ATLANTA, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Peach New Media opens up new opportunities for organizations with professional education content to share by releasing Freestone Lite LMS. Professional education has traditionally been a market dominated by large associations, universities, and giant for-profit education companies, but not any longer. With the advent of mobile technology, new low-cost distribution options, and simple production requirements, the space is opening up for small providers now more than ever. Combine this with a growing demand for bite-sized, online educational new media (such as TED Talks) and you have perfect conditions for small providers to enter the space with minimal risk, and a potentially large reward.
Not only does professional education include personal development, but more industries are now creating mandatory continuing education rules and certifications that require "maintenance credits" than ever before. Most of these rules include online media in the options for earning CE credits.
To respond to this growing market, Peach New Media has released a simple do-it-yourself version of its powerful Learning Management System (LMS), Freestone™. Freestone Lite allows education providers to distribute any type of learning content (video, audio, slides, white papers, etc.), in their own branded learning center. The platform is available for no setup costs and as little as $195.00 per month for the first 100 registrations and 25 courses. "Anyone with content to sell can use this product, regardless of their technical knowledge or abilities," says Tom Kerwin, Freestone Lite Product Manager at Peach New Media.
The platform and its pricing model are designed specifically for providers that aim to generate revenue from selling their education content. Activity is measured by learner registrations, regardless of the amount of revenue or number of users browsing courses.
"The world of LMS's seems to be built for large corporations and internal training," says Johnson Cook, Co-Founder of Peach New Media. "Organizations that look to provide education as a business model usually found themselves building their own system, forcing together a corporate LMS, or partnering with a provider on a revenue share basis just to get content online to their audience. Now with Freestone Lite LMS, the ability to sell new media content is literally a few clicks away."
Natalie Mullen, Director of Marketing
Peach New Media
SOURCE Peach New Media, Inc.