Access for Millions

Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Mitch Daniels, Perdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN (USA), May 2017 - Purdue University has announced the creation of a new public university that will further expand access to higher education. The initiative is meant to address two striking new realities: the need for postsecondary education for working adults and others unsuited for traditional campus study and the explosive growth of online technologies as a means of delivering education to students of all types.

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Language Skills Gap

Strong Appetite for post-Brexit UK Language Learning

London (UK), May 2017 – The producers of the language-learning app Lingvist have announced their latest data findings, showing that the UK is taking the right steps towards becoming a more multilingual society in the post-Brexit era. They examined nine months of learning data before and after Brexit (August 2016 - April 2017) and found that Britons’ appetite for language learning strengthened despite the UK’s decision to leave the EU. 

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Cegos & Yoda Learning

UpsideLMS Adds Off-the-Shelf Courses to Its Solutions Portfolio

Pune (IN), May 2017 - UpsideLMS has partnered with Cegos and Yoda Learning, leading providers of catalogue content, to bring off-the-shelf courses to India. UpsideLMS is renowned the world over as an award-winning SaaS learning-management system. In its recent move to target the Indian market, the learning platform has added off-the-shelf (OTS) courses to its solutions portfolio. Sourced from Cegos and Yoda Learning, the OTS library offers a wide range of ready-to-use courses that are fast to deploy, easy on the pocket, and effective in addressing an organisation's learning needs.

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Combined Organization

Saba Completes Acquisition of Halogen Software

Redwood Shores, CA (USA), May 2017 - Saba Software Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Halogen Software, Inc. Saba, Vector Capital and its affiliates, and Michael Slaunwhite, Halogen’s co-founder, executive chairman, and largest shareholder, have acquired Halogen for CAD$12.50 per share in cash. 

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Towards Maturity

Supporting L&D to Deliver Local Change Using Global Evidence

London (UK), May 2017 - Workstar joins the Towards Maturity Ambassador Programme to support the changing landscape in Australia. L&D professionals from a diverse range of businesses across the Asia-Pacific region are approaching learning with renewed curiosity and creativity. The latest Towards Maturity report highlights that nine out of ten L&D leaders in APAC are hungry to deliver a culture of learning that supports faster business change, engages staff, and improves performance. However, fewer than two out of ten have yet to achieve the results they seek.

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Agreement

Cybersecurity Certifications within Training Programs

Alexandria, VA (USA) and London (UK), May 2017 - (ISC)2, an international non-profit membership association, and Learning Tree have announced a global agreement to enhance development of professional cybersecurity practice around the world. 

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Clarity Consultants

Tips for Working as a Virtual Consultant

Campbell, CA (USA), May 2017 - Clarity Consultants, a provider of corporate learning and development, and creative consultants, has announced insights into working effectively as a virtual consultant.

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Game-Based eLearning

Former Mind Click Team to Join Unicorn Training Group

Brighton (UK), May 2017 - Award-winning learning solutions provider Unicorn Training has announced the recruitment of five top eLearning professionals to launch its Brighton office. The new team members have strong, established backgrounds in eLearning content creation and have previously worked together at both Mind Click and Learning Pool.

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eLearning Experts

MindMuze and CommLab India Partner for Success in Canada

Burlington, ON (CAN), May 2017 - MindMuze, a Canadian learning-innovations company, and CommLab India, a global technology-enabled learning-solutions provider, have joined forces. This collaboration will prove greatly beneficial for corporate learning in Canada, offering industry-leading learning design and rapid course development services.

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Value of People

Saffron Interactive Recognised as an Investor in People

London (UK), May 2017 - Saffron Interactive, one of Europe’s most celebrated digital learning and communication brands, has been re-awarded the Investors in People Standard for the thirteenth consecutive year, demonstrating a commitment to realising the potential of its people.

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Learning Professionals

LPI Launches Sponsorship Programme

London (UK), May 2017 - The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is proud to announce the launch of a new sponsorship programme to help selected learning professionals achieve their personal development and career goals.

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International E-Learning Association

The IELA Announces a Partner Opportunity

New York, NY (USA), May 2017 - The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Publications Board is seeking nominations for an editor-in-chief (EiC) or co-editors-in-chief for eLearn Magazine, ACM’s web-only publication serving the field of online education and training. ACM is the premier organization in the computing sciences and has representation in a variety of computing areas. eLearn Magazine, an exclusively online publication, represents the intersection of research and practice in the eLearning area. 

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Beyond 2020

Regional Conference on Learning to Learn

Heerlen (NL), May 2017 - The Erasmus+ project LELLE (Let’s Learn how to Learn) is holding a regional conference at the Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, 01 June 2017; its theme is "Learning to Learn: Beyond 2020". The aim of the conference is to share and learn about on-going challenges, as well as the huge potential in the changing educational landscape and global workplace of the future. The conference hopes to empower all who are involved in education and the workplace with inspiration and tools to stay relevant in the 21st century. 

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