Out with the Old, in with the New!

Happy New Year! I hope last year was as productive for you as it was for us.  In 2010, we introduced four new curricula (IEEE WCET, Spectrum Management, OSS/BSS, Manufacturing Optimization, Human Resources) and enhanced nearly all of our existing curricula, making our 400+ course curriculum one of the largest, most up-to-date around. And, oh, we published three dozen research reports on the state-of-the-art of telecom as well as started a new service, expert support for telecom patent litigation.  We also added several regional websites to make our programs more accessible to non-Anglophones, e.g., the Chinese website.

We launched a new e-learning curriculum, NowWeb™, with a dozen courses on 4G and NextGen technologies, while also expanding the repertoire of courses that can be taught in our virtual classroom (WebLive™). Importantly, in anticipation of the LTE ramp-up, we created nearly a dozen new LTE courses, making our LTE curriculum among the broadest and the deepest.

For those who like learning face-to-face, we added instructors in every region of the world, placing a highly qualified instructor on any subject within a few hours air hop of any corporate office anywhere.  For those who prefer virtual classes, we expanded the WebLive™ program to encompass more courses and more instructors. If you’re not familiar with WebLive™,  it’s our state-of-the-art virtual classroom that enables live, customized classes taught by real human beings in real-time with two-way audio and video interactivity. It’s the next best thing to being there.

What has not changed is that we continue to employ instructors who possess at least 15 years of subject matter expertise and rotate continually between consulting and teaching, adding real-world depth to their instruction and superior communications skills to their consulting assignments.  We also make sure our guys and gals are among the top 15% in their field. That, combined with our competitive prices,  translates into a quality/value ratio that would be hard to match elsewhere.

Enough bragging.  We have several new programs planned for 2011, and I will tell you about them as the year unwinds. You can keep up with the upcoming new programs by sneaking a peak now and then at the What’s New feature on our home page. You can catch up with all that was added last year by clicking on the What’s New page. For even zippier updates, you can sign up for our newsletter, RSS Feeds, or Twitter tweats.

Before I sign off, I’d like to invite you to write to me about areas that you see as underserved in the market. Many of the courses added in 2010 owe their existence to the ideas contributed by our customers. Thank you, and “see you in class” in 2011!