A View from Down Under

International Standards in IT for Learning Technology

Dr Jon MasonSydney (AU), July 2017 – (by Ingunn Ytterhus, IMC Australia) Dr Jon Mason, one of the most respected thought-leaders in the field of standardisation in information technology for learning, education, and training shared his knowledge and experience at the recent ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC36 Conference hosted by Standards Australia, in Melbourne. Dr Mason leads Digital Education Futures research at Charles Darwin University. He is also the regional editor of the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning, a member of numerous boards, as well as being an active researcher.


Summaries of Publications

getAbstract Launches Its New Online Library "Inside China"

Lucerne (CH), July 2017 - China is on the verge of becoming the world’s largest economy. Now, companies such as Huawei, DJI, and Tencent have already proven that it’s an innovation powerhouse. Businesspeople around the world know that China is a land of great opportunities, but the country’s unique culture, politics, and economy prevent many from finding success. Businesspeople looking to crack the Chinese market or increase their company’s innovation power with Chinese know-how need insider knowledge.


Personnel Boost

Dr Michael Kusche named as new Board Member at IMC AG

Dr Michael KuscheSaarbrücken (GER), July 2017 - The Supervisory Board of IMC AG, under the Chairmanship of Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer, has appointed Dr Michael Silvio Kusche to IMC’s Board of Directors effective 01 July 2017. Dr Kusche and CEO Christian Wachter now form the new leadership team at one of Europe’s market leaders for digital training. 



Dress for Success® and FedEx Launch Learning Platform

New York, NY (USA), July 2017 - Dress for Success Worldwide, in partnership with FedEx, is set to launch The Career Hub, an innovative digital platform that will provide access to online learning and workforce-development resources for women through their computers or smart phones.


Learning and Development

Commvault Unlocks Employee Potential with Cornerstone

Santa Monica, CA (USA), July 2017 - Cornerstone OnDemand, a global leader in cloud-based learning and human-capital-management software, has announced that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive, and the cloud, is using Cornerstone’s learning- and-performance-management software to support the company’s overall goal of unlocking employee potential through continuous learning and development.



GamEffective Launches Learning Platform as a Service

New York, NY (USA), July 2017 - GamEffective, an award-winning eLearning gamification provider, has announced it is making its platform available as a learning-platform-as-a-service solution to content providers. Companies that are developing and offering content can use the microlearning and gamification platform to serve their customers, delivering learning to employees in an engaging and fun manner, ensuring exceptionally high rates of learning completion and knowledge retention, as well as quick time to launch.


Mobile Game

Family-Friendly Game "Secret Seekers" Launches at the V&A

Secret SeekersLondon (UK), July 2017 - BAFTA-winning purposeful-games studio Preloaded is delighted that its latest project, V&A Secret Seekers, has launched at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. V&A Secret Seekers is a new mobile game designed for families; it was launched to coincide with the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter.


Community Programmes

Peabody Selects Kallidus Learn as Its Modern Learning Solution

Cirencester (UK), July 2017 - Peabody has chosen Kallidus Learn to modernise their learning approach, giving their employees the ability to drive their own development. Peabody is one of London's oldest and largest housing providers. Peabody is also a registered charity, delivering an extensive range of community programmes. The housing they build and maintain is both for affordable, sustainable housing and private sector.


"Best Choice"

Speexx Wins Prestigious China Supplier Value Award

Value AwardShanghai (CN), July 2017 - Speexx, a global specialist in online corporate language training, has been granted China’s HR Excellence Center’s Value Award as "Learning and Development Solution Provider 2017", in the category "Corporate Language Training Solution provider". At the ceremony, held 12 July, Speexx was commended for its professional service and quality brand reputation. The panel also praised Speexx' innovative learning approach.



Kate Lander Joins Eukleia Training as Chief Strategy Officer

Kate LanderLondon (UK), July 2017 - Eukleia Training, a governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) training specialist, is pleased to welcome Kate Lander to its expanding senior-management team. Kate brings a unique set of financial, training, and digital expertise to Eukleia Training in the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer, based in Eukleia's London office.


Effective Email

ELearning Course Shows How to Reduce Stress

London (UK), July 2017 - Emailogic, a leading UK email-best-practice company, has launched an engaging eLearning course that shows how employees can save an average of 31 minutes per day by managing their email more efficiently.


Business Seminar

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Comes to Bristol

from left, Dianne Francombe, CEO Bristol and West of England China Bureau; Richard Lowe, Hewlett Rand; Priscilla To, Director General, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office; Thorsten Terweiden, Deputy Head (FinTech), Invest HK, and David Marsden, Director UK, Benelux and Ireland HKTDC.Bristol (UK), July 2017 - Business leaders based in southwest England recently received information about China’s multi-trillion-US-dollar Belt and Road initiative at a business seminar. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and supported by Invest Hong Kong, Bristol West of England China Bureau, and Business West, the seminar explained that The Belt and Road initiative is a development campaign spanning 62 countries, through which China wants to boost trade and stimulate economic growth across Asia and beyond. China hopes to do so by building massive amounts of infrastructure connecting it to countries around the globe. 


VR and 3D

World’s First Enterprise-Ready Multi-User VR Platform

London (UK), July 2017 - A British technology company headquartered in London has announced the launch of the world’s first enterprise-ready multi-user VR platform. Immerse, which has received significant funding from a new UK investor group, has developed a live virtual-reality platform that enables multiple users to create and share VR and 3D experiences for a number of business-critical applications.