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UNCW Featured in Skillsoft Case Study

Friday, November 08, 2013

UNCW has been recently featured in a new Skillsoft case study. On their corporate website, Skillsoft highlights UNCW’s successful alignment of Skillsoft learning resources with strategic campus initiatives, including Backboard orientation, School of Nursing orientation and a first-year research tutorial, among others.

UNCW’s Information Technology Systems (ITS) offers SkillChoice Complete, a collection of business, IT and desktop courses and books, to all faculty, staff and students. They may access the learning resources through Skillsoft’s learning management system, SkillPort, giving them ability to learn when and where they choose. Additionally, ITS has reached out to numerous university departments and groups to find ways of providing efficiencies and solutions via Skillsoft.

“We found many potential courses to supplement our staff development programs,” says Beverly Vagnerini, Director of Technology Research Assessment Services, ITS. “The competency mapping tool is an excellent resource for isolating targeted courses and recommended reading for specific job classifications.”

Dr. Richard Olsen, Associate Professor and Department Chair in Communication Studies, also notes, “I have 120 students and no teaching assistant. Harnessing technology like Skillsoft has been one of the key ways to create rigor and active learning on a scale I can manage.”

View the complete case study here (PDF).

More on utilizing Skillsoft can be found on the ITS website here.