LearnShare Offers Proprietary Learning Management System to the Public: LMS Developed by Fortune 500 Corporations Now Available to Other Companies

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LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in the training and development field, today announced that after nearly a decade of continuous development and utilization by its membership, including the likes of 3M, ChevronTexaco, Motorola, Northwest Airlines and General Motors, its proprietary Learning Management System is now available to non-LearnShare member companies.

LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in the training and development field, today announced that after nearly a decade of continuous development and utilization by its membership, including the likes of 3M, ChevronTexaco, Motorola, Northwest Airlines and General Motors, its proprietary Learning Management System is now available to non-LearnShare member companies.

“Our member organizations have agreed that the LearnShare LMS should be made publicly available to other companies,” said Lois Webster, CEO of LearnShare. “This gives companies, small and large, access to the only LMS developed by and for major corporations. In addition, because the consortium has invested in the R&D of the LearnShare LMS, we are able to offer it at a tremendous value.”

The LearnShare LMS serves as an enterprise’s online learning environment that empowers the management, delivery and tracking of blended learning for employees, stakeholders and customers, plus the ability to monitor and quantify the overall cost and impact of education and training. The LearnShare LMS provides key performance and administrative functions, including:

•    Enrollment and registration management for instructor-led training, CBT, WBT, and printed materials, as well as synchronous and asynchronous training. Roles can be set for users and administrators to control for authorized users of learning offerings, as well as manage course approvals.

•    Email program that provides information and notification of the status of an individual’s learning events and training history, including mandatory and optional learning opportunities.

•    Course catalog can accommodate all delivery methods—instructor-led training, CBT, WBT, and printed materials—with advance searching capabilities, including by keyword, intended audience, by curriculum and location.

•    Comprehensive catalog of existing content that is pay-per-use.

•    System interoperability that supports content creation in most programs and offers multi-media delivery.

•    Comprehensive reporting including user’s learning history and results for users and supervisors to monitor and direct.

•     Tools for creating and deploying surveys, evaluations and assessments delivered in all formats.

•    Security and permission profile settings and password management for different accessibility for employees, administrators, external customers and suppliers.

•    A simple-to-use authoring and assessment tool.

•    An open architecture that supports learning standards.

•    All supported by a Help Desk for administrators.

“The LearnShare LMS has simply become an invaluable asset to our organization,” said Martha Soehren, Learning Officer and SVP for Comcast University and Comcast Cable Communications. “It is a turn-key, simple solution that can accelerate an organization’s ability to deliver and track training and development across the organization.”

For more information on the public availability of LearnShare’s proprietary LMS, please contact Randy Consolo at 419-327-4165.

About LearnShare

LearnShare LLC, founded in 1996, is a consortium of 35 diverse, industry-leading companies dedicated to sharing their proven expertise and innovative practices across member organizations to enhance their competitive advantage. LearnShare's key focus is to provide technology-based learning solutions, collaborative communities, best practices and applied research to meet its members' mission critical business education and development needs. The original member companies are 3M, ChevronTexaco, Deere & Co., Eaton, General Motors, Levi Strauss & Co, Motorola, Northwest Airlines, Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois, Pfizer Inc, Pilkington, and UnitedHealth Group. For more information, visit http://www.learnshare.com

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