Learning content provider Video Arts and global e-learning provider MindLeaders ThirdForce have joined forces to offer a comprehensive online library of training videos, e-learning and mobile learning resources that can be accessed with a single sign-on.
The Video Arts portfolio, which includes a digital library of 2,700 corporate video clips, 57 behavioural e-learning courses and 20 m-learning programmes for BlackBerry and Apple (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) devices, will combine with MindLeaders ThirdForce’s award winning portfolio of 3,000 business, leadership, soft skills and IT e-learning courses - excluding the compliance portfolios for the care and hospitality sectors that sit outside of this arrangement.
Martin Addison, CEO of Video Arts, said: “By combining our two complementary portfolios, we’ll each be able to offer our clients a broader choice of resources. With this completely integrated package, we can provide a one-stop learning solution that saves clients the hassle of dealing with different specialist providers for different types of training content. Clients can also offer their employees a single portal for all of their e-learning. MindLeaders ThirdForce is an internationally-recognised provider with over 25 years of experience. Their courses fit perfectly with our core proposition to provide engaging learning that lasts longer. Now we’re even better placed to provide relevant, enjoyable and effective learning for our clients anywhere and anytime.”
Janet Garcia, Director of EMEA and APAC at MindLeaders ThirdForce, said: “The addition of the e-learning and m-learning courses from Video Arts, and their digital library of clips, has enhanced our soft skills arena. We’ve always admired their video-led content and their ability to create memorable learning. Now, with a single sign-on, customers will be able to access all of their resources and ours. This means we both have a wider portfolio with which to drive greater value for our long standing partners and new customers, as we are even better placed to service the training needs of the L&D community with the best video, e-learning and m-learning resources available.”
The new arrangement currently applies in the UK and Ireland with a view to extend the reciprocal partnership to cover key markets such as South Africa and the United States in the near future.
Background notes: Video Arts is the world’s leading provider of corporate video content. It was founded in 1972 by John Cleese and Sir Antony Jay, who wrote the ‘Yes, Minister’ TV series. Part of the Tinopolis group, Video Arts has won over 200 awards for its learning content.
MindLeaders ThirdForce was founded in 1981. 17 million learners have used its e-learning courses in organisations in more than 30 countries, in the commercial, care, hospitality, government and education sectors. The company has offices in the UK, the US, Ireland and Australia.