Curating Content

The Right Choice Is Half the Battle

Uwe Hofschröer
(c) IMC AG

Saarbrücken (GER), October 2018 - Training staff in large organisations often question why they should develop learning content for employees themselves. This is a valid question; there is a lot of external training content available either free or under license that is not only current, but also well presented and researched. When it comes to imparting knowledge on basic skills quickly and easily, curated content may seem a sensible alternative to more complex and expensive in-house production. However, it is important to be careful when selecting, compiling, and recommending learning content, as it requires a certain level of practice and instinct.

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Engage in Learning

What to Look For in an eLearning Supplier

Gloucester (UK), October 2018 - The latest post on the Engage in Learning Blog offers advice - in the shape of ten criteria - on what buyers should be looking for in an eLearning supplier. Written by the internationally known online learning technologies writer and commentator Bob Little, this new blog post published by the UK-based eLearning producer and supplier says that any eLearning supplier should offer.

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Integrated Solutions

LTG to Create New Learning Suite by Merger

London (UK), October 2018 - Learning Technologies Group plc ("LTG"), the integrated talent management and learning technologies software and services provider, has announced that it is merging NetDimensions into PeopleFluent to form a key component of PeopleFluent's learning suite.

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By WBT Systems

Mortgage Bankers Association Moves to TopClass LMS

Nashua, NH (USA), October 2018 - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently chose TopClass LMS by WBT Systems to deliver professional development and training to approximately 10,000 learners per year from over 2,400 member companies. TopClass LMS will provide MBA with connected learning experiences for their member organizations that features flexible functionality and comprehensive support for delivery and management of their professional development programs.

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Disruptive Company

MicroLearn Doubles Its Development Team

London (UK), October 2018 - MicroLearn, one of the UK's first developers of microlearning content, has seen significant growth in 2018, with over 250 organisations in the private, public, and not for profit sectors now using the soft skills and compliance bite sized learning.

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Global Leadership

Saba Software Announces Agreement to Acquire Lumesse

Dublin, CA (USA) / Luton (UK), October 2018 - Market leaders have joined forces to create a talent development powerhouse that offers unrivaled breadth, depth and scale to customers worldwide. Saba Software Inc., a global leader in talent development solutions and a portfolio company of Vector Capital, has announced their entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Lumesse, a leading provider of talent acquisition, talent management, and learning experience technology in Europe.

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Brand New Research

How to Build and Change Habits in the Workplace

(c) Towards Maturity

London (UK), October 2018 – Brand new research from Towards Maturity, supported by ambassadors Cognician, provides a guide to help L&D professionals build and create habits in their organisation as a means to shape behaviour change and create a real business impact. Top Performing Organisations are three times more likely than average to have the fundamental attributes required to change behaviour and produce habits in the workplace. The ability to change behaviour through habit creation is crucial to becoming a top performing organisation, particularly as learners have the skills to build new capabilites quickly and "unbuild" old behaviours that are no longer relevant. How do you actually create habits in the workplace?

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For High Potentials

Partnership to Accelerate Women's Leadership Development

Gustaf NordbäckLondon (UK), October 2018 - The Above & Beyond Group has formed an international learning partnership with Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance focused on the advancement of women in business. FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance will facilitate and run the leadership programmes of The Diversity Council, a platform and diversity accelerator developed by Above & Beyond Group to address the barriers that obstruct the advancement of more women into top management.

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Modern Workplace

LPI launches updated Capability Map

London (UK), October 2018 -  The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is excited to announce that its Capability Map has been comprehensively revised and refreshed to map the skills needed to deliver effective learning in today's modern workplace. The internationally developed framework and self-assessment tool has been updated to meet the current needs of L&D professionals.

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OnCourse Learning

Bertelsmann Strengthens Education Business

Gütersloh (GER) / Brookfield, WI (USA), September 2018 - Bertelsmann continues the expansion of its strategic growth area of education: The international media, services, and education group is acquiring the U.S. online education provider OnCourse Learning from the private equity company CIP Capital for an amount in the mid-nine-digit euro range.

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Cybersecurity Skills

Partnership to Deliver Cybersecurity Apprenticeships

Wokingham (UK), September 2018 - Bletchley Park Qufaro and GK Apprenticeships (GKA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Heads of Agreement to jointly develop and deliver cybersecurity apprenticeships. These apprenticeships are designed to address the significant cyberskills shortage in the UK and, in due course, international markets.

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Leadership Development

QA Chosen to Deliver Leadership Academy for Socitm

Northampton (UK), September 2018 - Socitm, a professional association for digital leaders in local public services, has announced it will partner up with QA to offer its largest and most comprehensive approach to leadership development.

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Numerous New Resources

New eLearning for Modern Learners

Martin Baker
(c) Charity Learning Consortium

London (UK), September 2018 - Since April 2018, the Charity Learning Consortium has added a wide range of new courses and modules to its eLearning library to reflect the realities of the modern workplace. The new online courses and resources added to the Consortium's catalogue offer an even greater choice of eLearning. The materials were created by MicroLearn and Litmos Heroes and reflect changing demands.

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