Sought-After Features

NetDimensions Launches Talent Suite 13.2

Adrian Weaver, NetDimensions’ Head of Product ManagementHongKong (HK), December 2017 - NetDimensions, a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning-management systems, has launched a new version of NetDimensions Talent Suite. NetDimensions Talent Suite 13.2 includes a number of sought-after features and upgrades to the product suite, including SaaS platform infrastructure improvements, extended xAPI capabilities, and enhancements to classroom resources.

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Flexible Solution

Innovative Platform for Knowledge Management and Testing

Rumst (BE), December 2017 - Knowledge sharing and management are issues a lot of companies are struggling with. A new platform, KnowledgeFlow, is helping companies and organizations with both reducing the efforts that have to be taken to manage knowledge and enhancing the actual use of it on the work floor.

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Truth and Trends

What Lies ahead for Digital Learning in 2018

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway GroupCirencester (UK), December 2017 - New research has been launched that aims to uncover the real picture of next generation learning technology and what’s really working for organisations in practice. The Digital Learning Realities research, led by Fosway Group, a European HR and learning analyst, in collaboration with the workplace learning event Learning Technologies is now in its third year and is extending its reach worldwide for the first time.

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Corporate Learning Content

Omniplex and Skillsoft Announce Enterprise Partnership in China

Beijing (CN), December 2017 - Omniplex and Skillsoft have announced a partnership that will enable customers in China to access the most engaging corporate learning content with secure Skillsoft cloud access. The partnership will help organisations upskill their workforce by providing greater eLearning content choice.

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Latest Academic Findings

Inclusive Managers’ Toolkit Launched by Marshall E-Learning

London (UK), December 2017 - Marshall E-Learning has announced the launch of its new inclusive managers’ toolkit, developed in partnership with Vercida Consulting. The Inclusive Managers’ Toolkit is aimed at middle managers across public and private sector organisations and is designed to build their skills and confidence.

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Social Care eLearning

Learning Pool Are now a Skills for Care Endorsed Provider

Nottingham, UK, 2017 - Learning Pool have been recognised and formally endorsed by Skills for Care, the national body in England that monitors workforce development in adult social care. Learning Pool have been providing social care eLearning for some years, but are now pleased to announce that they have been recognised and formally endorsed by "Skills for Care".

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Cyber Infrastructure

ELS Returns to the Exhibition Trail in London

Oxfordshire (UK), December 2017 - The learning and development consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) will be on view at a key security-related event in London in the coming months, as well as at the Learning Technologies event.

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Learning Technologies Germany

CloserStill Media Acquires OEB (Online Educa Berlin)

Berlin (GER), December 2017 - ClosterStill Media, a London-based exhibition and conference organiser, has announced the acquisition of one of Europe’s leading education and learning conference and exhibitions, OEB (Online Educa Berlin), from ICWE GmbH for an undisclosed sum.

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Workplace Help

Performance Support: The Fast Track to a Solution

Cologne (GER), December 2017 - The REWE Group’s decision to introduce a performance support system was made back in 2014. The vision was grand: Direct workplace help would not only be created for individual software launches, but for all applications. With more than 500 IT applications, this not only meant an immense effort in regard to content creation, but also a change in learning culture. Mareike Heidemann-Jarosch of REWE Systems, the REWE Group’s IT subsidiary, remembers, "When it was introduced, workplace learning did not yet command the same importance as formal measures."

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Informal Learning

Learning and Reflecting on Your Own

Thorsten HölzerBonn (GER), December 2017 - Thorsten Hölzer is a psychologist who specializes in media and organizational psychology, and is a lifelong learner in the fields of pedagogy and learning technology. As a technical-concept specialist at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German-government-owned company that oversees the country’s international cooperation efforts, he has been working at the organization’s in-house academy for over a decade in the qualification of administrators and technical specialists being sent abroad. His subject area at the LEARNTEC Convention is formal and informal learning.

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Microlearning Approach

A Holistic Program Based upon Performance Support

Joachim BehringerStuttgart (GER), December 2017 - Wissen erLEBEN ("Experience Knowledge") is Allianz Life Insurance’s slogan for the new form of learning and information search the company has developed in cooperation with the "inside Business Group". It is addressed toward several thousand Allianz internal staff members and field representatives, as well as sales partners and banks. The project offers them the opportunity to tap into available expertise that is necessary for successful, demand-oriented customer consultation independently, efficiently, and sustainably. 

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TÜV SÜD Academy

Modern Learning in the Age of Digitalization

Thomas SeidelMunich (GER), December 2017 - The TÜV SÜD Academy’s "Digital Transformation" project was launched about a year ago. Its task is transforming about 10,000 face-to-face seminars with 120,000 participants annually into digital and partially digital format and enriching them with digital materials. “We are tackling the topic of digitalization systematically and holistically, i.e. it affects all of the Academy’s organizational units," explains Thomas Seidel, Chief Digital Officer at TÜV SÜD Academy, Munich. 

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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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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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