Advances professional development among Guardian agencies, accelerates deployment of digital training content.

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 6, 2006

Edulence® Corporation (http://www.edulence.com) announced today that The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) (http://www.guardianlife.com) has selected an Edulence KnowledgeLink™ managed learning solution to power Guardian’s new online university. The KnowledgeLink solution consists of an online dynamic media dashboard containing digital videos and other multimedia training content as well as a robust back-end application for centralized management, content deployment, and reporting.

Guardian’s online university, branded as The Center for Learning and Professional Development (The Center), is constantly available to agents and associates via the company’s secure Intranet. The KnowledgeLink solution enables Guardian to publish digital training and development content to users based on role, department, and other factors. The Guardian home office uses the KnowledgeLink online administration system to measure vital training information, including viewing statistics and performance based on each user.

Guardian launched The Center in July 2005. Since that time, Guardian agents and associates have viewed digital video and multimedia training sessions in The Center several thousand times. Sessions are centrally organized in The Center according to categories created by Guardian’s Agency, Leadership and Practice Development department based in the company’s Manhattan headquarters. Training and professional development content includes digital streaming video and multimedia sessions covering a wide variety of critical business topics, including product information, technology training, compliance, marketing, agency operations, and more. The high volume of media views reflects the popularity of The Center among Guardian agents and associates.

“The Center has been and continues to be very popular with our agents and associates in the field,” notes Emily G. Viner, Guardian Field Vice President – Agency, Leadership and Practice Development. “Our Edulence KnowledgeLink solution enables us to offer a powerful, dynamic online professional development resource to thousands of agents and associates while also providing the home office with crucial tracking and reporting capabilities so we can measure our results and make timely adjustments.”

Powered by an Edulence KnowledgeLink online managed learning solution, The Center enables Guardian to build comprehensive training programs based on digital media to support strategic initiatives in the field. The Center serves as a single online repository for Guardian’s significant video and multimedia training and development content library. This centralized content archiving functionality provides Guardian with high media security as well as strict compliance. Content is streamed to viewers via the Internet and can be adjusted quickly and instantly updated for all users as necessary. Guardian has relied on The Center to successfully roll out several strategic training initiatives to agents and associates since its launch in July 2005 with more to come in 2006 and beyond.

Guardian adds new digital training content to The Center on a regular basis. Agents and associates are notified of content updates and can access The Center any time from virtually any Internet-enabled PC. The Center offers the flexibility of time and place that allows agents and associates to learn and review according to their individual schedules. In addition, The Center enables the entire organization to benefit from increased knowledge sharing and represents a significant competitive advantage for Guardian’s recruiting efforts.

About The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America:

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY (Guardian) is the fourth largest mutual life insurance company in the United States. As of December 31, 2004, Guardian and its subsidiaries had $39.5 billion in assets. With more than 5,000 employees, over 2,900 financial representatives and 80 agencies nationwide. Founded in 1860, Guardian is now a Fortune 300 company. Guardian and its subsidiaries provide almost three million people with life and disability income insurance, retirement services and investment products. Guardian also supplies employee benefits programs to five million participants, including life, health and dental insurance, as well as qualified pension plans. More information on Guardian can be obtained at: http://www.guardianlife.com.

About Edulence Corporation

Since 2002, Edulence® (http://www.edulence.com) has provided online video marketing and managed learning solutions to small businesses, medium-sized firms, and Fortune 500® companies in a wide range of industries. Edulence enables organizations of all sizes to successfully promote, recruit and train in digital video and interactive multimedia over the Internet. Businesses rely on Edulence VisionMail™ video marketing and KnowledgeLink™ managed learning solutions to improve sales and client service and enhance recruiting, training, and professional development initiatives. Edulence offers a comprehensive suite of online video marketing and managed learning services and works closely with each client to develop the ideal solution. For more information, please visit http://www.edulence.com or call (866) EDULENCE.

Edulence, the Edulence logo, VisionMail, and KnowledgeLink are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edulence Corporation. Guardian is a registered trademark of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Fortune 500 is a registered trademark of Time, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Victor A. DiBlasi
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Edulence Corporation
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