IHRDC Introduces the Next Generation of Oil and Gas Learning

New Athena Microlearning Delivers 6,524 Training Nuggets to Your Handheld Devices

BOSTON--()--IHRDC, a leader in training and competency development for the worldwide oil and gas industry for more than 50 years, announced IHRDC Athena Microlearning today, the company’s innovative new product to deliver, online, just-in-time training in small bites to learners around the globe.

The new, extensive database of learning nuggets is derived from IHRDC’s many in-depth e-Learning resources containing more than 1,500 courses encompassing the Oil and Gas Business, Upstream Technology, and Operations & Maintenance. From these resources, the company’s e-Learning Solutions group compiled more than 6,500 microlearning nuggets consisting of 5-8 minute segments of text, video, animation, interactive, content and knowledge checks and assembled them into a searchable database. The new collection is named Athena Microlearning for the Greek Goddess of Wisdom.

Access is available through any web-connected device. As a user you simply enter a search term of immediate job or competency development need into the IHRDC Learning Platform and a dashboard of relevant Microlearning learning tablets, each with their respective context, appears for your individual selection. In no time, you have access to the learning you need! It offers a perfect way to close knowledge gaps quickly, and seamlessly deliver practical knowledge on the job or wherever needed.

“We are very excited to offer the industry this new workforce training resource,” observed IHRDC President Dr. David Donohue. “In personal interviews, our clients told us that their younger employees prefer access to learning nuggets on handheld devices to meet their immediate job need and to eliminate competency gaps. Athena Microlearning is our innovative answer to those expressed needs – it includes over 6,500 learning nuggets in industry related business, technology, operations and maintenance at modest user cost.”

Comments of users during beta testing have been very positive: “Love the design” “Ideal to eliminate competency gaps” “Great as on-the-job advisor” “Lets me learn just what I need” “Easily accessible on my iPhone, too”.

So, to learn more about this exciting new product, including a full demo or to license it for your own use go to the website below. You will be happy you did!

Details about Athena Microlearning can be accessed here:


About IHRDC:

International Human Resources Development Corporation (www.ihrdc.com ) has been a global leader in training and competency management for the oil and gas industry for more than 50 years. It offers the best Instructional Programs, e-Learning and Knowledge Solutions, and Competency Management products and services available to the industry today. The company is headquartered in Boston, USA with offices in Houston, London, Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, and Lagos.

IHRDC is the proud recipient of the "Petroleum Industry Training Provider of the Year Award" from the Getenergy organization for 2010, 2011, and 2012, the 2011 Platinum AVA Award, 18 Telly Awards, and the 2003 Corporate Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Programming.


Kathleen McDonnell, IHRDC kmcdonnell@ihrdc.com


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IHRDC Introduces the Next Generation of Oil & Gas Learning. Our New Athena Microlearning Delivers 6,524 Oil and Gas Training Nuggets to any device.

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Kathleen McDonnell, IHRDC kmcdonnell@ihrdc.com