Swiss EdTech

A New EPFL Incubator for Education Technology

EPFLLausanne (CH), June 2017 - EPFL’s new Swiss EdTech Collider will be home to around thirty startups involved in developing new education technologies. This co-working space, which was recently inaugurated, will give these companies the chance to enhance their visibility among both clients and investors and to generate synergies. The startups will also have the opportunity to become involved in the cutting-edge research conducted by EPFL professors who specialize in education technology.

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Learning Analytics

LEO Measures Learning Impact on Business

London (UK), June 2017 - The global training market is worth billions, but little of that expenditure is currently going towards measuring the business impact of learning. Learning analytics can be new and daunting territory for L&D professionals, as well as wider organisations that aren’t sure how to get started with measuring learning impact. But in an age of tightly controlled budgets, being able to demonstrate the value of learning and development has become more important than ever.

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OER

Simpleshow Foundation Launches Volunteer Program

Miami, FL (USA), June 2017 – simpleshow foundation, a non-profit organization that supports free knowledge in the form of simple open-educational resources (OER), has announced the launch of its volunteer program. In cooperation with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), volunteers are encouraged to help explain the 17 sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030 through simple and entertaining explainer videos.

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Best Practices

Agylia’s Learning Technology Research Project Report

Glouchestershire (UK), June 2017 - Agylia has published its Learning Technology Research Project Report, a comprehensive study that provides learning-and-development (L&D) professionals with insights and best practices for delivering mobile learning and microlearning programmes using tablet and smartphone devices.

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From Summa Equity

Qlearsite Completes a $7.7m Growth Investment

London (UK), June 2017 - Qlearsite, a British HR-technology company that builds "people-analytics" software used for advanced statistical analyses of employee data, has announced that it has raised $7.7m with Summa Digital, the big-data platform recently established by Summa Equity.

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At LT Summer Forum

Kallidus Shines the Spotlight on User-Generated Content

Cirencester (UK), June 2017 - Award-winning learning-and-talent-solutions provider Kallidus will be putting user-generated content (UGC) and its role in today’s modern learning strategies under the microscope at Learning Technologies Summer Forum. 

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Micro Maestros

New Cost-Effective Microlearning Company Launched

Micro MaestrosLondon (UK), June 2017 - A brand-new UK-based microlearning company, Micro Maestros, has now launched and is starting to make waves in the industry. The Maestros are on a mission to make smart microlearning available to all organisations at a smart price. 

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New Platform

Know-how to Be Shared Anytime and Anywhere

London (UK), June 2017 - The way people acquire and share expertise and "know-how" will change forever thanks to a new platform that has launched in the UK. IT consultants and experts - and those seeking such expertise - are among the key targets.

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Towards Maturity

How to Kick-Start a Learner-Centric Strategy

Laura OvertonLondon (UK), June 2017 - Experience and the latest learning-tech research from E.On and Towards Maturity come together at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum. The emphasis is to show how giving an active voice to employees can create a customer-focused strategy that delivers growth, profit and business transformation. 

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Call for Papers

ICERI2017 Announcement

Valencia (ES), June 2017 ICERI2017, the tenth annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation will be held in Seville, Spain, 16-18 November 2017.

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Call for Participants

European Summer School on Technology-Enhanced Learning

AveiroAveiro (PT), June 2017 - Join the vibrant network of technology-enhanced-learning experts, junior researchers, and PhD students from Europe and the entire world, 09-13 October 2017, in the fantastic town of Aveiro, on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

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To Inspire

Docebo’s User Conference to Be Held in Boston

Claudio ErbaToronto (CA), June 2017 - Docebo, a leading learning-management platform for businesses, has revealed details of DoceboInspire, its 2017 user conference. The event is scheduled to take place 18-19 September in Boston, MA, USA, and will feature keynotes by industry experts, including David Wentworth, principal analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and Docebo CEO and Founder Claudio Erba.

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IELA

International eLearning Awards - Academic Division

New York, NY (USA), June 2017 – Submissions for the 2017 International E-Learning Awards - Academic Division, presented by the International eLearning Association (IELA), are now open! The entry submission page is posted on the IELA site; the deadline for submission is 10 June 2017. 

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German Federal Immigration Agency

Digital Learning Tool for Use in Integration Courses

Berlin (GER), June 2017 - The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has officially approved the German Adult Education Association's (DVV) free adult-education platform Ich-will-Deutsch-lernen.de for use in immigrant integration courses. It is the first digital learning tool to be officially approved by the agency. The platform, which was created using Avallain Author and the Avallain platform architecture, can now be used as a blended-learning tool for the courses.

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