SkillSoft Unveils Live Learning Product for Certification Courses

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<strong>Orlando, Fla. &mdash; April 29</strong><br />SkillSoft PLC, a SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, announced the launch of Live Learning on the SkillPort Platform while kicking off Perspectives, its annual user conference being held in Orlando. <br /><br />Live Learning provides a robust schedule of live online classes taught by world-class instructors in high-demand certification areas such as project management, Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA. Live Learning customers receive the benefits of instructor-led training (ILT) over the Web and a cost-effective, scalable alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar classroom training for IT professionals. <br /> <br />SkillSoft Live Learning, a virtual classroom product that was previously sold under the KnowledgeNet and NETg names prior to its 2007 acquisition by SkillSoft, is now available on the SkillPort LMS, an award-winning learning management system that global organizations leverage for managing their e-learning content. <br /><br />SkillSoft Live Learning is an instructor-facilitated classroom training product that utilizes a broad range of multimedia and the technology benefits of Internet delivery. It enables organizations to provide their employees with a convenient and flexible alternative to conventional classroom instruction, whether they need to gain IT certification or basic desktop application skills.<br /> <br />&ldquo;As a company that offers communication and data products and services in 18 states, we quickly saw how effective and scalable SkillSoft Live Learning was for our nationwide employees,&rdquo; said Rich Hake, technical training manager of learning and development at Embarq. &ldquo;Facing greater competition while balancing a need to control expenses, we&rsquo;ve been able to significantly reduce externally provided, instructor-led training and associated travel expenses while providing the training our employees want and need.&rdquo; <br /> <br />With Live Learning, customers get more information in less time, delivered right to the desktop, in a staggered lecture format that allows material to sink in before jumping to new topics. Flexible scheduling allows companies to provide online training at convenient times, as learners can select the class times that suit them best from the Live Calendar. Two world-class expert instructors deliver training online in each class and are also available on demand, with recorded sessions that provide users with access to lectures and all class materials for up to one year. Whether the courses are entry-level or advanced, they provide a high-quality classroom experience supported by multiple learning assets that help to maintain high knowledge retention rates. <br /> <br />&ldquo;Corporations today need more options to support their learning initiatives, and this latest offering shows our strong commitment to providing valuable training in the most convenient manner,&rdquo; said John Ambrose, senior vice president of Strategy, emerging business corporate development at SkillSoft. &ldquo;SkillSoft Live Learning offers a myriad of pertinent topics ranging from IT certification to desktop training on flexible business terms to empower our users more than ever before.&rdquo; <br />

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