Business Development

LPI’s Ed Monk Joins Blue Eskimo in Strategic Role

Edmund Monk Bromsgrove (UK), November 2019 - Blue Eskimo, a leader in learning recruitment, has appointed Edmund Monk as non-executive director. Monk, chief executive of the Learning & Performance Institute, is a well known and integral figure in the learning sector. Monk will help shape Blue Eskimo’s future strategy and services, bringing to the role exceptional insight into, and involvement in, finding solutions to the issues faced within learning and development. 

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Avallain & EDIA

Smart Content for Educational Publishers

Lustmühle (CH), November 2019 - Avallain, a Swiss-based company that provides award-winning education technology and tools to create, manage, and disseminate educational content, and EDIA, a Netherlands-based, edtech company that applies artificial intelligence to create smart content for educational use, have announced a technical and commercial partnership.

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New Cybersecurity Course

Offering Non-ICT Students a Pathway to High Demand Roles

Jon LangSydney (AUS), November 2019 - DDLS, one of Australia’s largest providers of corporate ICT and cybersecurity training, has introduced a course in cybersecurity that will take students with no ICT background to three internationally recognised cybersecurity certifications in less than six months.

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Learning Pool

Re-branded Learning Experience Platform

Nottingham (UK), November 2019 - Following Learning Pool’s acquisition of HT2 Labs in June 2019, the learning experience platform Headstream had merged with Curatr LXP ahead of its re-launch last month - and just in time for its first live US demo at the DevLearn Conference & Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Dublin Tech Center

Thought Industries Opens New European Headquarters

Dublin (IRL) / Boston, MA (USA), November 2019 - Thought Industries, one of the fastest-growing online learning SaaS companies, has announced its expansion in Europe with the launch of an office in Dublin. The new operations, near St. Stephen's Greens in Dublin's multinational tech city center, is well positioned to supply a hyper level of support to the company's growing roster of European customers.

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GRC Training

Eukleia Launches Revised Courses on Tackling Modern Slavery

London (UK), November 2019 - With Anti-Slavery Day on 18 October serving as a reminder of the 2015 UK Modern Slavery Act, Eukleia, in partnership with Stronger Together, has revised its online training courses on tackling modern slavery to be multi-device compatible.

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Acquisition

Sponge Joins Forces to Power Up Digital Learning

Plymouth (UK), November 2019 - Sponge, an award-winning custom digital learning company has been acquired by Aliter Capital to form part of the private equity firm’s corporate training group. Sponge will play a strategic role in supporting Aliter’s goal to establish a major new force in the learning technology market.

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SpringerBriefs in Education

Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited

Singapore (SG), November 2019 - The anthology "Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited" explores foundational theories that have been applied in open and distance education (ODE) research and refined to reflect advances in research and practice. In addition, it develops new theories emerging from recent developments in ODE.

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Learning Disabilities

The Long and Difficult Path to Your Learning Culture

Heidelberg (GER)/Cambridge, MA (USA), November 2019 - Identifying the most common “learning disabilities” in becoming a learning organization is not a straightforward issue. The strength of learning cultures is definitely one of the biggest drivers in business because learning organizations encourage teamwork, independent thinking, and knowledge sharing, and thus they increase efficiency, productivity, and satisfaction while optimizing the ability to adapt to change. These are only a few of the benefits.

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Learning Solutions & Realities360

Two Leading Learning Events Together under One Roof

Santa Rosa, CA (USA), November 2019 - The Learning Solutions 2020 Conference & Expo and 2020 Realities360 Conference & Expo will be co-located at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Attendees will have unbridled access to both events, providing unprecedented learning opportunities. The conferences will run 31 March-02 April 2020.

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Higher Education

Call for Ideas for Media & Learning 2020

Leuven (BE), November 2019 - The Media & Learning 2020 conference on Images and Sound in Higher Education takes place in Leuven, Belgium, 17-18 June. Both the call for ideas and registration are now open. Themes for this year include Moving from lecture capture to learning capture; Providing authentic learning opportunities by mainstreaming AR, VR, and MR; and Planning effective institutional media policies. The deadline for receipt of ideas is 31 January 2020.

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Call for Papers

6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances

Valencia (E), November 2019 - The Sixth International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'20) will be held in Valencia, Spain, 02-05 June 2020. The event is an excellent forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions, and research results relating to the preparation of students, teaching/learning methodologies, and the organization of educational systems.

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DEXP

All-in-One Workplace Chatbot to Improve Employee Experience

Boston, MA (USA), November 2019 – Workgrid Software, Inc., a startup software provider of intelligent workplace solutions that is part of Liberty Mutual Group, has announced the addition of an enterprise-grade Natural Language chatbot to its Digital Employee Experience Platform (DEXP™). The new chatbot functions as a centralized workplace chatbot for organizations, capable of handling inquiries from across the enterprise (HR, IT, Finance, Facilities, etc.).

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