Mar 30th

Thomson Reuters, Capita Company Secretarial Services Provide eLearning …

Thomson Reuters, Capita Company Secretarial Services Provide eLearning …
News from Compliance Week:

Thomson Reuters, an information provider for businesses and professionals, and Capita Company Secretarial Services, the UK’s largest professional services company secretarial team, announced the launch of a suite of eLearning solutions for directors’ training and certification.

The courses will provide an overview of the key directorial roles, responsibilities and penalties under company law, helping organizations to safeguard against shortcomings in corporate compliance and navigate the increasingly complex regulatory landscape.

The eLearning courses, which serve all levels of directors, provide a user friendly and effective way to embed subsidiary governance across group structures. They will be delivered online via the web so that materials are readily available and can be accessed on the move to serve increasingly mobile and international management teams.

Unlike other training courses, the eLearning services offer optional modules to suit listed, unlisted and regulated companies; bespoke modules can also be created if required. In addition, the courses provide a crucial audit trail for regulators to demonstrate and confirm an organization’s commitment to compliance and best practice.

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Mar 26th

How affordable tablets can foster corporate e-Learning

How affordable tablets can foster corporate e-Learning
News from CIOL:

The overall Indian tablet market recorded shipments of 3.1 million units in 2012, according to a report released by Cyber Media Research (CMR).

In the October-December quarter itself, 1.09 million units were sold across the country, accounting for 35.33 per cent (more than one-third) of the total shipments for the entire year. There is a price war between the branded and local players. Price in not the only key but features also play a vital role in the sale of local tablets which are all boosted up with the latest configurations, be it the latest Operating System version, or high RAM, or the high resolutions inbuilt cameras and that too with calling facilities.

These gadgets are available in the market for rock bottom prices. We’ve already seen new development in tablet and mobile phones with a new category emerging, unofficially known as ‘phablets’. These devices with extremely large 5 to 7-inch screens have become a staple in the tech scene. This can be a good option for someone who cannot afford a laptop but needs mobility with features comparable to a computer.

The device is mainly intended to provide easy access to the digital entertainment content. We live in a dig…………… continues on CIOL

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Mar 22nd

Cicerone Certification Program Announces BeerSavvy eLearning Platform

Cicerone Certification Program Announces BeerSavvy eLearning Platform
News from Brewbound.com:

CHICAGO – The Cicerone Certification Program announces the next in its line of beer education software, BeerSavvy. Covering the areas tested on the Certified Beer Server exam, which includes the history and flavor profiles of 42 beer styles, BeerSavvy provides a kinetic studying option for candidates.

TRY BEERSAVVY™ AT THE 2013 CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE – March 26-29, 2013:

Visit the Cicerone Certification Program at Booth #9026 at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Program staff will be on hand to demo BeerSavvy and talk more about its applications.

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Bars, restaurants, retailers and beer distributors need beer-savvy staff to capitalize on consumer interest in craft beer. To date, more than 20,000 people have earned Cicerone Certified Beer Server status to help their companies excel at beer sales and service.

Live and on-site training works well with many organizations. But with servers, bartenders and sales people located in differen…………… continues on Brewbound.com

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E-learning in Edinburgh schools kicks off with tablet rollout
News from Virtual College:

Schools in Edinburgh have been exploring the opportunities offered by online learning thanks to a project that has seen tablets rolled out to classrooms across the city.

Pupils studying at Broomhouse Primary, Sciennes Primary, Forrester High and Gracemount have been presented with their own netbooks or tablets as part of a programme introducing the benefits of digital education, which, if successful, could be launched elsewhere in Scotland, STV reports.

Young people are using the technology to solve algebraic solutions and read about ancient worlds, while the devices also allow them to share ideas and test their knowledge.

Maths teacher at Forrester High Barry Whelan told the news provider the school has been using a secure system that allows its employees to post homework online, so that students can access it on their tablets at home. He said it also means work can be submitted for marking quickly and easily.

Text alerts are also sent once an essay or piece of homework has been uploaded and Mr Whelan explained: “Most kids use it quite well and I can get back to them quickly and send them video links or extra resources to guide them.”

According to the teacher, having tablets in the classroom has helped him to build a supportive relationship with pupils and there…………… continues on Virtual College

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Mar 21st

Folens seeks new e-learning opportunities

Folens seeks new e-learning opportunities
News from Irish Independent:

AN INVESTMENT fund owned by Irish schoolbook giant Folens is seeking to invest in new start-up companies in the learning technology sector.

Leaf Investments intends to invest between €250,000 and €1m over the next two to three years in early-stage companies either as part of a syndicate or as sole investor.

Folens has already launched a new online and mobile learning company, Tallaght-based Apierian, which is initially developing products for the UK. It also acquired primary school resources supplier Carroll Education in early 2012.

With Leaf Investments, the educational publisher intends to capture the success of e-learning products which use electronic media and technology as learning tools.

Investment bank servicing company IBS Capital valued this market at €91bn globally in 2012 and forecasts an average growth rate of 23pc every year until 2017.

Leaf partner Hugh O’Driscoll said now is a really interesting time to invest in learning technologies since advances in digital and mobile technologies are enabling more immersive learning experiences.

“The increased attention the sector is receiving from mainstream funds underlines this,” he said.

In 2012 the fund invested in two Irish businesses. Empower The User (ETU), a provider of roleplay simulation te…………… continues on Irish Independent

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Center for eLearning helps teachers help students
News from The Cauldron (subscription):

Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series on eLearning initiatives taking place at Cleveland State University.

Sarah Rutland wears a lot of hats in her role as manager of Operations and Quality Assurance for the Center for eLearning at Cleveland State University. She didn’t consider working in this field during her undergraduate study of Multicultural Education at Oberlin College. When she was a graduate student at CSU for Organizational Leadership, she never considered a career at the university. When she got a job at the Center for Instructional Tech and Distance Learning she didn’t expect to become a key player there. What she’s always known is that the path to success in her field lies in strong customer service.

 The center has undergone many changes since its inception. There have been four directors since 2007, but the core philosophy has remained constant; building and maintaining quality of service.

Rutland’s biggest challenge this year has been to get the online help up and running with a new company, Perceptis, under contract to provide the service.

“There was a big rush earlier in the year because the university had another company doing the online help, but that changed somewhat unexpectedly,” Rutland said. “It’s been a lot of work exchanging information with the new company. A lot of stuff changes i…………… continues on The Cauldron (subscription)

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Mar 18th

Global eLEARNING Industry – Sacramento Bee

Global eLEARNING Industry – Sacramento Bee
News from Global eLEARNING Industry – Sacramento Bee:

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for eLEARNING in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets The report profiles 297 companies including many key and niche players such as Adobe Systems, Inc., Apollo Group, Inc., Articulate Global, Inc., Assima PLC, Blackboard, Inc., Career Education Corp., Cegos Group SA, Cisco Systems, Inc., WebEx Communications, Inc., CognitiveArts, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Corpedia, Inc., Desire2Learn Incorporated, HealthStream, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development…………… continues on Global eLEARNING Industry – Sacramento Bee

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Mar 16th

eLearning Specialist

eLearning Specialist
News from Inside Higher Ed:

Columbus State University has an immediate opening for an eLearning Specialist in the Distance Learning Design and Delivery. This is a 12-month, professional staff position situated in the DLDD department with some evening and weekend hours.

Primary responsibilities include: providing co-administration, training, and support of Desire2Learn, the institution’s online learning management system, and supporting eLearning applications; providing consultation services for faculty on effective eLearning design strategies and technologies for fully online and blended-hybrid courses; assisting faculty with the creation or conversion of course materials for online delivery; designing and developing online training tutorials and job aids; and collaborating with Distance Learning Design and Delivery (DLDD) and University Information and Technology Services staff on distance learning projects.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Technology, Education, or a related field is required. The selected candidate should have working familiarity with online learning management systems and online courses in higher education; and demonstrable skills in instructional design, web content authoring, and the development of online training tutorials and job aids. The successful candidate needs to convey a personable, faculty-friendly demeanor and poss…………… continues on Inside Higher Ed

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Mar 13th

Care2Learn Wins eLearning Award For Health Professionals

Care2Learn Wins eLearning Award For Health Professionals
News from Healthcare Global:

Care2Learn, the leader in online continuing education, compliance training and record-keeping solutions for the senior care industry, announced they have been recognized with the Distinction Award for Outstanding Web Content by eHeathcare’s Leadership Awards for the third year in a row.

The award is based on Care2Learn’s online courses and industry-leading Learning & Performance Engine (LMS). Judges looked at how Care2Learn’s site and other digital communications compared with other competitive solutions. They also reviewed entries based on a proprietary multi-point standard of Internet excellence.

“In spite of the unsettled healthcare env…………… continues on Healthcare Global

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Mar 10th

Seamless e-learning system pushed for Nevada higher education

Seamless e-learning system pushed for Nevada higher education
News from Las Vegas Review – Journal:

Posted: Mar. 1, 2013 | 4:11 p.m.

Nevada’s public colleges and universities must better embrace online education, or their students will go elsewhere.

That was the message an education consultant delivered Friday to the board that governs public higher education in Nevada.

“If we don’t succeed in this – and time is of the essence – there will be others who will usurp nearly everything,” Richard N. Katz told the Board of Regents. “They will take (our) students.”

Nevada’s system of higher education commissioned Katz last year to evaluate e-learning within the system and identify ways to serve students through online education.

The resulting 105-page report said that Nevada’s public institutions of higher learning have done much to increase e-learning opportunities for students. But they haven’t gone far enough.

To compete, the institutions need to establish a seamless, integrated e-learning system to meet student demand, according to the report. Students prefer the convenience of mobile education and aren’t afraid to look elsewhere – perhaps to virtual colleges and massive open online courses offered on the Web – if they can’t find it through local campuses.

The report recommended the establishment of a system-wide e-learning program office.

“Students should be able to discover on-campus and online learning…………… continues on Las Vegas Review – Journal

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IPAF Introduces eLearning Module for Aerial Work Platforms
News from Rental Equipment Register (registration):

Mar. 6, 2013

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International Powered Access Federation has successfully trialed a new eLearning module as part of its established American Work Platform Training program for United States-based operators of aerial work platforms. The eLearning module was developed and tested with IPAF member NES Rentals.

“eLearning opens up alternative methods of delivering education and takes the AWPT training program to a new level,” said IPAF president Wayne Lawson. “It provides a new way for training centers to reach greater numbers, but does not replace practical training. It enriches the learning process and allows us to bring the safe and effective use of AWPs to a wider public.”

“With our new eLearning module, trainees can complete the theory (traditional classroom) part of the AWPT course online at their own…………… continues on Rental Equipment Register (registration)

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Mar 8th

E-learning becoming popular in SA

E-learning becoming popular in SA
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Helsinki-Based 10Monkeys Solution Sees Growth In E-Learning
News from ArcticStartup:

When you think about it, with all the buzz about PISA scores it’s a surprise that you don’t see more Finnish startups in the educational field. Finland’s success comes down more to good old-fashioned teaching more than technological advancement, but Finland has a nice brand to be capitalized on.

That’s not to say Finnish education startups don’t exist. Helsinki-based 10Monkeys is one such example that has an e-learning product designed to get 6-10 year olds crunching math using scientifically confirmed approaches to learning. The company is seeing some growth as well – they’ve announced a Commercial Partnership agreement with a Saudi Arabian distributor at the IEFE 2013 educational fair in Riyadh in late February.

“As education is becoming more individualized the market values the adaptability and versatility of content more than before”, says Katri Bj?rklund, Managing Director and founding partner of 10Monkeys. “So our service was designed to be curriculum…………… continues on ArcticStartup

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Mar 5th

IPAF Introduces eLearning Module for Aerial Work Platforms

IPAF Introduces eLearning Module for Aerial Work Platforms
News from ForConstructionPros.com:

IPAF has successfully trialed a new eLearning module as part of its established AWPT training program for US operators of aerial work platforms (AWPs). The eLearning module has been developed and tested with IPAF member NES Rentals which has now trained most of its 1,040 staff to PAL Card level.

“eLearning opens up alternative methods of delivering education and takes the AWPT training program to a new level,” said IPAF president Wayne Lawson. “It provides a new way for training centers to reach greater numbers, but does not replace practical training. It enriches the learning process and allows us to bring the safe and effective use of AWPs to a wider public.”

“With our new eLearning module, trainees can complete the theory (traditional classroom) part of the AWPT course online at their own pace at any time of the day or night. They use the same material as in a classroom session and learn the same skills,” said Tony Groat, AWPT executive vice-president.

Trainees who complete the online session must still pass a supervised theory test at an AWPT-approved training center and must successfully complete a half-day of practical training and testing before being issued with a PAL Card (Powered Access Licensed-Registration) as proof of successfully completed AWPT operator training.

The AWPT operator training program meets or exceeds all ANSI stan…………… continues on ForConstructionPros.com

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