We started nvsi.com in 1994 to make it easier for people to learn software. Initially we started in engineering, design and manufacturing (CAD software). In 1999, we started porting our LAN products to the web and made a pay per view streaming video system called SofTutor Online. In 2003 our founder took a personal leave of absense which lasted for several years, while he was out he wondered if we could reengineer SofTutor to make it easy enough for kids to use. In 2006 he came back and started work on the SofTutor Learning System and designed it for ages 8 and up.
321Learn was created in 1999 with the goal of being a site for consumers and students and our logo was created in 2002 but the site was shelved for many years. Earlier this year we decided to try to launch the 321 Learn brand with our logo and we made our first product 321 Learn Office 2010.
On Oct. 12, 2012 at 6:30 am we got an email from a vendor pitching low cost (Ipad) level pads running the full version of Windows 8 on Intel Atom processors. We got together and decided that Windows 8 will be a big thing and decided to build our first free (ad supported) training solution for Windows 8. Since we are Microsoft developers we've had Windows 8 for quite a while and assumed our corporate enterprise customers wouldn't update for years. But realizing that our SofTutor Learning Portal could run on a low cost pad was the spart that lit this fire. Originally we only planned on a lite training version. But over the past 10 days we've made over 75 videos, most of which are still waiting editing. Hang in there their coming. We also plan to offer a standalone version using the SofTutor Learning Player and will have an app in the Windows store some time next year.
If ad based training works we'll make more products. We're already thinking of Office 2012 and Office 365.
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