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Rocky Mountain Learning developed to meet demand for online continuing education

Posted February 5, 2009

A new online meeting and continuing education service provider called “Rocky Mountain Learning (RML)” has been develop by the Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University.

“We could not have picked a better time to start RML,” said Kenny Cutler, Rocky Mountain Learning’s manager and co-developer. “With the current economy, professionals are looking at online training platforms as a cost effective way of continuing their education compared to traditional conferences and workshops.”

Organizations are also cutting back on expenses, including training for their employees.

“We hope that RML can ease that burden by providing our online platform to both the professional and their organization,” Cutler said.

Everything on the RML Web site is parallel to traditional meeting and workshop processes, explained Cutler. “Choosing your sessions, registering and payment can be done at our Web site. We also can provide online assessment applications, a moderator and recording and archiving of the session for organizations.”

Another service of Rocky Mountain Learning is its 3-D virtual scenario platform called “Play2Train.”

“It's not real life, but I think it is the next best thing,” Cutler said. “’Play2Train’ can provide a virtual replica of pretty much any real life scenario. Not only will trainers and participants be able to instruct and discuss interactively, but they will have the sense of actually being in the situation and become familiar with any real-life scenario. All of this is done right at your computer.”

 For more information on Rocky Mountain Learning visit its Web site http://www.rockymountainlearning.com.

Rocky Mountain Learning was developed and is housed at the Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University.  The Institute of Rural Health’s mission is to improve the health of rural communities in Idaho and the Intermountain Region, as well as throughout the nation and the world, through research, education and service.

For more information contact Kenny Cutler at (208) 282-5913 or cutlkenn@isu.edu.