SOURCE: Eedo Knowledgeware

October 22, 2007 14:27 ET

Senior Learning Professionals Share Best Practices, Strengthen Knowledge Programs at Eedo User Conference

Aligning Learning to Business Strategy, Boosting Productivity and Leveraging Informal Learning Were Recurring Themes During Two-Day Conference

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - For two days, learning and knowledge professionals from around the world discussed a range of topics from high-level strategy issues to the more tactical product training at Enlightened Path, Eedo Knowledgeware's 2nd annual user conference, which concluded last Thursday in Montreal, Canada.

Jim Lundy of the Gartner Group kick-started the conference with a thought-provoking presentation on future trends that included discussions about virtual environments and informal learning. Other common themes included blended learning and reuse and repurposing of content.

BB&T offered ForceTen™ (Eedo's learning content management system, LCMS) best practices and content development tips, MetLife shared how they use ForceTen as a learning content repository and portal, and Apria illustrated how to develop content for a diversified workforce. These, along with product demonstrations including in-depth training on the new features found in ForceTen 5.0, were just some of the sessions attended by the 100 participants.

"The Eedo user's conference provides us with a wonderful opportunity to see and hear what our peers are doing with the products. In addition, we are able to share the benefits of our experience with other users," said Keith Currie, Senior e-Learning Developer, BB&T. "In particular, I enjoyed meeting the members of our Eedo user group family and discussing other LMS- and LCMS-related issues. Those types of sideline conversations are an invaluable part of the Eedo user conference experience."

Enlightened Path was designed for learning and training professionals to strengthen their networks, share best practices and improve how they create, capture, manage, and transfer knowledge across their organizations. The conference included case studies, panel discussions and product demonstrations. Attendees represented a cross section of industries including aerospace, commercial aviation, public sector, pharmaceutical, financial services, high technology and healthcare.

"This was a great opportunity for the Eedo team to learn from our customers and for them to learn from us and from each other," said John Hudson, President and CEO at Eedo. "It's all about the content and how to capture and transfer knowledge to increase productivity and meet business objectives. That's why we're here."

Next year's user conference is scheduled for May 2008, in San Francisco. Visit http://www.eedo.com.

About Eedo Knowledgeware

Eedo Knowledgeware is a leading provider of learning and knowledge systems to drive productivity and efficiency. Eedo offers a set of powerful, adaptable and easy-to-use tools for business people and learning experts, addressing practical knowledge management requirements including: learning content management, dynamic delivery, rapid authoring, assessment, knowledge sharing, performance support and indexing and search. Eedo's award-winning products are utilized in a broad range of industries and enterprises such as The Boeing Company, MetLife, Department of Work and Pensions, Internal Revenue Service, Agilent, Pfizer and Lufthansa. Eedo is privately held, with offices in the U.S.A., Canada, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. www.eedo.com

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