Market Development

Paragon Partners Becomes New Shareholder of the WEKA Group

Kissing (GER), July 2020 - Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, has acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education, and services for the DACH region and France.

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New Normal

Learning Pool Release Future of Work Library

Derry (UK), July 2020 - To follow the initial launch of Learning Pool's Coronavirus Course Essentials library aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic back in April, the full-service eLearning solutions provider has now released a "Future of Work" library, with updated coronavirus modules to help organizations and its colleagues adjust to the "new normal" of working.

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Business and Content

THRIVE's Partner Network Is Expanding Rapidly

Nottingham (UK), July 2020 – THRIVE, creators of an engaging microlearning catalogue and next-gen learning experience platform, recently announced their partner network is quickly expanding, with new content resellers joining each month. The new partners include Cornerstone, Viventis Asia, Eloomi, Digits, Virtual College, and Training Sensei.

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In the UK and ME

Virtual College and VR Education Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Ilkley (UK), July 2020 - VR Education (AIM: VRE; Euronext Growth: 6VR), a leading virtual reality (VR) technology company focused on the education and enterprise training space, is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Virtual College Limited, an industry leading digital learning solutions provider, to provide and deliver technology enhanced learning solutions in the UK and Middle East.

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Refresh

Kallidus Announces New UI and UX Enhancements

Cirencester (UK), July 2020 - Kallidus, a major learning management and talent management provider, has announced several key enhancements to the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) of Kallidus Learn to make it even easier for customers to create, deploy, and track all of the learning taking place in their organisation.

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Upskilling

Immerse Partners with BP to Create Global VR Training Program

London (UK), July 2020 - Enterprise virtual reality (VR) software company Immerse has announced a partnership with multinational energy business BP. bp will integrate their own VR content into the Immerse Virtual Enterprise Platform (VEP). The training will be deployed internationally, and the platform will generate detailed data and reports on learner progress.

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Key Professional-Skills

Genpact Opens Internal Learning Program

New York, NY (USA), June 2020 - Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, has announced Adapt and Rise, a role-based online learning platform that leverages Genpact's expertise honed from delivering real-world change for hundreds of clients. By making key insights available to the public at no cost, Genpact aims to enable professional resilience and accelerate adoption of the most critical professional skills and competencies required to succeed in the digital age.

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IT and Technical Training

DataCamp Partners with Anaconda to Enable Data Fluency for Teams

New York, NY (USA), June 2020 - DataCamp, a leading interactive learning platform for data science and analytics, has announced a new partnership with Anaconda, which provides open source tools and enterprise-grade software for data scientists and organizations doing data science at scale.

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Improved Hiring

PeopleFluent Launches New Recruiting Platform

Raleigh, NC (USA), June 2020 - Built for how we work and live today, with integrated texting, video, social, and mobile app collaboration, PeopleFluent Recruiting helps organizations create a streamlined experience for candidates, recruitment teams, employees, and hiring managers.

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Nimble Elearning

Equality and Diversity Essentials Course

Stonehouse/Gloucestershire (UK), June 2020 - The issues of racial equality and ethnic diversity have been brought to the fore, and in recent weeks, equality and diversity training for individuals and organisations have become a priority for those involved in L&D.

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Online Educational Platform

Worldwide Launch of EdTech Startup Lectera.com

Tallinn (EST), June 2020 - Lectera.com’s international online educational platform has started its operation in four languages. The founder and CEO of the project is Mila Semeshkina, who is an entrepreneur, the author of the best-selling book Learn or Leave the Market, and an international expert in brand creation and promotion. A total of US$2.7 million has already been invested in the development of the platform, and a total investment of over US$7 million by 2023 is planned. The platform is targeted toward international markets, in particular the CIS, Europe, the USA, Latin America, India, and Africa.

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Talent Experience Platform

Totara's Expansion into Global HR Technology Market

Wellington (NZ), June 2020 - Totara has announced that its owners have entered into a purchase agreement with Sydney private equity firm Five V Capital under which Five V will acquire a majority ownership interest in Totara. The operations and management of Totara will remain unchanged, with Richard Wyles continuing as Chief Executive Officer.

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