trainingLearning content specialist Video Arts has enhanced its library of soft skills and behavioural e-learning resources with 49 new e-learning courses covering desktop IT skills.

The new courses enable organisations to cost effectively train employees at all levels in Microsoft Office desktop applications including Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project. Each course provides up to two hours of content in bite-sized chunks, with interactive exercises to retain interest and build understanding. Developed by e-learning specialist InterAction Training, the SCORM-compliant courses can be delivered on the Video Arts iLearn Learning Management System, which tracks all training undertaken and provides detailed management information and analytics.

“We’ve listened to our clients who say they don’t want a library of thousands of courses that they will never want, need or use, and as a result we’ve created a focused e-learning library with a manageable number of effective resources,” said Martin Addison, CEO of Video Arts. “The new desktop IT skills courses provide engaging, practical and memorable learning. They complement our existing offering and enhance our portfolio.”

Video Arts currently provides 55 soft skills and behavioural e-learning courses, on subjects such as leadership, communications, customer service, appraisals and time management. 20 of these courses have been accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, as recognised study tools for its management qualifications. A new series of 26 ‘responsive design’ e-learning courses, which adapt to suit the optimal display settings for any tablet, smartphone or laptop, are also in development, in partnership with e-learning provider Netex.

The Video Arts portfolio also includes a digital library of 150 training films and 25 mobile learning courses. The company also provides bespoke video, e-learning and mobile-learning solutions.

“Clients can pick and choose from our best-of-breed learning content to create a tailored and hassle-free solution for their learners, that’s accessible anytime and anywhere,” said Martin Addison.