Russians given access to e-learning advances

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Russians given access to e-learning advancesOn 2 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Russian employees and the country’s unemployed are to be given access toonline learning following a deal between learning technology providerClick2learn and the Russian system integration specialists CSS. The two companies will work with global corporations based in Russia,progressive Russian companies and government agencies in the country to providetraining for those out of work. Ruben Agababyan, general manager at CSS, said, “The Russian market fore-learning is huge and virtually untapped. During 70 years of communism,Western business strategies and practices, which are now widely accepted, didnot apply to the Soviet way of doing business. “We have now entered a new era in which we can take advantage ofcutting edge technologies that have evolved in Western Europe and the US. WithClick2learn on board, we have been able to leapfrog previous trainingtechnologies to provide Russian-based companies with a sophisticated andmarket-leading e-learning solution.” While senior management in the multinational companies speak English andhave been able to use e-learning courses developed in the West, the vastproportion of Russian employees do not speak English and have not had access toe-learning. CSS has localised content and translated courses to widen access. Agababyansaid that, in addition, CSS intended to be a full solution provider offeringinstallation, consultancy and development services. Stephen Bennett, Click2learn’s vice-president for Europe, said, “Thereason we have extended to Russia is because, as a nation, it is incrediblyhungry to learn. “Since the fall of communism much of the education and furthereducation infrastructure has crumbled and people are desperate to get theirhands on anything that can improve their capability to find employment. “Russia is such a huge country that technology can play a veryimportant role. Virtual classrooms, e-learning, the whole blended learningexperience is the most cost effective way of providing that education.” www.click2learn.comBy Lisa Bratby Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more