CBT Systems

CBT Systems

(CBT Systems, Menlo Park, CA) An acknowledged leader in the design and development of interactive education software for information technology training. Specializing in self-study courses that users can take at their own PCs, CBT developed a library of more than 600 titles for client/server, Internet, intranet, and mainframe technologies. CBT Systems was the U.S. subsidiary of Dublin, Ireland-based CBT Group PLC, which was founded in 1984.

In 1999, the company re-invented its corporate identity as SmartForce, "the e-learning company." In 2002, SmartForce merged with another virtual classroom leader, Ireland-based SkillSoft Corporation. For more information, visit www.skillsoft.com.
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Many researchers claimed that CBT systems were valuable self-evaluation tools for self-managed learning (Croft, Danson, Dawson, & Ward, 2001; Peat & Franklin, 2002).
Initially, RHI purchased courseware from CBT Systems and managed it in-house.
The company's clients currently include AT&T, Lucent Technologies, CDnow, SmartForce (formerly CBT Systems), Informix, Intel, Kodak, Oracle, IBM, Capitol Records, Electronic Arts and many others.
Bringing together some 50-plus years of experience as major players in ASW fields, the training support ranges from CBT systems through generic simulation to dedicated simulators that are exact replicas of actual equipment.
CBT Systems, a comp any specialising in interactive education software for information technology training, has introduced new prototype technologies to leverage the capabilities of Intel's Pentium III processor to provide enhanced content, including audio, video, speech-activated navigation and interactive 3D, to education software.
Dell, in collaboration with CBT Systems, has announced the availability of a training CD ROM for K-12 education customers, providing tutorials of basic computer applications designed to improve skills and enhance the learning environment for teachers, faculty and students.
Many CBT systems are designed to provide retailers with documentation of actual training, and to ensure that their employees are receiving the proper training in those areas where compliance regulations apply.
DACG has already moved into this field in partnership with CBT Systems Ltd.
Together with the University of Texas and CBT Systems Inc., Austin developed more than 400 technology and desktop courses offered over the Internet and City Intranet.
Like flight simulators, the best of today's CBT systems are designed to feel like tile real thing, so trainees suspend their disbelief and become engaged in the role-playing.
WTCS recently partnered with CBT Systems, a leading provider of education software, to boost its online selections.