Astonished and Humbled

HT2 Lab to Win Prestigious Queen's Awards for Enterprise

HT2 Labs' CEO, Dr Ben Betts and Chairman, Alan Betts Oxford (UK), May 2019 - HT2 Labs are thrilled to have been recognized in the distinguished Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation for their invention of Learning Locker®, an open source big data store used by educators and workplaces around the world to improve learning outcomes. HT2 Labs are among 60 organizations nationwide to have been presented with the award for innovation, following their success with the multi-award-winning Learning Locker®.

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Serious Game

Be a GDPR Hero

London (UK), May 2019 - Skillcast has released a new version of GDPR Hero. This is a serious game in which people are challenged to make decisions on everyday data-processing scenarios.

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Live Training Exercises

Raytheon Wins $159 Million Contract for Large-Scale Training

Hohenfels (GER), May 2019 - Raytheon has won a contract valued at up to $159 million to support large-scale, live training exercises at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center located in Hohenfels, Germany, and connected virtually to forces across Europe.

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Expanded Tasks

World Robotics Federation IFR Has a New General Secretary

Dr. Susanne BiellerFrankfurt (GER), May 2019 - The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has appointed Dr. Susanne Bieller as new General Secretary. She assumed her duties on 01 May 2019, taking over from Gudrun Litzenberger, who is retiring. On the same date, Litzenberger handed over the management of the IFR Statistical Department to Dr. Christopher Müller.

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Funding

Coursera Secures $103M in Series E from New Investors

Mountain View, CA (USA), May 2019 - Coursera, an online learning platform, has announced closing a $103 million investment in a Series E equity round. SEEK Group, a global leader in investing, scaling, and operating online employment and education businesses, led the round, while existing investors Future Fund and NEA also participated in the funding.

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Leadership Training

OpenSesame Announces Partnership with Mindscaling

Portland, OR (USA), May 2019 - OpenSesame, an eLearning innovator, has announced the addition of Mindscaling to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription to expand its world-class offering of curated leadership training critical to enterprise organizations. In today's complex, increasingly global ecosystem where business challenges evolve at record speed, organizations need to prepare leaders and managers for the future.

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International Trends

IBA GEI Report Highlights HR Issues across Countries

London (UK), May 2019 - In its seventh Annual Global Report, the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) highlights general international trends in human resources (HR) law. The information is compiled from the surveyed responses of lawyers in 46 countries, who were asked to consider the most relevant issues relating to employment, industrial relations, discrimination, and immigration law during 2017 and the start of 2018. They were also requested to explain concisely their significance. The Report builds on the historical perspective of previous editions of the publication.

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Training Infrastructure

City of Anaheim Selects Meridian LMS for Employee Training

Reston, VA (USA), May 2019 - Meridian Knowledge Solutions has announced that the City of Anaheim, home to more than 358,000 residents and 20,000 businesses and destination for more than 25 million annual visitors in southern California, has selected Meridian LMS as its centralized learning for more than 3,000 municipal employees.

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Launch

VR-Program to Help Mitigate Workplace Unconscious Bias

Newark, NJ (USA), May 2019 - BCT Partners and Red Fern Consulting have announced the launch of the first virtual reality tool that will transform diversity training programs and help mitigate unconscious bias in the workplace. Workplace discrimination, which is related to unconscious bias, costs businesses an estimated $64 billion annually according to a recent report from the Center for American Progress.

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Engage in Learning

The CPD Certification Service Approves Learning Pathway

Chris HorsemanLondon (UK), May 2019 - The Leadership Pathway, a programme of five eLearning courses from the eLearning supplier Engage in Learning, has won approval from The CPD Certification Service. The courses, each of which takes between 20 and 40 minutes to complete - amounting to completing the whole Pathway in some two-and-a-half hours - focus on building a solid foundation for leadership.

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Expansion

Docebo Celebrates Significant UK Growth

London (UK), May 2019 - Docebo, one of the world’s leading learning platforms powered by artificial intelligence (AI), has announced their continued expansion with two of their UK-based customers and operational growth figures.

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Online Voting

Finalists for the 2019 Learning Impact Awards

Lake Mary, FL (USA), May 2019 - IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global), a world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced that 32 projects are advancing to the final round of competition for the 2019 Learning Impact Awards.

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Competition

The 2019 Learning Technologies Awards Has Been Launched

Learning Technology AwardsLondon (UK), May 2019 - There is no greater recognition of hard work and commitment to the learning industry than winning a Learning Technologies Award. Any organisation anywhere in the world - public, private, or non-profit sector - can enter, regardless of size or industry.

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Next Generation Digital Learning

Learning Architecture with LTI Advantage

Lake Mary, FL (USA), May 2019 - Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a standard created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium that links content and resources to learning platforms. Its primary purpose is to connect learning systems such as a learning management system (LMS) with external service tools in a standard way across learning systems. Some see it as a key to unlocking next generation digital learning.

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Online Survey

Collecting Inputs from All Key Stakeholder Groups

Brussels (BE), May 2019 - An online survey is currently being carried out in the context of the "Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe" initiative launched by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs (DG GROW). This initiative is coordinated by PwC in cooperation with European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) and Espace Mendes France.

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Competition

University of Virginia Defends National Cyber Title

Orlando, FL (USA), May 2019 - University of Virginia prevailed over nine other finalist teams to win the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and its coveted Alamo Cup. The championship was held in Orlando, 23-25 April, and featured the national competition's top ten college and university teams. The winning team successfully protected the network of a fictional agriculture firm specializing in cryopreservation, crop research and development, and sustainable farming. The fictional company sustained multiple attacks orchestrated by ethical hackers using the same tactics and techniques as real-world bad actors.

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ESOF2020

"Freedom for Science, Science for Freedom"

Trieste (I), May 2019 - ESOF2020 has announced the opening of the Call for Proposals for of its Science programme, Science to business programme, and Careers programme for its next conference, to be held in Trieste, Italy, 05-09 July 2020. Submissions are open until 15 June 2019.

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Stories to Tell

Women In Learning Conference Announced

London (UK), May 2019 - The Women In Learning conference will to join a collective of men and women together to begin to raise awareness of the challenges women face in the workplace, but also highlight their successes and fascinating career trajectories. It's an event intended to inspire, motivate, empower, and most importantly, instigate change.

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