Workplace Help

Performance Support: The Fast Track to a Solution

Cologne (GER), December 2017 - The REWE Group’s decision to introduce a performance support system was made back in 2014. The vision was grand: Direct workplace help would not only be created for individual software launches, but for all applications. With more than 500 IT applications, this not only meant an immense effort in regard to content creation, but also a change in learning culture. Mareike Heidemann-Jarosch of REWE Systems, the REWE Group’s IT subsidiary, remembers, "When it was introduced, workplace learning did not yet command the same importance as formal measures."

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Informal Learning

Learning and Reflecting on Your Own

Thorsten HölzerBonn (GER), December 2017 - Thorsten Hölzer is a psychologist who specializes in media and organizational psychology, and is a lifelong learner in the fields of pedagogy and learning technology. As a technical-concept specialist at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German-government-owned company that oversees the country’s international cooperation efforts, he has been working at the organization’s in-house academy for over a decade in the qualification of administrators and technical specialists being sent abroad. His subject area at the LEARNTEC Convention is formal and informal learning.

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Microlearning Approach

A Holistic Program Based upon Performance Support

Joachim BehringerStuttgart (GER), December 2017 - Wissen erLEBEN ("Experience Knowledge") is Allianz Life Insurance’s slogan for the new form of learning and information search the company has developed in cooperation with the "inside Business Group". It is addressed toward several thousand Allianz internal staff members and field representatives, as well as sales partners and banks. The project offers them the opportunity to tap into available expertise that is necessary for successful, demand-oriented customer consultation independently, efficiently, and sustainably. 

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TÜV SÜD Academy

Modern Learning in the Age of Digitalization

Thomas SeidelMunich (GER), December 2017 - The TÜV SÜD Academy’s "Digital Transformation" project was launched about a year ago. Its task is transforming about 10,000 face-to-face seminars with 120,000 participants annually into digital and partially digital format and enriching them with digital materials. “We are tackling the topic of digitalization systematically and holistically, i.e. it affects all of the Academy’s organizational units," explains Thomas Seidel, Chief Digital Officer at TÜV SÜD Academy, Munich. 

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Micro-Learning Platform

LiquidSMARTS Disrupts Conventional Sales Training

Dr. Gunter WesselsTampa, FL (USA), November  2017 – LiquidSMARTS is excited to introduce a scalable subscription-based sales-skill micro-learning model, coaching services, and royalty-free sales methodology that is easy to remember and utilize – helping sales and marketing professionals create more time and "sell well".

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Growth Initiatives

Cornerstone Announces $300 Million Strategic Investment

Adam MillerSanta Monica, CA (USA), November 2017 – Cornerstone OnDemand, a global leader in cloud-based learning and human-capital-management software, has announced that Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, together with LinkedIn, will make a $300 million strategic investment in Cornerstone. Cornerstone intends to use the proceeds of the new investment to fund growth initiatives and manage its capital structure, including repaying existing convertible debt and repurchasing common shares.

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Artificial Intelligence

Knowledge Sharing with Automatic Speech Recognition

San Francisco, CA (USA), November 2017 – SalesHood, a leading sales-enablement platform, has announced the release of Automatic Speech Recognition to revolutionize how companies share knowledge and enable their teams. SalesHood’s Expert System powers the entire lifecycle of sales enablement with artificial intelligence and machine learning from training and onboarding to coaching and content sharing to performance improvement. SalesHood’s Automatic Speech Recognition accelerates learning, coaching, and knowledge sharing by analyzing conversations and experiences to execute sales enablement more efficiently and effectively.

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Grovo Appoints New CLO

Development of Trademarked Microlearning® Solutions

San Francisco, CA (USA), November 2017 – Since its inception in 2010, Grovo has used the term “microlearning” to identify its proprietary learner-first, science-backed methodology to make people better at their jobs. Recognizing the company’s longstanding role as a leader and pioneer in creating effective learning experiences utilizing a customizable content library that matches the way people learn, in 2016 the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office awarded Grovo a registered trademark for use of the name MicrolearningⓇ in relation to its products. 

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L&D

LPI Invites Applications for New Advisory Board

London (UK), November 2017 - The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), a non-profit, independent body supporting the development of organisations and individuals in workplace learning, is excited to announce the creation of a new Advisory Board, with applications now being taken for members.

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Business EDUCA

Combatting the Lack of Interactivity and Fun

Önder ErolIstanbul (TR), November 2017 - Önder Erol’s presentation on "Methods and Tools for Motivation, Engagement, and Productivity" will be a feature of the discussion at Business EDUCA’s Session BUS21, 07 December from 14.15 to 15:45. Önder Erol is a committed learning-and-development professional with over ten years’ experience in banking. His focus is innovative and engaging digital learning solutions, and he is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of online courses at İşbank (Türkiye İş Bankası), Turkey’s largest bank. 

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Professional Development

The Effective Use of Quality Assessments

Karima Mariama-ArthurWashington, DC (USA), November 2017 - Karima Mariama-Arthur is founder and CEO of Wordsmith Rapport™, an international consulting firm specializing in professional development and strategic corporate advisory services. An internationally recognized expert in cutting-edge adult education and complex consulting, she brings more than two decades of comprehensive, blue-chip experience in law, business, and academia to the field of professional development. In Session DAT 08, 07 December from 12.00 to 13.15, she will explain her concept of "Mastering Emotional Intelligence and Boosting Leadership Success".

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Ludic Group

New Research Identifies the Workplace of the Future

London (UK), November 2017 - New research published by The Ludic Group has found that the changing nature of workforces and the growing need for a flexible workplace are creating new challenges for communication, collaboration and engagement for businesses across the UK. 

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Business Content Catalog

Video Content Represents 30% of Overall Assets

New York, NY (USA), November 2017 - BlueBottleBiz, the first collaborative learning platform for business professionals, has experienced a 50 percent increase in the number of business books and videos hosted in the platform's library so far in 2017. The library now features 50,000 assets, provided by 400 publishing partners. Content is available in six languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, and Portuguese.

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