Additional KnowledgeCenter™ Portals Introduced

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<p><strong>Nashua, N.H. &mdash; Nov. 8</strong><br />SkillSoft PLC, a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small- to medium-sized businesses, announced the availability of the KnowledgeCenter Editor and the expansion of its KnowledgeCenter Portals offering.<br /><br />SkillSoft currently offers 17 KnowledgeCenters, which are prepackaged, user-friendly targeted learning portals that allow learners instant access to trusted, targeted content. SkillSoft&rsquo;s learning innovations have proven highly effective for mastering new skills. For example, the Java Learning Center includes CodeJudger, offering one-click feedback on users&rsquo; Java program code created as part of the KnowledgeCenter Project Center tasks. Its Business Impact Series features concise, scenario-based vignettes, while its Challenge Series features interactive case studies designed to enable problem analysis and solution definition.<br /><br />&ldquo;We&rsquo;re very pleased with the positive response we&rsquo;ve received from customers since the launch of KnowledgeCenters in 2006,&rdquo; said John Ambrose, senior vice president of strategy, corporate development and emerging business at SkillSoft. &ldquo;With the launch of the KnowledgeCenter Editor, our customers can take this targeted learning asset to the next level with highly customized content and experiences for their users.&rdquo;<br /><br />Each KnowledgeCenter is a product of the SkillSoft Innovation Labs that includes material specifically chosen to help learners build knowledge around a targeted subject as quickly and efficiently as possible. Assets include Books24x7; access to SkillSoft courseware, organized into Learning Roadmaps that make it easy for learners to locate the most appropriate courses; simulations (through SkillSim simulations, practice labs, or the Project Center); expert mentoring services (for IT KnowledgeCenters and the PMI KnowledgeCenter); and featured topic spotlights, refreshed regularly, to provide an in-depth focus on particular topical areas.<br /><br />&ldquo;We&rsquo;re always seeking ways to maximize learning by placing corporate initiatives in the context of the needs of individual employees,&rdquo; said Dan Nelson, sales manager, Packaging Corporation of America. &ldquo;We take advantage of a wealth of SkillSoft prepackaged learning portals to hone skill sets and enhance career development in a stimulating environment. We&rsquo;re excited to apply KnowledgeCenter Editor to further personalize and enhance the learning experience of users across our organization.&rdquo;<br /><br />SkillSoft&rsquo;s KnowledgeCenter Editor is an intuitive tool that allows organizations to brand and customize KnowledgeCenters. Learning and business professionals alike can easily add or remove road maps, pages or blocks within a page; add branding and color schemes; and then preview and publish the new KnowledgeCenters. Users can create and share multiple versions of a KnowledgeCenter to engage a variety of diverse audiences. This desktop application was designed to be used by subject-matter experts or learning program developers without requiring technical expertise. <br /><br />KnowledgeCenters are available for business skills subjects including Project Management, Leadership, Management, Finance/Accounting, Six Sigma, HR Professional, Sales Professional, and Call Center, and also for IT professional and desktop technology subjects including Visual Basic, IT Security, Java Developers, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft MCSA/MCSE, Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2007. Leadership and Sales are also available in U.K. English. </p>

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