QuickLessons` client Portal Educação wins 2008 Quality Award leveraging online rapid eLearning development platform

January 27, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Miami, FL – January 27, 2009 - Portal Educação, one of the largest distance learning companies in the world, announced this month that it has received the Quality Award entitled Prêmio Qualidade Brasil 2008. The Award was created in 1977 with the intent of rewarding institutions with outstanding customer service and support across different industries.

"This recognition indicates that we are on the right track in our growth. Currently, more than 250 online courses are available in 56 countries and the website has an average of 1.5 million unique visitors per month", said Ricardo Nantes, Executive Director of Portal Educação. Beyond Portal Educação, other companies like Google, Vale and Unilever received the prestigious Quality Award previously awarded to companies like Varig and Wal-Mart.

QuickLessons and Portal Educação: a successful partnership
According to Andre Akagi, CIO of Portal Educação, before the arrival of QuickLessons on the market, courses were developed with the use of an HTML editor, creating HTML pages with text and images. A major disadvantage of using these tools is that content developed in HTML is bland and static, becoming tiresome and unwieldy for the final user with long and uniform texts without any interactivity.

"The main reason for Portal Educação to adopt QuickLessons was the quantity and quality of Flash templates for content and exercises, which resulted in courses with much higher visual quality and a 60% percent reduction in production costs with a 40% improvement in production time. In addition and opposed to traditional software products we used in the past, QuickLessons' Software as a Service offering makes version updates much easier, allowing rapid provisioning of requested improvements and customization", says Akagi.

"We are proud to contribute to the success of Portal Educação by providing a platform capable of producing courses faster and with a superior quality, generating a competitive advantage in today's customer centric market.", says Alfredo Leone, QuickLessons' Managing Director.

About QuickLessons LLC
QuickLessons LLC is a joint venture between QuickMind Knowledge Management and Nexus Global Partners LLC for the worldwide commercialization of leading rapid eLearning content development platform QuickLessons. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, QuickLessons LLC works to grow and support sales activity with resellers and distributors worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.quicklessons.com, call +1 (305) 847-2159 or email info@quicklessons.com.

About Portal Educação
Having been involved in the Distance Learning market since 2001, Portal Educação has already trained over 70,000 professionals in 56 countries throughout the world with its courses on the internet. With the aim of offering online courses for specialization in many areas, the company has over 417,000 registered professionals and students in their database, and has been involved in many projects for public and private companies. For more information, visit http://www.portaleducacao.com.br