AI Connected

Workforce Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

Winnipeg, MB (CA), June 2021 - Librestream, a highly rated provider of augmented reality (AR) and remote collaboration solutions has launched new foundational capabilities for its artificial intelligence (AI) Connected Expert vision, giving industrial workers immediate access to the content, people, smart data, and guidance needed to efficiently and safely perform their work. The cornerstones of the vision improve collaboration and knowledge sharing across global workforces and address key knowledge gaps faced by industrial workers.

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For Blackboard Learners

Badgr Micro-credentials and Stackable Pathways

Reston, VA (USA), June 2021 - Blackboard Inc., a global EdTech software and solutions company, and Concentric Sky, makers of Badgr, have announced a new partnership to provide micro-credential and stackable learning pathway tools to Blackboard's global user base. The partnership makes Badgr Pro's suite of tools, including objective-based automations, leaderboards, and personalized pathway progress visualizations, available within Blackboard's leading learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn.

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eBook and Webinar

LEO Learning Releases New Guide to Blended Learning Design

Brigthon (UK), June 2021 - LEO Learning’s latest thought leadership ebook explores best practices around blended learning design. The new publication of one of the market leaders in global learning strategy, content, and technology delves into the intricacies and best practices of blended learning design and how this has changed since mass remote working began.

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Disrupt Training

RelyOn Nutec and Area9 Lyceum form Strategic Alliance

Copenhagen (DK), June 2021 - RelyOn Nutec and Area9 have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to bring adaptive learning technology to the global energy sector. The aim is to cut training time; increase knowledge, confidence, and skills acquisition; and boost learning retention, thus increasing workforce competence. It is based upon an overall ambition to facilitate further reduction of serious incidents and reduce risk of errors across the energy sector, protecting people and the environment.

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$7.6 billion of capital

Learning Pool Agrees to a Strategic Investment

Derry (IRL), June 2021 - Learning Pool, a strategic leader in the U.K. and U.S. learning  technology markets, has agreed to a new investment from Marlin Equity Partners ("Marlin"), a global investment firm with over $7.6 billion of capital under management, to support the company's continued growth. Under the terms of the agreement, Marlin will also acquire the shareholding of Carlyle Cardinal Ireland.

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Startup

One-Year Anniversary of Lectera.com

Dubai (ARE) / Miami, FL (USA) / Moscow (RUS), June 2021 - Since its launch in June 2020, the online learning platform Lectera.com has shown some great results: apart from the company's impressive growth rate, it has undergone noticeable qualitative change, while receiving multiple international awards along the way.

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Cloud Courses

Pluralsight to Acquire "A Cloud Guru"

Draper, UT (USA), June 2021 - Pluralsight, Inc., a technology workforce development company, has announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire A Cloud Guru (ACG), a leading cloud skills development platform. The acquisition is expected to close later this year, subject to customary closing conditions, and follows Vista Equity Partners' recent acquisition of Pluralsight.

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Virtual College

Report on How to Create Training for the Learner

Ilkley (UK), June 2021 - A lot has changed in the world of learning and development in the last year, namely the big move to digital learning, which many businesses had to undertake to ensure that their training could be carried out in remote settings. Another significant change, though, is how learners want to learn. They have been introduced to a new way of working and have been given more freedom and flexibility with their time, both of which seem to have had a significant effect on how they want to learn.

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Customer-First Philosophy

Nimble's Recent Team Expansion

Gloucestershire (UK), June 2021 - There's no doubt that the world of learning and development has changed rapidly year-on-year, and the landscape is now a completely different space compared to the past several years. With changes in trends, training deliveries, and new technologies - not to mention a global pandemic - Nimble continues to rise to these challenges.

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Customer Service

Eurekos Signs Customer Excellence Pledge

Copenhagen (DK), June 2021 - Eurekos is one of a few, select LMS vendors that have signed the Customer Excellence Pledge developed by The Craig Weiss Group. By signing the Pledge, Eurekos have demonstrated their commitment to providing exemplary customer service, with checkpoints to validate their ongoing, elite-level support.

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Filtered

Greg Detre - Chief Product and Technology Officer

Greg DetreLondon (UK), June 2021 - An experienced data-science leader has taken charge of the Filtered smart LXP, as a host of new features are rolled out in version 1.1. Greg Detre will lead the next generation of the Filtered product, as the company sets out to expand the LXP's capabilities and flexibility. Having run data-science and technology operations at Updraft, The Guardian, Big Health, and Channel 4, he brings a huge amount of operational and technical experience to Filtered.

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Different Perspectives

New Horizons for Education and Vocation Development

Silicon Valley, CA (USA), June 2021 - A researcher, a PhD candidate, a professor, and a vocational training expert, this roundtable about education offers four different perspectives. The online conversation will orbit around new horizons of education and training: take part 29 June, 15 to 16, Pacific Daylight Saving Time. 

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Hybrid

The CogX Festival 2021

London (UK), June 2021 - The CogX Festival is one of the world's largest gatherings of CEOs, entrepreneurs, academics, artists, activists, and policy makers working together to address the biggest questions, achievements, and challenges of the influential technologies shaping our future. From 14-16 June 2021, the CogX Festival will manifest as a hybrid in-person and virtual gathering at the distinguished King's Cross Estate in London.

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