SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Expertus, a global provider of software and services that optimize the business impact of learning, today announced that Big Brothers Big Sisters has signed a three-year contract to use the ExpertusONE dynamic learning platform to take its nationwide mentor matching, training and support services to the next level. ExpertusONE is a new-generation learning management system that integrates traditional LMS capabilities, collaborative social learning tools and powerful content search capabilities into a single dynamic learning platform.
As the nation's premier mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that its mentor matching and support services evolve to align with emerging best practices. The ExpertusONE platform's leading-edge architecture is able to dynamically evolve with the organization's expanding user base.
"ExpertusONE gives us a cutting-edge learning platform to support multiple, diverse users – our affiliates, national staff and volunteer mentors," said Max Miller, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Co-CEO, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. "Our matches lead to measurable outcomes – educational success, risky behavior avoidance, greater confidence and improved relationships. Professional training of our staff and participants is critical to enabling our mentoring matches to be strong and enduring."
Big Brothers Big Sisters chose to partner with ExpertusONE because of its unified learning environment that integrates informal and social learning with formal learning for a more comprehensive and immersive experience. ExpertusONE will help the mentoring organization's professional match support staff gain access to increased learning content and facilitate online collaboration with integrated tools such as blogs, chat, expert networks and best practice forums.
"Expertus is known for delivering a high level of service and support to its clients. In addition to implementing ExpertusONE, we will work closely with Big Brothers Big Sisters throughout implementation – leveraging our years of experience, applying best practices and lessons learned to help them fully optimize their platform's configuration and use," said Expertus' Product Director of Technology Solutions John Schneble.
Big Brothers Big Sisters will go live on the ExpertusONE platform in 2012.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters' mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of about 360 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteer mentors and families. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life, donate or volunteer at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.
About Expertus and ExpertusONE
Expertus helps the world's most innovative corporations gain and sustain a competitive advantage by transforming the way they manage talent, educate and empower employees, customers and business partners. Its next-generation software and managed services work together to make the learning experience highly accessible, relevant and collaborative – and learning operations efficient, effective and flexible.
ExpertusONE is a completely new-generation, cloud-based LMS built from the ground up to deliver unified formal, informal and social learning in a single platform that's highly intuitive and responsive for learners, easy to manage for administrators and scalable to the diverse needs of thousands of global users.
Based in Silicon Valley, Expertus serves customers from offices in the US, UK and India. For more information, visit expertus.com, call 1-877-827-8160 or follow Expertus on social media:
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