Mar 8th

CourseAvenue announces Vision-Studio: Integrated eLearning authoring …

CourseAvenue announces Vision-Studio: Integrated eLearning authoring …
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1888 PressRelease – VISION-Studio brings an integrated eLearning development platform to companies applying a systematic approach to training (SAT), commonly found in high consequence training environments. VISON-Studio extends the VISION Developer product to directly build and associated learning content with objectives.

Chicago, IL – CourseAvenue is pleased to announce the launch of Vision-Studio – an integrated eLearning authoring solution for use with VISION software from Focus Learning. Vision-Studio enables users of the VISION software to build, manage and deploy eLearning modules that are tied directly to objective hierarchy.

“VISION software from Focus Learning is a de-factor standard for managing training objectives in high consequence environments and we are pleased to integrate our eLearning development platform with VISION.” Says Joe Gorup, CEO of CourseAvenue.

Gorup continues, “For those that work in high consequence training environments, such as energy production and transmission, healthcare and national security, having learners simply ‘launch a course’ is often inadequate. In highly regulated industries, training compliance is critical and le…………… continues on GroundReport

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Umm Al-Qura wins eLearning prizes
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Umm Al-Qura University represented by the Deanship for eLearning and Distance Learning has won the first place and the excellence gold shield for the best training program in eLearning being carried out by Saudi universities.

It also won the third place and bronze excellence shield in the field of digital courses. The prizes were presented during the Fourth International Conference for eLearning and Distance Learning held in Riyadh recently.

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Mar 7th

CourseAvenue announces Vision-Studio: Integrated eLearning authoring …

CourseAvenue announces Vision-Studio: Integrated eLearning authoring …
News from Packet Online:

1888 PressRelease – VISION-Studio brings an integrated eLearning development platform to companies applying a systematic approach to training (SAT), commonly found in high consequence training environments. VISON-Studio extends the VISION Developer product to directly build and associated learning content with objectives.

Chicago, IL – CourseAvenue is pleased to announce the launch of Vision-Studio – an integrated eLearning authoring solution for use with VISION software from Focus Learning. Vision-Studio enables users of the VISION software to build, manage and deploy eLearning modules that are tied directly to objective hierarchy.

“VISION software from Focus Learning is a de-factor standard for managing training objectives in high consequence environments and we are pleased to integrate our eLearning development platform with VISION.” Says Joe Gorup, CEO of CourseAvenue.

Gorup continues, “For those that work in high consequence training environments, such as energy production and transmission, healthcare and national security, having learners simply ‘launch a course’ is often inadequate. In highly regulated industries, training compliance is critical and learning needs to be directly tied to very specific objectives. These objectives need to be strictly managed and are almost always subject to audits and significant regulations.”

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Fostering Motivation & Self-Sufficiency With Ongoing eLearning
News from Business 2 Community:

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Learning doesn’t stop when training ends. One-and-done training isn’t effective. Learning needs to be continuous in order to successfully impart knowledge on an audience and achieve desired behavioral change.

And, if that wasn’t enough, there additional benefits to an ongoing eLearning program. It fosters the kind of environment that employees want to work in.

Motivation: If employees feel supported, if there are opportunities for them to get better at their job, they’ll want to work for the organization. It’s reciprocal. Just like anything, you get out of it what you put into it.

Self-Sufficiency: Ongoing learning and performance support helps employees complete their jobs with a sense of independence and satisfaction. No longer will there be hesitation or concern about asking questions. Errors and missed steps will happen less frequently as there are resources to help guide them to success.

Let’s talk about ways you can keep learning going after the initial training is complete.

  • Post-training check-ins – Don’t assume that your audience got everything they needed from one course, whether it’s delivered online or in a face-to-face classroom setting. Check in with them via email or even SMS messaging to cond…………… continues on Business 2 Community

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Sep 22nd

MIT Professional Education announces new offerings of Online X professional …

MIT Professional Education announces new offerings of Online X professional …
News from MIT News:

MIT Professional Education will offer two new deliveries of the online professional course, “Tackling the Challenges of Big Data,” to a global audience beginning Nov. 4, 2014 and Feb. 3, 2015. Their first course, offered in the spring of 2014, drew approximately 3,500 professionals from 88 countries, and more than 2,000 organizations worldwide. Participants from around the world, many of whom would otherwise lack access to world-renowned MIT educational resources, benefitted from this comprehensive online course, which addressed a priority-learning need of working professionals.

“The success of our first offering on big data proved there is a real value and robust appetite to offer this online course to a broad span of industry players once again. And based on feedback received from the first offering, we have integrated several enhancements into the new version,” said Bhaskar Pant, executive director of MIT Professional Education. 

The six-week online course, aimed at technical professionals and executives, tackles state-of-the-art topics in big data — ranging from data collection, storage, and processing to analytics and visualization — and also addresses a range of real-world applications. A record 12 faculty experts from MIT’s Com…………… continues on MIT News

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Online Options Expanding in Higher Education Landscape
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As online options become more prevalent among universities, they are earning a reputation as an alternative, but not less prestigious, route.

Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president of continuing and professional education at Pace University, and her colleagues frequently describe the interrupted educational paths of their adult student population like this: “Life gets in the way.” By enrolling in online courses, however, students are able to reintegrate higher education into their lives without their studies getting in the way of their work or family commitments.

“We are dealing with an adult audience; many have started and stopped,” she says.

Students who graduate from iPace, the online version of the undergraduate program at Pace University in New York, receive the same diploma as the traditional students. “Part of…………… continues on U.S. News & World Report

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Jul 3rd

Trunity Holdings Announces Third Generation eLearning Platform Architecture …

Trunity Holdings Announces Third Generation eLearning Platform Architecture …
News from MarketWatch:

PORTSMOUTH, NH, Jul 01, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Trunity Holdings, Inc. /quotes/zigman/8753989/delayed/quotes/nls/tnty TNTY +13.33% (otcqb:TNTY) (“Trunity”), a pioneer of eLearning technology that transforms the educational experience, today announced plans to unveil its next generation architecture for the Trunity eLearning Platform. Generation 3.0 technology weds a new mobile app with a major enhancement of its content creation and courseware technology to bring to market a suite of leading edge experiences for teachers, students, authors and publishers. Gen 3 combines a high performance object-oriented database, a powerful API, full mobile functionality, an engaging user interface and deep social collaboration.

In early August, the Company expects to formally release its new mobile app, branded “Trunity Mobile,” to students and educators via free downloa…………… continues on MarketWatch

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UK’s first elearning cohort to explore competitive advantages of crowd sourcing
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The UK’s crowd sourced hub for online learning, mylearningworx will welcome elearning veteran Neill McWilliams at its cohort event in London on 9 July 2014. His session will reveal how crowd sourcing is transforming the world of small business.

The cohort is designed to bring more collaborative elearning solutions to the freelance community. It is an initiative that will enable independent providers such as project managers, instructional designers and developers to offer new services and access new opportunities through mylearningworx’s crowd sourcing approach.

Attendees will benefit from McWilliams’ experience in both elearning and his more recent ventures in crowd sourcing business ideas, support and funding through mymarvellousbusinessidea.

He said: “The use of crowd sourcing is now shaping the future of small businesses. It can offer significant competitive advantages for those that embrace it. But what this all means in reality and how to actually get on board and reap the benefits of working collaboratively can be unclear. I hope to explore some of these challenges and provide insights on the potential for crowd sourcing within elearning.”

The cohort is open to freelancers and small businesses involved in providing services across all areas of elearning, including instructional design, script writing, graphic design, c…………… continues on Training Journal

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May 18th

KYB Americas Corp. Announces New Quarterly e-Learning Newsletter

KYB Americas Corp. Announces New Quarterly e-Learning Newsletter
News from AftermarketNews.com (AMN):

KYB Americas Corp. Announces New Quarterly e-Learning Newsletter

ADDISON, Ill. – KYB Americas Corp. has released the first issue of its new KYB Ride Control Expert Series e-learning newsletter. The newsletter was created to be a key support component of KYB’s Certified Ride Control Center Program and is intended to broaden the communication link between KYB and professional automotive service providers across the U.S. and Canada. 
 
In addition to offering tips and advice on successful ride control sales methods at the service counter, the newsletter offers service providers a forum for ride control technical topics, as well as an insight into KYB’s OEA manufacturing processes.
 
To receive the Ride Control Expert Series newsletter, service providers must be a member of KYB’s Certified Ride Control Center Program. The newsletter provides an exclusive channel for top-level service providers to receive ride control information, training, and news not available anywhere else, according to KYB.
 
“This e-learning initiative was born out of a desire of both KYB and service providers to provide relevant technical, marketing and sales training information,” said KYB’s Director of…………… continues on AftermarketNews.com (AMN)

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May 17th

UAB announces director of eLearning and Professional Studies, launches website

UAB announces director of eLearning and Professional Studies, launches website
News from UAB News:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has named Martha Warren Bidez, Ph.D., director of the new Office of eLearning and Professional Studies, which launched uab.edu/online in May.

Bidez, an internationally renowned biomedical engineer who has served as professor and director of the Advanced Safety Engineering and Management graduate track in the UAB School of Engineering, had served as interim director of the Office of eLearning and Professional Studies since the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees established the office in February, 2013.

“Dr. Bidez’s proven success and expertise has built a strong foundation for this office, and she is absolutely the right leader to maximize the long-term potential of this important initiative,” said UAB Provost Linda Lucas.

Through her appointment, Bidez will address changing paradigms in education. The Offi…………… continues on UAB News

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HotSchedules Partners with Schoox to Deliver Powerful, Integrated eLearning …
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AUSTIN, Texas — 

HotSchedules, developers of innovative mobile and web-based employee scheduling, forecasting and paperless hiring solutions, today announced completion of a single sign-on integration with learning innovator Schoox to deliver the industry’s most powerful, intuitive eLearning solution right from its existing platform. This integration was made possible thanks to the recent formation of

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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.

ABOUT BEERSAVVY™

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
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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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Nov 7th

Lincoln Institute announces credit for online courses in tax policy and planning

Lincoln Institute announces credit for online courses in tax policy and planning
News from The Herald | HeraldOnline.com:

— Continuing education credits from APA and IAAO

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Users who engage in the Lincoln Institute’s self-paced online education courses about land use planning and property tax policy can now get continuing education credit from the American Planning Association and the International Association of Assessment Officers.

Upon completion of the courses, users can apply to get one credit for each hour of approved online education completed. The planning-related courses are for certification maintenance credits for  planners accredited by APA’s professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP),says Armando Carbonell, chair of the Department of Planning an…………… continues on The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

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Branson Backs Codecademy With Kleiner for Online Teaching
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Zach Sims didn’t let the fact that he’s not a programmer stop him from creating Codecademy, a startup that offers free online computer science courses.

In the year since Sims debuted Codecademy at the Y Combinator incubator program, he has lured $ 12.5 million in funding from backers including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and billionaires Richard Branson and Yuri Milner.

Investment in Web-based education is on track to surge more than 30 percent to $ 600 million this year, according to the National Venture Capital Association, as younger students seek coding experience and college graduates turn to the Internet to hone job skills. Codecademy and similar startups like Coursera Inc. and Udacity Inc. are attracting investors who anticipate the sites may later profit from paid courses, advertising or recruitment services. Venture backers are also betting that startups will turn traditional higher education — with four- year costs often exceeding $ 200,000 — on its head.

“Education at large is being disrupted,” Mike Abbott, a general partner at Kleiner Perkins, said in an interview. “Everyone’s going to need to learn to program at some level, the same way that people today know how to use Word and Excel.”

Coursera raised $ 16 million from venture firms Kleiner Perkins and New Enterprise Associates in April. Kleiner Perkins p…………… continues on Businessweek

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Oct 22nd

Wiley Announces 22 Microsoft Windows 8 Books

Wiley Announces 22 Microsoft Windows 8 Books
News from Sacramento Bee:

/PRNewswire/ — To support Microsoft’s latest release of their popular operating system, Windows 8, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. announces a series of new instructional products covering the topic for every level of end user. From For Dummies® guides to Bibles and eLearning courses to books on Windows 8 programming, Wiley is bringing to market 22 new products on Windows 8 to help users get up to speed on everything about the new operating system and the new Microsoft Surface tablet. Wiley’s Windows 8 products include:

  • Windows 8 Secrets (978-1-1182-0413-9, September 2012, US $ 39.99)
  • Windows 8 Simplified (978-1-1181-3527-3, September 2012, US $ 24.99)
  • Beginning Windows 8 Application Development (978-1-1180-1268-0, October 2012, US $ 34.99)

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Survey: Soft skills overtakes leadership as top L&D priority
News from TrainingZone.co.uk:

Soft skills development has overtaken leadership training to become the top priority for organisational learning in the coming year, according to a new study by Video Arts.

In a survey of 292 learning and development professionals, 63% claimed that their number one priority for the next 12 months was to develop the soft skills of employees. The second priority was leadership training, which had consistently been ranked as the top priority since 2009. Other key areas of focus for L&D are customer service training, professional skills development and compliance training.

Martin Addison, CEO of Video Arts, said: “Leadership development has been the top priority in our survey for the past three years, as many organisations have believed that the secret of greater success lies in more effective leadership. This year it has been pushed into second place as L&D teams are increasingly recognising that technical qualifications and knowledge are not enough; employees also need soft skills for organisations to be successful. Issues of personality, attitude and behaviour have a big impact on performance in the workplace because the…………… continues on TrainingZone.co.uk

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Aug 23rd

EdX Announces Free Online Courses for Fall Launch

EdX Announces Free Online Courses for Fall Launch
News from U.S. News & World Report:

EdX will begin offering free online education courses in September.

When Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced in May the formation of edX, a $ 60 million joint venture by the two institutions to provide free online university-level courses, the platform joined a list of services already offering massive open online courses (MOOCs).

MOOCs have garnered much attention over the past year with the launches of for-profit online education providers Coursera and Udacity, which both offer a series of courses from top ranked universities at no cost to the user. Coursera, which offers more than 100 courses through 16 institutions, announced in early August that it had reached 1 million registered users. Udacity, which has focused most of its courses in the

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Rapides’ Aiken Virtual Program gets new learning management system
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