Virtual tutors join the army

first_imgNew staff at British Army’s Land Command are being assigned an onlinevirtual tutor to help with IT training. Users can interact with a humaninstructor in live sessions accessed via an intranet connection and a standardbrowser. The training, for both basic and tailored IT applications, is aimed at LandCommand staff based in remote locations and unable to attend classroom sessionsduring the induction period. The £250,000 project is being delivered by the solutions and trainingdivisions of Parity. The company is providing the content, LMS andimplementation. Heather Moore, managing director at Parity solutions division, said:”The focus on the project is on user experience. Our investigations forthis particular project revealed that users did not interact well with basic,text-based computer-based training (CBT). “With our training division, we created virtual tutors to give thelearning process personality and provide a more interactive environment. Thisis a resource they can go back to and use to refresh their skills – something aclassroom environment alone cannot easily provide.” Lt Col Barry Keegan, ICS programme manager at HQ Land Command, said:”Our people are distributed across the country and all over the globe. ITtraining may not be our top priority, but it is still important our users areable to interact with our IT systems.” The on-line tutor is scheduled to go live this summer. Related posts:No related photos. Virtual tutors join the armyOn 1 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Serie A approves creation of TV rights media company

first_imgTopics : The allocation of TV rights for 2018-21 disappointed Serie A as there was little change in the final amount from the previous period at a time when the value of TV rights for other major European leagues soared. The 2018-21 rights were awarded before Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus in the summer of 2018.Italian media report the league has received two offers to join the new media company, with one group — backed by funds CVC, Advent and FSI — reportedly offering 1.5 billion euros for a 10 percent stake. The clubs will have to vote again before outside investors can be formally invited by the league, but the windfall would be significant for teams that have suffered financially during the coronavirus crisis.  Serie A clubs on Wednesday approved the creation of a media firm charged with handling the league’s TV rights, the first step towards a potential opening to private investment into the football league.The decision to create the new company was unanimously approved by the 20 sides currently in Italy’s top flight during an assembly held in Milan, with the main aim to increase revenues from TV rights.Currently Serie A generates 973 million euros (1.1 billion euros) each year from domestic broadcasters and 371 million euros from foreign broadcasters.last_img read more