February 18, 2014

Thomson Reuters Launches Checkpoint Learning CPE Courses for Apple® iPad to Address Mobile Needs of Today's Accounting Professional

Tax professionals can train on the move or whenever they have time and internet connectivity with Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Learning

NEW  YORK — Thomson Reuters announces Checkpoint Learning CPE courses for Apple iPads. With the entire learning experience available on the iPad®, from course browsing and purchasing, to course completion and submission, accounting and tax professionals can train while traveling, waiting in line, or whenever they have time and internet connectivity.

“Mobile learning is one of the emerging trends in professional education,” said Ken Koskay, senior vice president of learning solutions for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. “And with tablet use on the rise, particularly for businesses, Checkpoint Learning courses for the iPad will enable our customers to complete training anytime, anywhere.”

According to a recent study by Forrester Research Inc., 60 percent of North American online consumers will own a tablet in 2017, and 18 percent of total tablet purchases will be made directly by enterprises. Forrester also notes that the Apple iPad continues to dominate the market, with 52 percent of respondents using an iPad as their primary work tablet.

“The learning curve to figure out navigation on the iPad is minimal — the interface is very intuitive and easy to use” added Koskay.

Checkpoint Learning courses are easily and quickly accessed directly from iPads, laptops or desktops.

“One of the great features of Checkpoint Learning is the ability to start a course on one device, say a laptop, and later complete the course on an iPad. Our courses are fairly agnostic with respect to the device used for access,” said Koskay.

Offering the same full-length, high-quality content available on Checkpoint Learning, mobile users can continue to meet CPE requirements and get vital industry updates, but now with greater ease of where, when, and how they want to access these courses.

Forty select high-quality Checkpoint Learning CPE courses are now available for the iPad, with more titles scheduled for release later this year.

For more information about Checkpoint Learning courses for Apple iPad, visit http://cl.thomsonreuters.com/NewsAndUpdates/Mobile.

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