eCom Scotland

Online Assessments Add Value for Oil and Gas Industry

Zdenek Sehnal, CEO IWCFDunfermline (SCT), December 2021 - Within the oil and gas drilling industry - a key part of a sector that produced revenues of some $3.3 trillion in 2019 and comprises some 3.8% of the global economy - the use of online assessment (eAssessment) is demonstrably improving the assessment process, as well as streamlining the operations of organisations and, thus, providing added value to their stakeholders.

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Add Seamlessly

Camtasia Video Editor Exports Directly to Panopto

Okemos, MI / Seattle, WA (USA), December 2021 - TechSmith Corporation, a leading provider of screen capture and video editing tools, and Panopto, a leading video management system provider, have announced that TechSmith Camtasia users can now export videos directly into their Panopto video library. This marks another milestone in the multi-year strategic partnership announced earlier this year.

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Ambitions for Growth

Vlerick Business School Launches Entrepreneurship Academy

Brussels (BE), December 2021 - Entrepreneurship is of vital importance to the economy, as well as to society as a whole. Yet although Belgium is a country dominated by micro-companies (95.1%), it had just 9.3 startups per 1,000 residents in 2020. Just 920 fast-growing businesses are responsible for 52,779 new jobs. So, relatively few businesses grow quickly, not to mention sustainably. What's more, 79% of entrepreneurs say they lie awake worrying about the healthy continuation of their business, rather than growth in turnover, profit, and shareholder value.

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Open LMS

Pro-Bono Partnership with Pancare Foundation

Indianapolis, IN (USA), December 2021 - Open LMS, a major provider of open source learning systems, has announced a new pro-bono partnership with Australia-based Pancare Foundation, a leading charity committed to improving survival and support for people impacted by upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

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COVID-19 Challenge

Hands-On Robotics Teaching also Works Online

Bremen (GER), December 2021 - COVID-19 has helped online teaching make a breakthrough at many universities. But how do teachers cope with the pandemic in practice-oriented courses such as robotics, where working in the lab has been considered essential and indispensable until now? This is what two scientists at Jacobs University Bremen have been investigating. The work of Andreas Birk, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and psychologist Dora Simunovic was recently published in the "IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine".

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Plagiarism Prevention

Indonesian OU Upholds Fair and Equal Education Environment

Stockholm (SWE), December 2021 - Ouriginal, a leading European provider of plagiarism  detection and prevention solutions, is proud to work together with Universitas Terbuka, the Indonesia Open University, to ensure a fair and equal teaching and learning environment at Indonesia's first and biggest hybrid university. The university, with more than 500,000 students from 36 countries, upholds the highest standards of teaching and learning methods. To protect these standards in times of the pandemic and also beyond, Universitas Terbuka chose Ouriginal as the plagiarism detection solution of their choice in early 2021.

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USDLA

NEDLA Introduces Dr Laura Dowling as Executive Director

Dr. Laura DowlingWashington, DC (USA), December 2021 - Dr. Douglas J. Koch and the rest of the Board of Directors of the NorthEast Digital Learning Association (NEDLA formerly PADLA) are pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Dowling will be assuming the role of Executive Director.

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Career-Specific Technical Skills

York University School of Continuing Studies Joins D2L Wave

Toronto (CA), July 2021 - D2L Inc., a global learning technology leader, has announced that the York University School of Continuing Studies has joined the D2L Wave platform to provide working professionals with opportunities to upskill and reskill within one centralized and easy-to-use cloud-based platform.

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Improved Usability

LPiLEARN Receives Update with New Content

London (UK), December 2021 - An online platform helps L&D professionals rapidly build competence in essential skills to future-proof their roles. The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), a global body for workplace learning, has announced an update to LPiLEARN - its online platform to help L&D organisations and professionals rapidly gain essential skills.

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Research

L&D Struggling to Swap Courses for Real-Time Learning

London (UK), December 2021 - New research highlights disconnect between what leaders know and want L&D to look like and the continuing reality of course-led learning. The data reveals that as many as 40% of organisations are still working to course-led learning strategies, while just 4% are leading with real-time learning on the job. This is despite 92% of respondents agreeing that access to knowledge on demand is a key driver for business performance.

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Compliance

Free Security Awareness Training for Every Organization

Atlanta, GA (USA), November 2021 - Curricula, a fun security awareness training company, is proud to announce that its platform is now free to any organization for up to 1,000 employees. With the growing threat of phishing and ransomware targeting businesses of all sizes, it's imperative to have an educated workforce that's able to defend themselves against cyber attacks.

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Best-Selling Author

Matthew Syed to Open Learning Technologies 2022

Matthew SyedLondon (UK), December 2021 - Matthew Syed is to provide the opening address at the upcoming Learning Technologies 2022 Conference, taking place 09-10 February. Creating a high performance culture in a complex, rapidly changing world, Learning Technologies is back live and in person at London ExCeL.

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Hosted by VRARA

Microsoft North America HoloLens Industry Summit

Redmond, WA (USA), December 2021 - After the overwhelmingly positive community response from Microsoft's Inaugural Summit last January, Microsoft knew that its customers wanted more. To help the company extend its reach and add value to the discussions, Microsoft is excited to announce that they are partnering with VR/AR Association to host its second Summit, 26 January 2022, 08.00-13.15 PST.

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Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards

Learning Technologies Awards 2021 Winners

London (UK), December 2021 - The Learning Technologies Awards were hosted by broadcaster and comedian, Deborah Frances-White. The awards are highly sought after and recognise the commitment, enthusiasm, and passion for learning technologies across the world. Finalists are selected by an independent judging panel of experts organised by the eLearning Network.

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