Video Arts set to make digital interactive training available with the latest high-speed technology

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 1 February 2000

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(2000), "Video Arts set to make digital interactive training available with the latest high-speed technology", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 32 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ict.2000.03732aab.009

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Video Arts set to make digital interactive training available with the latest high-speed technology

Video Arts set to make digital interactive training available with the latest high-speed technology

Keywords: Computer training, Computer-based training, Teletex, Telecommunications

Leading training providers, Video Arts, are making their Interactive Range more easily available to consumers via the latest technology from British Telecom (BT). The revolutionary "interactive content service" means users will have access to a completely new way of training over the high-speed digital connection, known as ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line), currently on trial in the UK.

Initially, the eight products in the Interactive Range from Video Arts will be available to users over ADSL. This means that these training solutions will be as quick and easily accessible as changing TV channels or flicking through a magazine. Data will be carried at a rate of between ten and 40 times the speed of a conventional modem.

The Video Arts Interactive self-learning series, currently available on CD-ROM, addresses the fundamental day-to-day skills for improving performance in the workplace. Using a programme of audio and video clips, the series is designed to be used time and time again without losing the user's interest. The format allows each individual to work through a course at a time and place convenient to them, and enables the manager to monitor and evaluate progress at the same time.

The series includes "The Dreaded Appraisal" (featuring John Cleese) and "On the Receiving End" (training for call centre staff), as well as programmes covering interview techniques, report writing and dealing with customer complaints.

For information on the Interactive series, contact Video Arts at Dumbarton House, 68 Oxford Street, London W1N OLH. Freephone 0845 601 2531, or visit http://www.videoarts.co.uk