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New eLearning creation platform set to transform training strategies

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Today's launch of Luminosity, the new eLearning creation platform, heralds a new direction in eLearning development. The solution is being launched by learning content and consultancy specialist CM Group.

Tim Buff, Linda Morris, Graham Papworth & Alex Mackman
Tim Buff, Linda Morris, Graham Papworth & Alex Mackman 

Luminosity is a web-based rapid development eLearning platform, designed to enable large organisations to significantly reduce the cost of eLearning creation whilst increasing the volume and speed of content output.

Luminosity enables the author to work either online or offline and to publish the content to users via websites, via a SCORM compliant LMS, to SharePoint or to other intranet sites, or to a mobile device. Once published, the content can be updated and re-published by the author themselves in minutes, a task which has historically been protracted and often costly.

Tim Buff, managing director, CM Group explains, "eLearning has the potential to transform an organisation's training strategy. But it is a potential that often goes unfulfilled due to the high costs and length of time associated with the traditional approach to producing eLearning content.

"Most people outsource eLearning development and have to put up with production cycles of up to three months. These long drawn out cycles tie up their own staff in frequent iterations and usually end up costing many thousands of pounds per course. The old way of producing eLearning has become cumbersome and expensive, today organisations demand the rapid, cost effective delivery of relevant and up to date materials. Luminosity enables the development and deployment of large amounts of high quality learning materials - very quickly."

Luminosity provides a collaborative authoring environment with built in workflow. The intuitive user interface works on two levels; firstly allowing authors to create high quality engaging learning content with much less involvement from the design team than is traditional; and secondly, it removes the need for companies to outsource to third party instructional design and eLearning production companies. This transforms the speed of learning creation and slashes the cost whilst at the same time making content updates fast and easy.


About CM Group

CM Group was founded by a team of IT experts and top learning and development exponents in 1999. The company was established in response to the increasing need for technical training and reference materials by major companies wishing to maximise the impact of their new product launches.

The company has expanded to meet the needs of their clients and now consists of three divisions; Content Master, CM Consulting and CM Luminosity. Content Master provides a powerful impetus to the launch of new products. It supplies the major players in the global IT industry with the technically focused content needed to accompany new product launches and maximise subsequent market penetration. These materials include instructor led and eLearning training materials, best practice and implementation guides, sales aids and promotional materials. CM Consulting provides support to early adopters on important new technologies, whilst offering strategic and operational consulting in educational strategies. CM Luminosity produces Luminosity, the rapid eLearning content development and publication platform. It uses the latest Microsoft technologies, enabling companies to create and maintain compelling and interactive eLearning content quickly and economically. CM Group