ESI International Project Management Course Materials to Go Fully Digital
New initiative to address digital learning trends, reduce carbon footprint and offer options on accessing course materials.
LONDON, UK – January 13, 2014 ESI International, the world’s leading project management
training company, today announced that it will begin offering digital course materials for all
classroom training with a phased approach starting from January 20, 2014. Through the use of
digital formats instead of hard copy course materials, ESI will be able to provide flexibility
and options on how course content is delivered and accessed by course participants. The
digital publishing initiative is aligned with addressing the growing demand for digital learning
content from ESI customers and course participants globally, and meeting ESI’s green
initiatives in minimising environmental impact.
According to Gartner, worldwide PC, tablet and mobile phone combined shipments are
expected to reach 2.9 billion units by 2017. The proliferation of lower-priced tablets and their
growing capability is accelerating the shift from PCs to tablets.
Instead of bringing bulky course binders to the classroom, course participants can download
digital course materials onto their laptops or tablets for reference during class, and access
these materials offline prior to the commencement of each programme. All digital course
materials have been carefully designed to enhance the learning experience with the following
- Ability to view the materials on any personal device including laptops and tablets
- Anytime, anywhere access to course material before, during and after class
- Easy-to-navigate, interactive PDF files
- Customisable tools and templates
- Fully searchable text function to aid learning
- Ability to add electronic notes and highlights
“Prior to the official roll-out of our digital course materials, we conducted a series of pilot
tests with course participants to gather feedback regarding the use of the digital materials.
Nearly 70 per cent of the respondents rated 8 through 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 for ease of use,
and more than half preferred digital content to hard copy materials,” said Alan Garvey, Managing Director for EMEA, ESI International. “This initiative not only addresses the
prevailing trend of digital learning by meeting the needs of today’s technology savvy
professionals, but it also supports a blended learning environment that is instrumental in
improving learning transfer to the workplace.”
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About ESI International
ESI International is a global project-focused training company helping people around the world
improve the way they manage projects, contracts, requirements and vendors through innovative
training in project management, business analysis and contract management. In addition to ESI’s more
than 100 courses delivered in more than a dozen languages at hundreds of locations worldwide, ESI
offers several certificate programmes through our educational partner, The George Washington
University in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1981, ESI’s worldwide headquarters are in Arlington, Va.,
USA. To date, ESI’s programmes have benefited more than 1.35 million professionals worldwide. For
more information visit www.esi-intl.co.uk.