Performance Support

Workflow Learning for Home Consultation as Mixed Reality

Gabriele DoerfertNuernberg (GER), April 2022 - Küchen Quelle GmbH, a Nuremburg-based company whose name means "Kitchen Source", specializes in the retail sale of state-of-the-art kitchens, from planning to installation. Besides its Nuremberg salesroom, the firm offers free planning assistance in the client’s home - anywhere in Germany - supported by 3D and mixed reality technologies. Gabriele Doerfert is Head of Küchen Quelle’s Marketing Academy and Product Management Mixed Reality. In this capacity, she is responsible for training the sales consultants, as well as for the "Digital Academy", which was established in 2020. Despite Corona, the digital training continued because, as Doerfert observes, "for a decentralized sales company, this is the ideal solution even in normal times". Gabriele Doerfert will be speaking at the LEARNTEC Congress, 31 May at 17.15 about "Digital Performance Support: Workflow Learning for Home Consultation."

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Here to Stay

Dealing With the Special Features of Home Office Work

Prof. Eberhard SteinerMunich (GER), April 2022 - Professor Eberhard Steiner is the Director of Munich’s Institute for Enterprise and Change Management (UVM Institute), which advises companies and agencies on strategy and innovation processes, change management, agile methods, and work 4.0, as well as aspects of digitalization. He is the editor and co-author of several specialist publications, including "Managing Home Office Employees". Prof. Steiner will be speaking on his area of specialization at the LEARNTEC 2022 Congress, 31 May, at 12:15.

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The Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Investing in a New Corporate and Learning Culture

Florian BrücknerBerlin (GER), January 2022 - The Lufthansa Innovation Hub’s focus is imparting skills and knowledge in the areas of innovation management, digital product and service development, and team and leadership training using cutting-edge working methods. The target groups are both managers and employees, and individual programs are developed for each. Florian Brückner will speak at the LEARNTEC Congress on 31 May 2022, at 12:15.

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Austria’s SPAR Group

Specialized Knowledge Tailored Precisely to Learners’ Needs

Astrid DürnbergerMichael FallySalzburg (A), April 2022 - Michael Fally and his "Digital Education and Training" department have been working on the advancement of a modern educational concept at SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels-AG, Austria’s largest grocery retailer, for more than ten years. His co-presenter, Astrid Dürnberger, and he will give a talk entitled "Five Countries, Five Languages, Five Faces: Implementing an LMS for 90,000 Employees at the SPAR Group" at the LEARNTEC congress, 31 May at 16.30.

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Talent Transformation

Udacity Digital Transformation Suite Now Available in AWS Marketplace

Mountain View, CA (USA), May 2022 - Udacity, a digital talent transformation platform, has announced its availability in AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog that customers can use to find, buy, deploy, and manage third-party software, data, and services to build solutions and run their businesses on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Inworld Studio

Enabling Developers and Creators to Build Intelligent Virtual Characters

Mountain View, CA (USA), May 2022 - Inworld AI has released the beta version of Inworld Studio, a platform that empowers developers and creators to build AI-powered virtual characters that demonstrate human-like perception, cognitive abilities, and behaviors. Immersive realities continue to accelerate with an increasingly diverse ecosystem of worlds and use cases: gaming, virtual worlds, metaverse platforms, and enterprise applications. With Inworld, developers can build any variety of characters, such as onboarding guides, brand representatives, intelligent game NPCs, native metaverse inhabitants, or corporate training agents.

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Digital Transformation

The Center for Leadership Studies Partners with NovoEd

San Francisco, CA (USA), May 2022 - NovoEd, a leading social and collaborative learning platform for deep capability building, has announced its partnership with The Center for Leadership Studies (CLS), a global home of the Situational Leadership Model.

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Online Self-Study

Pearson Acquires Leading Online Language Learning Platform

Andy Bird, chief executive of PearsonHoboken, NJ (USA), May 2022 - Pearson has announced its acquisition of Mondly, a global online language learning platform. The collaboration will allow Pearson to offer a full range of ways for people to learn and prove their English skills - adding online self-study to its existing diagnosis and learning tools and assessment portfolio.

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Learning Landscape

Managing Content in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Franklin, TN (USA), May 2022 - There are more options when it comes to packaging and sharing eLearning content than you may realize. Just as learning delivery platforms have evolved, content distribution options have as well. Read about four ways to share your courses with your clients and the pros and cons of each.

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Disruptive Innovation

2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Talent Acquisition Reveals a Buoyant Market

Cirencester (UK), May 2022 - Fosway Group, one of Europe's #1 HR industry analysts, has released its new 2022 9-Grid™ for Talent Acquisition. Faced with ongoing and accelerating recruitment challenges, organisations are looking to innovate and scale up their talent acquisition strategies. This new research highlights the trends and vendors transforming the market.

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New Executive Team

Sponge Seeks to Cement Role as Leader in Digital Learning Industry

Adam Poulter, Group CEO, SpongePlymouth (UK), May 2022 - Announcement of new executive suite follows Sponge's recent repositioning as a digital learning "core leader" in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™. After a series of acquisitions in 2020-21, Sponge broadened its offering from a pure custom design agency to a strategic leader within the industry, offering a holistic set of digital learning solutions.

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