2014 Innovation Award Nominee: Checkpoint Learning Mobile CPE Courses

2014 Innovation Award Nominee:

Checkpoint Learning Mobile CPE Courses

Thomson Reuters

Tax and accounting business and technology leaders are still finding unarticulated uses for today’s exemplary innovative solutions. Combining the need for continuing education with technology that supports mobile interactive learning is just such an application; a relevant solution—learning on the go.

 With a growing number of courses becoming available on the iPad® mobile digital devices, professionals find efficiency in the freedom to search, purchase, access, and complete their continuing professional education (CPE) credits from anywhere their tablet takes them. If they are unexpectedly interrupted, there is no problem. Progress is saved automatically, and the course picks up where the Professional left off, from whichever device they choose—desktop, laptop or iPad. 

The new interface of Checkpoint Learning mobile courses presents a fresh look, with clean, consistent navigation that is optimized for all devices. Professionals enjoy continuity in their learning experience, no matter how they access their courses. Some of the exciting new mobile features include:

  • Intuitive touch and swipe functionality
  • Clear, easy viewing of course content and handy, one-tap resources—such as 
    • Calculator
    • Glossary of Terms 
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Table of Contents
    • Self Study Questions with automatic feedback and remediation 

Checkpoint Learning mobile courses cover thirteen different NASBA Fields of Study including Accounting, Auditing, Taxes, and Specialized Knowledge. Over seventy existing, full length Checkpoint Learning online courses are now available via the iPad® with a target of 150 courses available by year end. All of these courses are NASBA accredited and many meet the unique IRS continuing education requirements.

By the end of 2014, a CPA or other tax and accounting professional could take a significant amount (or all) of their required annual or bi-annual CPE credits for most regulators entirely from the iPad®. Ethics courses will cover over sixty regulators’ requirements.  

Whether waiting in a doctor’s office, the carpool line or an airport, taking courses on a mobile device provides the opportunity for smaller, more easily-consumed segments of learning, intensifying the use of available time. As well, certification requirements earned from the comfort of the back porch or an easy chair can translate into a break from the traditional desk and office. Being physically un-tethered to a computer allows productivity and efficiency to soar.

By thinking “mobile” first, Checkpoint Learning mobile offerings satisfy not only the current need for required CPE credits and serious learning, but also prepare for the upcoming generation of tech-savvy tax and accounting professionals.   See more about Checkpoint Learning Mobile with our brief launch video here: http://checkpointlearning.thomsonreuters.com/NewsAndUpdates/MobileDemo

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