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Company to Highlight the Release with an eBook Giveaway and Virtual Book Club Discussion on LinkedIn

ATLANTA, Georgia — August  17, 2010 — Virtual Labs may sound futuristic, but it is one of the most innovative classroom implementations happening right now in higher education. That’s why NIIT, a global leader in education and talent development, announced that they have released a new eBook to assist higher education institutions looking to overcome the challenges of increased enrollment, attrition, and changing learner preferences.  To celebrate the release, NIIT Enterprise Learning Solutions (ELS) Business will be giving away free copies of the eBook to those who join their Virtual Book Club and LinkedIn Group before September 21, 2010.
 
The eBook, Transforming Higher Education - Innovative Insights on Building Enrollment, Increasing Retention and Impacting Student Success, is an insightful assembly of white papers by notable industry thought leaders that highlights practical innovations that higher education leaders can use to immediately and positively impact their institution’s education practices, from enrollment and administration to labs, simulations, tutoring and use of web 2.0/3.0.  eBook co-Author, and Vice President of the Higher Education Vertical at NIIT, Venkat Srinivasan will be on hand to lead discussions on the NIIT ELS Business Virtual Book Club on September 21, 2010.

“Today’s economic climate coupled with the accelerated pace of change is placing more pressure on academic  institutions than ever before,“ said Srinivasan.  “Keeping pace with learning trends and technology is paramount. NIIT’s Transforming Higher Education eBook provides many insights and practices based on our own experiences as a learning institution. The eBook highlights practical examples of success – and even some failures – so that learning leaders can better transform the classroom to meet the needs of today’s students.”
 
Other contributing eBook authors are Ameet Bhattacharya, Director of Virtual Labs Technology, Kimberley Kelly, Director of Marketing, NIIT ELS Business and Anuradha Boxwala, Vice President of Marketing, NIIT’s Information Technology Solutions (ILS) Business.  Srinivasan will also host a free webinar on the topic at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, September 8, 2010.

About NIIT Enterprise Learning Solutions Business (ELS)
NIIT's Learning Solutions Business for Enterprises delivers innovative strategies that help clients accelerate business impact. NIIT Managed Training Services are a suite of best-in-class training processes that enable customers to reduce costs, sharpen their business focus, and drive quantifiable results. Our Managed Training Services deliver more relevant training to organizations, bring proven best practices into business processes, and redirect surplus training capital into core business functions. Known worldwide as a leader in learning outstourcing, with presence in more than 44 countries, NIIT’s Learning Solutions Business for Enterprise offers products and services including curriculum design and custom content development, learning administration and operations, learning delivery and management, learning  technology development and administration, learning management systems, virtual labs, student retention services, and strategic assessments. Together with its organizations, Cognitive Arts and Element K, NIIT’s global talent development programs help clients achieve real-world skills to better compete in today's market. Established in 1981, NIIT is known globally as the number one choice for strategic learning solutions. NIIT has earned more than 53 awards, including 13 Brandon Hall awards.  For more information about NIIT’s Learning Solutions Business for Enterprises, please visit niit.com or facebook.com/niitels. You may also contact Kimberley Kelly, Director of Marketing at
Kimberley.Kelly@niit.com.  Visit www.niitusa.com or www.facebook.com/NIITELS  for more information.

2010-08-17