Language Learning

Rosetta Stone in Eastern Europe

Harry TubbenFrankfurt (GER), April 2017 - (by Harry Tubben, Business Development Central Europe) Rosetta Stone has been helping people all around the world learn a new language for more than 25 years. In Eastern Europe in particular, users include both businesses and education institutions looking to implement language-learning programs. 

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HEC Paris

Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Coursera

Paris (F), April 2017 - HEC Paris and Coursera have launched their first fully online international degree program, the online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE). The school has created this degree in collaboration with Coursera, a global online- learning platform. 

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Next-Generation Learning

BAUHAUS Selects BLENDIT LEARNING and Fuse

BauhausAalborg (DK), April 2017 - BLENDIT LEARNING, the Nordic provider of Fuse Universal, has announced that the hardware retailer BAUHAUS chain in Denmark, Norway, and Iceland has selected Fuse as its next-generation provider for learning for the region’s 2,100 employees.

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Compliance Training

Scandinavian Health Limited Selects NetDimensions Learning

Hong Kong (HK), April 2017 – NetDimensions has announced that Scandinavian Health Limited (SHL) has selected NetDimensions Learning to replace paper-based processes and enhance training-plan management for consistent implementation of standards and regulatory requirements across SHL companies worldwide.

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IMC’s Portfolio

Library of Interactive and Entertaining Soft Skill Training

Saarbrücken (GER), April 2017 - IMC has widened its proven partnership with Cegos, a well-known company for business, leadership, management, and personal-development training. After years of successful cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, the partners now focus on the German-speaking markets, too. 

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Charity

Virtual College and Dreamflight Celebrate the 2.5 Millionth Learner

Ilkley (UK), April 2017 - Virtual College, a UK provider of online child-safeguarding learning, has marked reaching its 2.5 millionth learner by donating £5000 to the Dreamflight children’s charity. Dreamflight changes young lives by taking children with a serious illness or disability on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.  

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Hate Crimes

British Universities Must Play Their Part in Preventing Racist Attacks

London (UK), April 2017 - Marshall E-Learning, a London eLearning consultancy, points out that since the UK’s EU referendum vote in 2016, the number of hate crimes has risen dramatically, including attacks based on disability, racial, religious, and homophobic motives. The number of victims of religious and racist hate crime alone has risen almost twenty per cent in the last year, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is calling on British police to prepare for a new wave of hate crime following the formal triggering of "Article 50".

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Joining Forces

SNHU and Rethink Education to Invest $15 Million in EdTech Startups

Manchester, NH (USA), April 2017 - Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is teaming up with Rethink Education to create a new fifteen-million-dollar seed fund that will invest in ed-tech start-up companies that are tackling some of the most pressing challenges in education. As leaders in education innovation, SNHU and Rethink Education hope their partnership will encourage the nation's best education entrepreneurs, researchers, and technologists to explore new, innovative ways to improve access and affordability in the educational pipeline from K-12 into the workforce.

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To Inspire

Former First Lady Michelle Obama to Keynote Learning 2017

Michelle ObamaSaratoga Springs, NY (USA), April 2017 - Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2017 conference in Orlando, Florida, 23 October. As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members,  and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.

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Challenges

Insight on the Move to Mobile Learning

Campbell, CA (USA), April 2017 - Clarity Consultants, a provider of corporate learning and development, and creative consultants, has announced their latest whitepaper, which offers in-depth insights into the challenges of implementing a mobile-learning program in a corporate setting. These challenges include cost barriers for employees who require a mobile device; access to high-quality instructional designers; security issues, e.g. data privacy; as well as what some employees may perceive as infringement on their personal time.

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Online Learning

Thought Industries Launches "Panorama"

Boston, MA (USA), April 2017 - Thought Industries, an online learning software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, has announced the launch of "Panorama" - a comprehensive suite of new platform functionality that streamlines the creation, management, and delivery of online content to groups and businesses. Panorama’s licensing and user-group-management technology also enables businesses to create fully branded online learning experiences and provision multi-tenant license access to courseware and content to dedicated groups of learners or business constituents.

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Twelfth Anniversary

Mauritian Government to Host eLearning Africa 2017

MauritiusBerlin (GER)/ Port Louis (MU), April 2017 - The organisers of eLearning Africa, the Continent’s leading conference on technology-assisted learning and training, has announced that the Government of Mauritius has agreed to host this year’s conference. 

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tts Forum

Putting Practical Experience into Action

Heidelberg (GER), April 2017 - tts, a German eLearning provider, is about to hold its thirteenth "tts Forum" at the Print Media Academy in Heidelberg. Attendees at this specialist conference for corporate learning, talent management, and performance support can look forward to thirteen exciting speeches and presentations on 27 April. Like every year, the event will be opened by a keynote speaker; this year’s guest is Sascha Lobo, one of Germany's leading internet visionaries.

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Last Chance

Final Call for Global MOOC Survey

Global MOOC SurveyHeerlen (NL), April 2017 - The first Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs is coming to an end: Several hundred people have already contributed, but all opinions are needed. Therefore, the MOOQ Alliance kindly requests all MOOC learners, designers, and facilitators to complete the Global MOOC Survey today. 

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