Deutsche Bahn

"Catching" Trainees with Complex Serious Games

Jörg ProhaszkaKarlsruhe (GER)/Augsburg (GER), December 2019 - Jörg Prohaszka is convinced that learning should be fun. Prohaszka is Head of Digital Qualification at the Augsburg based Training Centre of the DB Bahnbau Gruppe, the German Railways Construction Group subsidiary. One of the Centre’s projects, "Serious Games in the Building Trade - Apprentices Turn Into Avatars", strives to stimulate the trainees’ drive to learn through the use of well-known avatars. On 30 January 2020 at 11.30, he will report on the results of this learning project at the LEARNTEC Congress.

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Learning Culture

Work Hacks for Change at BASF

Patricia OhnhausKarlsruhe (GER)/Berlin (GER), December 2019 - "We have set out to introduce a new logic into our company based on openness, cooperation, and interaction. Innovative ideas, a new self-image of togetherness and new markets are to emerge in a network. In the future, it will not only be specialists who generate the ideas. Instead, new ideas will sprout from the lively exchange among people". This is how Patricia Ohnhaus from Personnel Development at BASF Services Europe in Berlin describes the topic of her presentation at the LEARNTEC Congress. The session is on 30 January at 11:30.

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The "Fire Brigade Learning Bar"

Everything is possible - nothing is required!

Michael BräuerKarlsruhe (GER)/Würzburg (GER), December 2019 - Michael Bräuer is the Chief Fire Officer and deputy head of the Würzburg branch of the federal state of Bavaria’s Fire Brigade School. The "Fire Brigade Learning Bar", which the school developed, was launched in 2018 and bundles all the State Fire Brigade Schools’ digital media. The central component is a lexicon that provides technical terms and related information in a structured, visualised form and is state certified. Michael Bräuer will present this learning project at the LEARNTEC Congress on 28 January at 17.15.

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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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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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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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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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LPI

The 2020 Learning Awards Finalists Have Been Announced

London (UK), November 2019 - The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 Learning Awards, the learning sector’s annual celebration of outstanding achievement, best practice and excellence in corporate learning and performance.

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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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Noble Systems

Noble Gamification 2.0 for Employee Engagement

Atlanta, GA (USA), November 2019 – Noble Systems Corporation, a global leader in omnichannel contact center technology, announces the release of Noble® Gamification 2.0, adding powerful new functionality to its award-winning employee engagement solution.

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