Workflow Enhancements

Camtasia 2024 Simplifies Video Creation

East Lansing, MI (USA), June 2024 - TechSmith Corporation, an industry leader in visual communication, has released the highly anticipated Camtasia 2024, the new version of the company's award-winning, all-in-one screen recording and video editing software. The latest release unveils a powerful new recording engine for higher frame rate and resolution screen capture, while delivering transformative features including AI-powered dynamic captions, new effects, filters, and transitions, as well as heightened asset integrations so users can explore 100+ million professional, royalty-free video assets directly within the editor.

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During Challenging Times

Supporting Staff's Mental Health and Wellbeing

Ilkley (SCT), May 2024 - The challenging times in which we find ourselves are affecting people's mental health, including our employees’. To assist in efforts to provide support in this realm, Virtual College has put together a handy guide filled with tips and advice. We hope you find it useful and that reading it will help you feel more prepared to support your staff's mental health during difficulties such as the current cost-of-living crisis.

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Virtual Learning Environment

Avatars in a Distance Learning Seminar

Dr. Mirjam Merkel-KissDarmstadt/Karlsruhe, May 2024 - The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research project AVLAB2 works with several partners to investigate the social and didactic benefits of deploying virtual learning environments. In the context of the project, the sociologist Dr. Mirjam Merkel-Kiss conducted an exploratory study into communicative behavior in virtual worlds. Her presentation about the work will take place at the LEARNTEC Congress, 06 June at 10:45.

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Christian Stracke

Expert at "Leaders and Legends of Online Learning"

Christian StrackeBonn (GER), February 2024 - Educational scientist and researcher Dr. Christian M. Stracke has been granted a special honour: He has been selected as the 90th expert for the Leaders and Legends of Online Learning. What is unique about this is that the selection is only made by the other experts and colleagues worldwide. Marc Nichols started this project at the Open University of UK back in 2018 and has always recorded a podcast with all the selected experts. In his questions, he is particularly interested in the personal long-term perspective.

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Four-Day Program

Professional & Executive Development Program Develops LGBTQ+ Leaders

Cambridge, MA (USA), February 2024 - Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education's Professional & Executive Development has launched a new leadership program designed to empower LGBTQ+ professionals to thrive as leaders. The intensive four-day program, held on Harvard's Cambridge, MA campus in July 2024, will provide participants with leadership strategies tailored to their unique experiences and identities.

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D2L Helps Educators

Generate Practice and Quiz Questions with Generative AI Beta Program

Toronto (CA), February 2024 - D2L, a global learning technology company, has shared the ongoing roll out of its Generative AI beta program to help educators and content creators easily and quickly generate practice questions and quiz questions using existing course content. This will help reduce administrative workloads and encourage a greater focus on learner engagement.

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Skill Acquisition

UK's First CPD Course for AR, VR, and MR Knowledge

London (UK), February 2024 - ARuVR®, a multi-award winning end-to-end extended reality (XR) learning platform for enterprises, has announced that the City, University of London, and ARuVR® will launch the UK's first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course to fill the UK skills void in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR). The course will be open to those who want to upskill their learning to take advantage of the opportunities presented by XR within the enterprise setting.

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On-Demand Tutoring

Study Shows Favorable Outcomes for Students Using Tutor.com

Hong Kong (CH), January 2024 - Tutor.com, one of the world's largest and most innovative online tutoring organizations, announced that it satisfies Level II requirements (Moderate Evidence) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for its on-demand tutoring services.

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Transfr

The Future of Learning through XR Training Simulations

New York, NY (USA), December 2023 - Transfr, a leader in virtual reality-based skills training, has announced the launch of the Transfr SDK for its extended reality (XR) training platform, providing 3D designers with a set of high level, Unity-based low-code design tools to create interactive XR training simulations. Initially available in a closed Beta to select partners, the SDK provides a consistent experience across its simulation offerings. It creates an easier way to develop content on the Transfr platform, which is currently accessible by tens of thousands of students at over 1,000 locations across the U.S.

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Team Competency

Hult International Business School Partners with Mindflick

Cambridge, MA (USA), November 2023 - Hult International Business School continues to innovate on behalf of its students by introducing a new partnership with high-performance coaching and performance psychology organization Mindflick. The collaboration allows Hult's full-time MBA students access to Mindflick's cutting-edge individual and team performance tool, which was honed for more than 25 years in the world of high-performance sports.

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World TV Day

Five Ways Television Can Help with Language Learning

Brookline, MA (USA), November 2023 - From understanding cultural nuances to learning conversational speech, immersing yourself in television can be an effective tool when it comes to learning a new language. To mark World TV Day, the team at Preply have provided a roundup of the different ways television can aid language learning.

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Cameroon

Student-Founded Academy among the Top 50 Worldwide

Kinlo Ephriam TangiriYaounde (CMR) / Bremen (GER), October 2023 - Making education more accessible in his native country Cameroon has motivated Kinlo Ephriam Tangiri to develop a free eLearning service, the KET Academy. With this project, the student of Constructor University in Bremen made it into the top 50 of the international student competition "Chegg.org".

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