Jul 9th

eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical Launch Medical Stock Image Library

eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical Launch Medical Stock Image Library
News from MarketWatch:

AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Jul 08, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical announce the first library subscription of its kind of Medical Stock Images. This library subscription is the first eLearning-specific library consisting of high resolution, 3D medical imagery.

“It was a natural fit for Infuse Medical and eLearning Brothers to create the world’s first library of stock eLearning medical images,” said Jordan Erickson, President of Infuse Media Group. “eLearning Brothers has the largest eLearning Template Library on the planet, with the highest quality assets. We wanted to make sure that the partner we chose had the same high level of quality we expect from ourselves.”

The library includes hundreds of photorealistic 3D stock images of human anatomy, organs, medical environments, anatomical systems, medical equipment, and cellular structures for download. Images are available for preview and can be downloaded at

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Ghana launches girls’ e-learning campaign
News from Biztech Africa:

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By BiztechAfricaJuly 7, 2014, 11:17 a.m.

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The Deputy Director of the British Department for International Development in Ghana (DfID-Ghana), Ms Charlotte Pierce, has pledged the commitment of DfID to working with the Government of Ghana to give all young people the opportunity of good quality education.

Ms Pierce said DfID was currently helping 120,000 girls, who had dropped out of school in Ghana, to return to primary school and over 80,000 disadvantaged girls to complete their secondary education.

She disclosed that in pursuit of its goal of helping more young people, particularly girls, to be in school, the British Government launched a programme dubbed ‘The Girls Education Challenge’ under which one million girls across the globe are to go to school and learn.

Ms Pierce was speaking at the launch of Ghana’s first interactive distance-learning project —Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) — at Prampram in the Greater Accra region.

Ms Pierce said MGCubed was receiving funding under the (DfID)’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC)…………… continues on Biztech Africa

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Jul 5th

Solar Powered Tablets to enable e-learning in rural areas

Solar Powered Tablets to enable e-learning in rural areas
News from PC Tech Magazine:

Guest Post from Balancing act Africa.

There have been multiple attempts in the past couple of years by African companies to market African-designed tablets. VMK (Congo), Encipher (Nigeria), Nhava (Zimbabwe), and GIL (Ghana) all come to mind, with Congo’s VMK being the most successful. As of mid-2014, all are built in China and run on Android. (VMK tablets and smartphones will be manufactured in Congo-Brazzaville later in 2014.) Though re-branded Chinese tablets, the tablets are still a low-cost alternative to more expensive devices like the iPad. Plus, the distributors provide additional services no Chinese manufacturer could manage in Africa.

Tablets may be extremely portable and they certainly lend themselves to educational settings, but selling African tablets is not as easy as it sounds. Even an affordable tablet costs US$ 140-250 – again, much cheaper than an iPad, but still out of reach for the majority of students and schools. Moreover, mobile broadband connections are not ubiquitous. Ev…………… continues on PC Tech Magazine

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Jul 4th

E-learning is a good tool

E-learning is a good tool
News from New Era:

By Dr Moses Amweelo

THE government of Uganda through the Ministry of ICT was honoured to host the 9th electronic learning (e-learning) Africa international conference in Kampala between 28 and 30 May 2014.

The conference attracts more than 1,400 participants from over 90 countries.

E-learning Africa, the leading pan-African conference on technology-assisted learning, is always innovative, exciting and entertaining, offering a unique opportunity to the latest challenges and initiatives in education and training. ICT for education can support a number of vital functions such as educational administration, student?  access to education, and teacher up-skilling.

The internet is an invention of the scientific community; it is a public good that every corner of the world should have access to. Electronic learning (e-learning) is the use of electronic media and information communication technologies in education and it is broadly inclusive of all forms of educational technology in learning and teaching. It is broadly synonymous with multimedia learning, technology-enhanced learning, computer-based instruction, computer managed instruction, computer-based training, computer-assisted instruction or computer-aided instruction, internet-based tra…………… continues on New Era

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Making eLearning more engaging for your learners
News from Training Journal:

Digital video games are now firmly established as the most popular form of entertainment generating an astonishing ?1bn revenue in the UK last year (Guardian January 2014).

They are made absorbing, challenging and compulsive, not by chance but by the application of huge amounts of skill and artistry by skilled professionals who understand how to capture players’ imaginations through strong narrative and character progression and keep them coming back for more.

Surely some of these elements could be brought to bear in eLearning? According to Laura Overton of Towards Maturity in her talk ‘Engaging the disengaged’, learner engagement is the key to successful eLearning.

She states: “44 per cent of L&D leaders say their staff are reluctant to engage with online learning” and yet “75 per cent of learners are happy to engage with online learning without prompting”. This suggests that it isn’t the delivery method that’s the problem but the content that companies are trying to deliver.

Overton says that there is an interest and hunger in learning and technology which isn’t being served effectively and research carried out by Towards Maturity suggest that one major impediment stopping staff from learning online is uninspiring conten…………… continues on Training Journal

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Jul 3rd

Trunity Holdings Announces Third Generation eLearning Platform Architecture …

Trunity Holdings Announces Third Generation eLearning Platform Architecture …
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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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Jul 2nd

E-Learning Design With Ease

E-Learning Design With Ease
News from T+D:

A new e-learning development company finds a way to standardize programs to deliver compelling, interactive e-learning content.

Classroom sessions have been the de facto training format since the advent of the overhead projector. But with space, time, and money at a premium for organizations today, e-learning is the new norm. When blended into stand-up sessions or made available on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices, web-based training is more than a budget-friendly way to educate workforces. It is a successful methodology that enables learners to better digest and retain knowledge, allows people to participate at convenient times and places, and makes training an enjoyable activity for trainers and trainees alike.

Having been an onsite classroom trainer most of my career, I transitioned from the corporate world to launching my own instructional design company, meLearning Solutions. I credit standardizing on Adobe Captivate as a key reason for my successful career change as a workforce training provider specializing in digital and mobile learning solutions.

I create interactive simulations and scenarios in the areas of technical systems training, organizational policy and procedures, new product information, and employee orientation and new-hire training. My client roster includes NASCO, Dollar General, an…………… continues on T+D

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A New Platform for Maritime eLearning
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Jul 1st

UK Further Education sector to get e-learning boost

UK Further Education sector to get e-learning boost
News from Virtual College:

The government’s response to the recommendations from the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG), published in June 2014, will form the basis of a hugely significant development for the e-learning industry.

Under the proposals a minimum of 10% of all publicly-funded programmes will be delivered online by 2015/16. In addition, there will be a minimum online threshold for the delivery of course content. The rate and threshold will be announced in the autumn.

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) is to introduce a new field in the Individual Learner Record (ILR). This will be used by providers to record how much online and ‘blended’ delivery they are already involved in

This move by the government will allow education in the UK to meet the needs of today’s digital natives. It is also significant that the government is finally acknowledging the high levels of expertise that exist in UK companies that design and develop online training.

At Virtual College, we have been ‘trailblazing’ the use of technology in learning since 1995. During that time, we have engaged with 1.3m learners so we feel we have the pedigree to confirm that the government is making the right move.

We use technology to provide a range of online tools and resources for Apprenticeships…………… continues on Virtual College

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New eLearning course on electromagnetic flowmeters now available
News from WaterWorld:


June 20, 2014 — KROHNE, Inc., a global specialist in the development, manufacture and distribution of measuring instruments for process industries, has introduced a new eLearning course, “Electromagnetic Flowmeters,” on its learning platform, KROHNE Academy online.

Participants of the course will find a broad range of topics related to this flow measuring principle in three modules.

The first module deals with the history and general areas of application, the measuring principle itself and the construction of an electromagnetic flowmeter.

Acordingly, it is followed by the second module with the material selection and special types of electromagnetic flowmeters, the sizing, and the measuring accuracy, as well as the calibration of an electromagnetic flowmeter.

FInally, the third module covers the topics installation and grounding, limitations and advantages, and the industries and applications in which electrom…………… continues on WaterWorld

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Jun 26th

PII eLearning Added to HFTPs Suite of CPE Offerings

PII eLearning Added to HFTPs Suite of CPE Offerings
News from IT Business Net:

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Hospitality Evolution Resources Consulting (HER-Consulting.com) is pleased to announce their unique role based eLearning modules on protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) have been selected by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) as part of their pre-approved certification education maintenance requirement.

As a result of HERs strategic partner (The Venza Group) receiving approved educational provider status for HFTP members, Protecting PII is now part of the select curriculum of acceptable continuing education courses accepted as CPEs when Certified Hospitality Accountant Executives (CHAE) and Certified Hospitality Technology Professionals (CHTP) apply for renewal of their certification. The Protecting PII modules are part of the ex…………… continues on IT Business Net

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Jun 25th

OAU eLearning Solution wows participants at eLearning Africa 2014 Conference |

OAU eLearning Solution wows participants at eLearning Africa 2014 Conference |
News from ynaija:

by Zara Mustapha

Prof. Abiola Awosika with the Ugandan Minister of ICT in Kampala

In May 2014, Kampala the Ugandan capital played host to the 9th edition of the largest gathering of eLearning professionals on the continent when the eLearning Africa 2014 conference held under the title “Opening frontiers to the future”.

The main focus of the eLearning Africa conference was to discuss the latest innovations, ideas, opportunities and challenges of using electronic media together with information and communication technologies (ICT) to drive development and education.

Nigeria took center stage…………… continues on ynaija

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National Civil Rights Museum Announces eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In With …
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon and the National Civil Rights Museum announced the development of a new eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In program modeled after the museum’s powerful “Standing Up By Sitting Down” exhibit. The eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In will be a round-the-clock educational program serving middle school and high school students across the U.S.  The program will discuss in detail the Greensboro Four, the risks they faced and the spread of the sit-in strategy. It will promote a classroom discussion on the themes of nonviolence, system injustice, segregation by law and by choice, and inaction versus action, among others.

“We hope the eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In will encourage students to gain an appreciation of diversity, while learning that every citizen can make a contribution and give back to his or her community,” said Barbara Andrews, director of education for the National Civil Rights Museum. “This grant enables students, teachers and parents from across the country to go online and learn about this important…………… continues on MarketWatch

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Jun 23rd

KROHNE introduces new eLearning course on electromagnetic flowmeters

KROHNE introduces new eLearning course on electromagnetic flowmeters
News from Water Technology Online:

PEABODY, Mass. — KROHNE Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributer of measuring instruments for the process industries, introduces a new eLearning course “Electromagnetic Flowmeters” on the learning platform, KROHNE Academy online, according to a press release.

Participants of the course will find a broad range of topics related to this flow measuring principle in three modules, stated the release.

The first module deals with the history and the general areas of application, the measuring principle itself and the construction of an electromagnetic flowmeter.

It is followed by the second module with the material selection and special types of electromagnetic flowmeters, the sizing, the measuring accuracy as well as the calibration of an electromagnetic flowmeter, noted the release.

The third module covers the topics installation and grounding, limitations and advantages, and the industries and applications in which electromagnetic flowmeters can be used.

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Sprint Supports ConnectED, Boosts e-Learning Scope
News from Zacks.com:

Since the launch of the government initiative ConnectED that focuses on expanding online education, telecom service providers have been keen about lending support to this cause.  One of the front runners, Sprint Corporation (S - Analyst Report) has already announced its plans in this regard.

The company has launched the online ConnectED application and information portal to help educational institutions and school districts in applying and receiving the Sprint Spark high-speed wireless broadband connectivity for up to four years, to further off-campus digital learning opportunities. The initiative will benefit up to 50,000 students across the U.S.

Reportedly, AT&T Inc. (

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Jun 22nd

ESU to offer graduate certificate in eLearning

ESU to offer graduate certificate in eLearning
News from Topeka Capital Journal:

A new 12-hour program from Emporia State University will offer a graduate certificate in eLearning and online teaching. eLearning is popular in corporate, military and health-care sectors, as well as post-secondary and K-12 education.

“For a variety of reasons, more businesses and organizations are moving training and education of employees online,” said Zeni Colorado, chair of Emporia State’s Instructional Design and Technology Department. “More schools are exploring and implementing teaching and learning online.”

The worldwide market for eLearning reached $ 35.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to grow to $ 51.5 billion by 2016. The Kansas Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts 24.7 percent growth through 2020 for instructional designers and coordinators.

The certificate provides online learning designers and teachers with research-based, best practices in online teaching and learning.

Students can begin this certificate during the spring, summer or fall semester, depending on course availability.

“With a required 12 credit hours, this program will allow someone who wants to teach online and/or become a designer for eLearning to complete the certificate within 10 months or less,” Colorado said. “In addition, if desired, students completing this program will be 12 credit hours closer to completing a master’s degree in Instructional Des…………… continues on Topeka Capital Journal

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ESU offers certificate in eLearning and online teaching
News from Emporia Gazette:

A new, 12-hour program from Emporia State University offers a graduate certificate in eLearning and online teaching. eLearning is popular in corporate, military and health-care sectors as well as post-secondary and K-12 education.

“For a variety of reasons, more businesses and organizations are moving training and education of employees online,” said Zeni Colorado, chair of Emporia State’s Instructional Design and Technology department. “More schools are exploring and implementing teaching and learning online.”

The worldwide market for eLearning reached $ 35.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to grow to $ 51.5 billion by 2016. The Kansas Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts 24.7 percent growth through 2020 for instructional designers and coordinators. The certificate provides online learning designers and teachers with research-based, best practices in online teaching and learning.

Students can begin this certificate during the spring, summer or fall semester depending on course availability.

“With a required 12 credit hours, this program will allow someone who wants to teach online and/or become a designer for eLearning, to complete the certificate within 10 months or less,” explained Colorado. “In addition, if desired, students comp…………… continues on Emporia Gazette

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