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Best YouTube Language Learning Channels

Dorset (UK), March 2020 - Regardless of your age and working situation, the need to self-isolate has made many people anxious about being out of their everyday routines. However, we can use this extra time wisely. In fact, if you’ve ever thought about learning a new language, this is the perfect time to do so.

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Virtual College

Free Infection Prevention and Control Online Course

Ilkley (UK), March 2020 - Virtual College has released a free infection prevention and control course in order to make sure the public have access to essential advice, such as hand-washing techniques, that is required at this time.

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Digital Course Materials

McGraw-Hill Selects Proctorio to Deliver Remote Proctoring

London (UK), February 2020 - Through a new agreement with Proctorio, McGraw-Hill, a leader in learning science and digital learning tools, will offer remote proctoring and browser locking capabilities for assessments in its McGraw-Hill Connect® digital learning platform for college courses.

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Barco & Panopto

To Connect Physical and Virtual Learning Environments

Kortrijk (BE)/ Seattle (WA), February 2020 - Barco, a leading technology company that specializes in visualization and collaboration technology, and Panopto, a leading enterprise video platform provider, have announced a partnership to improve virtual learning and training experiences by connected Barco’s weConnect platform with Panopto’s video platform.

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George Soros

Global Network to Transform Higher Education

George SorosDavos (CH), February 2020 – George Soros has announced that he is creating a new university network to better prepare students for current and future global challenges. He is endowing the network with one billion dollars and asking other philanthropists to contribute. The network, which will operate throughout the world, is named the Open Society University Network (OSUN) and will integrate teaching and research across higher education institutions worldwide. 

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Cloud Gaming

New Streaming Technology Will Change Computer Gaming

Graz (A), December 2019 - Dieter Schmalstieg, a researcher at Graz University of Technology, is working on a method combining the advantages of cloud computing and virtual reality. This method will allow computer games to be displayed on inexpensive VR headsets in unsurpassed quality.

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Knowledge Transfer

Lost Cultural Heritage Becomes a Virtual Place of Remembrance

Karlsruhe (GER), December 2019 - The TOPORAZ project has achieved success in the renowned Leibniz competition, with the Leibniz Association’s Senate granting its approval of the effort. The world’s cultural heritage that cannot be recreated in reality is to be made available to a broad public on a sustainable basis.

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To Reduce Plagiarism

Copyleaks and Macmillan Learning Join Forces

Stamford, CT (USA), December 2019 - Copyleaks, an artificial intelligence-based plagiarism  detection software company, has announced a partnership with Macmillan Learning, an educational publishing and solutions company. The joint effort will offer plagiarism detection capabilities for students and instructors. Elements of Copyleaks’s software solution are being integrated into Achieve, Macmillan Learning’s new digital learning platform, to help students develop better academic research skills and cite correctly, and also to ensure the academic integrity of their work.

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Alexa and Friends

Speech Recognition in Continuing Education

Prof. Dr. Michael MarmannKarlsruhe (GER)/Düsseldorf (GER), December 2019 - "Alexa, I’d like you to help me when I learn! Is a combination of voice user interfaces (VUI) and eLearning possible?" Prof. Dr. Michael Marmann of Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences will address the issue of speech recognition in continuing education on 30 January at 15.30. Professor Marmann is involved intensively with the use and testing of emerging tools.

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Transfer Efficiency

Converting Knowledge into "Action That Is Crucial for Success"

Dr. Ina Weinbauer-HeidelKarlsruhe (GER)/St. Valentin (A), December 2019 - Dr. Ina Weinbauer-Heidel, founder of the Institute for Transfer Effectiveness, has published the German language book "Was Trainings wirklich wirksam macht" (What makes training sessions really effective). In it, she describes the twelve control levers of transfer effectiveness. At the LEARNTEC Congress, she will discuss her practical experience and insights on 29 January 2020 at 10.45.

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Avoiding Mistakes

There Can Be No Social Learning without Collaboration

Sandra DundlerKarlsruhe (GER)/Burgau (A), December 2019 - "From Passive Participant to Active Contributor - Individual Responsibility and Error Management in Social Learning" is the title of Sandra Dundler’s presentation at LEARNTEC 2020 on 29 January at 15.30. She will define the conditions necessary for social learning to succeed and draw attention to potential "stumbling blocks".

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#VCTheFutureofLandD

Virtual College Completes Successful L&D Campaign

Ilkley (UK), November 2019 - Over the last three months, Virtual College has been running a thought-leader campaign called "Shaping the Future of L&D". During this campaign, they partnered with fourteen learning and development experts to address the future of L&D and how it is changing in response to technological developments.

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Complex Relationships

"At Present, AI Is Very Conservative in Its Implementation"

Inge de WaardBrussels (BE), October 2019 – The Panel Presentation "The Future Is Bright - On AI, Curricula, and Skills Gaps" will take place at OEB Global on Thursday, 28 November, from 12.00 to 13.30.  Inge de Waard (PhD) is currently leading the learning part of an InnoEnergy project that alleviates skill and competency gaps by combining artificial intelligence (AI), human resources (HR), and learning analytics to provide a personalized learning trajectory. This project combines the expertise of people working at InnoEnergy, The Open University (UK), FutureLearn, and many European university partners working on renewable energy. At the event, Inge will speak about her extensive experience in the field.

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