Sponge Learning

Josh Cardoz Is New Chief Creative and Learning Officer (CCLO)

Josh CardozBristol (UK), February 2024 - Sponge Learning, a leading provider of workplace-learning solutions, has announced the appointment of Josh Cardoz as its Chief Creative and Learning Officer (CCLO). The learning provider describes this appointment as a strategic move to elevate the role of its learning consultancy services and to reinforce its reputation for delivering world-class, experiential workplace learning.

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New AI Suite

Go1 Boosts Personalized Learning Content Discovery and Curation

Salt Lake City, UT (USA), February 2024 - Go1, a global learning expert, recently announced it has enhanced its product with Go1 AI, a new suite of features that offers more personalized learning content discovery and curation powered by AI. With this new functionality, L&D admins can effortlessly find and match the best content to the unique needs of every learner based on the content intelligence of more than 130,000 courses in the Go1 platform.

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Learner Engagement

WILL Interactive Launches Free Customization Toolkit

Potomac, MD (USA), February 2024 - WILL Interactive, a leading provider of proven-effective immersive story-based training solutions, is proud to introduce its latest innovation: the Customization Toolkit. This easy-to-use toolkit enables organizations to tailor WILL training programs to address their unique needs, brand identity, culture, and policies.

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Expert Appointed

Ian Wheelans Joins Thrive as Head of Customer Success

Ian Wheelans London (UK), February 2024 - Thrive, one of the fastest-growing learning platform providers, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Wheelans as their new Head of Customer Success. With a wealth of industry expertise starting client-side and then gaining 15 years of experience at organisations such as Pluralsight, Degreed, and Mind Tools, Ian is poised to take Thrive's Customer Success Team and Impact Initiatives to new heights.

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Course Development

Welocalize's eLearning Localization Guide

New York, NY (USA), February 2024 - The need for reskilling, continuing education, and professional certifications is driving the corporate segment of the eLearning market. Worldwide, companies are increasing their investments in eLearning due to its efficiency, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness over in-person learning. For global brands, eLearning allows them to provide a consistent, accessible, and centrally controlled training environment for their teams.

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Insights

iSpring's Research Illuminates the State of Online Corporate Training

Alexandria, VA (USA), February, 2024 - iSpring Solutions Inc., a leading eLearning software and service company based in the U.S., has released its comprehensive research findings on the current state of online corporate training. The research sheds light on crucial aspects of corporate training, such as training goals, content creation, employee motivation, measurement of training effectiveness, and formulation of training budgets, thus offering valuable insights for CEOs, HR professionals, and Learning and Development (L&D) specialists.

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Christian Stracke

Expert at "Leaders and Legends of Online Learning"

Christian StrackeBonn (GER), February 2024 - Educational scientist and researcher Dr. Christian M. Stracke has been granted a special honour: He has been selected as the 90th expert for the Leaders and Legends of Online Learning. What is unique about this is that the selection is only made by the other experts and colleagues worldwide. Marc Nichols started this project at the Open University of UK back in 2018 and has always recorded a podcast with all the selected experts. In his questions, he is particularly interested in the personal long-term perspective.

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The LPI Learning Survey

A Snapshot of a Profession Undergoing Rapid Change

London (UK), February 2024 - The world of L&D is undergoing a seismic shift. Recent advances, AI in particular, are causing people to question what the future might look like. Everything's moving fast, so there’s a need to accelerate learning just as quickly.

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Case Study

Transforming Driver Training at ScotRail with ARuVR

London (UK), February 2024 - Nestled in the dynamic rail industry of the United Kingdom, ScotRail emerges as a prominent player, continually seeking innovative solutions to enhance its operations and services. At the heart of this quest for innovation is Sodi Kakouris, Digital Learning Manager at ScotRail. His role at ScotRail is pivotal, and he leads the digital learning team. Together with ARuVR, they are at the forefront of transforming driver training methodologies, steering ScotRail towards a future where technology and tradition converge for enhanced learning experiences.

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Four-Day Program

Professional & Executive Development Program Develops LGBTQ+ Leaders

Cambridge, MA (USA), February 2024 - Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education's Professional & Executive Development has launched a new leadership program designed to empower LGBTQ+ professionals to thrive as leaders. The intensive four-day program, held on Harvard's Cambridge, MA campus in July 2024, will provide participants with leadership strategies tailored to their unique experiences and identities.

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Online

Digital Storytelling Festival 2024

Den Haag (NL), February 2024 - Since 2023, a key part of the Digital Storytelling Festival has been the Online Creative Residency, which brings students and new professionals who want to gain storytelling skills together in a professional setting with experts in a range of formats. This year, to add to writing, social media, and animation, the organizers are introducing two new formats - collage art and storytelling with 3D - and they are looking for creative, enthusiastic, and committed participants in the event, 21-22 May 2024.

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At Learning Technologies 2024

From Delivering Content to Business-Focused Performance Outcomes

London (UK), February 2024 - Learning Technologies 2024 looks at the shift in L&D in a session entitled "From Delivering Content to Business-Focused Performance Outcomes" in London this April. Ben Kirby, Global SVP Learning and Development at Teleperformance, and Daniel Redman, Distribution Manager at HSBC, will host this session for L&D practitioners of performance support.

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Webinar

AI in L&D - Embrace or Brace Yourself?

Cambridge (UK), February 2024 - Analysts forecast 2024 as the year generative artificial intelligence (AI) makes a measurable impact in organisations, but where are the practical and responsible people-centred applications of AI in real-world learning and development? An upcoming webinar will explore how making smart use of AI can help provide colleagues with customised learning plans, personalised coaching, and just-in-time micro content.

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