Invites Training Tech Guru Chris Sawwa to Explain the Changing World of eLearning Standards Invites Training Tech Guru Chris Sawwa to Explain the Changing World of 
eLearning Standards 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 --  The training industry is
no longer actively developing eLearning standards AICC and SCORM. New
specifications, such as xAPI (also known as TinCan) and CMI-5, are
taking center stage for HR professionals, software developers and
instructional designers. How will these new standards affect your
technology platforms and change the way you educate learners? 
Chris Sawwa, director of eLearning for Meridian Knowledge Solutions,
a leading provider of learning management systems (LMS), will explain
what these new specifications mean for employers, users and
instructional designers during a one-hour, webinar
beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT on April 15. Webinar attendees will learn: 

--  Which new technologies and standards are advancing the development of
--  What xAPI and CMI-5 can and cannot do for your learning initiatives
--  When to adopt the new specifications as part of your training program

Register here to view the event. 
"As e-learning industry standards constantly evolve, our industry
must ensure that content is easily accessible by any user from
anywhere in the world," said Sawwa. "To enable learners to tap
content of any kind, we have to continually scrutinize the leading
eLearning standards." 
For nearly two decades, Meridian and Sawwa have contributed to the
development of e-learning standards through the Advanced Distributed
Learning Co-Lab (ADL), which, among other things, tests, evaluates
and demonstrates the use of learning technologies. Sawwa's
participation and ideas have repeatedly helped the ADL in evaluating
the industry's latest LMS technology.  
"Chris has helped the ADL advocate for the use of learning
technologies and build the next generation of learning-delivery
architecture," said Vinay Nilakantan, vice president of product
management and marketing. "His participation and ideas have
repeatedly helped the ADL evaluate the industry's latest LMS
Sawwa's primary role at Meridian is guiding the future development of
the company's flagship software -- Meridian Global LMS -- as it
relates to top e-learning standards. Sawwa is a software architect 
and standards guru able to clarify many of the ambiguities found with
e-learning standards. His professional memberships include LETSI,
IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. He holds a master's degree in
computer science from Warsaw Polytechnics, Warsaw, Poland. 
About Meridian
 Meridian Knowledge Solutions is the #1-rated
human-capital management company for customer loyalty, with a
documented customer retention rate of 98 percent. Meridian provides
integrated solutions for over 350 clients with 8.5 million active
users including AutoZone, Bell Helicopter, CSX Corporation, J.B. Hunt
Transport Services, Inc., Panera Bread, Sunrise Senior Living, U.S.
Air Force, U.S. Navy, and more than 80 federal, state and local
governments. Meridian takes a unique approach to tailor every
solution to exact client needs. Meridian asks the right questions,
listens and molds its solution to fit its customers' unique
requirements. Meridian offers SaaS, private cloud or on-premise
Meridian's flagship product, the Meridian Global LMS, integrates
advanced learning management, mobile learning, social learning,
e-commerce, learning content management, performance management and
workforce analytics into one fully integrated solution. Meridian also
provides strategic professional services, mobile and e-learning
courseware development and hosting services. Meridian is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Visionary Integration Professionals. To learn
more, visit, or follow Meridian on Twitter
Bill Perry
Mobile: 614-975-7538
Email: bperry[at]meridianksi[dot]com 
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