SOURCE: Qube Learning

October 03, 2007 14:37 ET

Game On! At The Paragon Group

Paragon Group Enhances Financial Institution Training With Innovative Online Learning Games and Challenge Arena

LARKSPUR, CA--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - Qube Learning, developer of the first online customizable, game-based training system in the world, today announced the selection of their Qube Learning System by The Paragon Group.

Paragon helps financial institutions evaluate, prioritize and develop their assets to meet the challenges of the future. Their focus is on the fusion of an organization's human resources and emerging technologies. The Paragon Consulting Group has recently adopted Qube's online learning games and rich media content development tools to complement their offerings to their client base.

The Qube includes an online authoring platform for rapidly customizing more than 30 instructionally-proven game templates that can be deployed for any number of learners, anywhere in the world, immediately, with any platform (e.g. PC, Mac, Unix, Linux). QGame players compete in a fun, engaging Challenge Arena on their own time, at their own speed, increasing adoption rates and reducing the number of learners who "opt out." Managers and senior officers can monitor the success of each learning initiative with the QDashboard learner analytics engine which provides 7x more reliable, valid measurement of knowledge transfer than traditional learning management system or paper post-tests.

Recently selected by the Gartner Group as one of the "8 Cool Vendors" in the High Performance Workplace market, the Qube Learning System incorporates the latest research in instructional design to offer an entirely new way to engage, motivate and educate a workforce by instantly transforming passive training media (e.g. Webinars, URLs, Video, Audio, Flash, PDF, Word, PowerPoint, even 3-Ring Binders) into interactive, game-based learning modules with up to 10x improvement in long-term retention rates.

"The Qube is a great way to provide interactive and fun training. The games provide a strong motivation to learn the materials and continue to increase knowledge," said James L. This, President, The Paragon Consulting Group.

Andrew Kimball, CEO of Qube Learning, and a leading authority in organizational development and human performance technology, said, "This is a great example of how online games can be used to significantly increase learner retention and motivation at a fraction of the traditional cost of developing custom simulations or experiential learning."

About Qube Learning (www.qube.com)

Founded in 1996, Qube Learning helps Fortune 500 companies, Schools, and Government agencies reduce the cost and increase the fun and effectiveness of online training. Their innovative Qube Learning System is a hosted platform for customizing QBooks for information delivery, QGames to engrave knowledge in the learner's brain, a competitive Challenge Arena to increase learner motivation and engagement and Learning Dashboards to measure individual, team and organizational knowledge.

About The Paragon Group

The Paragon Group has been providing training for financial institutions, governmental, corporate, and non-profit organizations since 1995. The addition of the Qube Learning System allows The Paragon Consulting Group to enlarge their menu of learning options to a new level. Website: www.theparagongroup.com

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