According to TIS’s Geetha Krishnan: "The blog aims to use the power of the internet to engage our markets, customers and the larger e-learning community around the world by articulating our views, our challenges and innovative thinking around e-learning, instructional design, and technology enablers - such as blogs and wikis - in an informal way. We want to create an open dialogue, build trust, showcase our strengths and provide the ‘world outside’ with a window to our world."
As corporate learning develops from being ‘linear’ to ‘multi-threaded’ with internet and knowledge management, learners now expect to learn through navigating through a web of meaning, not just causal chains of information. Moreover, in TIS’s view, learning is increasingly being seen as a continuous resource, available as and when required.
Alan Samuel, head of TIS in the UK, commented: “As learners take responsibility for arranging their own learning opportunities and as learning becomes more interactive, so such things as email, discussion forums, chat, wikis, podcasts and blogs will come to form a significant part of the e-learning offering."
Recent discussion themes on the TIS blog include online games and simulations, along with ‘performance consulting’ within learning design.
About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning, with more than 15 years of experience in designing and developing innovative and cutting-edge e-learning solutions. TIS
is a part of the $18 billion Tata Group – one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India.
TIS employs a global team of over 900 multi-disciplinary specialists – a unique mix of project managers, software engineers, instructional designers, content developers, visual designers and animators. Its service bouquet includes Simulations, Systems Training, New Hire Training, Business Processes and Skills Training, Regulatory and Compliance Training, Sales and Customer Service Training, Adaptive Assessments, Story-based Learning Objects, M-Learning and EPSS. Powered by creative talent, sound processes and technological excellence, TIS has developed e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients – including 50 Fortune 500 companies – across the US, the UK, Australia, Mainland Europe, Japan, UAE and India. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as American Airlines, British Airways, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, McGraw-Hill, ntl, Orange, Pearson Education, Qantas, Qwest, Royal Mail, Swiss Re, UNICEF, University of Phoenix, University of Maryland and Vodafone.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver - Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX 2005 Award of Excellence, BETT 2004 Best Product Award, and 2 Business World–NID Design Excellence awards.
About the Tata Group
The Tata Group, established in 1904 by the great visionary Jamsetji Tata, is one of India’s largest and most trusted business houses. The group pioneered the industrial revolution in India by founding the first steel plant, power plant and chain of luxury hotels, to name a few.
The Group employs more than 220,000 people in 93 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of $18 billion per year – 2.9 % of India’s total GDP – it is recognized as a leader in several industry segments such as such as steel, power, software exports and chemicals. It is also the parent company to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Asia’s largest software producer.
Further information from:
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, 020 7905 0156