Quasar online videos act as performance support tools

From: Quasar
Published: Fri Oct 14 2011

Those attending Quasar’s instructor-led IT training courses now also have free access to performance support via the range of Quasar Anytime online videos.

Quasar’s managing director, Michael Shane, explained: "Even in today’s increasingly technology-influenced society, there are many people who prefer to learn in a traditional way: in a group, led by an instructor, for example. This applies just as much to learning IT skills as it does to learning anything else.

"However, while people may prefer to go on an instructor-led training course, they may also fear that they’ll forget some of the course content once they’re back at their desks.

"So, we give everyone who goes on a Quasar IT training course free access for 26 days to the relevant part of the Quasar Anytime portfolio of online videos," he added.

"These online videos then act as a handy, accessible electronic performance support tool – to either prompt the learners about anything they’ve forgotten from the training course or help them further develop their knowledge and skills of the relevant Microsoft Office products.

"This means that they have readily-available online video back-up to reinforce and enhance their memory from the IT training course," he said. "And, if they want to continue to have access to these online video materials after 26 days, they can buy access to them and all of the other courses for that subject for a full year for just £49.95 per course."

Shane’s company has developed the Quasar ‘Anytime’ range of online video learning materials providing practical, on-going advice and guidance for those using Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010. Users are found in a wide range of sectors – including the Football Association, the Royal Northern College of Music and a well-known firm of High Street retailers.

"The workplace is becoming increasingly demanding and competitive," Shane continued. "After years of using IT in a ’general’ sense, many people are now waking up to the reality that you need to be able to use all of the software you have and - more importantly - use it well.

"You need to be just as good a user of Excel and PowerPoint as you are at Word or Outlook. The scary thing is that we all think we’re good users already - but the reality is that you’re probably using just 20% of the software.

"Some people will say, ‘that’s all I need to know’ but, for those who really want to do well, think what you could achieve if you tapped into that unknown 80%. They’re experts at what they know – but they could benefit enormously form the bits they don’t know!

"A Quasar course – backed up by access to the Quasar Anytime online videos - provides the training you want and the back-up you need when you’re back at work," he said.

Covering Microsoft Office 2010, Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2007, Quasar’s Anytime online videos are intended for people wanting to gain the maximum benefit in terms of efficiency and effectiveness following an upgrade of the Microsoft Office suite of programs.

Anytime uses hundreds of short videos that have been specially designed to maintain the important balance of the audio, visual and kinaesthetic elements which are necessary in any successful learning process. One of the system’s benefits is that users can watch, pause, rewind and replay the videos as many times as they like on a PC, laptop, smartphone or mobile device – as long as there is an internet connection.


About Quasar

Quasar is a training company that specialises in delivering end user IT training, along with customer services training. Early in 2011, it launched Anytime: a wide range of online videos delivering e-learning on the Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 suites of products to businesses and individuals.

Further information:
Linda Shane, Quasar, 08458 626265; linda.shane@quasar.co.uk

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