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E-learning for academia
September 21, 2004
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Columbia, Md. -- Global Mentoring Solutions, a of Web-based learning and performance support, is expanding with the launch of a new Academic Services division, which will take the company's real-time mentoring and lab solutions to the academic market. Don Whitty, a twenty-plus year veteran of the education industry, has been named vice president of the new division.

Global Mentoring Solutions is the fast-growing training and performance support provider whose Real-Time Mentoring(TM) and Real-Time Labs(TM) solutions are being implemented at corporate, government and education organizations around the world. Real-Time Mentoring recently received CompTIA's Award for Excellence in Product Innovation.

"The appointment of Don Whitty fills a strategic leadership role in the company, which ensures we continue to drive the learning industry's growth with innovative and high-value support solutions," notes Wayne Goldstein, Global Mentoring president. "Don brings an impressive record of innovation and success, and we're very excited to see where he'll take this new division."

Whitty is a respected leader among academia across North America, including the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the Canadian National Research Council. As department head of Learning Technologies for New Brunswick Community College (Miramichi), he is recognized for establishing the Centre of Excellence for advanced training technologies. He is also credited with starting the community's Distributed Learning Centre, further contributing to the growth of the region's training industry.

In the corporate sector, Whitty served as president for a number of blended learning and education technology companies. Accolades include the Community IT Hero Award from the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), and a listing in Peer Resource's Mentor Hall of Fame. He is a noted speaker throughout North America and the United Kingdom on issues regarding technology and new media learning.

"I'm thrilled to join the leader in training and performance support as part of the team that will deliver next generation services to the academic market," said Don Whitty. "The company has an outstanding reputation and solid products and partnerships. I look forward to contributing to Global Mentoring's success."

Among Whitty's first tasks as head of Global Mentoring's Academic Division, are the development of the company's strategic partnerships and academic sales channel, and the creation of a market presence that will help propel the company to a position of leadership in the post-secondary education industry.

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