Banking Simulation

Global Bank to Challenge over 600 Graduates

Hertfordshire (UK), May 2017 - Business Smart International, a leading business-simulation company, will deliver an engaging and innovative live-simulation event for a global banking client. In a prestigious London hotel, over 600 high-calibre graduates will take control of a virtual bank and navigate it through a simulated four years of business in a challenging marketplace. 

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Aiding People

Blackboard Ally Helps Make Course Content More Accessible

London (UK), May 2017 - Blackboard Inc., a leading education-technology company for teaching, learning, and student engagement, has announced general availability of Blackboard Ally, its accessibility solution that helps make course content more accessible for all learners.

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Access for Millions

Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Mitch Daniels, Perdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN (USA), May 2017 - Purdue University has announced the creation of a new public university that will further expand access to higher education. The initiative is meant to address two striking new realities: the need for postsecondary education for working adults and others unsuited for traditional campus study and the explosive growth of online technologies as a means of delivering education to students of all types.

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International E-Learning Association

The IELA Announces a Partner Opportunity

New York, NY (USA), May 2017 - The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Publications Board is seeking nominations for an editor-in-chief (EiC) or co-editors-in-chief for eLearn Magazine, ACM’s web-only publication serving the field of online education and training. ACM is the premier organization in the computing sciences and has representation in a variety of computing areas. eLearn Magazine, an exclusively online publication, represents the intersection of research and practice in the eLearning area. 

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Blackboard Ranked First

To Partner with Blackboard without Additional Tender Process

London (UK), April 2017 – Blackboard Inc. has announced that it was awarded the framework contract for the provision of virtual learning environment (VLE) solutions and services to Scottish institutions by APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) Limited, the procurement centre of expertise for all of Scotland’s universities and colleges. 

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Hate Crimes

British Universities Must Play Their Part in Preventing Racist Attacks

London (UK), April 2017 - Marshall E-Learning, a London eLearning consultancy, points out that since the UK’s EU referendum vote in 2016, the number of hate crimes has risen dramatically, including attacks based on disability, racial, religious, and homophobic motives. The number of victims of religious and racist hate crime alone has risen almost twenty per cent in the last year, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is calling on British police to prepare for a new wave of hate crime following the formal triggering of "Article 50".

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Charity

Virtual College and Dreamflight Celebrate the 2.5 Millionth Learner

Ilkley (UK), April 2017 - Virtual College, a UK provider of online child-safeguarding learning, has marked reaching its 2.5 millionth learner by donating £5000 to the Dreamflight children’s charity. Dreamflight changes young lives by taking children with a serious illness or disability on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.  

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HEC Paris

Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Coursera

Paris (F), April 2017 - HEC Paris and Coursera have launched their first fully online international degree program, the online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE). The school has created this degree in collaboration with Coursera, a global online- learning platform. 

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Investment Secured

$21 Million for Secure Testing in Higher Education

Natick, MA (USA), March 2017 - Examity, a worldwide provider in proctoring and identity verification for online tests, has announced that it has secured a $21 million investment from University Ventures, an investment firm that backs entrepreneurs and institutions reimagining the future of higher education, and Inherent Group, an impact investment firm that supports companies addressing societal challenges. Examity will use the funds to expand its industry-leading online proctoring platform, which makes testing more efficient, secure, and convenient for higher-education institutions and other organizations.

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For Universities and Colleges

New Consumer Protection in Higher Education Course

London (UK), February 2017 - A new online course has been released as a response to the need for universities to better serve their students, or face penalties such as students having their course fees fully refunded.

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Focus on LearnerSuccess

Blackboard Delivers Worldwide Growth

Washington DC (USA), February 2017 - Over the past year, Blackboard Inc., a leading education-technology company for teaching, learning, and student engagement, forged new and expanded partnerships with clients around the world. Through these partnerships – spanning higher education, K-12, corporate, and government organizations – Blackboard is helping clients overcome their most pressing challenges in the evolving educational landscape.

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Development Programmes

UK’s Higher Education Academy Selects D2L

Celia Brigg, HEALondon (UK), February 2017 - The Higher Education Academy (HEA), the UK’s national body that champions teaching quality, providing value to the HE sector by focusing on the contribution of teaching as part of the wider student learning experience, has selected D2L, a global learning-technology leader, to deploy its Brightspace platform to deliver an engaging online-learning experience across its CPD courses, as well as a global discussion space for HEA subscribers and communities of practice. 

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Virtual College

Online Training for Weather Forecasters

Ilkley (UK), February 2017 - Virtual College has been chosen to create bespoke online-learning resources for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states. It is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States.

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Southampton Solent University

How to Meet Diversity and Equality with Video eLearning

Southampton (UK), January 2017 - With an industry-leading approach to teaching a diverse student body and working with employees from many different backgrounds, Southampton Solent University is breaking new ground both in its research and its academic approach. Now, Southampton Solent University is the first to use new diversity video training from Marshall E-Learning, which takes into account millennials’ preferred learning style by being 90% video led.

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