CLEARWATER, Fla., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio98, creator of Rethink Training, announces its new Pro Training add-on feature that allows organizations to establish themselves as experts and thought leaders by selling online training courses or course modules directly to the public.
When a company uses the Rethink Training learning management system (LMS) to develop a course or module, the new Pro Training feature allows for the creation of a Web-based library or catalog through which prospective course takers can review and purchase the training. Using the new feature, course creators write a description, insert a photo, choose a category and set the price for the course. Members of the public can then browse the collection of training options and purchase the course or module of their choice.
"Companies are constantly conducting research and discovering valuable information," said Rafferty Pendery, CEO of Rethink Training. "They dedicate money and time to these functions for the purpose of supporting the professional development and efficacy of their own employees. However, with Pro Training, they have the ability to publish that information in order to generate extra revenue as well as interest, trust and goodwill from prospects and customers."
For example, the tech support division of a software company could create a catalog of courses that clients can use for problem solving and for enhancing proficiency on the software. Additionally, companies such as continuing education companies, professional training companies and certification groups (including real estate, insurance, home inspection or multi-level marketing) will benefit from an easy-to-use platform that displays and delivers courses directly to members of the public.
Training is an important factor for company productivity, especially in today's increasingly dynamic business environment. Employees, and even job seekers, need to ramp up, expand or refine their skills quickly and effectively.
An established provider of online business solutions, Studio98 is dedicated to helping organizations operate more efficiently. The Rethink Training platform allows administrators to quickly build interactive courses that incorporate text, images and videos as well as multiple-choice and essay-based quizzes. Course administrators can update content in real time, ensuring that course takers always have access to the latest information. Other key features include the flexibility to customize training modules for specific job functions and the ability to design courses of any duration - from under an hour to multiple days.
Rethink Training was initially developed as a training solution for the company's own international staff. However, Pendery learned that many other CEOs were facing the same problem and he decided to make the system a Studio98 service.
"Online training has been a very fragmented arena, and other CEOs were telling me about the drawbacks they faced when seeking an online learning platform for employee training," explained Pendery. "Most prebuilt products were originally designed for schools where courses are delivered over a quarter or semester. That meant businesses had to change their training structure to match that of the platform when in reality employee training needs to be completed in a matter of hours or days. If a company opted to build a custom LMS, the initial development was expensive and the company had to devote time to updates and maintenance."
In contrast, Studio98 designed the Rethink Training system to be very easy to use so that customers can accomplish their objectives as quickly as possible. Even the payment processing for Pro Training is all done on one page, so a potential consumer doesn't have to be redirected to different pages for paying and enrolling.
Studio98 offers three different pricing plans, based on the number of active users and storage capacity, and custom pricing is available on request. The company also offers an enterprise edition for companies requiring higher limits. New accounts are eligible for a free 14-day trial. For more details on Rethink Training or to sign up for the free trial, visit http://www.RethinkTraining.com.
About Rethink Training
Rethink Training is a flexible and easy-to-use online training platform developed by Studio98 of Clearwater, Florida. Designed to meet the incremental training needs of businesses, this unique learning management system (LMS) allows companies to create and deliver customized interactive courses to every employee. A user-friendly interface makes it simple to build, update and maintain training and quizzes, while Web-hosted content ensures staff always has access to the most current information and materials. To learn more about Rethink Training, visit http://www.RethinkTraining.com.
Karla Jo Helms
JoTo Extreme PR