So You Bought an LMS … - Now What?

Sally-Ann MooreParis (F), October 2016 – (by Sally-Ann Moore, iLearning Forum) We have been talking to users who bought an LMS: few were very happy with their purchase once deployed; many shared useful experience with us. This article summarizes our findings. 


New "Headquarters"

With a Caravan to a Creative Bohemian Image

London (UK), October 2016 - The leadership communications specialist CloudQast has taken delivery of a 1964 "classic" Airstream Globe Trotter caravan. This 16-foot-long example of touring history will become CloudQast’s "creative headquarters" in St Albans – the venue for the creative scriptwriting for CloudQast’s many video-based learning-and-development (L&D) materials.


HR Systems

New Fosway 9-Grids™ for Talent Management Launched

Gloucestershire (UK), October 2016 - Fosway Group, a European HR analyst, has unveiled its new Fosway 9-Grid™ for cloud human capital management (HCM). The company also announced the 2016 update to its popular Fosway 9-Grid™ for integrated talent management (ITM).


Nintex Selects Docebo

Handling Diverse Learning-Management Needs

Athens, GA (USA), October 2016 - With more than 13,044 lifetime-enrolled users and a 30- percent year-over-year growth rate, Nintex, a workflow-technology company, chose Docebo because it needed a learning-management system capable of managing internal growth while enabling customer and partner networks.



EssentialSkillz Launches New eCommerce Website

courses123Milton Keynes (UK), October 2016 - EssentialSkillz, an industry leader in providing high-quality corporate health and safety eLearning, have launched a new website offering instant access to online training courses 24/7 to SMEs and individuals.


Performance Management

Kallidus Launches Cloud-Based Solution

Cirencester (UK), October 2016 - Kallidus Perform, a modern and simple-to-use cloud-based solution, has been designed to make performance management easier and more effective. Kallidus Perform enables regular check-ins between managers and team members, anytime, anywhere, using any device, reducing the burden of annual reviews and improving relationships between managers and employees. It does this by shifting the focus to open conversations about the future rather than reflecting on the past.


Business-Smart Bankers

Global Bank Tests 500 Graduates in Simulation

Business smartLondon (UK), October 2016 - Business Smart International, a leading business-simulation company, has recently delivered one of the most engaging and innovative live simulation events for one of its global-banking clients. In a prestigious London hotel, 500 high-calibre graduates took control of a virtual bank and navigated it through a simulated four years of business in a challenging marketplace.


Learning and Performance Institute

The Learning Awards 2017 Finalists Are Announced

Learning Awards 2016London (UK), October 2016 - The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 Learning Awards, the learning sector’s annual celebration of outstanding achievement, best practice, and excellence in corporate learning and performance.


IoT Solutions World Congress

Bittium Exhibits Its New, Wearable Device Platform

Oulu (FI), October 2016 – Bittium will exhibit its customized, secure R&D services for IoT solutions at the IoT Solutions World Congress, to be held in Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain, 25–27 October 2016. On display will be the "Bittium wearable platform for health monitoring", which is targeted for preventive healthcare. It enables the development of customized products and services quickly and cost efficiently. 


Avallain and Pearson

Next-Generation Content for Game-Based Poptropica English

New York, NY (USA), October 2016 - Launched this year in China and other key markets, Poptropica English features an all-new range of stunning digital content, including varied interactions, quests, games, songs, and other media. The resources are fully blended with a groundbreaking, six-level primary course based on the children’s gaming phenomenon Poptropica.


Lensky Education Forum

Siberia is Melting for Open Education

YakutskYakutsk (RU), October 2016 - This year, Siberia has experienced unique progress. In Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha (formerly called Yakutia) and the only city worldwide built on permafrost, the government launched a hot season, and the Lensky Education Forum, which took place in August 2016, heated up the debate about open education. (The Lensky District is one of 34 administrative and municipal districts in the Sakha Republic, Russia.)


21st-Century Education

Inaugural 2016 EdTechXAsia Summit in Singapore

London (UK), October 2016 - Education-technology thought-leadership platform EdTechXAsia 2016 Summit and Expo will be held for the first time in Singapore, at the Singapore EXPO @ MAX Atria, 08-09 November 2016. With technology at the heart of the event and education startups a key focus, EdTechXAsia will power conversations to transform education and Asia’s lifelong-learning needs.


Open and Distance Education

Series of 6 ICDE webinars in 2016/2017

Oslo (NO), October 2016 - The webinars will be held in the last part of 2016 and the first part of 2017 and will be hosted by internationally renowned experts in the field. The chosen topics are "Challenges for leadership in open and distance education"; "Challenges for quality in open and distance education"; "Supporting students for success in open and distance education"; "Co-developing strategies for rural and remote communities"; "Open education: what is really happening?"; and "Changing pedagogies for open education".