SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

May 15, 2013 08:03 ET

GlobalEnglish Launches RPM™, a Revolutionary New Approach to Business English Learning to Incentivize Skill Development and Accelerate Skills Proficiency in the Workplace

Leading Business English Development Provider Encourages Faster Time to Competency and Increased Workplace Performance by Incorporating Gamification Techniques and Behavioral Science Principles Into Its Product Suite

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) -  GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.GlobalEnglish.com) announced today the release of its new underlying approach to Business English development and support: Rewards, Progress and Measurement (RPM) -- the only Business English learning experience that incorporates behavioral science and gamification techniques to drive engagement and motivation, and spur measureable performance gains in the workplace.

"For GlobalEnglish subscribers, RPM takes the marathon of learning Business English and breaks it up into a series of motivating, engaging sprints," said Tom Kahl, GlobalEnglish President. "Use of gamification techniques promotes increased product adoption and usage, easier and more relevant data tracking, and helps our clients achieve business goals more quickly and efficiently."

Available immediately for existing GlobalEnglish customers, RPM embeds key gamification elements such as points, badges and a newsfeed, into the learning environment. These features allow subscribers to feel success immediately, even after completing small achievements -- for both linguistic skills progress and global business competencies. Subscribers are able to better track their performance by clearly working toward specific and meaningful goals, and can share their progress in a fun and rewarding way.

RPM also features a new Report Center that provides program owners with insights into subscriber usage, activities and progress. New admin features include the ability to easily message subscribers directly from the Report Center, access real-time data and reports, and evaluate their results with data points related to industry standards and company goals. Rich, easy-to-modify graphics are presented in both dashboard and detailed formats that capture only the most relevant data.

Recent research by Gartner indicates that 70 percent of Global 2000 businesses will be managing at least one gamified application or system by 2014. GlobalEnglish is the first and only provider of Business English development solutions for global companies to incorporate these techniques into its platform.

GlobalEnglish Honored with CODiE Award
GlobalEnglish was recently recognized as the Best Corporate/Workforce Development Solution at the 28th Annual Software & Information Industry Associations (SIIA) Education CODiE Awards. The only peer-reviewed honor in the industry, the CODiE Awards recognized GlobalEnglish for providing a comprehensive suite of SaaS applications, including solutions for mobile productivity, on-the-job support, expert guidance, formal and informal learning and the ability to evaluate and measure usage and proficiency improvements in real-time across the enterprise. These solutions work together to elevate employees' Business English proficiency and boost employee productivity and performance across the organization.

About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish offers Business English solutions designed to improve the communication and collaboration that drive high performance in a global economy. Without Business English proficiency, global teams are unable to operate successfully across borders, and efficiency and profitability suffer.

GlobalEnglish offers an on-demand suite of Business English solutions specifically designed to produce immediate productivity and performance gains. In blending the latest technology innovations with research on how adults effectively acquire language, GlobalEnglish provides a comprehensive solution: formal and informal Business English learning, instant on-the-job support for business tasks in English, enterprise collaboration, mobile productivity, adaptive Business English assessments and the ability to measure usage and proficiency improvements across the company. GlobalEnglish experts located throughout the world help companies maximize the value of their investment through custom analysis and recommendations, coordinated program deployment and ongoing support in 15 languages. Headquartered in Brisbane, California, GlobalEnglish has partnered with more than 500 of the world's leading corporations and enterprises, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble and Unisys.

GlobalEnglish is owned by Pearson, the world's leading learning company. Learn more at www.GlobalEnglish.com.

About Pearson
Pearson is the world's leading learning company. Our education business combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and online support. We are also part of the wider Pearson family, which includes Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and the Financial Times.

We provide education and assessment services in more than 70 countries. Our courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi-lingual packages, helping people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. Our products are changing education practice worldwide.

At Pearson, we take learning personally. Every day our work helps learning flourish, and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

For more information, visit www.Pearson.com.