New Initiative Into Cloud Based Learning as Industry Reports Businesses’ Indifference

By Redtray, PRNE
Sunday, July 3, 2011

LONDON, July 4, 2011 -


There is a gulf between the benefits that virtual learning can
provide and UK businesses actually adopting these technologies,
claims the blended learning provider, REDTRAY. Having seen the 100%
satisfaction levels that its virtual classroom technology,
CloudRooms, has received from over 350 users, the organisation
wants to find out what the barriers to adoption are.

The company is launching new research examining attitudes
towards virtual classroom technology. It will canvas UK businesses
to gauge their understanding of how staff can be trained in a
virtual environment, their awareness of it as an training option
 and why we have been slow to respond it as an

‘Learning in virtual classrooms is a relatively new concept. It
uses cloud technology to bring live instructor-led training
directly to people’s computers. We all use similar technology for
online meetings or conference calls, but organisations have been
slow to use the virtual environment for training. We want to know
what the problem is’, explains Bob Woodland, CEO of

The results of the study will be shared with companies
nationwide in the next month, to help build the business case for
revolutionising training and addressing skills shortages in the UK.
According to recent CIPD report, 75% of employers are experiencing
problems linked directly to skills shortages.

Only 13% of all training delivery in organisations is done
virtually, says a recent industry report*, although learning in
virtual classroom has a number of advantages that could address the
UK skills gap.

‘What this technology offers is a way of keeping staff trained
without worrying about their location or out of office time. It has
no travel time or costs, offers flexibility of access, it has an
actual trainer there to answer questions instantly, and people
learn by doing practical exercises. These are real benefits to any
organisation’, says Woodland.

He adds, ‘We want to enable UK organisations to embrace the
future so we can drive the world-wide economic recovery with highly
skilled, high performing staff.’


REDTRAY designs, delivers and deploys learning solutions for
enterprise organisations. We deliver bespoke training and
certification-led courses in the classroom, online or through
e-learning to such clients as NHS, Royal Mail Group,
ITV and Heathrow Express. Our solutions are managed
by ALTO, our LMS, and our managed training services. REDTRAY is the
winner of Gold E-Learning and IT Training Awards and has been
recognised in the Deloitte Fast 50 and the HR Excellence

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CloudRoomsspecialises in live online learning. Using the
internet, we connect learners with expert instructors via our
virtual classroom. By delivering training online, we enable our
clients to reduce their training spend by removing the associated
travel and accommodation costs. CloudRooms will feature in the
keynote address at the forthcoming Microsoft World Partner
Conference in Los Angeles on 14 July 2011: href="">

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