Last updated: March 22, 2016
Founded in 1958, Bert Rodgers Schools (BRS) is the leading provider of Real Estate related learning.
- Specializes in education for Real Estate, Appraisal, Community Association Management and Mortgage Broker
- Over 900,000 licensed professionals depend on BRS for education, licensing, ongoing certification & credentialing
- Headquarters: Sarasota, Florida
- BRS needed a more efficient system for delivery & reporting of their real estate professional training
- The LMS would need to offer reporting and be compliant with real estate licensing regulations
- eLogic delivered a four-portal platform that BRS could brand for each of its training areas
- eLogic converted several hundred hours of BRS content to SCORM-compliant courses
- BRS saves time and scales course delivery by managing everything from one platform
- Customers love the convenience of eLearning and 24/7 access to completed licenses and certifications
- Increased revenue has led to a positive return on investment for the LMS
Moving from a Legacy System to an Extended Enterprise LMS
BRS was using an older online database-style Learning Management System (LMS) from a vendor who had announced they would no longer support the application. BRS needed an LMS that offered robust eCommerce functionality and a licensing model that would cost-effectively support the unique needs of their customers. Due to the highly regulated industries they served, BRS needed a SCORM-compliant, extended enterprise LMS to meet the extensive reporting and tracking needs of the regulatory agencies who provide licensing to their customers.
BRS wanted one vendor to hold accountable for their entire training delivery. Customer service is BRS’s top priority, and they could not afford to have vendors pointing fingers at each other if any issues arose. BRS also wanted to capitalize on the synergies available by using a single partner for all of their training needs.
In addition to an extended enterprise LMS, BRS was looking for a full service partner who could assist them with converting several hundred hours of content from the proprietary legacy LMS format into SCORM compliant eLearning course modules.
“In just three months after launch, Bert Rodgers Schools had already delivered over 17,000 eLearning modules.”
The eLogic Solution
Ability to Manage Multiple Portals from One LMS
eLogic Learning delivered a four-portal platform. Each portal was branded to the distinct requirements of each of the BRS offerings: Real Estate, Mortgage Broker, Appraisal, and Community Association Management. The eSSential LMS architecture allowed BRS to manage a single LMS but deliver four distinct user experiences. eLogic Learning and BRS worked together to configure the environment to their exact needs.
Results-Driven eLearning Development Process
eLogic also facilitated the process of converting years of legacy LMS data into the new LMS to ensure consistency and accurate historical records for their end users. In the highly competitive field of professional training services, it was crucial BRS customers experienced nothing but positives from the move to the eSSential LMS. By enabling the eSSential Self Registration functionality, customers could conveniently maintain their own accounts.
BRS engaged eLogic’s Learning Solutions Team to develop their eLearning courses using a combination of rapid development tools and custom coding to meet regulatory requirements. Traditional eLearning is augmented by resources, videos, and even courses that can be completed on iPads and mobile devices. BRS courses cover a wide range of topics and interactivity levels to address a multitude of educational needs and student demographics.
Access to Critical Content, Any Time
Customers access the Bert Rodgers Schools Online University directly from the BRS website for ease in the purchasing/eCommerce process. Licensed professionals have 24/7 access to their transcripts, certificates of completion, and educational resources.
Expanded Offerings and Increased Customer Satisfaction
BRS has a full range of library items offered to the students within the Bert Rodgers Schools “university” including: manuals, CDs, eBooks, PDF learning guides, videos, iPad training modules, fast licensing “answer sheet” exams, to the more traditional full eLearning modules for courses such as the 72-63-45 hour Real Estate Licensing programs. BRS continually updates and expands their course catalog and educational offering working in conjunction with the eLogic Learning Solutions team.
Since its initial launch, BRS has delivered close to 679,000 eLearning modules and sold 262,000 courses in the past year alone, providing substantial revenue generation for the company. The BRS catalog now trains almost 91,000 Real Estate Professionals. The partnership with eLogic Learning has allowed BRS to expand their reputation as the industry leader in training solutions for Real Estate professionals.
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