Growth Initiatives

Cornerstone Announces $300 Million Strategic Investment

Adam MillerSanta Monica, CA (USA), November 2017 – Cornerstone OnDemand, a global leader in cloud-based learning and human-capital-management software, has announced that Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, together with LinkedIn, will make a $300 million strategic investment in Cornerstone. Cornerstone intends to use the proceeds of the new investment to fund growth initiatives and manage its capital structure, including repaying existing convertible debt and repurchasing common shares.

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Grovo Appoints New CLO

Development of Trademarked Microlearning® Solutions

San Francisco, CA (USA), November 2017 – Since its inception in 2010, Grovo has used the term “microlearning” to identify its proprietary learner-first, science-backed methodology to make people better at their jobs. Recognizing the company’s longstanding role as a leader and pioneer in creating effective learning experiences utilizing a customizable content library that matches the way people learn, in 2016 the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office awarded Grovo a registered trademark for use of the name MicrolearningⓇ in relation to its products. 

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Artificial Intelligence

Knowledge Sharing with Automatic Speech Recognition

San Francisco, CA (USA), November 2017 – SalesHood, a leading sales-enablement platform, has announced the release of Automatic Speech Recognition to revolutionize how companies share knowledge and enable their teams. SalesHood’s Expert System powers the entire lifecycle of sales enablement with artificial intelligence and machine learning from training and onboarding to coaching and content sharing to performance improvement. SalesHood’s Automatic Speech Recognition accelerates learning, coaching, and knowledge sharing by analyzing conversations and experiences to execute sales enablement more efficiently and effectively.

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Micro-Learning Platform

LiquidSMARTS Disrupts Conventional Sales Training

Dr. Gunter WesselsTampa, FL (USA), November  2017 – LiquidSMARTS is excited to introduce a scalable subscription-based sales-skill micro-learning model, coaching services, and royalty-free sales methodology that is easy to remember and utilize – helping sales and marketing professionals create more time and "sell well".

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L&D

LPI Invites Applications for New Advisory Board

London (UK), November 2017 - The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), a non-profit, independent body supporting the development of organisations and individuals in workplace learning, is excited to announce the creation of a new Advisory Board, with applications now being taken for members.

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King’s Business School

Students Must Be Prepared to Deal with Uncertain Times

Professor Stephen BachLondon (UK), November 2017 - Graduates need to be better equipped to deal with a volatile and rapidly changing world, says the dean of London’s newest business school. At the official launch of the King’s Business School, Executive Dean Professor Stephen Bach said the new school aims to meet employers’ demand for younger, more agile, and innovative graduates in such unpredictable times.

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Teaching Language

ELearning in German Prisons

Lustmühle (CH), November 2017 - Language is a vital part of human life. Not only do language skills allow people to get involved with their community, but they are also necessary for engaging with educational programmes and vocational-training schemes. Thus, it should come as no surprise that a large part of the prison population in countries like Germany is comprised of young immigrants and unaccompanied child refugees. Poor language and social skills often leave members of these groups with few prospects within German society.

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Research

Virtual Reality Outshines Other Learning Methods in Pilot Study

Kate PasterfieldPlymouth (UK), November 2017 - A pilot study by leading digital learning provider Sponge UK into the use of virtual reality (VR) for workplace learning suggests that, yes, we should believe the hype. Participants found VR to be significantly more enjoyable, significantly easier to concentrate on, and that it provided greater learning satisfaction than the other popular digital learning methods used in the study. 

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Project Management Conference

ELS Helps to Promote STEM Careers Locally

David GeorgeOxfordshire (UK), October 2017 - David George, lead project management trainer at the learning and development consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) will be a key speaker at a STEM project management conference being held in Harwell, Oxfordshire, 29 November 2017.

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Webinar

Are You Wasting Your Time with Compliance Training?

Plymouth (UK), November 2017 - The opportunities lost by organisations using outdated methods and technologies for compliance training are in the spotlight at an interactive webinar this month. The online session, hosted by digital-learning experts Sponge UK, will challenge attitudes about what works in compliance training and share success stories of organisations taking an innovative approach.  

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