip organisations and professional bodies, including:

COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONAL

BUPA Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Coventry Building Society Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants

Lincoln Financial Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

Moat House Hotels Construction Industry Training Board

Modernisation Agency (NHS) Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators

Channel Tunnel Rail Link Institute of Chartered Accountants in E & W

NHS Logistics Institute of Civil Engineers

Vodafone Royal Town Planning Institute

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