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HR.com Invites Training Tech Guru Chris Sawwa to Explain the Changing World of eLearning Standards

HERNDON, VA — (Marketwired) — 04/15/13 — The training industry is no longer actively developing eLearning standards AICC and SCORM. New specifications, such as xAPI (also known as TinCan) and CMI-5, are taking center stage for HR professionals, software developers and instructional designers. How will these new standards affect your technology platforms and change the way you educate learners?

Chris Sawwa, director of eLearning for , a leading provider of learning management systems (LMS), will explain what these new specifications mean for employers, users and instructional designers during a one-hour, HR.com-hosted webinar beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT on April 15. Webinar attendees will learn:

Which new technologies and standards are advancing the development of eLearning

What xAPI and CMI-5 can and cannot do for your learning initiatives

When to adopt the new specifications as part of your training program

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“As e-learning industry standards constantly evolve, our industry must ensure that content is easily accessible by any user from anywhere in the world,” said Sawwa. “To enable learners to tap content of any kind, we have to continually scrutinize the leading eLearning standards.”

For nearly two decades, Meridian and Sawwa have contributed to the development of e-learning standards through the Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab (ADL), which, among other things, tests, evaluates and demonstrates the use of learning technologies. Sawwa-s participation and ideas have repeatedly helped the ADL in evaluating the industry-s latest LMS technology.

“Chris has helped the ADL advocate for the use of learning technologies and build the next generation of learning-delivery architecture,” said Vinay Nilakantan, vice president of product management and marketing. “His participation and ideas have repeatedly helped the ADL evaluate the industry-s latest LMS technology.”

Sawwa-s primary role at Meridian is guiding the future development of the company-s flagship software — Meridian Global LMS — as it relates to top e-learning standards. Sawwa is a software architect and standards guru able to clarify many of the ambiguities found with e-learning standards. His professional memberships include LETSI, IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. He holds a master-s degree in computer science from Warsaw Polytechnics, Warsaw, Poland.

Meridian Knowledge Solutions is the human-capital management company for customer loyalty, with a documented customer retention rate of 98 percent. Meridian provides integrated solutions for over 350 clients with 8.5 million active users including AutoZone, Bell Helicopter, CSX Corporation, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Panera Bread, Sunrise Senior Living, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and more than 80 federal, state and local governments. Meridian takes a unique approach to tailor every solution to exact client needs. Meridian asks the right questions, listens and molds its solution to fit its customers- unique requirements. Meridian offers SaaS, private cloud or on-premise deployments.

Meridian-s flagship product, the Meridian Global LMS, integrates advanced learning management, mobile learning, social learning, e-commerce, learning content management, performance management and workforce analytics into one fully integrated solution. Meridian also provides strategic professional services, mobile and e-learning courseware development and hosting services. Meridian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visionary Integration Professionals. To learn more, visit , or follow Meridian on Twitter @.

Bill Perry
Mobile: 614-975-7538
Email: bperry[at]meridianksi[dot]com

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