How CompuTrainer was used for business consultancy Grant Thornton’s company-wide migration to Microsoft Office 2000
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Sue Cohen,technology training manager for Grant Thornton explains the role of product champions in implementing an integrated e-learning solution
Financial and business adviser Grant Thornton, completed its successful migration to Microsoft Office 2000 as part of its standard desktop IT infrastructure in September. Key to its successful implementation was the integrated training solution which encompassed technology-based training for every member of the 2,800 staff as well as instructor-led training for 300 product “champions”.
Grant Thornton’s technology training manager Sue Cohen began the training project in November 1999.
“I started researching using technology-based solutions to provide training support to all our desktop users,” she says.
“The results of our research led us to work with and deploy Educational Multimedia Corporation’s courseware.”
Cohen says, “The mix of audio, text and animation, in this type of training, is important to increase learning retention.
“Educational Multimedia Corporation’s integrated e-learning solutions fulfilled these requirements and provided an integrated training programme from assessment, training, post training support and monitoring.”
Julian Hayes, UK sales director with Educational Multimedia Corporation, says, “E-learning uses high levels of interaction to improve skill levels. It is the fastest growing area within the training sector as it encourages active learning and aids retention levels.”
Hayes said that Educational Multimedia Corporation’s e-learning solutions, which match up the interactive benefits of classroom-based techniques with the efficiencies of technology, can work as a partner to more traditional methods of training and also as a complete, stand-alone solution. “CompuTrainer was therefore the ideal technology-based traini