SOURCE: Qube Learning

October 05, 2007 17:58 ET

San Francisco Unified School District Uses Online Learning for ADA Compliance Training From Qube Learning

SFUSD Delivers ADA Compliance Training With Innovative Online Learning Games and Content

LARKSPUR, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 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 San Francisco Unified School District to provide their faculty and staff on ADA Compliance training.

One of California's largest school districts, San Francisco Unified, needed a way to train their Principals and Site Managers in ADA policies, procedures, and best practices. It was imperative to quickly train Principals and Site Managers, without taking them away from their students and their school sites to attend a meeting "downtown." SFUSD also wanted to enhance their online training curricula with effective interactive game-based learning modules to bring faculty training to a higher level of effectiveness. Their insurance broker, Arthur J Gallagher & Co., sponsored the development and deployment of the Qube Learning System to help the district with its compliance needs.

The Qube Learning System 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 users 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 10 x improvement in long-term retention rates.

Andrew Kimball, CEO, a leading authority in organizational learning and human performance technology said, "This is the third key training initiative in which Qube has partnered with SFUSD and Arthur J Gallagher & Co. This is a great example of how three communities -- business, education, and technology, can partner to solve critical learning challenges faced by the educational system."

About Qube Learning (www.qube.com)

Founded in 1996, QBInternational which also does business as Qube Learning www.qube.com helps Schools, Government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies 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, Challenge Arena to increase learner motivation and engagement and Learning Dashboards to measure individual, team and organizational knowledge.

About Arthur J Gallagher & Co.

The world's fourth largest insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, Arthur J Gallagher & Co. provides a full range of property/casualty and employee benefits products and services to clients of all sizes. Web site: www.ajg.com

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