Leadership

BBC Learning English Teams Up with The Open University

London (UK), January 2022 - The award-winning team of BBC Learning English has collaborated with renowned academics from the UK's largest academic institution, The Open University, to explore the underlying nature of leadership. The resulting new twenty-part series explores the power of cults, the genius of visionaries, the unexpected power of individuals, the strength of community-led leadership, and whether leadership is best done by women.

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Strategic Acquisition

100% of Virtual College Is Acquired by Netex

Carlos Ezquerro, CEO of NetexIlkley (UK), January 2022 - "We are delighted to announce that Virtual College has reached an agreement with Netex, a Spanish technology company specialising in eLearning solutions and listed on the Spanish BME stock market, for them to acquire all the shares in Virtual College." Hannah Brindle, MD, of Virtual College commented, "The entire Virtual College Team is hugely excited about our collaboration with Netex."

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USDLA

NEDLA Introduces Dr Laura Dowling as Executive Director

Dr. Laura DowlingWashington, DC (USA), December 2021 - Dr. Douglas J. Koch and the rest of the Board of Directors of the NorthEast Digital Learning Association (NEDLA formerly PADLA) are pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Dowling will be assuming the role of Executive Director.

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COVID-19 Challenge

Hands-On Robotics Teaching also Works Online

Bremen (GER), December 2021 - COVID-19 has helped online teaching make a breakthrough at many universities. But how do teachers cope with the pandemic in practice-oriented courses such as robotics, where working in the lab has been considered essential and indispensable until now? This is what two scientists at Jacobs University Bremen have been investigating. The work of Andreas Birk, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and psychologist Dora Simunovic was recently published in the "IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine".

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Plagiarism Prevention

Indonesian OU Upholds Fair and Equal Education Environment

Stockholm (SWE), December 2021 - Ouriginal, a leading European provider of plagiarism  detection and prevention solutions, is proud to work together with Universitas Terbuka, the Indonesia Open University, to ensure a fair and equal teaching and learning environment at Indonesia's first and biggest hybrid university. The university, with more than 500,000 students from 36 countries, upholds the highest standards of teaching and learning methods. To protect these standards in times of the pandemic and also beyond, Universitas Terbuka chose Ouriginal as the plagiarism detection solution of their choice in early 2021.

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Add Seamlessly

Camtasia Video Editor Exports Directly to Panopto

Okemos, MI / Seattle, WA (USA), December 2021 - TechSmith Corporation, a leading provider of screen capture and video editing tools, and Panopto, a leading video management system provider, have announced that TechSmith Camtasia users can now export videos directly into their Panopto video library. This marks another milestone in the multi-year strategic partnership announced earlier this year.

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Career-Specific Technical Skills

York University School of Continuing Studies Joins D2L Wave

Toronto (CA), July 2021 - D2L Inc., a global learning technology leader, has announced that the York University School of Continuing Studies has joined the D2L Wave platform to provide working professionals with opportunities to upskill and reskill within one centralized and easy-to-use cloud-based platform.

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Digital Transformation

EAN University Inaugurates Advanced XR Lab

Bogota (COL), November 2021 - EAN University inaugurated its new XR Lab, powering its infrastructure with the Extended Reality (XR) platform VIROO®. The first of its kind in Colombia, this laboratory is part of EAN's mission and initiatives to expand its positive social and economic impact by fostering excellence and innovation in higher education and sustainable entrepreneurship development.

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Equality Training

Irish Universities Come Together to Talk about Racism

London (UK), November 2021 - A network of Irish universities has come together and signed on for a national version of Marshall E-Learning Consultancy’s course entitled "Lets Talk about Race" that has been tailored to the country’s cultural context.

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"Allyship" Module

Student Nurses Train to Be Better Allies

London (UK), November 2021 - A new cohort of student nurses from the University of Surrey has been trained on how to be better allies. Marshalls and the university have come together to collaborate on a new module called Allyship. From being long-standing existing clients to now collaborating with them on their latest module, Marshalls are gearing up to release their Allyship Module in partnership with the University of Surrey’s School of Health Sciences.

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eNetAssess Platform

Bahamas' Institute Benefits from eAssessment Platform

Bahamas InstituteDunfermline (SCL), November 2021 - With over half its multi-million dollar revenue regularly coming from clients outside the UK, the digital learning and assessment specialist eCom Scotland is used to working with organisations in far-flung, often exotic, and sometimes remote parts of the world. Among these is the far-from, remote, but no-less-exotic Bahamas, where one of its professional institutes is benefiting from using eCom's eAssessment platform with the hundreds of students studying for qualifications on its sixteen or so regular programmes.

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Cost of Higher Education

"The goal is to increase graduates and socioeconomic mobility"

Ryan CraigLos Angeles, CA (USA), November 2021 - Ryan Craig is the author of "College Disrupted" (2015) and "A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College" (2018). He is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners, which is reimagining the future of higher education and creating new pathways from education to employment. At OEB Global, his presentation is entitled "Identifying and Addressing the Barriers to Reducing the Cost of Higher Education".

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Educational Process

Do We Need More Flexible Structure in Masters Programs?

Mariana MocanuBucharest (RO), November 2021 - Mariana Mocanu, a full professor who has completed the European Habilitation degree, was head of the Computer Science Department at the University Politehnica of Bucharest from 2016 to 2020. She is currently the president of the QA Commission of the University Senate and a member of the Faculty Council. She is also in charge of the "eGovernance" masters study program and participates in the development of the ERASMUS Knowledge Alliance "IT in Aviation" project. Her presentation at OEB Global is entitled "Engineering Masters Studies between Teaching Challenges and Society 4.0 Realities".

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EdTech

Anthology and Blackboard to Merge

Boca Raton, FLA (USA) / Reston, VA (USA), September 2021 - Anthology, a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, and Blackboard, a leading global edtech software and solutions company, have announced a definitive agreement to combine the two companies. The combination will create the most comprehensive and modern edtech ecosystem available on a global scale. The merger is designed to accelerate transformation at education institutions to enhance the learner experience and drive student and institution success.

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Exam Videos

Lecturio's Physical Exam Course Sets New Gold Standard

Leipzig (GER), September 2021 - Lecturio has released more than 70 physical exam videos taught by Stephen Holt, M.D., Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program, Yale School of Medicine. Using live models combined with animations and recall questions, Dr Holt makes all aspects of the physical exam easy to learn and remember.

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