Looking Forward

Sponge Moves into Dublin’s "Silicon Docks"

Dublin 'Silicon Docks'Plymouth (UK), May 2019 - Europe’s largest independently owned custom digital learning provider, Sponge, has moved into Dublin’s "Silicon Docks" region, cementing its presence in Ireland and supporting the company’s ongoing overseas growth ambitions. The new office, based at WeWork's Dublin Landings campus, is headed up by Sponge’s recently promoted Client Development Manager, John Meagher.


Best in the Community

Catalyst Awards Recognise Innovation and Excellence

Newcastle (UK), May 2019 – Blackboard has announced the winners of the 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Europe. Founded in 2005, the annual Catalyst Awards recognise and honour innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology.


Learner Centred

Second Set of "Pathway" eLearning Courses

Chris HorsemanGloucester (UK), May 2019 - Having gained CPD Certification Service approval for its Leadership Pathway series of eLearning courses, Engage in Learning has now seen the CPD Certification Service approve its series of coaching-related eLearning courses.


Traineasy LMS v3.4

NHS Blood and Transplant Upgrades Its "Shine Academy"

Milton Keynes (UK), May 2019 - Since 2014, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has used Traineasy LMS, branded as the NHSBT Shine Academy, to manage compliance with statutory and mandatory training. A major upgrade, successfully completed in March 2019, sees Shine Academy relaunched as a mobile responsive solution with an extended catalogue of digital learning resources. 


Improvement in Accessibility

Update to Skillcast's GDPR Compliance eLearning Library

London (UK), May 2019 - Skillcast has released the 2019 update to its GDPR Compliance eLearning course library with improvements to accessibility and content accompanied by UI/UX enhancements. This is suitable for firms that want to freshen up their GDPR training for all staff and provided further targeted training to staff that regularly deal with personal data.



MicroLearn Confirms New Partnership

London (UK), May 2019 - MicroLearn, a leading microlearning content provider, has announced a new partnership with The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology (IMarEST). 


Learning Experience Platform

Learning Technologies Group Launches "Instilled"

Jacksonville, FL (USA), April 2019 - "Instilled" combines LTG’s best-in-class eLearning and talent management products into one efficient learning experience platform to capture, catalogue, and discover organizational knowledge.



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.


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.


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.


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®.


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.


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.


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.



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.