Mountain View, Calif. — July 19
Expertus, a global provider of learning software and services, announced a full suite of offerings under the ExpertusONE program-on-demand (POD) umbrella. Expertus POD allows event managers to create a full “virtual venue” that facilitates learning and knowledge sharing.
ExpertusONE POD is a cloud-based virtual learning event platform that enables event managers to create a highly interactive online venue with an agenda or curriculum that can include live and on-demand sessions; attendee-attendee, attendee-subject matter expert, and group interaction; capture of community-generated knowledge; immediate access to relevant materials; and links to specialized capabilities like virtual labs and exhibit areas.
“Virtual learning has drastically evolved to become less expensive, faster and as effective as traditional classroom training,” said Jeff Freyermuth, senior research analyst with Gartner Inc. “Between cutting-edge virtual event platforms and the changing landscape of global training demands, this shift will undeniably continue and make a tremendous difference in the industry.”
Unlike traditional training and meeting events that require everyone to travel to a single location, ExpertusONE POD reduces delivery costs for event managers; reduces time away from jobs and families for attendees, subject matter experts and organizers; eliminates travel costs; and allows more people to participate.
The system enables virtual events that go beyond the limitations of traditional meetings to allow people to participate on a more flexible schedule from around the world, and provides the framework for attendees to continue the conversation with peers and subject matter experts for days, weeks or months beyond the scheduled event.
“ExpertusONE POD is completely different than training events that require costly travel and is far superior to Web conferencing or self-paced e-learning,” said Ramesh Ramani, founder and CEO of Expertus. “This suite of products is the next generation of virtual learning, bringing cost savings, enhanced learning environments and measurable success to training organizations.”
• Live and on-demand sessions
• Self-study materials (documents, videos, podcasts, etc.)
• Links to specialized capabilities like virtual labs, virtual exhibits or any other virtual environment applications.
• Personalized roadmaps.
• Expert finders.
• Social learning and knowledge sharing tools (chat, forums, wikis, blogs).
• Federated search.
• Agenda/curriculum builder, content loader and tagging.
• Real-time visibility, attendee ratings and reporting.
• Event marketing services.