Innovative Internet-based Training

Many of our clients, in particular some of the Big Four audit firms, have asked us for solutions to the 'traditional' training problems. Managers in particular have requested a methodology that would not leave them stranded as proofreaders for their employees.

 

Personalised Business English Resources


We are proud that the Gnosis i-learning system is a direct response to clients’ needs and was crafted carefully with all company departments in mind.

Gnosis i-learning brings solutions to the seemingly unsolvable problems of traditional training by addressing every individual user's needs.

i-learning's wealth of business writing resources comprehensively accumulates in the participant’s computer and forms a knowledge bank, accessible by them even after they have completed their course.

Our system directly links to useful Internet resources for participants, thus encouraging them to relate to the outside world when learning. Giving participants all their resources in one comprehensive package stands in direct contrast with traditional training methods, where participants' materials usually end up on a shelf in their office collecting dust after course completion.

Most importantly, we have found an effective way of harnessing the rare talent of native English-speaking tutors enabling them to directly help more students.

 

The Evolution of the Gnosis i-learning Methodology


The beginnings of the Gnosis i-learning methodology were quite different to what we are witnessing now. In 2000, at the turn of the millennium, we introduced an innovative, at the time, training process. It relied mostly on e-mailing, with the participant and tutor corresponding, as well as exchanging marked and solved work, by e-mail. This also meant that special instructions had to be given for the organisation of documents on participants', tutors', and HR departments' desktops. It was an administratively complex process for everyone, especially for HR departments who had to ensure they coordinated their monitoring procedures with ours.

Despite the laboriousness of the process, this system proved to be much more effective than our traditional training courses.

Thanks to the input of a colleague with an excellent professional background in modern digital technology, our worries about the problems of the system were channelled into the creation of the software tool which would make tutors', students' and administrators' lives easier: the e-mailing system was translated into the technological standards of today.

In late 2005, after one year of skill and persistence from our team, we produced the Business and Commercial English Writing Skills (BCEWS) system – the prototype of what we now present to you as the Gnosis i-learning system.

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