Partnership with Three New Publishers

Skillsoft Expands IT and Digital Skills Book Collection

Bill DonoghueCamberley (UK), October 2017 - Skillsoft, a global provider of corporate learning, has announced partnerships with Bleeding Edge Press, CCIEin8Weeks, and Rocky Nook to expand its comprehensive IT Skills & Certification and Digital Skills collections. By partnering with these three publishers, Skillsoft adds critical titles that enhance learners’ digital skills and provide best-in-class programmer, developer, creative design, and enterprise IT content to help learners build their skills, improve their productivity, and advance their careers.

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Globalisation

WHSmith Launches New "Global Challenges" Business Course

Edinburgh (UK), October 2017 - Stephen Clarke, CEO of WHSmith, recently launched the new "Global Challenges" course at the University of Edinburgh Business School. In celebration of the retailer’s 225 year anniversary, Clarke delivered a lecture about the changing nature of business in an uncertain and globalised world on 06 October.

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Learning Technologies Awards

Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance

London (UK), October 2017 - A programme from Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance has been shortlisted for one of this year’s Learning Technologies Awards. It’s the first time that this corporate learning provider, formed almost three years ago, has entered these Awards.

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Strategy and Execution

Fosway Group Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Carole LaithwaiteCirencester (UK), October 2017 - Fosway Group, a European HR and learning analyst, has announced the appointment of Carole Laithwaite as its Chief Operating Officer. The role supports the continued growth of the firm, with close involvement in Fosway’s overall strategy and execution.

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Greater Return

Learning Game Platform Kahoot! on a Mission

Oslo (NO), October 2017 - Kahoot!, the game-based learning platform and one of the fastest-growing learning brands with more than 50 million unique monthly active users, has announced Kahoot! Plus, a premium version of Kahoot! tailored specifically for corporate teams and corporate learning.

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Demo Available

UpsideLMS 8.0 Enables Offline Mobile Learning

Pune (IN), October 2017 - UpsideLMS's latest version, 8.0, introduces a new feature for offline mobile learning, which enables learners to access training anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android mobile devices with or without Internet.

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Explosive Learning Solutions

Defence Specialists Explore Contract Liability

Cath ConveryOxfordshire (UK), October 2017 - The learning and development consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) is conducting a contract liability course as one of the The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom’s range of business skills offerings. Covering contractors’ liability and risk transfer issues, it is intended for Commercial Officers or their equivalents who are in posts that require the ability to review, analyse, negotiate, or accept requests to limit a contractor’s liability on contracts.

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Kallidus EBook

What Learning Do 86% of Companies Want to Improve?

London (UK), October 2017 - The clear majority of companies, 86% in fact, want to improve compliance training. For many organisations, compliance training continues to prove challenging, with completion rates hovering around the 70% mark.

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IT Education

Gavin Freed Appointed Chairman of Firebrand Training

Gavin FreedLondon (UK), October 2017 - With a twenty-year history of leadership roles in IT and education organisations, including three apprenticeships training providers, Gavin’s experience of growing organisations promises an exciting future for Firebrand.

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UNESCO World OER Congress 2017

Quality in Open Education Matters Now!

Ljubljana (SI), October 2017 - The second international World OER Congress 2017, held 18-20 September, led to the approval of the Ljubljana OER Action Plan and a revival of the quality debate. Experts and national delegates from 111 countries adopted the 41 recommended actions by acclamation. All United Nations' Member States are urged to mainstream open-licensed resources building knowledge societies and to achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Quality Education. 

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L&D Hackathons

Fuse Universal Unveils Thought-Leadership Events

London (UK), October 2017 - Learning-solutions provider Fuse Universal has launched a series of thought-leadership and digital events bringing together global L&D leaders to share the latest thinking in L&D and discuss key topics.

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eLearning Africa

German Support for African Digital Education

eLearning Africa 2017Port Louis (Mauritius) / Berlin (GER), October 2017 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Special Representative for Africa was in Mauritius last week for the eLearning Africa conference, where he revealed the scale of German support for digital education. Ms Merkel has long believed in the importance of technology in education-based development aid for Africa, but the increased scale of German involvement was only made clear at eLearning Africa.

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