Best of the Best

The 21st Annual Learning Awards Winners Announced

London (UK), February 2017 - The learning-and-development community's top organisations and outstanding individuals gathered together in London on 2 February to celebrate the 21st-annual Learning Awards. Devised and hosted exclusively by the Learning & Performance Institute, and headline sponsored by BCS Learning & Development Ltd., the Learning Awards is recognised as the L&D sector's premier awards ceremony.

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International Trade Campaign

The BILD: Nominate Your Business

London (UK), February 2017 - The Department for International Trade will shortly be kicking of its new GREAT Britain International Trade Campaign. This campaign will generate demand for British goods and services from business and government buyers internationally. Throughout the campaign, they will be highlighting exceptional companies, products, and services that represent the very best of what the UK has to offer.

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Salary Survey

Pay and Benefits Improved in 2017

Stoke Prior (UK), February 2017 - According to a recent survey by leading recruitment provider Blue Eskimo, more learning professionals received a salary increase in 2017 than in almost a decade. Blue Eskimo, the specialist recruitment provider to both commercial learning companies and corporate L&D departments, has just released the results of its annual work-and-salary survey. One of the key findings of the survey is that pay has increased by a level greater than almost any year in the past decade.

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Inspiration

Ger Driesen Becomes Learning Innovation Leader at aNewSpring

Ger DriesenRotterdam (NL), February 2017 - To provide customers with inspiration on learning, aNewSpring has hired Ger Driesen as Learning Innovation Leader. Training companies are noticing that the expectations of their clients are changing. To meet these changing expectations, Ger will provide inspiration and ideas in the realm of learning. He will provide inspiring content about learning presented as blogs, checklists, and (online) events. Ger will also play an active role in the learning community to help create new breakthroughs and insights.

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In 2017

New Research Reveals the Realities of Digital Learning

Cirencester (UK), February 2017 - Fosway Group, a leading European HR and learning analyst, has revealed the realities of digital learning in organisations today with insights from over 1,000 learning-and-development professionals. These are interim results of Fosway’s ongoing digital- learning-realities research, conducted in partnership with Europe’s leading workplace-learning event, Learning Technologies, and its supporting community, the Learning and Skills Group. 

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Virtual College

Online Training for Weather Forecasters

Ilkley (UK), February 2017 - Virtual College has been chosen to create bespoke online-learning resources for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states. It is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States.

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Learning Motivation

Free E-Book Presents an Instruction Manual on Gamification

Saarbrücken (GER), February 2017 - Possibly the greatest gift that training managers can give to their learners is engaging training content. The rendering of game-design elements such as points and ranking leader boards in a non-gaming context is nothing new. In this context, experts readily use the term "gamification". It is, however, only in the last few years that the topic has developed into one of the top trending themes in the world of work; this has been driven by digitisation and further developments associated with it such as mobile and social learning.  

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For Universities and Colleges

New Consumer Protection in Higher Education Course

London (UK), February 2017 - A new online course has been released as a response to the need for universities to better serve their students, or face penalties such as students having their course fees fully refunded.

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Outstanding Technology

tts wins Gold and Silver Brandon Hall Awards

Heidelberg (GER), February 2017 - tts, a German leader in innovative learning technologies, was awarded Gold for "Best Advances in Performance Support Technology" for its flagship solution tt performance suite. On top of this, tts won silver in the category "Best Advance in Content Authoring Technology". 

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Development Programmes

UK’s Higher Education Academy Selects D2L

Celia Brigg, HEALondon (UK), February 2017 - The Higher Education Academy (HEA), the UK’s national body that champions teaching quality, providing value to the HE sector by focusing on the contribution of teaching as part of the wider student learning experience, has selected D2L, a global learning-technology leader, to deploy its Brightspace platform to deliver an engaging online-learning experience across its CPD courses, as well as a global discussion space for HEA subscribers and communities of practice. 

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Focus on LearnerSuccess

Blackboard Delivers Worldwide Growth

Washington DC (USA), February 2017 - Over the past year, Blackboard Inc., a leading education-technology company for teaching, learning, and student engagement, forged new and expanded partnerships with clients around the world. Through these partnerships – spanning higher education, K-12, corporate, and government organizations – Blackboard is helping clients overcome their most pressing challenges in the evolving educational landscape.

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Fosway 9-Grid™

NetDimensions Improves Its Position as a Core Leader

London (UK), February 2017 - NetDimensions, a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning-management systems, has consolidated its position as a Core Leader in the unique European learning and talent-market-insight report, the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems, which was released in January 2017. This year’s model shows NetDimensions improving both its performance capabilities and its potential in delivering learning systems.

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Perpetual Learning Community

InSync Training Announces Blended Learning Hub

Blended Learning HUBEast Lyme, CT, (USA), February 2017 - InSync Training, LLC, a leading provider of blended-learning and virtual-training design and delivery, is proud to announce the Blended Learning Hub, an innovative makerspace designed specifically to support training and learning professionals. A social collaborative community, the Blended Learning Hub will provide a personal, curated approach to modern blended learning for learning professionals. 

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Excellence in Technology

Saba Recognized by Brandon Hall Group

Redwood Shores, CA (USA), February 2017 - Saba, a global leader in cloud-based talent-management and engagement solutions, has announced that the company won two coveted Brandon Hall Group Technology Awards. Saba captured a Silver award in the category of Best Advance in Unique Talent Management Technology for Saba Pulse360 Engagement and a Bronze award in the category of Best Advance in an Integrated Talent Management Platform for Saba Marketplace and Custom API Integration.

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European Alliance

Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs Is Launched

Brussels (BE), February 2017 - The unique Global Survey on the Quality of Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses, short MOOCs, is unique. Join our fascinating adventure if you are a MOOC learner, MOOC designer, or MOOC facilitator. Contribute to our main long-term goal: the improvement of future MOOCs by developing quality indicators and tools. "We are very excited to facilitate the quality debate with all interested parties worldwide", emphasises Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands, a MOOC expert.

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gomo and Craig Weiss

To Discuss the Future of the Authoring Tool

Craig WeissBrighton (UK), February 2017 - Acclaimed eLearning authoring, analytics, and hosting tool gomo is gearing up to host its first post-Learning Technologies webinar for 2017. With the post-exhibition focus now on learning trends, gomo is looking forward to hosting the webinar, alongside world-renowned thought leader Craig Weiss, which will focus on what 2017 will hold for the authoring tool.

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Stakeholder Survey

Regional Consultations on Open Educational Resources

Oslo (NO), February 2017 - The Commonwealth of Learning has asked the International Council For Open And Distance Education (ICDE) to support participation in its survey for the Regional Consultations on Open Educational Resources. We at CHECK.point eLearning also encourage you to contribute.

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Ready for Tomorrow?

C-Level View on Learning & Development in NYC

New York, NY (USA), February 2017 - The Chief Learning Officer Forum USA 2017 will launch in March to capitalize on business-critical initiatives, including leadership development, workforce engagement, and the retention of talent.

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