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The Joy of Learning

Added: (Tue Dec 12 2000)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Learningstore.co.uk launches four new departments to promote life long learning

London – 12 December 2000 – Learningstore.co.uk, the UK’s first educational and learning e-commerce site, today opened four new departments of its online retail shop. The introduction of the four departments, Business Learning; Languages; Family Lifestyles, Hobbies & Leisure, will not only generate greater educational opportunities for people wanting to develop their own skill sets, but also to increase their lifestyle and leisure learning opportunities.

Learningstore.co.uk is the only online site where you can buy vetted educational and life-long learning CD-ROMs. Founded in 1998, learningstore.co.uk features the widest range of educational and reference software available online in the UK with over 1,700 CD-ROMs to choose from. The site is totally impartial, with most CD-ROMs being reviewed and recommended by known educationalists and credible journalists. The CD ROMs featured on the site are recognised as some of the best learning products on the market from companies such as Dorling Kindersley, Disney and Microsoft.

Business Learning Department
Business Learning is aimed at the small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the small office home office (SOHO) market. It presents a comprehensive range of software for the business employees. Business Learning covers software titles from Business Training (office computing skills), Home Office (presentations, spreadsheets, word processing, utilities), Computing (internet, programming, typing, other programming) to Certification (Microsoft Windows, A+). This department was developed to address a growing number of company employees wanting to empower themselves with additional skills to be more competitive in the workplace.

“We believe that quality educational opportunities are valuable. We are reaching out to the SME employees and the home office workers who have the desire for additional workforce training, but do not have the time, budget or resources to pursue their goals,” said Lousia Gilboy, co-founder of Learningstore.

With access to CD-ROMs, adult learners with job commitments, limited resources and time, will be able to study on their own time from their chosen location. This creates the opportunity of convenience, flexibility and an interactive learning environment by means of CD-ROMs.

Languages Department
With more than over 240 titles to select from, this department showcases a complete assortment of software from language dictionaries, translation software, European languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian, etc) to exotic language subjects (Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin, Latin, etc) caters to both the adults and children learners.

Family Lifestyles
This is a real treat for the family. This department introduces a more extensive range of educational, reference and entertaining software for the whole family. Family Lifestyles features a broader range of titles under educational (GCSE, SATS, A Levels, active learning, major school subjects), references (encyclopaedia, dictionaries, chronicles, thesaurus), Special Needs (dyslexia), Computing and Entertainment (just for girls, music).

Hobby and Leisure
This hobby and leisure department caters to a full scale of across-the-board software for the devoted hobbyists, collectors and games enthusiasts. Whether you are giving your garden a makeover, planning a wedding or organising your family tree, it offers a huge selection of software from:
· Geography (maps, atlases, reference geography, etc)
· Music
· Creativity (photo editing, desktop publishing, creative capers, etc)
· Games (simulation, strategy, classic, action, just for girls, virtual pets, etc)
· Religion
· General
· Lifestyle (beauty and fashion; health; hobbies; yoga and meditation; food and drink; family tress; dancing tutors, etc)
· Home and Garden (plants, garden planners, 3D home designers)
· Life Skills (careers, CV writer, driving test)
· Rare and Unusual (paper plane designer, paranormal, wedding planner, etc)

“Our goal is to provide parents and children of all ages with the widest choice of educational software titles and help them identify the correct products for their family,” said Louisa. “Children are constantly being exposed to violence and pornographic games without the parents knowledge. We want to recommend games that are stimulating, build creativity and lateral thinking.”

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Learningstore.co.uk
LearningStore.co.uk is a dedicated online store that offers an extensive catalogue of over 1,700 learning software titles for the PC and Macintosh owners ranging from educational, entertainment, simulation, computing, special needs to lifestyle. The site is the UK’s only educational and life long learning e-commerce store.

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