First Media

Keep Things Going with Digital Learning

Shane TraillLincolnshire (UK), March 2020 - First Media think that digital learning could help many businesses affected by the coronavirus. There’s no escaping that we are now in unprecedented times as a society due to the COVID-19 virus. But what do the effects of the virus mean to businesses that need to keep delivering training? The UK’s workforce, which is now beginning to adjust to life working from home, still require vital workplace skills.

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Questionmark Cuts Prices

To Help Recruitment, Training and Development Functions

Trumbull, CT (USA), March 2020 — Questionmark, the enterprise-grade assessment provider, is offering discounts on its assessment platform and associated services to help minimize the disruption caused by the introduction of home-working policies.

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Bigger Brains

Microsoft Offers Free Teams Training Due To Coronavirus

Berlin (GER), March 2020 - The COVID-19 / coronavirus situation has created an unexpected and unprecedented global shift to work-from-home and study-from-home situations for thousands of people. In response, tech companies including Microsoft and Google have made their Teams and Hangouts tools free to help people be more productive working remotely.

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Standalone Brand

LTG Gets Open LMS by Blackboard

Jacksonville, FL (USA), March 2020 - Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a global leader in the high-growth workplace learning and talent industry, has entered into an agreement to acquire all intellectual property and assets relating to Blackboard’s Open LMS platform for $31.7 million (less some customary purchase price adjustments). Following the completion of the transaction in approximately four weeks, Open LMS will be invested in as a standalone brand within LTG’s portfolio of best-in-class businesses.

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Coronavirus Awareness

Use the Lite LMS and Authoring Tool For Free

London (UK), March 2020 - Many businesses are suffering from the disruption that COVID-19 has caused. We understand how hard this time can be with planning your internal resources and keeping your family safe. My Learning Hub are currently offering three-month access to its Lite LMS and Authoring Tool for free if you sign up before 30 April to help firms with coronavirus awareness and staff training during these difficult times.

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Ninety-Day Access

Adobe Connect Offers Free Access Due To COVID-19

London (UK), March 2020 - Adobe Connect is providing free ninety-day access, until 01 July 2020. Individuals and businesses who aren’t customers can now use Adobe Connect rooms with up to 25 participants for free for up to ninety days if they sign up for a trial license between now and 01 July.

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Personalised Learning Experiences

Kallidus Acquires Engage in Learning

Rob Caul, CEO of KallidusCirencester (UK), March 2020 - Kallidus, an industry leading learning and talent management provider, has announced the acquisition of Engage in Learning, the Gloucester-based eLearning specialist known for its effective and engaging courses for compliance, health and safety, and soft skills development. The acquisition is part of Kallidus’s strategy to provide customers with a full range of engaging people-focused learning and human capital management (HCM) solutions.

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User Experience

PeopleFluent Learning 15.1 Enables Increased Configurability

Raleigh, NC (USA), March 2020 - PeopleFluent has released a new version of the PeopleFluent LMS (formerly known as NetDimensions LMS), a state-of-the-art learning management system for enterprise training and compliance management. The latest release and update of the award-winning learning management system (LMS) features new integrations that will enhance functionality across PeopleFluent’s user experience platform.

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40% Market Share

China Is the Largest Market in Global Mobile App Spend

London (UK), March 2020 - Data gathered by GoldenCasinoNews.com indicates that at 40%, the Chinese market accounted for almost half of the global mobile app spend. From the data, the total global mobile app spend was $120 billion in 2019.

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For Second Year

Banco Santander España Achieves LPI Accreditation

Madrid (E), March 2020 - A Spanish bank continues to impress with its commitment to employee development and learning outcomes. Banco Santander España (part of the global Banco Santander group), has been awarded Accredited Learning Department status for the second consecutive year by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). Santander España is a large retail and commercial bank based in Madrid, Spain, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the major global bank Banco Santander.

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Strategic Combination

Cornerstone to Acquire Saba

Santa Monica, CA (USA), March 2020 - Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a global leader in people development solutions, recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Saba, a global leader in talent experience solutions and a portfolio company of Vector Capital. Saba has over twenty years of industry experience developing, delivering, and supporting learning, performance, and recruiting product solutions. The cash and stock transaction is valued at approximately $1.395 billion and has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies.

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LearnX Live! Awards

Savv-e Creates Award-Winning eLearning Solutions

Sydney (AU), March 2020 - Savv-e has been working on multiple projects with Australian organisations, both governmental and not for profit, over the past year that have contributed directly to improving our society and well-being. 

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