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UWIC, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, choose Luminosity from CM Group to revolutionise their distance learning programme

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Leading Welsh University, UWIC, have confirmed that they have purchased the Luminosity rapid eLearning development software platform from CM Group.

UWIC, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, has a particular interest in utilising the latest technical innovations to support students. With the benefits of distance learning becoming ever more compelling, UWIC investigated their current learning offerings and identified a selection of their current qualification curricula which could benefit from introducing elements of distance learning, whether as support materials, modules or as a whole curriculum. With this aim in mind, UWIC looked at ways of providing their students with a cost effective yet valuable, interactive and engaging online experience. After an extended evaluation of alternatives, UWIC have chosen the Luminosity collaborative eLearning authoring system as the ideal flexible solution to their requirements.

Commenting on Luminosity, Dr Colleen Connor, Dean of Learning & Teaching at UWIC, said "We identified that we required a production solution which was easy to use, highly flexible, collaborative and enabled us to create and update our courses quickly and publish them to the highest production standards. We found that Luminosity was the perfect fit, enabling our staff to quickly and easily create interactive and engaging learning materials, and through CM Group's expert support we can ensure we meet both our current and future needs"
Tim Buff, Managing Director of CM Group said "Through Luminosity, both commercial and leading educational organisations are able to harness the latest eLearning technology to reduce costs and at the same time increase their reach and effectiveness."

Luminosity enables learning developers and subject experts to collaborate remotely with each other to design, create, review and test eLearning courses in an environment that is fully managed by a central server. The benefits of the Luminosity software are that non-IT specialist staff can quickly and easily create their own eLearning at a fraction of the cost of using external suppliers and deliver high quality results much faster. All courses are automatically SCORM compliant and disability enabled which means that they can be mounted on the University's virtual learning environment or any other SCORM compliant LMS.