|[February 05, 2013]
Skillsoft Broadens Video-Based Learning Offering with New IT and Desktop Video Content
NASHUA, N.H. --(Business Wire)--
To further broaden its already wide range of content formats for online
learning and performance support, Skillsoft
has expanded its video-based learning solutions with IT and Desktop
Video collections that cover popular and emerging technology topics. The
3-5 minute performance support videos deliver targeted learning to
individuals, allowing them to quickly learn about a wide range of
subjects including Android and iOS mobile application development, cloud
computing, cybersecurity, virtualization, HTML 5, Windows 8 and
Microsoft (News - Alert) Office 2013 applications. Many Skillsoft customers are already
benefiting from these new IT and Desktop Video collections, which
complement Skillsoft's video-based learning that includes thousands of
leadership videos in its Leadership Development Channel™ and 50 Lessons
collections. Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered
learning with a long history of innovation and delivering solutions for
its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government,
and education to mid-sized and small businesses.
"Busy professionals are demanding rich and easily digested content that
allows them to keep pace with constantly evolving technologies," said
Priti Shah, Skillsoft director of product management. "We're excited to
expand our already significant investment in video-based learning
content as a component of our comprehensive, continuous learning
solution. In combination with our in-depth Books24x7 coverage,
interactive elearning courseware, live web-delivered classes and online
certification mentoring, this new IT and Desktop video format continues
to make Skillsoft a must-have learning resource for IT professionals and
business users. We're thrilled at the level of customer response and
positive feedback we're receiving for this total solution."
"At UniGroup, our LMS is about putting knowledge in the hands of the
people who need it- whenever they need it and wherever they are. The
Desktop and IT Video collections help us do exactly that," said Josh
Dix, training and development consultant for UniGroup. "It's a
bite-sized but impactful portion that's perfect for when our people need
to develop a skill quickly. Got five minutes to learn how to do a ivot
table Need to brush up on your PowerPoint skills in between meetings
We can do that now. As a learning and development consultant, I love our
ability to deploy targeted micro-learning solutions to our associates.
As a user, I loved learning how to use Adobe (News - Alert) Flash in under 15 minutes!"
These new IT and Desktop Video collections, which will continue to
expand significantly in the coming months, are an important addition to
Skillsoft's cloud-based learning solutions. The videos are available at
the time of need through Skillport®, Skillsoft's Learning
Management System. Users can collaborate and share feedback on video
content through inGenius®, Skillsoft's social learning
platform that allows users to contribute their own knowledge and
expertise to subject areas.
"Aberdeen's (News - Alert) research has shown that video is a fast-growing segment in
the world of learning, and an extremely useful part of best-in-class
development practices. Skillsoft's IT and Desktop Video collections
allow individuals to know how to do something they didn't know five
minutes ago - the ultimate goal for just-in-time learning," said Mollie
Lombardi, vice president and principal analyst, human capital management
for Aberdeen Group. "Access to the breadth of topics such as those
offered in Skillsoft's IT and Desktop Video collections makes it
extremely useful to a broad spectrum of organizations."
For more information on Skillsoft's IT and Desktop Video collections,
please visit http://www.skillsoft.com/infocenter/brochures/documents/Skillsoft_IT_and_Desktop_video_Data.pdf
To sample a Skillsoft IT Video, please visit�http://youtu.be/b9n_T4yGUdg.
To sample a Skillsoft Desktop Video, please visit http://youtu.be/tbq_LXRPaXI.
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Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning 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 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.
Skillsoft currently serves over 5,000 customers and more than 13,000,000
learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at www.Skillsoft.com.
Skillsoft courseware content described herein is for information
purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Skillsoft has no
obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release,
upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press
release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.
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