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The Royal Naval Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering at HMS Sultan in Portsmouth, UK, has selected Luminosity as its new collaborative elearning course creation platform.

Luminosity enables subject matter experts and trainers to create and update their own elearning courses themselves, quickly and easily. Course authors can be based anywhere and can work individually or in collaborative teams to create elearning. Courses can then be instantly deployed out to a choice of any SCORM compliant Learning Management System (including CM’s optional SharePoint integrated Luminosity LMS), websites, intranet portals or even mobile devices.

The College has previously focused on instructor led training, but is using Luminosity to enable it to move to a curriculum which blends the best of elearning and instructor led training to increase the effectiveness of the overall training approach. The elearning courses produced will be deployed to the Defence Learning Portal for use by UK service personnel worldwide.

Lt Cdr Adrian Coulthard, Specialist Training Group Officer, said: “A prime driver in our selection process for e-learning software has been that it is easy for non–IT specialists to use. Our trainers can very quickly master the tool and then focus on creating high quality courses which augment and extend our existing training programmes.”

Lt Toby Barnard, Avionics Section Officer, added: “Collaborative features provide a powerful infrastructure enabling co-operation and review. The course creation, publishing and update processes are necessarily fast so that they suddenly enable a dramatic increase in elearning output. It’s also important that we have access to people who have years of experience in actually designing and creating elearning“.


CM Group is based north of Bristol, UK. It has three divisions; Content Master supplies large IT companies such as Microsoft, Intel and CA with a full range of marketing and training materials to support new product launches globally. CM Consulting supplies consulting based mainly around Microsoft technologies such as SQL, SharePoint and .Net bespoke developments, it is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. CM Luminosity produces the advanced Luminosity enterprise level rapid elearning creation and delivery platform. Luminosity provides a complete solution for elearning creation and deployment which increases the speed and agility of your training and staff development strategy.

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