"Free Trial"

Free LMSs - If They Exist, Where to Find Them

Emil Reisser-WestonLondon (UK), July 2024 - Emil Reisser-Weston from Open eLMS has trawled the internet looking for genuinely free learning management systems that can be deployed for learning management needs instantly. In his research, he has cut through the "free trial" offers to find modern LMSs that are able to manage, report, and create learning.


Norwegian Customs

Valamis and Task to Deliver New LMS to Tolletaten

Joensuu (FI), July 2024 - Valamis, a Core Leader on the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems, together with its Norwegian partner, Task, are proud to announce that the Norwegian Customs Office, Tolletaten, has selected Valamis as their learning management system provider.


Student-Centered Active Learning

Capstone Partners with Clever to Provide Seamless Access to PebbleGo

Minneapolis, MI (USA), July 2024 - Capstone, an innovative learning company merging children's content with easy-to-use edtech tools for K-5 classrooms, libraries, and homes, is partnering with Clever, a platform powering secure digital learning for over 100,000 schools globally, to integrate single sign-on (SSO) and roster management for its award-winning PebbleGo suite of online curriculum resources.


To Accelerate Skills Mastery

Udemy Expands Badging and Certification Preparation

San Francisco, CA (USA), July 2024 - Udemy, a leading online skills marketplace and learning platform, has announced the expansion of its Badging and Certification preparation offering, making it available to all learners through its Personal Plan subscription. Additionally, Udemy debuted new features for its Udemy Business customers, including curated content to help learners confidently prepare for third-party certification exams, track their progress through a personalized insights dashboard, and signal new skills acquisition to management.


Immersive Experience

Busuu Launches AI-Powered "Speaking Practice"

London (UK), July 2024 - Busuu, a Chegg service and language learning provider with over 120 million registered users, has announced its new AI-powered feature "speaking practice" to help learners practice speaking another language in their own time, in a safe, judgment-free space. The new feature combines AI-powered feedback and personalized pronunciation practice with videos of native speakers that help learners build confidence with their listening and pronunciation skills.


Higher Learning Gains

Transfr's VR Simulations Boost Learning Gains in Healthcare Training

New York, NY (USA), July 2024 - Transfr Inc., a leading provider of virtual reality (VR) career training and exploration simulations, has announced the findings of a first-in-market series of rigorous efficacy studies, demonstrating the substantial learning gains achieved through its VR-based training solutions.



The 2024 Training Industry Top Training Companies Lists - AI in Training

Raleigh, NC (USA), July 2024 - Training Industry, a leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 report on critical sectors of the corporate training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies. The platform has recently announced its selections for the 2024 Top Training Companies™ lists for the AI in Training sector of the corporate learning and development (L&D) market.


University of Leeds

e-Portfolios as Authentic Assessment Tools

Patricia QuinnLeeds (UK), July 2024 - (by Patricia Quinn, Digital Practice Adviser) How can we modernise and improve assessment and make it more authentic in an increasingly online world of higher education? Students are being asked to complete multiple assessments in their programmes of study, the traditional formats and number of which have not changed for many years, as mentioned by Nerantzi in her article "Rethinking volume, variety and value of assessment in the era of GenAI".


Customer Satisfaction

IATP Selects Schoox to Take Member Learning to New Heights

Austin, TX (USA), July 2024 - Savvy member organisations of the International Adventure & Trampoline Park Association (IATP) are strengthening their continuing education programs to generate growth, and the Association has chosen learning management and talent development software provider Schoox to manage its member education programs.



Young Workers Demand More from Employers

London (UK), July 2024 - A new Workforce Readiness report from Cornerstone, in partnership with Lighthouse Research, has uncovered a concerning lack of confidence among UK employees. Nearly half (45%) of those queried said they do not think they have the right support and resources to adapt to changing work conditions.


Twenty Categories

Learning Technologies Awards 2024 Registration

London (UK), July 2024 - Registration is underway for the Learning Technologies Awards 2024. There are twenty awards categories, including the newly introduced "Best Use of AI in Learning". The awards are open for entries from participants internationally, and there are three weeks left to register nominations. Entrants are required to select and pay for their entries, with the entry and submission deadline set for 17:00 BST, 26 July 2024.


Development Opportunities

EDUtech Europe 2024 in Amsterdam, 02-03 October

Amsterdam (NL), July 2024 - Immerse yourself in the epicentre of educational innovation at EDUtech Europe 2024, happening at RAI Amsterdam, 02-03 October. With over 3,000 participants, including 300 influential speakers and more than 200 exhibitors, attendees are promised a comprehensive look into the future of educational technology over two action-packed days.



Digital Universities Europe 2024 in Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw (PL), July 2024 - Digital Universities Europe 2024 will take place from 23-25 September in Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland. The event will bring together higher education, industry, and policy leaders working to accelerate change in teaching and learning, assessment, administration, and the student experience.