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Market leading e-learning content developer Line Communications Group (Line) has launched em.Learning, the world’s first blended mobile e-learning solution. em.Learning utilises the Palm OS platform to deliver rich learning objects through a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), offering access to learning at any time, in any place and can be fully integrated into existing e-learning infrastructures.


em.Learning is the first mobile e-learning content offering full multi-media capabilities, and draws on the company’s experience in developing learning events for some of the world’s top blue-chip names including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and Volvo. Line’s technology is the first PDA solution to effectively integrate high quality animation and video, easy to use ‘drag and drop’ menus for usability, and scrollable images allowing large images to be effectively displayed.


Line has overcome a number of technological and operational challenges in the development of em.Learning to provide the highest quality learning events, in bite size packages, combined with regular and effective assessment capabilities. Line’s team of expert content developers has worked to deliver custom learning solutions in some of the most common corporate training areas, and effectively adapt them for use on Palm OS PDA technology, with a Windows CE version available within weeks.



em.Learning has been developed to be completely compatible with existing enterprise-wide Learning Management Systems (LMSs), with progress and assessment downloaded via infra-red, Internet, or hot sync technology. This will allow Personnel/HR departments to compile a complete learning history for any individual learner, whether completed via PDA, on a PC, in the classroom or on the Internet.


The solution will also allow training events to be up and downloaded automatically as individual learning objects are successfully completed, ensuring a structured learning experience, whilst maximising capacity and delivery of content through the PDA. The flexibility offered by em.Learning means that students will be able to complete learning objects started via PDA on their home or office PC, and vice versa.


Line’s Chairman, Ian Philion says, ‘We believe that e-learning has to be fun for the user and ultimately effective within the constraints of the device. With em.Learning we have achieved these key elements to provide rich learning objects that promote continuous personnel development via the latest handheld technology.


em.Learning provides organisations with the ability to integrate mobile e-learning into existing infrastructures for a totally blended solution. It also offers individual learners the opportunity to study effectively whenever and wherever they are, either as part of a longer development strategy, or on a ‘mission critical’ basis.’



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About Line


The Line Communications Group has been developing award winning training and learning content for delivery across a range of media since 1989. The company specialises in e-learning custom content design and development, and offers consultancy, implementation, and project management, helping businesses make sense of e-learning technology at every level.


Line works with many of the Europe’s top blue-chip companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), British Telecom (BT), and the BBC to develop e-learning content and strategies. The company believes that in the knowledge economy an enterprise’s most valuable asset is its intellectual capital, and through building an effective e-learning strategy, together with content and technology, learning organisations can benefit from business efficiencies and competitive advantage.


For more information visit http://www.line.co.uk

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