Non-Profit Youth Organisation

CM4K: a Community-University Learning Partnership

Peter DayBrighton (UK) / Mauritius, September 2017 - Community Media 4 Kenya is an active learning partnership with community at the centre of the curriculum. The training-the-trainer approach employs participatory learning workshops to consider issues of sustainable community development through community media tools, processes, and spaces. CM4K focuses on participatory communication and development for social change and currently comprises the Universities of Brighton and Rongo, as well as youth and civil-society organisations interested in empowering marginalised and disenfranchised communities through knowledge sharing and capacity building. Peter Day will introduce the work of CM4K at eLearning Africa and has kindly contributed the information below for CHECK.point eLearning.

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Rocking the Boat

Digital Natives Don’t Exist - Learners Can’t Multitask

Heerlen (NL), September 2017 - Paul A. Kirschner, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Educational Psychology in the Welten Institute of the Open University in the Netherlands has raised a lot of eyebrows in the international press in recent weeks with his argument that digital natives simply don’t exist and that learners, in fact, aren’t able to effectively do more than one thing at a time. 

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Virtual Practice Labs

Skillsoft CodeX Delivers Enhanced Coding Skills

Bill DonoghueBoston, MA (USA), September 2017 - Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, has recently announced CodeX, a new virtual coding-practice lab for customers worldwide. CodeX provides coding exercises with embedded video content that challenges software developers to learn, practice, and perfect their coding skills hands on in an integrated development environment (IDE).

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Seventeen Training Programs

iSQI and CGI Training and Certification Deal

Stephan GoerickePotsdam (GER), September 2017 - The International Software Quality Institute (iSQI) and CGI, a globally active independent provider of IT and business processes, have announced their collaboration to improve training and certification of IT specialists in software testing, requirements engineering, agile software development, software product management, usability, and user experience and software architecture.

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Response to Market Demand

Training that Fits Your Needs

Research Triangle Park, NC (USA), September 2017 - Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business-skills training, is proud to announce the 21 September launch of its upgraded on-demand learning experience, the Global Knowledge Learning Platform, which is the result of extensive research and customer input. Created in response to market demand with over 100 courses and counting, the Global Knowledge Learning Platform helps individuals and enterprises upgrade existing skills, acquire new ones, and address gaps.

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Preliminary Decision

Learning Technologies Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

London (UK), September 2017 - The annual Learning Technologies Awards has published its shortlist. Outstanding projects and products from across the globe are among those who made this year's impressive and record-breaking shortlist. An independent judging panel, comprising over forty experts and organised by the eLearning Network, worked tirelessly throughout August whittling down hundreds of nominees.

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Executive Education

Learning Alliance Announces Two Senior Appointments

Liz-Ann GayleLondon (UK) / Madrid (E), September 2017 - Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance has appointed two experienced learning professionals in roles designed to strengthen its offering in executive education and leadership development. FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance was established in December 2015 to provide a new, unique approach to customised executive education, involving Financial Times content and journalists allied to established business school faculty and global educator expertise.

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Training Industry

The 2017 Top 20 Health and Safety Training Companies List

Raleigh, NC (USA), September 2017 - Training Industry has announced its Top 20 Health and Safety Training Companies List, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies.

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Special Debate

The African View of Silicon Valley

Berlin (GER) / Mauritius, September 2017 - What do Africans really think about the grandiose education projects promoted by outsiders that promise to transform their lives? A special debate at this year’s eLearning Africa conference will provide the answers.

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User Friendly

Explosive Learning Solutions’ Updated

Marc WatermanOxfordshire (UK), September 2017 - The learning-and-development (L&D) consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) has updated its website. Combining increased user-friendliness with accessibility of information, the new website contains refreshed and clarified content - notably about ELS’s growing range of courses. In addition, for the first time, the website also allows users to book and buy courses online.

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Special Education 801

360-Degree Videos in Online Courses

University Park, PA (USA), September 2017 — (by Mike Dawson) Penn State World Campus is using 360-degree videos and virtual reality for the first time with the goal of improving the educational experience for online learners. The technology was implemented in the curriculum of a graduate-level special-education course in Penn State’s summer semester. Students can use a VR headset to watch 360-degree videos on a device such as a smartphone.

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busuu Helps

Start Language Learning at the Right Level

London (UK), September 2017 - busuu has released an adaptive placement test that helps language learners to find their level and HR professionals to enhance language skills in their organisation. The new placement test places language students precisely in the appropriate lesson in the English, French, Spanish and German course.

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Brandon Hall Awards

PulseLearning and Sears Holdings Corporation Win Gold

Brandon Hall Awards 2017New York, NY (USA), September 2017 - Now in their twenty-third year, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards are known as the Academy Awards of the learning industry. PulseLearning and Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) were honored with Gold at the 2017 Brandon Hall Awards in the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning Category.

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Highlights

Key Themes at World of Learning

London (UK), September 2017 - Inspiration, advice, and the latest technology are in abundance at the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition, taking place 17-18 October at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Change Management

Webinar Reveals ELS’s Expertise on Change, Risk, and Benefits

Oxfordshire (UK), September 2017 - Effective change management was the subject of a recent webinar led by Cath Convery and Julie Dungate of the learning-and-development consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS). The event was organised by the global accreditation and examination institute APMG International.

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