We have cited the importance of online learning as an alternative to live instructor led training, so when Tom Allen, Opango CEO spoke to me about his plans for the future, I was intrigued. In the words of its website, “Opango is training for the future, fueling interactive education… blazing the trail, offering a cloud-based training and e-learning platform that gives you a more cost-effective way to achieve instructor-led training results.”
Opango designed and developed to deliver a branded Learning Management System (LMS ). The LMS manages registrations, payments, course delivery, student tracking and transcripts. Mentoray uses the Opango LMS to deliver four e-learning marketplaces; health care, aviation, business and compliance. Educators who want to deliver and sell courseware but not have their own LMS can sell and deliver them thru the marketplace. Think of Mentoray like a strip mall. It is a place where buyers and sellers of content come together. Mentoray sells content for educators and sells content development services.
For those skilled in content but not instructional design, Opango and Mentoray both have resources to help with content development for educators that need help with instructional design, writing, photography, videography, 2D and 3D Photo realistic line art and animations. Mentoray helps students to reach the best online courses. Whether you want to get that new promotion, land that next opportunity, start a new venture, further a passion, or just accelerate your life, Mentoray helps you learn from the amazing instructors in the world, so that you can get there and get there faster.
E-learning has transformed from an innovative idea into a real change in the way companies do business today. With online learning and training comes access to greater connectivity, personalized features and Web 2.0 technology.
Opango offers a cloud-based training and e-learning platform that provide a more cost-effective way to achieve instructor-led training results — from anywhere and a full range of online learning tools and support to meet your knowledge management needs.
More of my courses will be available soon on the Mentoray site.
Robert Menard, CPP, CPPC, CGPP, and CPPM